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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Dec 31, 2004 Published: Jan 01, 2005 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/headshot150.tjn.jpg" WIDTH=150 HEIGHT=194 HSPACE=6 VSPACE=4 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT><I>Ultimate AV is going completely to bits! But not to pieces. </I>

David Ranada Posted: Dec 31, 2004 0 comments

One way to improve the performance you get out of your home theater is with a component that can be adjusted in so many ways, you can enhance the whole system just by setting it up right. That's what Denon's hyperadjustable DVD-3910 does for multichannel music and movie soundtracks.

Al Griffin Posted: Dec 31, 2004 0 comments

Ever since "universal" DVD players first appeared, I've waited patiently for prices to come down and for the flood of Super Audio CD and DVD-Audio titles initially promised to arrive. Well, the flood never came - I've got Yes's Fragile on DVD-Audio and Miles Davis's Kind of Blue on SACD, but I'm still waiting on the Beatles' Sgt.

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Frank Doris Posted: Dec 31, 2004 0 comments

One of the best things about home theater is the thrilling realism and impact that surround sound brings to the experience. Having a great sound system can make the difference between just watching TV and feeling like you're in a movie theater, immersed in the onscreen action. But what kind of surround setup is best for you?

Robert Ripps Posted: Dec 31, 2004 0 comments

Telarc has released the Berlioz Requiem on a five-channel Super Audio CD. Why should you care? Because fans of surround sound are always looking for showpieces.

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Al Griffin Posted: Dec 31, 2004 0 comments

They say memories are precious. Well, if that's the case, why do so many of us have years of treasured moments captured on videotapes gathering dust in closets? Recordable DVDs would make a better resting place for your home videos.

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Spider-Man 2 was great, but the operating-room scene with Doc Ock was terrifying!We call that the Birth of Doc Ock. I wanted to frighten the audience and make Doc Ock a very feared adversary for our hero. I started in horror films, and I employed a lot of techniques I learned from making those movies in that sequence.

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Since many kinds of TV can deliver the high-def experience, choosing a set often comes down to finding one that fits your budget and has the right screen and cabinet size. Here are the four most common ways of producing a high-def picture.

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Drew Thompson Posted: Dec 29, 2004 0 comments

1. SMALL WONDERS Most multimedia speakers make audiophiles laugh, but the Spherex 5.1 Surround Sound System ($500) - based on Mirage's critically acclaimed Omnisat 6 home theater speakers (reviewed in "Thinking Outside the Box II," May 2003) - is worth a serious listen.

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Posted: Dec 28, 2004 0 comments

Winning product: B&W FPM Series on-wall speakers. Accepting the award: Peter Wellikoff.

rev-choice-bose.jpg Winning product: Bose Lifestyle 38 uMusic home entertainment system. Accepting the award (left to right): Jim Scammon, Bob Maresca, and Chris McCann.

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