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HT Staff Posted: Nov 20, 2003 0 comments
Sony Electronics long dominated the market for high-quality televisions sets. The company's distinguished array of direct-view sets - both the Trinitron and XBR series - set the standard for more than two decades. The advent of flat-panel televisions - LCD and plasma display panels (PDPs) - took Sony somewhat by surprise, causing it to drop from its traditional #1 spot as it yielded to more innovative competitors Samsung and Sharp.
Daniel Kumin Posted: Nov 17, 2003 0 comments
Photos by Tony Cordoza Long ago, I used to sell audio/video gear for a living (not a very good living, I might add).
Gene Newman Posted: Nov 17, 2003 0 comments

As the line between action movies and videogames continues to blur, so does the line between videogames and home theater. The games reviewed here really kick it up a notch when you play them on a movie system. Featuring cutting-edge graphics, thrilling surround sound, and movie-like play action, they show that more than just DVDs belong up on your big screen.

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John Sciacca Posted: Nov 17, 2003 0 comments

Photos by Tony Cordoza Now that you know what the hottest games are, why are you still playing them on a small screen using the TV's anemic speakers? Jacking your game console into your home theater is a no-brainer that will take your gaming to the next level. Using a big screen draws you into the action, and the surround sound totally envelopes you.

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Peter Pachal Posted: Nov 17, 2003 0 comments
Photo by Tony Cordoza The success of DVD is so colossal, so rampant, so relentless that anyone discussing the format is almost obligated to gush about its astounding features and many victories in the electronics arena. For a change of pace, I think it's time to admit a dark secret: a lot of people hated the format when it first came out.
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 17, 2003 0 comments

Photo illustration by John Wilkes This year's Sound & Vision Reviewer's Choice Awards feature a number of home- entertainment firsts, including JVC's GR-HD1 high-definition camcorder, Sony's RDR-GX7 DVD recorder, which supports both the DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW formats, and Yamaha's MusicCAST, the first Wi-Fi music system from a m

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Jon Iverson Posted: Nov 17, 2003 0 comments

Having earlier stubbed its toe in the personal computer market, <A HREF="http://www.gateway.com">Gateway</A> is on a consumer electronics roll. Around this time last year the company <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/news/11423/index.html">announced</A> its entry into the CE market with a sub-$3000 plasma TV. Then at the CEDIA Expo last month, <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/news/11633/index.html">Gateway announced</A> the KAS-303 "1000W", 6.1-channel home theater system with a progressive scan DVD player, attractively priced at $999.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Nov 17, 2003 0 comments

Liquid Crystal on Silicon or LCOS technology is clearly hot in the HDTV market. <A HREF="http://www.microdisplay.com">MicroDisplay Corporation</A> announced last week that it his introduced a single panel 1920 x 1080 LCOS microdisplay with resolution of two million pixels. The company says the new chip is designed for front and rear projection televisions.

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CRT projector beater? Peter Putman gets to light up the <A HREF="/videoprojectors/1003yamaha">Yamaha DPX-1000 DLP projector</A> to see what the latest HD2 chipped designs can do. "It presents a mixed bag of operating features and performance that succeeds well in some ways, not so well in others," comments PP.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Nov 17, 2003 0 comments

<A HREF="http://www.brilliancorp.com">Brillian Corporation</A> announced last week that it has entered the 720p and 1080p high-definition television product market. Having developed its first 720p rear-projection HDTV platform in the third quarter of 2003, the company says it is now offering its liquid-crystal-on-silicon (LCOS) Gen II microdisplay-based digital television to brand-name original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), who will be offered an opportunity to rebrand Brillian's digital televisions.

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