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HT Staff Posted: May 07, 2004 0 comments
Denon
Denon's new multimedia server-and-client system lets you enjoy all of your entertainment media throughout your house. The NS-S100 server sends your DVDs, CDs, and MP3s to the NS-C200 multimedia client; a hard-wired Ethernet or wireless connection links the two. The Mediabolic M1 Entertainment Operating Platform lets you digitally link separate electronics components that are in different locations. This all-in-one package includes a DVR, an audio recorder, a multizone distributor, two hard-disk drives, and a ReplayTV electronic program guide. The NS-S100 retails for $4,000, while each NS-C200 costs $1,000.
Denon
(973) 396-0810
www.usa.denon.com
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: May 07, 2004 0 comments
More Marilyn . . . Well, sort of. It's been over 50 years since this quartet of modestly sophisticated comedy/dramas hit the silver screen to entertain post-WWII America. In those early years of the soon-to-be-booming 1950s, audiences might have had inklings that a certain young, blonde starlet might have a big decade ahead of her. More likely, ticket buyers were eager to see Claudette Colbert (Let's Make It Legal), Ginger Rogers and Fred Allen (We're Not Married), Monty Woolley and Thelma Ritter (As Young as You Feel), or June Haver and William Lundigan (Love Nest). You'd have no way of knowing that, however, from 20th Century Fox's packaging of these cinematic time capsules that capture an intriguing era of Hollywood movie-making that's forever gone. Marilyn Monroe's second-tier presence in this foursome of flicks is clearly the marketing angle that 20th Century Fox feels will mint new cash from old celluloid.
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Keith Yates Posted: May 07, 2004 0 comments

<I>In this exclusive, on-line supplement, home theater designer Keith Yates explains in detail the measurement techniques he used for his three-part review of subwoofers that began in the June 2004 issue of </I> Stereophile Ultimate AV.

David Ranada Posted: May 06, 2004 0 comments

A well-worn adage says that all things come to he who waits. Yamaha's RX-Z9 receiver is so chock-full of features, it must have been waiting a long time.

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Michael Antonoff Posted: May 06, 2004 0 comments

When digital still cameras were new and no match for conventional film photography, a typical TV had little trouble doubling as a "slide" projector. But analog TVs can't do justice to images produced by today's multimegapixel cameras.

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SV Staff Posted: May 05, 2004 0 comments

BenQ Think of it as a portable CD player with benefits: BenQ's Joybee610 will not only play your tunes on the go (including MP3s on CD), but it also plays DVDs and can read CD-ROMs with JPEGs. For anything visual, however, you'll need to hook up the Joybee to an external monitor through its composite-, component-, or S-video output.

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Ultimate AV Staff Posted: May 03, 2004 Published: May 04, 2004 0 comments

Thomas J. Norton reviews the <A HREF="/speakersystems/204psb">PSB Platinum M2 surround speaker system</A>, admitting, "I've had a soft spot for PSB speakers ever since I reviewed the first Stratus Gold for <I>Stereophile</I> back in 1991." TJN explains how over a decade of improvements since then has paid off.

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"Local into local" renewed: Direct broadcast satellite (DBS) services can continue to beam local stations to their subscribers, thanks to a renewal of the Satellite Home Viewer Enhancement and Reauthorization Act (SHVERA) by the US House of Representatives Telecommunications Subcommittee on Wednesday, April 28.

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Barry Willis Posted: May 03, 2004 0 comments

The digital video recorder (DVR) is increasingly the pivot on which turns the decision to sign up with cable or a satellite service. It may also forever change the basic business structure of the broadcasting industry.

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Ultimate AV Staff Posted: May 02, 2004 0 comments

Last week, Primedia announced the next in a series of editorial upgrades to its Home Technology & Photography specialty group. The group is redesigning its <I>Stereophile Guide to Home Theater</I> magazine to become <I>Stereophile Ultimate AV</I> (new URL: <A HREF="http://www.ultimateavmag.com">www.ultimateavmag.com</A>) starting with the June issue. Hitting newsstands May 11, the redesigned magazine will feature 16 pages of new and expanded editorial content for high-end audio/video enthusiasts, more advertisers, and an enhanced consumer-friendly design.

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