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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: Sep 15, 2002 0 comments

DVD has taken off like no other format in consumer-electronics history. At the end of these first five years of stellar growth for DVD, <I>SGHT</I>'s editors rate the good, the bad, and the ugly in "<A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?37">DVD: Five Years and Still Sizzling</A>." More than 55 DVD reviews in one place, with ratings for sound, picture, and content.

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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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Posted: Mar 16, 2003 0 comments

Joel Brinkley continues his never-ending quest for the latest in digital reception with his review of the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?98">Samsung SIR-TS160 DTV/DirecTV receiver & SIR-T151 DTV receiver</A>. JB notes that, while the SIR-T151 is the least expensive digital receiver currently available, it still has plenty to offer.

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Posted: Mar 02, 2003 0 comments

From the February issue, Peter Putman lights up the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?94">JVC DLA-G150CL D-ILA front projector</A>. DLP may be hot, but as Putman finds, "what hooks people on D-ILA projectors is their amazing rendering of colors."

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Posted: Apr 26, 2004 0 comments

Scott Wilkinson takes a look at the <A HREF="/dvdplayers/204pioneer">Pioneer Elite DVR-57H DVR/DVD recorder</A> and taps into the new religion he calls TiVoism. As SW notes, "If you watch TV at all, a DVR can dramatically change your life, as it did mine."

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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: 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: 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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