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HT Staff Posted: Apr 26, 2003 0 comments
Success breeds success, the old adage has it.
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HT Staff Posted: Apr 24, 2003 0 comments
Surround sound via Dolby Digital is becoming a standard for an increasing number of television broadcasts. The past few months have seen many special broadcast using technology developed by Dolby Laboratories, including Super Bowl XXXVII, the GRAMMY® Awards, the Academy Awards, NASCAR’s Daytona 500, the NCAA basketball tournament, and the NBA playoffs. All of these special events have been broadcast in Dolby Digital 5.1.
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HT Staff Posted: Apr 24, 2003 0 comments
Pink Floyd—The Dark Side of the Moon (SACD, EMI Records)
I can't think of many rock bands that are a better fit for the multichannel treatment than Pink Floyd. In addition to their music's many other pioneering aspects, toying with dimensions and perspective has never been something that the band was afraid to do. While it must've been a great temptation to incorporate sonic gymnastics of every kind into this material, the SACD's 5.1 mix has enough presence to make it interesting but enough subtlety to keep it legitimate. You get your experimentation, but it's rarely distracting or overpowering.
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HT Staff Posted: Apr 24, 2003 0 comments
Lowell/Edwards
It's pretty. It's functional. It's Lowell/Edwards' Asymmetric Wall Unit. This elegant unit manages an entire A/V system. The central section is a matte-black-lacquered cabinet that houses all of your components, and you can add drawers to the 36-inch-high granite countertop to hold remotes, software, or whatever you like. The right section of the unit features a platform that can accommodate up to a 32-inch-diagonal display and swivels 180 degrees. Other nice perks are handsome display shelves, cherry-veneer pocket doors that open to reveal a dry bar, and space for three small monitors to suspend from the lower of the two horizontal top panels. This simply beautiful wall unit retails for $12,500.
Lowell/Edwards
(212) 980-2862
www.lowelledwards.com
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John Sciacca Posted: Apr 21, 2003 0 comments
Illustration by Turnstyle Imaging Years ago, if you wanted a new piece of gear, you'd go down to your local stereo shop, describe what you were looking for, audition a couple of pieces, make your selection, and then pay the sticker price.
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 21, 2003 0 comments
Denon The first universal player from Denon, the DVD-2900 will play both DVD-Audio discs and Super Audio CDs, and it has Dolby Digital and DTS decoders, too.
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Barry Willis Posted: Apr 20, 2003 0 comments

The weekend of June 5-8 promises to be a busy one for high-definition fans on the West Coast. <A HREF="http://www.homeentertainment-expo.com/">Home Entertainment Expo 2003</A> takes place during those days at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, simultaneously with this year's <A HREF="http://www.hdfest.com">HDFEST</A> at the Los Angeles Film School.

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The <A HREF="http://www.ce.org">Consumer Electronics Association</A> (CEA) believes that digital television sales will go off the chart this year.

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In these days of DLP, is there room for any other projector technology? Thomas J. Norton sets out to find the answer as he reviews the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?109">Sony VPL-VW12HT LCD video projector</A>. As TJN discovers, there may be life yet in the LCD, especially when combined with a FireHawk screen.

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