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Geoffrey Morrison Posted: Aug 05, 2002 Published: Aug 06, 2002 0 comments
Few things have dropped in price as quickly as DVD players. Less than a year ago, progressive-scan models like this one would have cost over $1,000. Now, you can find the Samsung DVD-P421 progressive-scan player for well under $200.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Aug 05, 2002 Published: Aug 06, 2002 0 comments
After billions of years of evolution, Mother Nature still needs a proper soundtrack.

As a Home Theater reader, you probably fit into the fine category of people for whom music and movies are a big part of life. I'm willing to bet that, when it comes to electronic entertainment, you think inside the box. Well, I guess it's more like two boxes: your home and your car. Sure, no self-respecting Home Theaters reader feels complete without a DVD player and full-blown home theater in his or her living room, and most of you probably couldn't live without a CD player in your car. But how many of you have come to realize that Mother Nature's soundtrack could use a little assistance (especially if you happen to be, like me, an environmentally challenged city dweller)?

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Mike Wood Posted: Aug 05, 2002 Published: Aug 06, 2002 0 comments
If you call Runco's company headquarters and get put on hold, you'll hear about Roger Ebert's love for the film and Runco products, as well as his opinion that the latter makes home theater look much like the former. As my wife and I recently watched Panic Room in a real movie theater, I couldn't help but wonder if Ebert's comment was much of an endorsement. The picture quality was good. We just realized that, among other things, film has a lousy black level. Dark scenes were dark enough, but the blackout drapes along the sides of the screen were much darker. I've often used to the black level of CRT-based home theater projectors; I've been spoiled. I wondered, if film isn't the panacea of imaging, what is?
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uavKrissy Rushing Posted: Aug 04, 2002 0 comments

<I>Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Hal Delrich, Betsy Baker, Sarah York, Philip A. Gillis, Ted Raimi. Directed by Sam Raimi. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1(anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1 & 6.1 (matrixed), DTS EX (discrete). 85 minutes. 1983. Anchor Bay 38569. R. $49.98.</I>

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Investors are singing the blues over cable giant <A HREF="http://www.comcast.com">Comcast</A>, which on Thursday, July 25 reported a net loss of $209.6 million for the second fiscal quarter. That number compared unfavorably to the company's $35.2 million profit for the same period a year earlier. Comcast has been hammered by investment losses&mdash;$538.3 million, more or less&mdash;including stakes in AT&T Corporation and other high-tech companies.

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Barry Willis Posted: Aug 04, 2002 0 comments

So far, 2002 has been a better year than 2001 was for most large electronics manufacturers, according to the July 31 reported first-quarter results. For most members of the electronics industry, the first fiscal quarter runs April 1 through June 30.

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<A HREF="http://www.echostar.com">EchoStar Communications Corporation</A> has begun an aggressive campaign to win new subscribers. The three-pronged effort includes low-cost subscriptions to the company's DISH Network, a soon-to-be-launched eighth satellite, and a marketing deal with discount giant Wal-Mart, Inc.

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Posted: Aug 04, 2002 0 comments

From June of this year, Tom Norton reviews the $4999 <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?25">InFocus ScreenPlay 110 DLP video projector</A>, writing, "Add a screen to the package and you can have a video projection system for about the cost of a high-end rear-projection television."

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Mike Mettler Posted: Jul 29, 2002 0 comments
Chris Isaak can't sit still. The second successful season of Showtime's art-imitates-life-imitating-art pseudo-reality series The Chris Isaak Show is wrapping up, but that leaves little time for the quick-draw 45-year-old crooner to relax. The third season is already in development, and a summer tour supporting his latest album, Always Got Tonight (Reprise), is coming up.
Daniel Kumin Posted: Jul 29, 2002 0 comments
Photos by Tony Cordoza

Dreaming of a preamp/processor to anchor a high-performance home theater, you'd probably imagine some pretty sophisticated hardware. It would have 6.1-channel Dolby Digital EX and DTS-ES Discrete decoding, of course, along with outputs for either one or two back surround speakers.

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