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Drew Thompson Posted: Dec 29, 2004 0 comments

1. SMALL WONDERS Most multimedia speakers make audiophiles laugh, but the Spherex 5.1 Surround Sound System ($500) - based on Mirage's critically acclaimed Omnisat 6 home theater speakers (reviewed in "Thinking Outside the Box II," May 2003) - is worth a serious listen.

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Michael Riggs Posted: Nov 03, 2002 0 comments
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Portable MP3 players have gone from novelty to staple item in four short years. But with popularity has come proliferation, and many MP3 players aren't just MP3 players anymore. A growing number play files encoded in the Windows Media Audio (WMA) and Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) formats as well, and the storage options are many.

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John Sciacca Posted: Dec 03, 2005 0 comments

Back in elementary school, I loved reading those "Choose Your Own Adventure" books. They'd begin like a normal book, but at the end of each page, you'd be faced with a decision that radically altered the story. "You discover a beautiful princess trapped in a dragon's lair. If you try and rescue the princess, turn to page ....

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Doug Newcomb Posted: Apr 09, 2008 0 comments

A home theater is nothing without a first-rate surround setup, and a 7.1-channel system can give you the most compelling sound experience that today's technology can offer. But having the right receiver and the right number of speakers doesn't mean you'll magically get the most out of your system.

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Posted: Jan 31, 2006 0 comments
[May] Innovative use of digital signal processing and speaker arrays lets one cabinet substitute for five.

The YSP-1 Digital Sound Projector ($1,500) - being replaced this winter by the $1,700 YSP-1000 - has innovation written all over it.

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Ken C. Pohlmann Posted: Jan 08, 2006 0 comments

Sony Ericsson W810i quad-band Walkman phone

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John Sciacca Posted: Dec 07, 2008 0 comments
The Short Form
$400 (as tested) / ARACCESSORIES.COM
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Michael Gaughn Posted: Apr 04, 2007 0 comments

Here's a predictable plot: A world-famous director buys a mansion in the Hollywood Hills and immediately demands that his underlings bring forth a traditional screening room - an opulent show-place, sealed off from the rest of the house, complete with a hulking projector, Voice of the Theater-type speakers, leather recliners on shag-covered risers, red velvet curtains, and a touchscreen rem

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Ian G. Masters Posted: Apr 26, 2006 0 comments

HDTV BORDER TOWN

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Michael Antonoff Posted: Sep 22, 2002 0 comments
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Check it out: Getting HDTV on Cable
Rumors began circulating in the fall of 2001 among the more technologically advanced New York City customers of Time Warner Cable (TWC) that there was a secret HDTV waiting list hidden from the customer-service representatives, the people who u
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Brent Butterworth Posted: Apr 21, 2008 0 comments

Revel IC15 $749 each Revel Speakers

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Mike Mettler Posted: Jan 04, 2007 0 comments

It's always a treat to find a band &Mdash; especially a young one - that's as passionate about sound quality as we are.

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Daniel Kumin Posted: Jan 19, 2004 0 comments

Photos by Tony Cordoza Samsung's SIR-S4120R neatly combines two of the coolest products in today's pantheon of A/V wonders - digital satellite TV receivers and TiVo video hard-disk recorders (HDRs) - in one trim component that looks more or less like an ordinary DirecTV receiver.

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Posted: Jun 18, 2004 0 comments

Whole-house entertainment means never having to handle physical media. With all your music, photos, and videos parked on a hard drive and accessible through your home network, you can enjoy them in any room where a media receiver is attached to a TV or stereo system.

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Doug Newcomb Posted: Apr 02, 2002 0 comments

Four of Hollywood's home-video heavies - DreamWorks, 20th Century Fox, Artisan Entertainment, and Universal Studios - have thrown their weight behind a format for distributing films in high-definition, the JVC-developed D-Theater variant of D-VHS.

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