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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Sep 05, 2008 0 comments
Cool your rack with one of these dedicated fans from Active Thermal Management and, the company promises, you'll never need to use a fire extinguisher on your system.
Scott Wilkinson Posted: Sep 04, 2008 Published: Sep 05, 2008 0 comments

Denon is introducing a "budget" Blu-ray player, the DVD-1800BD. Like the Marantz BD7003, it's Profile 1.1 and will list for $750 when it ships in October.

Scott Wilkinson Posted: Sep 04, 2008 Published: Sep 05, 2008 3 comments

New from Marantz is the BD7003 Blu-ray player, shown here atop the SR6003 AVR. At $800, it quite pricey for a Profile 1.1 player, though it does play all recordable formats, which many BD players don't. Notice the gently curving facia on both units, an elegant design statement.

Scott Wilkinson Posted: Sep 04, 2008 Published: Sep 05, 2008 0 comments

Epson's new step-down 1080p line includes the Pro Cinema 7100 (<$3000) and Home Cinema 6100 ($2000). These do not offer the Ultra Black (UB) technology, so the claimed dynamic aspect ratio is "only" 18,000:1. Otherwise, the similarities and differences between them as much the same as the 7500 UB and 6500 UB.

Scott Wilkinson Posted: Sep 04, 2008 Published: Sep 05, 2008 0 comments

With one of the longest model designations in the industry, Epson's new top-of-the-line 1080p projector will be available in two versions—the Pro Cinema 7500 UB (<$5000) and the Home Cinema 6500 UB (<$3000). Both include HQV Reon-VX processing, a purported contrast ratio of 75,000:1, Fujinon lens, and high-speed auto iris. The Pro version includes an extra lamp, ceiling mount, ISF certification, longer warranty, and anamorphic scaling with an optional Panamorph lens. Both should be available in December.

Scott Wilkinson Posted: Sep 04, 2008 Published: Sep 05, 2008 2 comments

Like its immediate predecessors, TiVo's latest DVR, the HD XL, has garnered THX certification for video and audio. The whopping 1TB (yes, that's 1 terabyte) hard disc can store up to 150 hours of HD content, and it can be yours for only $600.

Fred Manteghian Posted: Sep 04, 2008 Published: Sep 05, 2008 0 comments

The BD1 control center from the Thiel Zoet collaboration is shown here driving multiple Thiel SCS4D speakers. The current version of the controller can only accept optical and coaxial digital signals, and can distribute Dolby Digital and DTS audio as well. However, TrueHD and DTS-HD MA will have to wait for another version (I'm guessing the BD2) that will come out sometime next year.

Fred Manteghian Posted: Sep 04, 2008 Published: Sep 05, 2008 2 comments

This is the latest trend in whole house mobility. Face it, you'll be in the kitchen, the den, the bedroom, the bathroom or the garage with your iPod Touch not far from hand. But nobody carries around a remote. Other companies making the iPod Touch part of their tool drawer include SpeakerCraft. The ability is there, why not use it?

Fred Manteghian Posted: Sep 04, 2008 Published: Sep 05, 2008 2 comments

The Thiel SCS4D is an the IP addressable version of their SCS4 debuted at the last CES. The SCSrD is powered by 250 watts of class-D amplification. The Cat5e cable in the back and the power chord are the only indications that we're not in Kansas anymore.

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SV Staff Posted: Sep 04, 2008 0 comments
This is odd. But, it kinda makes sense. Sony and computer memory manufacturer PNY Technologies are odd bedfellows indeed. They've come out with a 2GB USB flash drive that's preloaded with the comedy classic Ghostbusters, just in time for the 25th...

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