David Ranada Posted: Aug 19, 2003 0 comments

My first encounter with the BeoLab 5 was on an international audio-press tour of the Bang & Olufsen factory in Streuer, Denmark. It's out in quiet, flat, farm country something like the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. But our introduction was anything but staid.

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Ken C. Pohlmann Posted: Aug 19, 2003 0 comments

Ilustrations by Gary Locke Do you really care? - about home-entertainment gear, that is. If you're only browsing through this issue in the doctor's waiting room, it might be low on your list.

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Barry Willis Posted: Aug 18, 2003 Published: Aug 19, 2003 0 comments

The numbers are up for Littleton, CO-based <A HREF="">EchoStar Communications</A>. The direct broadcast satellite service posted a $129 million profit on sales of $1.4 billion for the second quarter ended June 30. The company also added 270,000 new subscribers in the same period, for a total of 8.8 million subscribers.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Aug 18, 2003 Published: Aug 19, 2003 0 comments

Once again, home theater fans can help themselves and others at the same time by participating in <A HREF="">The Cable Company</A>'s eighth annual "Summer Against Hunger" campaign. The Cable Company and a wide cross-section of its vendors (listed below) have set up a program by which up to 10% of The Cable Company's August sales are donated to CARE and the International Rescue Committee, with contributions to be used to assist the worldwide disaster relief efforts of those humanitarian organizations.

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Posted: Aug 18, 2003 Published: Aug 19, 2003 0 comments

A better remote control is on the wish list of almost every home theater enthusiast. <A HREF="">Universal Remote Control, Inc.</A> has introduced two products worth investigating by anyone whose remotes have been hampered by environmental or architectural constraints.

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Posted: Aug 18, 2003 Published: Aug 19, 2003 0 comments

The next generation of home theater equipment is likely to be smaller and more efficient, thanks to recent developments in digital amplification at <A HREF="">Texas Instruments</A>.

Tom Nousaine Posted: Aug 17, 2003 0 comments

Photos by Tony Cordoza What do these ten subwoofers, ranging from $399 to $1,690 in price, from 8 to 15 inches in Driver size, and from 1 to 5 cubic feet in overall size, have in common?

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Joel Brinkley Posted: Aug 14, 2003 0 comments

VInc. is a new company with a filial relationship to Princeton Graphics, a maker of computer displays and a line of commercial DTVs. The companies share a major investor in William Wang, and V Inc. has ambitious plans for the world of consumer electronics.

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Dan Yakir Posted: Aug 14, 2003 0 comments

<I>Anthony Perkins, Karl Malden, Norma Moore, Perry Wilson, Peter J. Votrian, Adam Williams. Directed by Robert Mulligan. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (widescreen). B&W. Dolby Digital. 100 minutes. 1957. Paramount Home Entertainment 05607. NR. $19.99.</I>

Steven Stone Posted: Aug 14, 2003 0 comments

I Reviewed the Meridian 568 surround processor in the December 2000 <I>SGHT</I>, and since then I've used it almost continuously in one of my two systems. So I was expectantly curious when I discovered that Meridian was sending out their new 568.2 processor ($6995) to replace it, along with the new, companion 598 DVD-Audio player. (Actually, they sent me the 568.2MM, which includes the multichannel input module and lists for $7745.)


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