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Consumer interest in digital video recorders appears to be slowing, according to an August 13 report from <I>Screen Digest</I> magazine.

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Michael Fremer meets up with the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?29">Kenwood Sovereign VR-5900 audio/video receiver</A> and reports whether or not a curvaceous all-in-one receiver can float his home theater boat.

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HT Staff Posted: Aug 12, 2002 0 comments
Tired of stumbling around in pitch-blackness? Want to watch movies in a well-lit room? Runco's "CX" series of plasma screens lets you do just that. The 42", 50", and 61" models of the company's PlasmaWall displays offer incredible brightness and extraordinary contrast.
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HT Staff Posted: Aug 12, 2002 0 comments
Fosgate Audionics has begun shipping a new five-channel modular amplifier that enables custom configuration and simplifies in-field service.
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Frank Doris Posted: Aug 11, 2002 0 comments

You probably already know that good speakers are essential to putting together a high-quality stereo or multichannel music system or home theater. You can invest several months' mortgage payments in first-rate audio/video components, but without good speakers you're simply not going to hear your system's full potential.

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uavKrissy Rushing Posted: Aug 11, 2002 0 comments

<B><I>SGHT</I>: </B>What is the importance of a DVD release to a film director?

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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Aug 11, 2002 0 comments

<I>Voices of Tom Hulce, Demi Moore, Tony Jay, Kevin Kline, Paul Kandel, Jason Alexander, Charles Kimbrough, Mary Wickes. Directed by Kirk Wise, Gary Trousdale. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1 (English, French, Spanish), DTS. 91 minutes. 1996. Buena Vista D23315. G. $29.99.</I>

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Barry Willis Posted: Aug 11, 2002 0 comments

How much does it cost to include a digital tuner in a new TV? If you ask members of the <A HREF="http://www.ce.org">Consumer Electronics Association</A> (CEA), they'll tell you as much as $250 at retail. The <A HREF="http://www.nab.org">National Association of Broadcasters</A> (NAB), on the other hand, estimates that the cost is closer to $15. The truth is probably somewhere in between.

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Barry Willis Posted: Aug 11, 2002 0 comments

Bowing to criticism from investors, <A HREF="http://www.cablevision.com">Cablevision Systems Corporation</A> announced August 8 that it would cut its capital expenditures by nearly half. The cable giant plans to reduce its staff by approximately 7%, sell its Clearview Cinema theater chain, and close 26 THE WIZ electronics stores. There are 59 Clearview theaters in the New York metropolitan area; most THE WIZ stores are also concentrated there.

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Posted: Aug 11, 2002 0 comments

DirecTV subscribers will soon be able to enjoy the kind of digital television performance that cable subscribers can only dream about. On August 7, <A HREF="http://www.sony.sel.com">Sony Electronics</A> announced the SAT-HD200 set-top box (STB), an advanced DirecTV high-definition receiver with multiple format modes, keyword search, a favorite channel list, 20-event reminder, and an electronic programming guide. Subscribers with Digital Visual Interface (DVI) enabled high definition monitors will be able to receive uncompressed wideband high-def programming encoded with Digital Content Protection (HDCP) technology.

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