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HT Staff Posted: Dec 30, 2002 0 comments
Simplify, simplify. It's some of the oldest and best advice. Rotel has taken it to heart with the RSX-1065, a multichannel receiver that can take the place of separate processors and amplifiers.
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Bob Gulla Posted: Dec 30, 2002 0 comments

<I>Voices of Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La-Verne, Scotty Mattraw, Roy Atwell, Pinto Colvig, Otis Harlan, Billy Gilbert, Moroni Olsen. Directed by Ben Sharpsteen. Aspect ratio: 4:3. Dolby Digital (mono). Two discs. 84 minutes. 1937. Disney 22254. G. $29.99.</I>

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Travelers parked for the evening in their RVs and campers will never look at satellite TV or high-speed Internet access in quite the same way again, following the recent introduction of the TracVision S3 satellite TV antenna from <A HREF="">KVH Industries</A>.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 28, 2002 0 comments

Until recently, plasma display technology has been more of a conceptual thrill than anything most serious videophiles would relish making the centerpiece of a home theater. True, thin is sexy, and, as they say, you can never be too thin or too sexy. But gray and washed-out is not sexy. Nor is mediocre resolution, that glazed look plasma displays often exhibit, or the high price of admission.

Robert Deutsch Posted: Dec 28, 2002 0 comments

Doing one thing well is an effective strategy for success in business, and one that appears to have been followed by Hsu Research. Headed by Singapore-born, MIT-trained (Ph.D. in civil engineering) Poh Ser Hsu, Hsu Research has been in business for more than 10 years now, and has not wavered from its single-minded mission of offering high-quality, low-cost subwoofers to the public. Hsu produces subwoofers and only subwoofers, resisting the temptation to come out with a line of speakers, cables, amplifiers, digital processors, etc. They have also stuck to the principle of offering products that the average audiophile can afford, selling factory-direct with prices staying below $1000.

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HT Staff Posted: Dec 26, 2002 0 comments
Madrigal has recalled approximately 1300 Revel Performa B15 subwoofers for repair of a potential shock hazard. A screw in the subwoofer's power amp section can cause a high-voltage short circuit, with risk of injury to consumers. To date, no injuries have been reported, but the company has received at least one report of someone getting shocked.
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Chris Keeler Posted: Dec 25, 2002 0 comments
Flat-screen TVs are hot and getting hotter.
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Dec 25, 2002 0 comments

<I>F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Simon Callow, Roy Dotrice, Christine Ebersole, Jeffrey Jones, Charles Kay, Kenneth McMillan. Directed by Milos Forman. Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Surround 2.0. Two discs. 180 minutes. 1984. Warner Home Video 37464. R. $26.99.</I>

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HT Staff Posted: Dec 23, 2002 0 comments
Canton has announced several new models of loudspeakers that should arrive at dealers in January.
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Barry Willis Posted: Dec 22, 2002 0 comments

New generations of television products should be easier to connect to cable systems and easier to use, as a result of an agreement signed Thursday, December 19, by cable providers and electronics manufacturers.


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