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Canton
Canton's Movie CD-1 5.1-channel speaker system is a shining beauty of a package. It consists of a center channel, four matching satellites for the left, right, and surround channels, and a 100-watt subwoofer that's rated down to 38 hertz. The CD-1 satellite measures just 5 inches tall and 4 inches wide and deep and has a frequency response of 80 Hz to 25 kilohertz. The center channel features drivers in a D'Appolito array and a tapered cabinet that allows you to tilt the speaker toward the listening position. All of the speakers have a gleaming aluminum finish, and the sub is finished in a complementary matte silver. The system costs $1,099 and comes with mounting brackets for all four satellites. The optional LS-90 speaker stands are available for $125 per pair.
Canton
(612) 706-9250
www.cantonusa.com
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DVD-Audio: Joey Ramone, Don't Worry About Me (Silverline)
A friend of mine once said about the Ramones, "They're stupid, but they'll never lie to you." He was wrong about the stupidity but right about the sincerity. Who but Joey Ramone could do such a convincing cover of "What a Wonderful World"? In his hands, the song made famous by Louis Armstrong becomes a buzz-saw vision of a better world. With his death from leukemia not far off, the former lead singer of the Ramones wasn't in the mood for irony.
Ken C. Pohlmann Posted: Mar 31, 2003 0 comments
Beginning as barely a trickle, it is now becoming a steady stream as more and more "universal" optical-disc players reach store shelves. The latest models can play DVD-Video discs (and home-burned DVD-R/RWs recorded in the DVD-Video format), DVD-Audio discs, CDs (including CD-R/RW discs and those with MP3 files), and Super Audio CDs.
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Digital television is in a period of rapid growth that will continue for years to come, according to a study released in late March by Informa Media Group, a London-based research firm. As many as 96.7 million households worldwide could be enjoying digital television by the end of the 2003, according to projections cited by the authors of <I> TV International Sourcebook 2003</I>.

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HT Staff Posted: Mar 30, 2003 0 comments
Home theater enthusiasts with relatively efficient speakers are unlikely to need more than 100 watts per channel, but affordable multichannel amps in this power range are strangely hard to find.
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Scott Wilkinson unpacks the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?103">Yamaha RX-Z1 A/V receiver</A> and wires it into his system, stating, "It was with eager anticipation that I agreed to review the company's current flagship receiver."

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Barry Willis Posted: Mar 30, 2003 0 comments

Digital TV is hot. Factory-to-dealer sales of DTV products jumped by 36% over the same period in 2002, with a total of 196,113 units shipped, according to figures released in late March by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).

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March was a month of shifting positions at several high-end consumer electronics companies.

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HT Staff Posted: Mar 28, 2003 0 comments
DVD: My Life as a Dog#&151;Criterion
Audio: 3
Video: 4
Extras: 3
Life and death. Love and loss. Preadolescent sexual stirrings. Sounds like heavy stuff, no? In director Lasse Hallström's hands, this story of 12-year-old Ingemar Johansson and his mother's terminal illness is told with a light touch, balancing tragedy with a cast of eccentric characters that helps Ingemar cope with his tumultuous life. The film is tender and very funny, but Hallström doesn't let its goofy sense of humor dull its emotional impact.
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Apex Digital
It might look a bit small if you compare it with the 50-inch big boys, but Apex's 42-inch PL 42HD12W plasma display can hold its own in the category and has a wallet-friendly price. The wall-mountable PL 42HD12W's case is 53 inches wide by 28.5 tall by only 4 thick, and it supports 480p, 720p, and 1080i material. Inside, you'll find a digital comb filter and deinterlacing with 3:2-pulldown detection. On the outside, there's one DVI input and one RGB input, as well as inputs for component, S-video, and composite video and outputs for computer audio and standard speakers. It's a nice overall package that covers all of the bases for $3,999.
Apex Digital
(909) 930-1239
www.apexdigitalinc.com

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