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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: Oct 20, 2003 0 comments

Thomas J. Norton encircles himself with the <A HREF="/speakersystems/903BW">B&W DM 602 Series 3 surround speaker system</A>, noting that "the model designation 'DM' might not sound like anything special, but it has a long history with B&W." And, as TJN discovers, what counts is how that tradition is put to use.

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Posted: Feb 02, 2004 0 comments

Scott Wilkinson casts his critical gaze at the <A HREF="/dvdplayers/1203v">V, Inc. Bravo D1 DVD player</A> to find out just how good a DVI connection can be on a machine that sells for around $200. "The D1 is by no means perfect, but it occupies a unique place in the vanguard of the digital future, and so deserves a serious look," says SW.

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Posted: Apr 27, 2003 0 comments

Thomas J. Norton listens to the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?111">NHT Evolution T6 Tower surround speaker system</A>, which mates the M6 4-driver unit with the B6 subwoofer. TJN also reviews the company's A1 monoblock amplifer and X1 active crossover to determine how well NHT's unique approach to home theater surround works.

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Posted: Oct 20, 2002 0 comments

Steven Stone takes a good, long listen to the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?54">Tannoy Dimension surround speaker system</A> to determine what the design's 100kHz upper limit offers the critical listener.

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Posted: Feb 02, 2003 0 comments

Joel Brinkley sets up the top-of-the-line <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?84">Sony DVP-NS999ES DVD/SACD player</A> to see what the latest in a long line of great machines can do. AJB finds that they may have reduced the price, but not the quality.

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Posted: Mar 22, 2004 0 comments

Robert Deutsch listens to Danish home theater when he sets up the <A HREF="/surroundsoundpreampprocessors/104primare">Primare SP31.7 preamp-processor & A30.5 Mk.II five-channel amplifier</A> combo in his system. Although its dark and alluring looks caught his eye, RD comments, "as we shall see, that beauty is not just skin deep."

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Posted: Jul 13, 2003 0 comments

Michael Fremer provides us with a primer on ribbon drivers in his review of the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?133">Piega P5 LTD surround speaker system</A>. Noting that the Piega is the latest in long line of neo-ribbon designs, Fremer says, "whether or not these are true purist ribbons, pseudo-ribbons, or a hybrid isn't important. What's important is the sound."

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