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Posted: Dec 31, 2004 0 comments

Since many kinds of TV can deliver the high-def experience, choosing a set often comes down to finding one that fits your budget and has the right screen and cabinet size. Here are the four most common ways of producing a high-def picture.

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Al Griffin Posted: Jun 02, 2007 0 comments

Chances are you bought your HDTV with one purpose in mind: to watch movies, sports, or the many network and cable TV series like Lost and The Sopranos that look stunningly good in a widescreen, high-definition format.

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Michael Gaughn Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

Architectural rendering, Larry Garrick Interior and design stylist, John Patrick

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Jamie Sorcher Posted: Dec 02, 2007 0 comments

Don't just stuff those stockings. Tech those halls! Make room on your list for small devices that will deliver big smiles.

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Geoffrey Morrison Posted: Dec 30, 2010 0 comments

Color is one of the most important aspects of a TV’s performance, right up there with contrast ratio, black level, and video processing.

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Theo Kalomirakis Posted: Jul 31, 2008 0 comments

Hi Theo, There are things I wished I hadn't done with my home theater. For example, I shouldn't have spent so much on my receiver and should have waited for one with HDMI inputs and the new Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio formats. Also, I heard really good things about Sony's 1080p projectors, but was persuaded that a Runco 720p model would look better.

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Posted: May 04, 2006 0 comments

Editor's note: When Sound & Vision needed a family to test HomePlug - the new technology that sends A/V signals through your house's electrical wiring (see Power Play) - reader Kevin Post, a home theater enthusiast and a regular on the S&V Online Forums, filled the bill nicely.

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Posted: Nov 30, 2005 0 comments

It's never too late to start a holiday tradition, and SCTV's first Christmas special (featured on the DVD Christmas with SCTV, $15) ranks right up there with Rudolph, Charlie Brown, and PeeWee as a holiday must-see. Featuring the original SCTV cast, this is one of the best episodes the inspired troupe ever came up with.

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James K. Willcox Posted: May 06, 2006 0 comments
1. I'm happy with DVD. Why should I care about high-definition discs?

While both HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc offer a number of improvements over DVD, the most obvious one is picture quality. DVD was a huge leap in both convenience and performance over VHS, but its 480i resolution is well below the 720p, 1080i, and 1080p images both high-def disc formats can produce.

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SV Staff Posted: Mar 18, 2009 0 comments

Featuring hundreds of custom installers from across the U.S.

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Jamie Sorcher Posted: Sep 03, 2007 0 comments

There's no shortage of camcorders or portable navigation devices out there, but here are a few that offer the basics plus a few unique perks. Available in surf-inspired colors like yellow, white, and a turquoise-blue, SANYO's Xacti E1 camcorder (right, $500; us.sanyo.com) is truly waterproof - and minus any bulky casing.

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John Sciacca Posted: Sep 01, 2006 0 comments

Jeremy Levee of Houston, Texas, wrote to say that he enjoyed my "Step by Step" column on how to mount a flat-panel TV. But he realized that a TV on the wall is just artwork until you've fed it the proper cabling and asked if I might shed some light on wiring behind walls. Jeremy, your wish is my command!

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Rich Warren Posted: May 19, 2003 0 comments
Photos by Tony Cordoza Knowing how deep a spell all-in-one home theater systems have cast over DVD fans everywhere, we decided to divine just how much magic was hidden within four such systems: the Denon DHT-1000DV ($1,300), Panasonic SC-ST1 ($1,000), Sharp SD-AT50DV ($800), and Yamaha DVX-S100 ($800).
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Posted: Oct 29, 2008 0 comments

Congratulations to Paul Jenkins of Brockton, Massachusetts!

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Al Griffin Posted: Jun 25, 2002 0 comments

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