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Surround sound used to be a rare experience available only in the best commercial theaters and the most exotic home theaters.

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Top management at <A HREF="http://www.philips.com">Philips Electronics NV</A> has expressed sympathy for victims of an eight-hour siege that took place last week at Amsterdam's Rembrandt Tower.

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Barry Willis Posted: Mar 17, 2002 0 comments

Perhaps more than any other art form, movies are about blurring the line between reality and fantasy. For the sake of entertainment, film scripts take great liberties with historical figures and events, and the film industry spends millions on each production to create effects that could never happen in life.

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<A HREF="http://www.comcast.com">Comcast Cable Communications</A> announced last week that it will make high definition TV (HDTV) programming available to subscribers in its major markets by the end of 2002, beginning in the Washington Metro/Virginia region this summer.

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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Mar 13, 2002 0 comments

Veteran readers of <I>Stereophile Guide to Home Theater</I> and <I>Stereophile</I> will know that my longtime reference speaker for 2-channel playback has been the <A HREF="http://www.stereophile.com//551/">Energy Veritas V2.8</A>&mdash;it's capable of dominating a room in a way that few other speakers in its price range can. For years now at trade shows, I've badgered Energy to produce a suitable center-channel and surrounds, but what Energy has had in the works the last few years were not additional models to fill out a home-theater setup based on the V2.8, but a complete new Veritas line. Everything about the current flagship of that updated and expanded range, the Veritas V2.4&mdash;from drivers to cabinet&mdash;is new, and many of those new developments are carried over to the full Veritas line.

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Barry Willis Posted: Mar 10, 2002 0 comments

Journalists and television industry analysts have stated from the outset that three types of content would drive high definition television: adult fare, blockbuster movies, and sports.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Mar 10, 2002 0 comments

The four letters D, I, V, and X will trigger memories of horror for most DVD and home theater fans. The ill-fated pay-per-view DVD format from Circuit City died an ugly death a couple of years back. However, the acronym has been reborn as DivX, a video compression technology from <A HREF="http://www.divxnetworks.com">DivXNetworks</A> that is seeing the kind of popularity its former namesake only dreamt of.

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HT Staff Posted: Mar 10, 2002 0 comments
Texas Instruments' Digital Light Processing is high-resolution video's hottest technology. Integra is the latest name to join the DLP fraternity with its DLV-1000 video projector, a product that---when combined with its companion processor, the Faroudja FPV-1---should make even the most demanding movie fan ecstatic.
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HT Staff Posted: Mar 10, 2002 0 comments
Looking for a great home theater preamp that won't break the bank? Atlantic Technology's new A/V preamplifier/processor will perform flawlessly with "every consumer surround-sound processing format currently known to man," according to a recent announcement. It will also do so a price far below some of its big-ticket competitors. The P-2000 carries a suggested retail price of only $1699.
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Mar 10, 2002 0 comments

<I>Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback, Barbara Hershey. Directed by Richard Rush. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital Surround EX, DTS-ES, THX. Two discs. 130 minutes. 1979. Anchor Bay Entertainment 04526. R. $34.98.</I>

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