Behind The Numbers: Digital Surround Receivers

Digital surround receivers are by far the most complicated products we test. Not only do they have two primary modes of operation - two-channel stereo and multichannel surround sound - both using their digital inputs, but today they may also be called on to handle multichannel high-resolution analog signals from a DVD-Audio or Super Audio CD player.
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DVD Combo - In The Lab

Go-Video DVR4000
DIMENSIONS 17 inches wide, 4 inches high, 14 inches deep WEIGHT 11 5/8 pounds PRICE $349 MANUFACTURER Sensory Science, Dept. S&V, 7835 E.
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Doing The DVD Combo

A DVD player is already a terrific bargain - an inexpensive black box that can play discs full of razor-sharp images, immersive surround sound, and fascinating extras. But what if you could wed a DVD player with another popular entertainment device like, say, a TV, VCR, or game console? Well, it's already being done.

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International CES is Coming!

Be sure to come back to our web site for Sound & Vision's exclusive coverage of the annual International Consumer Electronics Show, January 8th to 11th in Las Vegas.

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B&W Sub Ideal for Small Rooms

Is your video system installed in a small room? If so, you've probably wrestled with the problem of generating great bass without crowding yourself out.
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Marantz DLP Projector Boasts Faroudja Processing

Lightweight video projectors are the hottest tickets in home theater. Marantz has taken the concept to a new level of performance with the HDTV-ready VP-12S1.
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Vivendi Universal Buying into EchoStar

Direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service <A HREF="http://www.echostar.com">EchoStar Communications Corporation</A> and French multimedia conglomerate <A HREF="http://www.vivendi.fr">Vivendi Universal, SA</A> have entered an alliance that should benefit both of them.

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Canadian HDTV

Canadian HDTV fans got a boost when <A HREF="http://www.rogers.com">Rogers Cable</A> announced last week that it has launched the largest high definition television offering by a cable operator in Canada to date. Rogers provides services to 2.3 million customers in Ontario, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland.

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SonicBlue vs TiVo

Not too long ago, executives of the nation's only two makers of personal video recorders (PVRs) were talking about joint ventures. Now they are locked in a legal battle over patented technology.

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Projecting All the Details

<A HREF="http://www.threefive.com">Three-Five Systems</A> announced the first public demonstration of the company's recently developed Brillian 1920, a high-resolution, reflective, liquid crystal on silicon "microdisplay," which the company has created in addition to its more traditional LCD products. The demonstration took place at the 19th Annual Flat Information Displays Conference in Monterey, California last week.

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