Da-Lite Screen Company, Inc. may have made its name supplying film screens to the educational and business presentation markets, but the Warsaw, Indiana company hasn't been ignoring the home theater trend.
Panasonic's new DMR-E95H is the company's most feature-rich DVD recorder yet. The latest addition to the 2004 "DIGA" line, the DMR-E95H features a 160GB hard drive capable of up to 284 hours of recording time. It can record onto both DVD-RAM and DVD-R discs.
SamsungHere we go folks - both your video playback and recording needs are handled by Samsung's DVD-VR300 combo DVD/VHS recorder. Each side can record from an external source or from a disc or tape loaded in the other side (though neither will let you dub copy-protected movies).
Sony's turnaround plan: The electronics giant has initiated an ambitious plan to achieve a 10% profit margin by March 2007, the company stated in a news conference on May 19. Key product lines in the program include flat-panel television sets and DVD recorders. Sony is in possible buyout discussions with US film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., a move that could significantly affect the corporate bottom line for years to come. Rumored price for the studio and its 4000+ library of titles is $5 billion.
Thomas J. Norton lights up the groundbreaking <A HREF="/videoprojectors/504sony">Sony QUALIA 004 SXRD projector</A> to see the latest evolution of LCoS technology. TJN reports from his "daily diary recounting my experiences with the QUALIA—a close-up-and-personal whirlwind affair with the current state of Sony's art in home-theater projectors."
<A HREF="http://www.brilliancorp.com">Brillian Corporation</A> is making waves among the HDTV elite with its first-ever rear projection monitor, a 65"-diagonal widescreen unit with exceptional specifications—among them a 160-degree viewing angle and 2000:1 contrast ratio. At the heart of the new BR6501m/I are three 1280x720 microdisplays, the latest in the company's patent-pending Gen II LCoS line.
<I>Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes, Season Hubley, Harry Dean Stanton, Adrienne Barbeau. Directed by John Carpenter. Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1 (English), Dolby Digital 2.0 (French). Two discs. 99 minutes. 1981. MGM Home Entertainment 1005690. R. $29.98. </I>
Apart from a slight change in the color of the case, there's little that visibly distinguishes Sharp's new XV-Z12000 DLP home theater projector from its predecessor, the XV-Z10000. The winner of our last Editors' Choice Platinum Award, in January 2004, the Z10000 sailed through the viewing sessions for its coverage in SGHT: a full review in October 2003 and a "Take 2" in November.
<I>Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, Annette Bening. Directed by Kevin Costner. Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1. 139 minutes. 2003. Two discs. Buena Vista Home Video 32055. R. $29.99.</I>