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Encyclopedia > Box set

A box set (sometimes referred to as a boxed set) is one or more musical recordings, films, television programs, or other collection of related things that are contained in a box. Image File history File links Wiki_letter_w. ... Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Music, VHS, DVD, and book box sets

In the case of music, box sets are usually made up of three or more discs, covering a broad range of the music of a given artist or genre. Artists and bands with an extremely long and successful career often have anthology or "essential" collections of their music released as box sets. These often include including rare and never-before-released tracks. Some music box sets focus on a compilation of different artists from a particular genre such Big Band Jazz, 60's Rock & Roll, or Opera. They generally feature a large collection of various hits from some of the top artists of particular genre. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... ANThology is the first major label album by Alien Ant Farm. ... A big band is a type of musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music and which became popular during the Swing Era from 1935 until the late 1940s. ... Jazz is an original American musical art form that originated around the start of the 20th century in New Orleans, rooted in African American musical styles blended with Western music technique and theory. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... The Teatro alla Scala in Milan. ...


Films, television, and other video programs on DVD and VHS are sometimes sold as box sets. Such a box set might include an entire season or seasons of a popular TV program, a collection of films by a well known director or starring a well known actor/actress, or a collection of films of a particular genre such a horror, sci-fi, westerns. Other criteria for DVD box sets have included all films of a series such as the Star Wars series or the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and a selection of adaptions of a particular author such as Stephen King or Jane Austen. Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... Video is the technology of electronically capturing, recording, processing, storing, transmitting, and reconstructing a sequence of still images which represent scenes in motion. ... DVD (sometimes called Digital Versatile Disc, or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... Top view of VHS cassette with U.S. 25c coin for scale Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard for analog video cassette... Opening logo to the Star Wars films Star Wars is a science fantasy saga and fictional galaxy created by writer / producer / director George Lucas during the 1970s. ... The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring movie poster (2001) The Lord of the Rings film trilogy comprises three live action fantasy epic films; The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord... Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author best known for his enormously popular horror novels. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


In the field of publishing, well known authors who have written several related books or whose work is considered historically important may have some of the work sold as a box set. For example, one can buy box sets of the plays of Shakespeare or collection J.R.R. Tolkien novels. This article is concerned with the production of books, magazines, and other literary material (whether in printed or electronic formats). ... An author is the person who creates a written work, such as a book, story, article or the like. ... A chained book in the Bodleian Library at Oxford University A book is a collection of paper, parchment or other material with a piece of text written on them, bound together along one edge, usually within covers. ... William Shakespeare—born April 1564; baptised April 26, 1564; died April 23, 1616 (O.S.), May 3, 1616 (N.S.)—has a reputation as the greatest of all writers in English. ... J. R. R. Tolkien in 1916. ...


Other box sets

Box sets can contain collections of items other then music, video, or literary media. Some examples include a box set of basic carpentry tools, a barbecue cooking utensil box set, and a box set of loose-leaf tea varieties. Box sets generally offer a number of items normally sold separately as one set. A modern hammer is directly descended from ancient hand tools A tool or device is a piece of equipment that most commonly provides a mechanical advantage in accomplishing a physical task. ... A barbecue on a trailer at a block party in Kansas City. ... This is a list of food preparation utensils, also known as kitchenware. ... Tea leaves in a Chinese gaiwan. ...


Can also refer to a place where theater is performed. A box set in theater terms is a set with a proscenium arch stage and three walls. The proscenium opening is the fourth wall. Feature of realism theater, and an example of the "fourth wall removed" principle that characterized the work of noted realists such as Henrik Ibsen, George Bernard Shaw, or Anton Chekhov. Photo of Henrik Ibsen in his older days Henrik Johan Ibsen (March 20, 1828 – May 23, 1906) was an influential Norwegian playwright who was largely responsible for the rise of the modern realistic drama (dubbed the father of modern drama). It is said that Ibsen is the most frequently performed... George Bernard Shaw (George) Bernard Shaw[1] (born Dublin, 26 July 1856 – died 2 November 1950 in Hertfordshire) was an Irish playwright based in the United Kingdom. ... Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (Russian: , Anton Pavlovič Čehov) (29 January 1860 [O.S. 17 January] – 15 July 1904 [O.S. 2 July]) was a physician, major Russian short story writer and playwright. ...


See also

  • Category:Box set albums

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Box set - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (465 words)
In the case of music, box sets are usually made up of three or more discs, covering a broad range of the music of a given artist or genre.
Such a box set might include an entire season or seasons of a popular TV program, a collection of films by a well known director or starring a well known actor/actress, or a collection of films of a particular genre such a horror, sci-fi, westerns.
Other criteria for DVD box sets have included all films of a series such as the Star Wars series or the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and a selection of adaptions of a particular author such as Stephen King or Jane Austen.
Set-top box - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (456 words)
A box connected to a television (or VCR) set's SCART connector is fed with the baseband television signal from the set's tuner, and can ask the television to display the returned processed signal instead.
Before cable-ready TV sets, a set-top box known as a cable converter box was used to receive analog cable TV channels and convert them to video that could be seen on a regular TV (channel 3 or 4 in North America, or channel 36 or 37 in the United Kingdom).
In the United Kingdom, digital set-top boxes (often referred to as digiboxes, after Sky Digital's trademark for their unit) are usually for digital terrestrial television through services such as Freeview, a service operated by the Freeview Consortium, or through digital satellite with BSkyB and also with digital cable.
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