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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="">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="">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="">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="">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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Posted: Mar 23, 2003 0 comments

Can you have it all? Thomas J. Norton takes a look at the new <A HREF="">Marantz DV-8300 SACD and DVD-Video/Audio player</A> to determine if universal is also better. As Norton notes, this player is almost there.

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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="">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 01, 2004 0 comments

Format wars got you down? Steven Stone settles in with the <A HREF="/dvdplayers/104lexicon">Lexicon RT-10 universal disc player</A> to see if you can have it all in one box. As SS notes, the RT-10 performs well with "All discs great and small."

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Posted: Jun 08, 2003 0 comments

Thomas J. Norton gives the <A HREF="">Performa Performa F50 surround speaker system</A> careful consideration and speculates that many a home theater fan will be "seduced by its spell."

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Posted: Apr 12, 2004 0 comments

Steven Stone gets his hands on the <A HREF="/videoprojectors/204infocus">InFocus ScreenPlay 5700 DLP projector</A> and stacks it up against the competition. "Perhaps," SS explains, "the new ScreenPlay 5700 will help tilt the scales of consumer interest more towards DLPs."

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Posted: Dec 15, 2003 0 comments

From the November 2003 issue, Thomas J. Norton scrutinizes the <A HREF="/speakersystems/1103sonus">Sonus Faber Cremona surround speaker system</A>, noting that although SF speakers are generally known as very expensive, the compnay "has followed a different strategy with the Cremona, making sure from the get-go that the speaker is home-theater friendly."


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