Steve Guttenberg Posted: Feb 05, 2008 469 comments
When it comes to home theaters, I thought I'd seen it all. But nothing's come close to this. First, I'm going to try to describe the sheer magnitude of Jeremy Kipnis' theater. His Stewart Snowmatte laboratory-grade screen is the biggest I've ever seen in a home, and in the back of the theater, there's a Sony ultra-high-resolution (4,096-by-2,160) SRX-S110 digital projector. I'm looking everywhere, jotting down questions, and Kipnis sounds almost giddy talking about his theater's capabilities. He refers to his baby, the Kipnis Studio Standard (KSS), as "The Greatest Show on Earth." And from the looks of it, he may be right.
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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Feb 05, 2008 0 comments

When analog over-the-air (OTA) broadcasting shuts down on February 17, 2009, analog cable subscribers probably won't notice thanks in part to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which is requiring cable operators to carry local stations in both analog and digital format for three years after the OTA cutoff date. This has many major cable networks, such as C-SPAN, Discovery Communications, A&E, and The Weather Channel concerned that they will be pushed off cable systems to make room for the dual carriage. As a result, these and other cable programmers are suing to block the FCC from implementing the mandate.

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SV Staff Posted: Feb 05, 2008 0 comments
Seven years ago, when we launched our coverage of DVD-Audio in the February/March 2001 double issue, we ran an exclusive interview with Neil Young, where the "legendary rocker and CD-hater" sang the praises of the new format. ...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Feb 05, 2008 0 comments
NHT is out of the woods. The very reputable speaker manufacturer has endured a long series of acquisitions since it was founded in 1986. Its latest owner finally sold the company to its employees and it will be known as NHT Audio LLC.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 04, 2008 0 comments
Shortly after the first of the year, I gave you some "Post-Holiday Clues" on how to spend some of your Christmas cash. One section of that two-part blog offered up some books about music (click here to revisit), but the bigger batch was a...
Ray Coronado Posted: Feb 04, 2008 10 comments

<I>We wired the room, installed the equipment, and calibrated the system ourselves&mdash;and we couldn't be prouder.</I>

Mark Fleischmann Posted: Feb 04, 2008 Published: Jan 04, 2008 0 comments
From Youngstown with love.

There are people who claim to read your future in your palm. Others reach conclusions about your income, taste, and character according to what type of shoes you're wearing. For my own part, I can look at your selection of loudspeakers and know exactly what kind of home theater person you are.

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Steve Guttenberg Posted: Feb 04, 2008 Published: Jan 04, 2008 0 comments
Pump it up!

Cinepro's demo at the 2007 Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) show in Denver made a powerful impression on my eardrums. I'm no power-hungry audiophile—far from it—but I immediately understood what Cinepro is all about.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Feb 04, 2008 0 comments
Add JVC and Funai to the growing list of companies partnering to make the best of the booming but volatile flat-panel TV market.
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The best TV ever? There have been rumblings ever since Pioneer's 50-inch Elite Kuro plasma set first came out that it might deserve that honor. And there was little to dissuade S&V's Rob Sabin, Al Griffin, and Michael Trei of that notion when they checked it out in a head-to-head comparison with Samsung's LED-backlit 52-inch LCD TV (which also won an Editors' Choice Award).


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