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Posted: Dec 12, 1999 0 comments

Francis Ford Coppola wants to make you an offer you can't refuse: the five-time Academy Award-winning writer/director and winemaker says he is now turning his creative talents to the Internet and e-commerce. His Napa Valley winery, Niebaum-Coppola, has recently launched a new <A HREF="http://www.niebaum-coppola.com">website</A> that proffers videos, food, and wine, along with contests for movie items from Coppola films.

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Posted: Sep 16, 2001 0 comments

High-definition television will get a big push from at least two major networks this fall. Both <A HREF="http://www.abc.com">ABC</A> and <A HREF="http://www.cbs.com">CBS</A> have announced extensive programming in the format, which almost certainly will improve the awareness of the format among viewers.

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Posted: Jun 15, 2003 0 comments

This week, Pete Putman sets up the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?125">Marantz VP-1252 DLP projector</A> and gives it a complete examination. PP remarks that the Marantz "did some things well, and others things not so well."

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Posted: Nov 24, 2003 0 comments

Joel Brinkley gets his hands on the <A HREF="/accessories/1003faroudja">Faroudja PlasmaSync 42MP4 & Native Rate Series Digital Cinema Source plasma display & DVD player-digital video processor</A> and puts it to the test. Combine a NEC plasma display with Faroudja processing and you get "an intriguing product for review," says JB.

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Posted: Apr 05, 2004 0 comments

Back in 1997, Scott Wilkinson put a two-part article together on color and vision as they pertain to video displays. Video display technology has changed radically since then, and so we've updated <A HREF="/features/204eye">An Eye for Color, Part 1</A> for 2004. Part 2 of this updated article is now available in the May 2004 issue of <I>Stereophile Guide to Home Theater</I>.

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Posted: Feb 09, 2004 0 comments

Omnipolar? Thomas Norton performs a careful analysis of the <A HREF="/speakersystems/1203mirage">Mirage Omni 250 surround speaker system</A> to get to the bottom of the company's revolutionary design that points a tweeter at your ceiling. "Attempts to produce the ideal omnidirectional speaker continue," notes Norton.

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Posted: May 11, 2003 0 comments

Joel Brinkley dials in the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?115">Sony SAT-HD200 and Zenith HD-SAT520 DirecTV/digital television receivers</A> finding that, although he still hasn't found the perfect DTV box, these two nearly identical units get close.

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Posted: Apr 13, 2003 0 comments

Fred Manteghian gets his paws on the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?107">MartinLogan Descent subwoofer</A> and is clearly ready to rumble. Has FM finally found the fat-bottomed match to his beloved Prodigys?

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Posted: Feb 16, 2003 0 comments

From the January issue, Michael Fremer plugs the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?89">Musical Fidelity M250 monoblock power amplifier</A> in and puts it through the home theater paces. As Mikey notes, "The idea was to produce a 'non-temperamental, bomb-proof' amplifier capable of high power and high end sound quality."

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Posted: Aug 18, 2002 0 comments

Michael Fremer meets up with the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?29">Kenwood Sovereign VR-5900 audio/video receiver</A> and reports whether or not a curvaceous all-in-one receiver can float his home theater boat.

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