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HT Staff Posted: Dec 19, 2003 0 comments
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 18, 2003 0 comments

Photos by Eleni Mylonas No editor could ask for a better contributor (or a better friend) than Julian Hirsch. He was an unquestionably honest man, a scientist who welcomed innovation, an enthusiast who clearly enjoyed what he was doing, an astute critic, and a fine writer who could address complicated technical subjects in plain, straightforward English.

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Bob Ankosko Posted: Dec 18, 2003 0 comments

Julian Hirsch was a celebrity, but you would never have known it if you'd met him. He'd have been the first person to shrug off any kind of special status. Yet he was special.

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SV Staff Posted: Dec 18, 2003 0 comments

Photo by Eleni Mylonas At the time of Julian Hirsch's retirement, Hachette Filipacchi Magazines - the new publisher of Stereo Review, and as of 1999, Sound & Vision - established a scholarship in his name at his alma mater, the School of Engineering of the Cooper Union.

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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Dec 15, 2003 0 comments

<I>Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Ian Mc-Kellen, Viggo Mortensen, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett, John Rys-Davies, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Liv Tyler, Bernard Hill, Christopher Lee, Dominic Monaghan, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, David Wenham, Brad Dourif, Karl Urban. Directed by Peter Jackson. Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround EX (English), Stereo Surround (English). Two discs. 179 minutes. 2002. New Line Home Entertainment N6355. PG-13. $29.95.</I>

Thomas J. Norton Posted: Dec 15, 2003 0 comments

Visit the Sonus Faber website and you're given the softest of soft sells. The home page has birds flying lazily overhead while wheat sways gently in the breeze. Quiet classical music hums in the background. Click in the right place and you might find a few words about products, but you won't learn that Sonus Faber is the best-known Italian speaker manufacturer west of . . . Cremona.

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Posted: Dec 15, 2003 0 comments

Toshiba and NEC have emerged victorious from a prolonged campaign to gain approval for their blue-laser-based high-definition optical disc system. Known as HD-DVD, the system was approved for read-only applications by the DVD Forum on December 8.

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