NFL-DirecTV Deal Includes HDTV Games

One of high definition TV's biggest draws will grow even more compelling thanks to a recent agreement between the <A HREF="http://www.nfl.com">National Football League</A> and <A HREF="http://www.directv.com">DirecTV, Inc</A>.

Beauty and the Beast: Special Edition on DVD

<I>Voices of Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Angela Lansbury, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers. Directed by Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1 (English), Dolby Digital 5.1 (French). Two DVDs. 90 minutes. 1991. Walt Disney Video 786936171631. G. $29.98</I>

RIP: EchoStar/DirecTV Merger

<A HREF="http://www.echostar.com">EchoStar Communications Corporation</A>'s long campaign to acquire competitor <A HREF="http://www.directv.com">DirecTV Inc.</A> is finally over.

Added to the Archives This Week

Joel Brinkley notes that, although not quite as thin as a plasma screen, the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?70">Zenith D60WLCD HD-ready rear-projection LCD television</A> is only 17" deep and costs a fraction of its flat cousin's price. JB uncovers its strengths and weaknesses.

Discount Chains Make Inroads with DTV

Once the rarefied domain of specialty electronics retailers, home theater is going discount. Big-box discount chains like K-Mart, Wal-Mart, Inc. and Target Stores have seen their revenues surge since adding digital televisions and related products to their inventories.

SIM2 Multimedia SVP 420HB CRT projector Calibration

At 27 inches long, 77 pounds, and $7895 list, the SVP 420HB from SIM2 Multimedia is the least expensive, smallest, lightest CRT projector I've ever had in my home&mdash;although it's not exactly what I'd call portable. (Normally, my personal schlep limit is 55 pounds. One martini takes it to 65, but 77 pounds would mean a week in bed.)

SIM2 Multimedia SVP 420HB CRT projector Review System

At 27 inches long, 77 pounds, and $7895 list, the SVP 420HB from SIM2 Multimedia is the least expensive, smallest, lightest CRT projector I've ever had in my home&mdash;although it's not exactly what I'd call portable. (Normally, my personal schlep limit is 55 pounds. One martini takes it to 65, but 77 pounds would mean a week in bed.)

SIM2 Multimedia SVP 420HB CRT projector Specifications

At 27 inches long, 77 pounds, and $7895 list, the SVP 420HB from SIM2 Multimedia is the least expensive, smallest, lightest CRT projector I've ever had in my home&mdash;although it's not exactly what I'd call portable. (Normally, my personal schlep limit is 55 pounds. One martini takes it to 65, but 77 pounds would mean a week in bed.)

SIM2 Multimedia SVP 420HB CRT projector Page 2

At 27 inches long, 77 pounds, and $7895 list, the SVP 420HB from SIM2 Multimedia is the least expensive, smallest, lightest CRT projector I've ever had in my home&mdash;although it's not exactly what I'd call portable. (Normally, my personal schlep limit is 55 pounds. One martini takes it to 65, but 77 pounds would mean a week in bed.)

SIM2 Multimedia SVP 420HB CRT projector

At 27 inches long, 77 pounds, and $7895 list, the SVP 420HB from SIM2 Multimedia is the least expensive, smallest, lightest CRT projector I've ever had in my home&mdash;although it's not exactly what I'd call portable. (Normally, my personal schlep limit is 55 pounds. One martini takes it to 65, but 77 pounds would mean a week in bed.)

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