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Posted: Dec 22, 2002 0 comments

The best rear-projection set reviewed to date? Thomas Norton lavishes high praise on the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?72">Hitachi 51SWX20B HD-ready CRT rear-projection television</A> and is especially fond of its handles.

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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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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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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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