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HT Staff Posted: Oct 22, 2002 0 comments
Simplicity is a good thing, especially when it comes to installing home theater in a small room.
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David Ranada Posted: Oct 21, 2002 0 comments
As I write these words, right around the corner from Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and his pals James Cameron, Peter Gabriel, Beatles' producer Sir George Martin, and LL Cool J-Microsoft calls him "a major music artist and film actor"-introduced with typical extravagance the clumsily named Windows Media 9 Series, the technologies formerly c
Ken Richardson Posted: Oct 21, 2002 0 comments

THE ROLLING STONES Remastered Series ABKCO Music: SACD Sound: SACD Series:
We interrupt our program of covering multichannel music to take you back to the days of stereo-and even mono! But this isn't just any old stuff, it's the (one-time) greatest rock & roll band in the world, the Rolling Stones.
David Ranada Posted: Oct 21, 2002 0 comments
Photos by Tony Cordoza

At a glance, you'd probably think that Panasonic's $1,000 DMR-HS2 looks pretty much like every other DVD recorder out there-including the Panasonic DMR-E30 that I reviewed just last month. But the DMR-HS2's chassis carries clues that something more is going on here.

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John Sciacca Posted: Oct 21, 2002 1 comments
Illustration by Chris Gould; room photo by Tony Cordoza

See if this doesn't sound familiar: You don't just love movies, you love the whole moviegoing experience. When the time comes to check out a film, you drive miles out of your way to go to the best theater around-one with stadium seating, digital surround sound, and that awesome THX trailer that comes on before the movie.

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<I>E.T. the Extra Terrestrial</I> makes its first appearance on DVD on Tuesday, October 22. It will be available in three versions: widescreen and pan&scan Limited Collector&rsquo;s Editions at $29.98 and the Ultimate Gift Boxed Set at $69.98. All three editions include both the original 1982 version and the 2002 release, the latter including a number of alterations and updates.

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HT Staff Posted: Oct 20, 2002 0 comments
Rotel's $1299 RSX-1055 is an elegant addition to the company's line of surround sound receivers. Replacing the RSX-972, the 1055 is compatible with 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1-channel formats. The RSX-1055 handles Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby EX, Rotel XS, dts ES and dts Neo 6.
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Barry Willis Posted: Oct 20, 2002 0 comments

Attorneys sometimes succeed where lobbyists fail.

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Steven Stone takes a good, long listen to the <A HREF="">Tannoy Dimension surround speaker system</A> to determine what the design's 100kHz upper limit offers the critical listener.

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Michael Metzger Posted: Oct 20, 2002 0 comments

<I>Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Stephen Baldwin, Benicio del Toro, Kevin Pollack, Chazz Palminteri, Pete Postlethwaite, Suzy Amis. Directed by Bryan Singer. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1. 106 minutes. 1995. MGM 27616 87481. R. $24.99.</I>