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Peter Putman Posted: Nov 16, 2003 0 comments

During a panel discussion at the recent Home Entertainment 2003 show in San Francisco, a few of the panelists (including me) indicated that, despite all the new flat-screen imaging technologies found in front projectors, rear-projection TVs, and plasma and LCD monitors, our preference was still for images created by CRTs. A manufacturer's representative on the panel retorted that CRTs were fine in their day, but that his company was in the business of providing the nearest thing to a theater experience in the home—and CRTs just don't cut the mustard anymore.

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HT Staff Posted: Nov 12, 2003 0 comments
TERK
Think Sirius Satellite Radio is the grandest thing ever? Are you vexed that, not being a truck driver, you really don't get your money's worth for the Sirius satellite tuner in your car? Want to transfer this technology to your home theater? Then look for TERK's new SIR6, an outdoor satellite radio antenna that's designed especially for satellite radio reception in the home. Both compact and weatherproof, this satellite antenna comes with a detached cable for easy cable routing. The SIR6 also comes with a universal mounting bracket, which makes it easy to decide where to place the antenna: on a wall, the roof, or a mast or satellite dish. Music anywhere, all the time, can be yours for $80.
TERK Technologies
(631) 543-1900
www.terk.com
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HT Staff Posted: Nov 12, 2003 0 comments
Bob Marley and the Wailers—African Herbsman (DVD-Audio, Silverline/Sanctuary)
Where was I? Umm. . .oh yeah, reviewing. DVD-Audio. Uhh. . .Bob Marley. Yeah. Well, roll one up and savor the raw immediacy of this early work from reggae's internationally revered founders. African Herbsman is built around the aborted Soul Revolution, the Wailers' second album and the last that they'd record before defecting to the greener pastures of Island. Also included are several indie hit singles and spacey instrumental dub versions.
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HT Staff Posted: Nov 10, 2003 Published: Nov 11, 2003 0 comments
Portable DVD players have been around for years, but the electronics industry has yet to launch the video equivalent of Apple Computer's wildly successful iPod portable music player.
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Posted: Nov 10, 2003 Published: Nov 11, 2003 0 comments

The demand for HDTV is growing faster than that for broadband services. One result is that more satellites may soon be converted for <A HREF="http://www.directv.com">DirecTV</A> high-definition broadcasting.

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Posted: Nov 10, 2003 Published: Nov 11, 2003 0 comments

<A HREF="http://www.tivo.com">TiVo, Inc</A>. is enjoying its best season yet. The San Jose, CA&ndash;based maker of digital video recorders (DVRs) announced November 4 that subscriptions for its service have exceeded the one million mark and are on course for further growth during the coming holiday season.

David Katzmaier Posted: Nov 10, 2003 0 comments
Photos by Tony Cordoza My uncle is an architect who works in Orange County, California, and I've always loved visiting the palatial homes he helps design while they're still under construction.
Parke Puterbaugh Posted: Nov 10, 2003 0 comments

PDF: No Limit Six Bob Dylan albums are remixed in six channels for Super Audio CD.

PDF: Tracking Surround Old and new Steely Dan on DVD-Audio and SACD . . . plus Train, Shania Twain, and more.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Nov 10, 2003 Published: Nov 01, 2003 0 comments
The PT-L300U is the little projector that could.

Some of the most affordable front projectors are coming from the pro divisions of well-known companies. Want to pay around $2,000 for an LCD projector? Consider the Panasonic PT-L300U. It hails from the Presentation Systems Group of the Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems Company, but don't let that deter you. This projector is fully home-theater-worthy. Judging from the happy-android family pictured on the cover of the instruction manual (as opposed to happy-android executives), that must be intentional.

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Geoffrey Morrison Posted: Nov 10, 2003 Published: Nov 01, 2003 0 comments
Fujitsu's new plasma is more than just a pretty face.

Ah, plasma. There's nothing sexier in the home theater world. Where else can you get a bright, sharp image without any box to speak of? It just hangs there on your wall and attracts attention like a supermodel walking into your local Denny's.

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