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HT Staff Posted: Apr 24, 2003 0 comments
Pink Floyd—The Dark Side of the Moon (SACD, EMI Records)
I can't think of many rock bands that are a better fit for the multichannel treatment than Pink Floyd. In addition to their music's many other pioneering aspects, toying with dimensions and perspective has never been something that the band was afraid to do. While it must've been a great temptation to incorporate sonic gymnastics of every kind into this material, the SACD's 5.1 mix has enough presence to make it interesting but enough subtlety to keep it legitimate. You get your experimentation, but it's rarely distracting or overpowering.
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HT Staff Posted: Apr 24, 2003 0 comments
Surround sound via Dolby Digital is becoming a standard for an increasing number of television broadcasts. The past few months have seen many special broadcast using technology developed by Dolby Laboratories, including Super Bowl XXXVII, the GRAMMY® Awards, the Academy Awards, NASCAR’s Daytona 500, the NCAA basketball tournament, and the NBA playoffs. All of these special events have been broadcast in Dolby Digital 5.1.
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John Sciacca Posted: Apr 21, 2003 0 comments
Illustration by Turnstyle Imaging Years ago, if you wanted a new piece of gear, you'd go down to your local stereo shop, describe what you were looking for, audition a couple of pieces, make your selection, and then pay the sticker price.
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 21, 2003 0 comments
Denon The first universal player from Denon, the DVD-2900 will play both DVD-Audio discs and Super Audio CDs, and it has Dolby Digital and DTS decoders, too.
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The <A HREF="http://www.ce.org">Consumer Electronics Association</A> (CEA) believes that digital television sales will go off the chart this year.

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In these days of DLP, is there room for any other projector technology? Thomas J. Norton sets out to find the answer as he reviews the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?109">Sony VPL-VW12HT LCD video projector</A>. As TJN discovers, there may be life yet in the LCD, especially when combined with a FireHawk screen.

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By December of this year, home-theater-in-a-box systems may be able to record television programs, archive digital videotape on recordable DVDs, and perform other technical feats now possible only with megabuck gear.

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Barry Willis Posted: Apr 20, 2003 0 comments

The weekend of June 5-8 promises to be a busy one for high-definition fans on the West Coast. <A HREF="http://www.homeentertainment-expo.com/">Home Entertainment Expo 2003</A> takes place during those days at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, simultaneously with this year's <A HREF="http://www.hdfest.com">HDFEST</A> at the Los Angeles Film School.

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HT Staff Posted: Apr 17, 2003 0 comments
Atlantic Technology
The motto may already be taken, but we think Atlantic Technology ought to steal "Have it your way" from a certain fast-food chain. The THX Ultra 2–certified System 8200 is all about customization. This modular speaker system includes the 8200 LR three-way front speaker, the 8200 C three-way center channel, the 8200 SR bipole/dipole surround speaker, and the 8200 PedWoofer, a 12-inch subwoofer that's powered by the external SA 8200 amp. You can mate the 8200 LR with the 8200 PedWoofer to create a powered tower. Or, if you just want the look of tower speakers, you can get an empty pedestal to place under the 8200 LR or 8200 SR. Every piece is finished in Atlantic Tech's duraBlac speckled lacquer finish, and you can choose from accent-panel kits in high-gloss black lacquer, natural maple, oiled cherry, natural mahogany, or unfinished MDF that you can finish any way you please. Depending on the options you choose, the System 8200 can cost anywhere from $6,000 to $18,000.
Atlantic Technology
(781) 762-6300
www.atlantictechnology.com

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