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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: Jan 05, 2004 0 comments

Joel Brinkley checks out the <A HREF="/accessories/1103panasonic">Panasonic TU-DST52 digital receiver</A>, noting that this is the latest generation DTV unit from the company that created the very first model released in the US. "These products have been among the best. This latest incarnation is no exception."

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Posted: Aug 11, 2002 0 comments

For the January 2002 issue, Fred Manteghian points his eyes and ears toward the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?27">Krell Home Theater Standard 2 preamplifier-processor & Theater Amplifier Standard five-channel amplifier</A>. After a few spins around the audio and video block, FM rolls his tongue back into his mouth and files his report.

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Posted: Oct 27, 2003 0 comments

In theory, says Peter Putnam, the <A HREF="/accessories/1003zenith">Zenith HD230 HDTV receiver-DVR</A> should be one step ahead of the competition. PP explains why, and more when he reviews the latest tapeless tuner/hard-disk recorder that offers some unique features, but omits others.

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Posted: Sep 01, 2002 0 comments

Meridian's chief designer and chairman, Bob Stuart, is passionate about musical truth and obtaining it with an audio system. In <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?33">For the Love of Music</A>, Lawrence B. Johnson profiles both the man and his quest for audio's Holy Grail.

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Posted: Dec 29, 2003 0 comments

End of the year sales show that flat screens are the hottest new video display technology this season, but pricing and performance still hold them back. Michael Fremer explains why the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?74">Hitachi 42HDT20 16:9 plasma television</A> is a step in the right direction, and how it changed his opinion about plasma's future.

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Posted: Dec 22, 2003 0 comments

From the November 2003 issue, Steven Stone takes a turn with the <A HREF="/speakersystems/1103dali">Dali Euphonia surround speaker system</A>. SS notes that an increasing number of manufacturers are creating high-end multichannel systems that "marry high performance to high style."

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Posted: Apr 19, 2004 0 comments

Fred Manteghian gets his paws on the <A HREF="/speakersystems/204dynaudio">Dynaudio Contour S5.4, SC, S1.4 suround speaker system</A> and carefully places each of them within his room. FM notes "At first I thought the Contours were at somewhat of a price disadvantage being manufactured across the Atlantic." But then he listened.

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