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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: Jul 20, 2003 0 comments

Plasma screens have not taken over the market yet, as Michael Fremer notes in his review of the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?135">Hitachi Ultravision 65XWX20B rear-projection CRT HDTV</A>. "If space is a constraint," says MF, "be prepared to spend at least twice as much for a smaller screen" with plasma. If you've got the room, then according to MF, the Hitachi may be the way to go.

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Posted: Mar 30, 2003 0 comments

Scott Wilkinson unpacks the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?103">Yamaha RX-Z1 A/V receiver</A> and wires it into his system, stating, "It was with eager anticipation that I agreed to review the company's current flagship receiver."

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Posted: Nov 03, 2002 0 comments

Thomas J. Norton runs the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?58">Snell XA 2900 surround speaker system</A> through its paces, and is reminded why he's always liked the company's products. "The best way to describe the overall sound of <I>Farscape</I> on the Snells is awesome," declares TJN.

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Posted: Jan 26, 2003 0 comments

Thomas J. Norton surveyed the field, talked with the reviewers, and carefully selected the best home theater equipment released over the last year in order to come up with the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?82">2003 Editors Choice Awards</A>. As Norton notes, "The Platinum Award is for price-no-object performance. The Gold Award weighs both performance and cost."

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Posted: May 18, 2003 0 comments

Thomas J. Norton sets up the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?117">Sim2 Grand Cinema HT300 Plus DLP projector</A> in the main room and evaluates what the company is able to do with the popular latest generation HD2 DLP chip.

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Posted: Aug 25, 2002 0 comments

J. Gordon Holt taps away at the titanium "Elliptical Oblate Spheroidal waveguides" of the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?31">JBL Performance surround-sound speaker system</A> to help uncover clues to its sonic signature. But in the end, Holt finds that only extensive listening with both music and movies reveals the true measure of the JBL's unusual design.

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Posted: Jun 29, 2003 0 comments

From the June issue, Steven Stone reviews the competitively-priced HD2-chipped <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?129">InFocus Screenplay 7200 DLP projector</A>. Stone observes that the InFocus "lowers the price of an HD2 projector below $10,000." But does it deliver? "That's the $2000 question," says Stone.

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