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Hollywood studios are throwing more weight behind the Digital VHS format. Several new titles will appear as high-rez videotapes in the coming weeks, including <I>Gosford Park</I> and <I>Basic Instinct</I>.

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HT Staff Posted: Jan 26, 2003 0 comments
At the end of January, San Francisco-based Parasound will begin shipping its highly anticipated Halo C1 audio/video controller. The Halo C1 and its sibling, the Halo C 2, are said to allow audiophiles to control their acoustic environment in ways never before possible with consumer products. The two new models are THX Ultra2-certified, multichannel A/V controllers with sophisticated DSP engines, and are claimed to deliver "previously unattainable levels of performance and control, while remaining exceptionally easy to set up and operate."
Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 25, 2003 0 comments

As you read this, winter has set in and indoor diversions, including home theater, have taken center stage. Is it really that time of year again? The time <I>Stereophile Guide to Home Theater</I> announces its annual Editors' Choice awards from among the dozens of products we've reviewed in the past year? The time we agonize over our choices? The time the editor makes his first-cut nominations and discusses them with the other writers, carefully factoring in their opinions?

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HT Staff Posted: Jan 23, 2003 0 comments
On the market for half a year now, Pioneer's 43" Elite PRO-800HD plasma display is still among the best.
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 22, 2003 0 comments

<I>Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Robert MacNaughton, Drew Barrymore. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround EX (English, French), DTS 5.1 Surround ES. Two discs. 121 minutes. 1982. Universal 22257. PG. $29.98.</I>

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Peter Putman Posted: Jan 22, 2003 0 comments

Epson's entrance into the home-theater projector arena has long been anticipated. For years, Epson has had the best color-management system of any maker of LCD projectors, and their ability to tame the uneven spectral output of short-arc metal-halide lamps has been impressive.

Al Griffin Posted: Jan 20, 2003 0 comments
(Photos by Tony Cordoza) Sometimes just watching TV isn't enough. There I am, sunk deep into the couch, remote in hand, when a Happy Days episode comes on. Suddenly, I'm seized by a fierce desire to know as many details as possible about Pat Morita, the actor who plays Arnold, owner of the drive-in restaurant where Potsy and his posse hang out.
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The annual "Recommended Components" is easily our most popular issue, with our editors and writers duking it out until the ultimate home theater products list is produced.

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HT Staff Posted: Jan 19, 2003 0 comments
Samsung is making a huge push into the television market. At the recent Consumer Electronics Show, the Korean giant offered an amazing array of new displays – including plasma and LCDs in large sizes.
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HT Staff Posted: Jan 19, 2003 0 comments
San Francisco, California will open its Golden Gates to welcome the Home Entertainment 2003 Show, June 5-8, 2003. The event will take place at the Westin-St. Francis Hotel in the heart of downtown San Francisco. HE2003 marks the fourth time this event has been held in San Francisco. Previous events were held in 1989, 1993, and in 1997.


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