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Posted: Mar 30, 2003 0 comments

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
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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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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Hilary Lynch Posted: Mar 26, 2003 0 comments

<I>Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Frances O'Connor, Reese Witherspoon, Judi Dench. Directed by Oliver Parker. Aspect ratio: 2.35:1. Dolby Digital 5.1. 97 minutes. 2002. Buena Vista Home Video 28086. PG. $29.99.</I>

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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Mar 26, 2003 0 comments

Founded in 1986, NHT established its reputation by building small, relatively inexpensive but high-value bookshelf speakers. After 16 years and several changes of ownership and design teams, they still do. However, their product range is now far broader, and their top-of-the-line, floorstanding systems have long been respected as among the best available.

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Jamie Sorcher Posted: Mar 25, 2003 0 comments
If you consider today's monstrous megaplexes and their too-salty popcorn to be cinematic sacrilege, take heart.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 25, 2003 0 comments
Go-Video To get all your computer's digital pictures and media clips over to your A/V system you'll need some kind of complicated newfangled interface contraption, right? Nope-all you need is Go-Video's D2730 DVD player, which can connect to your PC either through its PC Card Ethernet adapter or wirelessly with an optional Wi-Fi PC Card.
Michael Gaughn Posted: Mar 25, 2003 0 comments
Coming into early 2003, the biggest news about the two high-resolution multichannel audio formats, DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD, might be that they're both still hanging in there.
David Ranada Posted: Mar 25, 2003 0 comments
Most of the Samsung DVD players we've tested have had something "different" about them. There were, for example, a couple of models with Nuon game-playing capability, and the last one we looked at could reproduce still pictures stored on Memory Stick flash-memory cards.
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Barry Willis Posted: Mar 23, 2003 0 comments

Personal video recorders (PVRs) may be hot technology, but <A HREF="http://www.sonicblue.com">SONICblue</A>'s business is as cold as Lake Superior in February. On March 19, the Santa Clara, CA owner of the ReplayTV, Go Video, and Rio brands announced it was mulling Chapter 11 reorganization. For its fourth fiscal quarter, SONICblue posted a $33.4 million net loss, with a 16% drop in sales, a total of $66.99 million.

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