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Thomas J. Norton hopes you don't peek at the product's price before reading his reveiw of the expensive <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?139">Mark Levinson No. 40 preamplifier-processor</A>. But even if you do, TJN notes "there's real value in knowing what's possible at the very tip of the home theater pyramid."

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Posted: Aug 03, 2003 0 comments

One of the longest-running nightmares for home entertainment fans could one day come to an end, thanks to a new standard announced in late July by the Home Networking Committee of the <A HREF="http://www.ce.org">Consumer Electronics Association</A> (CEA).

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Posted: Jul 27, 2003 0 comments

Flat screens are the hot item in video displays, and Thomas J. Norton reviews one of the hottest screens available, the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?137">Fujitsu Plasmavision SlimScreen P50XHA10U high-definition plasma</A>. TJN notes, "The new Fujitsu goes for just under $11,000 and may well represent the state of the art in 50" plasma displays."

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Posted: Jul 20, 2003 0 comments

<A HREF="http://www.dolby.com">Dolby Laboratories</A> is celebrating multiple Emmy Awards nominations for eight television programs that are produced in Dolby Digital 5.1.

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Posted: Jul 20, 2003 0 comments

Canon, Sharp, Sony and JVC have teamed up on proposed specifications for high definition digital videocassette tape.

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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="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?135">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: Jul 13, 2003 0 comments

<A HREF="http://www.discovery.com">Discovery HD Theater</A> is celebrating its one-year anniversary with 25 hours of new high definition productions this season.

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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: Jul 13, 2003 0 comments

<A HREF="http://www.runco.com">Runco International</A> has begun shipping two new widescreen plasma display panels (PDPs) incorporating the company&rsquo;s "Vivix" video-scaling technology. The 43"-diagonal CW-43MC and the 50" CW-50MC feature inboard processing cards with Runco's highly regarded scaling and image processing capabilities. The CW-43MC sells for $9995 and the CW-50MC for $13,995.

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Posted: Jul 06, 2003 0 comments

A classic is returning to the home theater market.

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