Mark Elson Posted: Oct 30, 2007 0 comments
Backyard home theater is about more than bringing the indoors out.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Oct 30, 2007 0 comments
It's official. HD DVD players have fallen below the $200 barrier. And we're not talking about that no-name Venturer. The breakthrough model is the Toshiba HD-A2. And the breakthrough retailer is Circuit City. The exact price is $197.99 with free shipping. And no, it's not a refurb.
Shane Buettner Posted: Oct 29, 2007 Published: Oct 30, 2007 12 comments

News worthy of comment has been slow. So, here are some quick shots. Chime in if you have anything on any of these quick shots to the solar plexus.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Oct 29, 2007 0 comments
Apartment tenants and owners are about to get new video-delivery options, thanks to the Federal Communications Commission.
Thomas J. Norton Posted: Oct 29, 2007 0 comments
New developments in video displays are cropping up almost faster than we can keep up with them. Many have been exclusive to flat panel LCD and plasma sets. The once-dominant rear projection models are now relegated to the low end of most manufacturers' lines. Yes, there are RPTVs with dynamic irises, LED backlighting, and creative color adjustments, but these refinements are usually reserved for the few high-end models still on the market.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Oct 29, 2007 0 comments
Kickin' butt and takin' soundfield names

For as long as I can remember (although the time scale is questionable nowadays), Yamaha has been a strong player in the AV receiver game. While Yamaha is not really a "high-end" company mentioned in the same breath with the likes of, say, Krell, Classe, or Lexicon, it certainly pioneered the behemoth, all-in-one-piece- hernia-inducing monster AV receiver starting with the $4,499 RX-Z9 several years ago (Yamaha's latest, biggest, and baddest, the 11.2-channel RX-Z11, will appear in November for $5,499).

HT Staff Posted: Oct 29, 2007 0 comments
I recently was lucky enough to have a tour of the Bowers &Wilkins (B&W) Loudspeaker factory in Worthing, England. The full story, and loads more pictures will be published in the February issue of Home Theater Magazine (out mid-Jan), but I couldn't wait until then to show you at least a couple of images of how undeniably cool and painstakingly precise the loudspeaker build process is. . .
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Oct 28, 2007 0 comments

Sharp has been in the LCD flat panel television game as long as anyone. Its huge and ongoing investments in R&D and manufacturing facilities have paid off with a strong worldwide sales position and an enviable reputation. If someone mentions LCD televisions, the first word that pops into your head might well be "Sharp," Followed closely by "AQUOS."


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