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Posted: Jan 07, 2006 0 comments

Runco put on its usual slam-bang home theater demonstration, using its VX-2i 3-chip DLP projector configured for the company's automated CineWide (with Autoscope) feature. Together with an anamorphic lens, the latter processes film-based material originating with an aspect ratio of approximately 2.35:1 to have the same height as the more common 1.78:1 aspect ratio, but expanded out to fit a wider screen (rather than simply appearing as a letterbox inside a 1.78:1 frame). Each time I see this process demonstrated it looks better, and it looked terrific this time on a 115-inch wide, 1.3-gain Da-Lite screen. All but one of the demo pieces was from DVD, not high definition. The audio gear was all from Krell.

Posted: Jan 07, 2006 0 comments

Mirage is gradually redesigning its entire line of loudspeakers to match the form factor they originated with the omnidirectional Omnisat models. The tweeter and midrange both fire upwards into diffusing surfaces. The OMD-28, which is expected to sell for $7500/pair, will be available in three finishes, including the high-gloss, burled maple shown here. It should arrive at a dealer near you in&mdash;you guessed it&mdash;March. A matching center channel, as well as smaller surrounds, will also be available.&mdash;<I>TJN</I>.

Geoffrey Morrison Posted: Jan 07, 2006 1 comments
Rollybags, barkers, and booth babes.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jan 07, 2006 0 comments
Sometimes, as you wander the aisles and hallways of CES, a pattern or theme appears among the various demonstrations you see. In some cases, this is by design (if you were a real journalist and carefully planned out your day ahead of time). More often than not, however, it's from sheer dumb luck or an unavoidable preponderance of manufacturers chasing a particular, small segment of the market.
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Rich Warren Posted: Jan 06, 2006 0 comments

Seldom unseen yet ubiquitous at CES are batteries. Last year Panasonic debuted its Oxyride non-rechargeable batteries. This year was Sanyo's turn to deliver an improvement on nickel-metal hydride batteries. Its new Eneloop batteries come fully charged, meaning you don't have to charge them for hours before using them.

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Rich Warren Posted: Jan 06, 2006 0 comments

Talk about picture in picture - HANNspree lets you watch Looney Toons on Taz the Tazmanian devil.

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John Sciacca Posted: Jan 06, 2006 0 comments

Marantz ZR6001 A/V receiver and ZR4001 DAvED power-line audio networking client

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John Sciacca Posted: Jan 06, 2006 0 comments

XM Satellite Radio tuner and 5.1-channel Neural Surround decoder

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John Sciacca Posted: Jan 06, 2006 0 comments

Definitive Technology ProCinema 1000 surround speaker system

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Rich Warren Posted: Jan 06, 2006 0 comments

JVC RV-NB10 Kaboom box with wireless adapter and remote

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