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SV Staff Posted: Feb 23, 2004 0 comments
IntegraWith Dolby Digital EX and DTS-ES decoding and seven 110-watt amplifier channels, Integra's THX Select-certified DTR-8.4 receiver has all you need to power and control a full 6.1-channel home theater system with two back surround speakers. Plus it converts all composite- and S-video signals to component video for easy switching between sources. Still not satisfied?
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Michael Antonoff Posted: Feb 23, 2004 0 comments

Photo by Tony Cordoza

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Ken Richardson Posted: Feb 23, 2004 0 comments

Jay Messina photos by Ebet Roberts

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Barry Willis Posted: Feb 23, 2004 0 comments

If you were thinking about buying a copy of <A HREF="http://www.321studios.com">321Studios</A>' DVD-backup software, you'd better hurry. On Friday, February 20, a San Francisco federal judge ruled that the company's popular "DVD X Copy" software is illegal, and ordered a halt to its distribution within seven days.

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Barry Willis Posted: Feb 23, 2004 0 comments

Warren Lieberfarb's "sell through" agenda for DVD pricing has had some unintended consequences. The former head of Warner Home Entertainment pushed hard for an industry-wide pricing policy that made movies on DVD one of the greatest bargains in the history of entertainment. For compact disc prices, movie fans can own archival copies of films that cost tens of millions to produce&mdash;a strategy that has had serious consequences for the video rental business.

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In a home theater world filled with knobs, buttons and flashing lights, Michael Fremer finds the <A HREF="/surroundsoundpreampprocessors/1203arcam">Arcam FMJ AV8 7-channel preamp-processor & FMJ P7 7-channel amplifier</A> "sleek, refreshingly simple, and clean looking." As to its performance, MF provides the complete rundown.

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Aimee Giron Posted: Feb 22, 2004 Published: Feb 23, 2004 0 comments

<I>Aspect ratio: 4:3. Dolby Digital 5.1 (English). Two discs. Mute 92189. NR. $20.98.</I>

Michael Fremer Posted: Feb 22, 2004 Published: Feb 23, 2004 0 comments

Though it's a relatively small company, UK-based Arcam has long been known to place heavy emphasis on R&D. When I visited the factory a few years ago, I was shown some of the impressive development work then in progress. This effort, said by Arcam to run well over $1 million, has resulted in some impressive new products, including the FMJ AV8 preamplifier-processor and its companion FMJ P7 power amp.

David Ranada Posted: Feb 16, 2004 0 comments

Equipment photos by Tony Cordoza

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John Sciacca Posted: Feb 16, 2004 0 comments
Photo by Tony Cordoza Not long ago, the idea of ripping music onto a hard drive, where it is automatically sorted by artist, album, genre, and so on, and then having it streamed throughout our home was unimaginable.

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