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Ken C. Pohlmann Posted: Oct 19, 2008 0 comments

You know what I'm talking about. You're watching your favorite TV show - well, okay, actually you're just mindlessly dozing in front of the tube (maybe even with a little drool), and then suddenly a LOUD COMMERCIAL jolts you wake! What the heck? Why are the commercials always so much louder than the programs?

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Michael Antonoff Posted: Jan 11, 2007 0 comments

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John Sciacca Posted: Jul 03, 2006 0 comments

With few exceptions, multiroom audio systems still distribute music the same way they did 20 years ago: Central stacks of source components and amplifiers route signals to speakers around the home over hundreds of feet of speaker cabling. But this approach has its drawbacks. Resistance, capacitance and inductance build up over long wires, adding up to signal losses and compromised performance.

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SV Staff Posted: Jul 11, 2001 0 comments

Do I get letters? You bet I do! Everyone has a question for the Gear Guy. I get letters from people who want to buy high-definition TVs, minisystems, exotic speakers - you name it. I also get lots of eviction notices, subpoenas, and an occasional letter bomb. But that's another story.

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Posted: Feb 07, 2008 0 comments

Want to show your photos on your new HDTV? Great idea, but it's not as easy as it sounds - your digital camera doesn't store files the way HDTVs display them. Here's advice and tools to help you streamline the HD slide show process.

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Al Griffin Posted: Nov 05, 2006 0 comments

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Larry Dobrow Posted: Dec 21, 2003 0 comments
Photos by Michelle Hood On third-and-one with 1:22 left in the third quarter of a game between the Miami Dolphins and the Buffalo Bills, Miami quarterback Jay Fiedler overshot tight end Randy McMichael with a short pass down the middle. The play, which unfolded in roughly 8 seconds, had no bearing on the outcome of the game.
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Michael Antonoff Posted: Jan 27, 2003 0 comments
(Photo Illustration on home page by Dan Vasconcellos. Photos in story by Terry Schmitt.) SANTA CLARA, CA-As the Invertigo roller coaster at Paramount's Great America pulls you 138 feet above the flat Silicon Valley floor, the brown Diablo Mountain Range looms to the east and the green Santa Cruz Mountains to the west.
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Posted: Jul 26, 2005 0 comments
In the Lab
Sensitivity (SPL at 1 meter) front left/right 92 dB center 89 dB surround 86 dB Impedance (minimum/nominal) front left/right 4.1/5 ohms center 4.1/6 ohms surround 4.7/12 ohms
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Rob Medich Posted: May 02, 2007 0 comments

"Oh God - how trite," Howard Stern once told him. "Every guy in radio collects old radios."

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Frank Doris Posted: Dec 31, 2004 0 comments

One of the best things about home theater is the thrilling realism and impact that surround sound brings to the experience. Having a great sound system can make the difference between just watching TV and feeling like you're in a movie theater, immersed in the onscreen action. But what kind of surround setup is best for you?

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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
Snapshot
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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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