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Ken C. Pohlmann Posted: Sep 16, 2010 0 comments

It’s been a hard day at work. You want to unwind in front of the flat-screen. You don’t want interactivity. You don’t want infotainment. After slaving at the PC all day, you don’t want to surf. You want to watch some damn TV, do some 12-ounce curls, and then doze off. I ask you: Is that so wrong? According to companies like Google, yes, it is. And they want to change that.

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Brent Butterworth Posted: Jul 21, 2008 0 comments

Don't get us wrong - today's top TVs are great. But where do we go from here? What's going to get us video enthusiasts really excited? Broader color spectra arising from LED-based technologies? Frame rates moving up to 240 Hz?

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Posted: May 31, 2007 0 comments

Toshiba HD-XA2 HD DVD Player Toshiba's second-generation HD DVD player improves on the original in every way.

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Bob Lefsetz Posted: May 04, 2006 0 comments

I don't fire up the big rig anymore. Oh, I lived for the day when I could afford a first-class stereo. I started off with a pink record player my father got at a bankruptcy sale. And graduated to Columbia all-in-ones we got through a family friend when CBS still owned the record label and made hardware.

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Gary Dell'Abate Posted: Mar 05, 2009 0 comments

The first thing I noticed about the new Blackberry Bold ($300 with a 2-year AT&T contract and rebate; blackberry.com, att.com) when I took it out of the box was how good-looking it is.

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Posted: Jul 08, 2007 0 comments

Q. My home theater employs small tower speakers with a matching center speaker below my rear projector, dipole surrounds, and a 12-inch powered subwoofer. I'm building a new family room and would like to move to a flat-panel TV with in-wall or ceiling home theater speakers.

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Ken C. Pohlmann Posted: Feb 11, 2010 0 comments

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Ken C. Pohlmann Posted: Feb 05, 2006 0 comments

From the vantage point of Sony BMG'S corporate headquarters, it probably seemed like a good idea at the time. With music piracy up and profits down, it made complete sense to add some get-tough digital-rights management (DRM) to certain CDs. But what seemed smart in the corporate world led to a royal debacle in the real world.

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Ivan Berger Posted: May 05, 2003 0 comments

(Homepage illustration by Dan Vasconcellos) You've been on a long drive, but you're now close enough to home to receive your favorite hometown station, right on time for the local news and then some music. A couple of miles after you tune it in, the sound suddenly blossoms, and the radio's display starts showing you what's playing and who's performing it.

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Posted: Oct 06, 2008 0 comments

"To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women," -The Blu-ray format, when asked what's best in life

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Michael Antonoff Posted: Jan 10, 2007 0 comments

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Michael Antonoff Posted: Dec 05, 2007 0 comments

Portable media players with touchscreens have been captivating users ever since Apple's introduction this summer of the iPhone. No need to wonder why: Imagine all your music, videos, and photos stored in a device slim enough for your pocket and available for playback at, literally, the touch of a finger.

John Sciacca Posted: Aug 14, 2012 0 comments

My family recently visited the Magic Kingdom park at Disney World in Orlando. One attraction we checked out was “Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress,” a revolving theater that follows a “typical” family through the decades, starting around the 1920s and winding forward to the future.

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John Sciacca Posted: Jul 05, 2005 0 comments

While it's relatively easy to find good components, it's a lot harder to find ways to get them to play nice with each other. And that challenge has only gotten greater as components have become more complex and setups more elaborate.

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Brent Butterworth Posted: Aug 25, 2008 0 comments

Everyone who's hip to home theater knows the state-of-the-art in video is a constant-height projection system. And everyone who's hip to home theater also knows they can't afford one.

Or can they?


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