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Posted: Jul 06, 2003 0 comments

Digital television continues to gain momentum.

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HT Staff Posted: Jul 06, 2003 0 comments
Fans of the long-running medical drama ER will be delighted to learn that the full first season will appear on DVD later this summer. Early birds will also get to enjoy bonus "promotional content" if they are among the first customers to order the ER package from
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Andrew Menzies Posted: Jul 02, 2003 0 comments

<I>Jack Nicholson, Kathy Bates, Dermott Mulroney, Hope Davis, June Squibb, Len Cariou, Howard Hessman. Directed by Alexander Payne. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, Dolby Surround 2.0 (English). 125 minutes. 2002. Warner Home Video 39524. R. $27.98.</I>

Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jul 02, 2003 0 comments

If you haven't already taken a peek at the "Specifications" sidebar, you might want to read this review before checking out the price of the Mark Levinson No.40 surround preamplifier-processor. Drat&mdash;you looked. Now I have to find a way to hold your attention for this, the first US review of the production version of what may well be the most ambitious piece of home-theater electronics ever assembled.

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HT Staff Posted: Jul 02, 2003 0 comments
Hitachi's TV lineup for the coming year will be one of the first with "plug-and-play" compatibility for high-definition programming delivered over cable systems.
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Steven Stone Posted: Jul 01, 2003 0 comments

<I>Lucy Lawless, Renee O'Connor, Kevin Smith, Hudson (Heidi) Leick, Ted Raimi. Various directors. Aspect ratio: 4:3. Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Surround 2.0. Seven discs. 1062 minutes. 1995. Anchor Bay Entertainment 00008. NR. $89.90.</I>

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Daniel Kumin Posted: Jun 29, 2003 0 comments

Your new A/V receiver's front panel seems friendly enough with its softly winking LEDs and ergonomic layout of buttons and knobs. But turn that sucker around, and you'll find a menacing thicket of jacks, terminals, and other connectors - some familiar, some not.

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Al Griffin Posted: Jun 29, 2003 0 comments

The following reviews appeared as "Reference DVD" features in the Movies section of Sound & Vision. Out of the 22 discs chosen for their exceptional audio and video from September 2000 through July/August 2003, I consider these five the standouts. BLUE CRUSH Universal

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SV Staff Posted: Jun 29, 2003 0 comments
Zenith Want a taste of DVD-Audio? Hey, at this price, why not? Zenith's affordable DVB252 five-disc DVD changer can handle the format, feeding high-res audio to your receiver or preamp through its multichannel analog audio output. And if you're sometimes in the mood for compressed audio, the player also reads MP3 and Windows Media Audio (WMA) files on CD-Rs and CD-RWs.
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Steven Stone Posted: Jun 29, 2003 0 comments

A year ago, Texas Instruments' new HD2 chip for DLP projectors, with a native resolution of 1280x720, was little more than a promise. Today you can hardly walk into a home-theater dealer without being hit in the eye by a DLP projector based on the HD2. It's just too bad that most HD2-equipped projectors cost more than $12,000.