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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 16, 2007 Published: Jun 16, 2007 0 comments
Fussy in the front; pragmatic in the back.

Three identical stand-mounted speakers in front, two on-wall speakers in back—that's the unusual configuration I used in this review of the Canton GLE Series. Now I've got some explaining to do.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 16, 2007 0 comments
Webcasters and the music industry worked out a deal on Thursday of last week that will temporarily delay draconian new royalties that many predict would kill many net radio broadcasters.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 13, 2007 0 comments
Home theater is the integration of big-screen television and surround sound. But how often do you see the two product categories integrated with each other? That's what makes a new system from Atlantic Technology and Epson so special.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 12, 2007 0 comments
Housing. Transportation. Home theater. Your local bank offers loans for those first two things, but not for the third, surely one of the most pressing needs of human life. What's up with that? Aren't big-screen television and surround sound at least as important as a house or a car? The General Electric Money Bank says yes!
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 11, 2007 0 comments
The world is well supplied with iPod-compatible micro-systems. Unfortunately, many of them don't look so good. An exception is Sonic Impact's curvaceous T24.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 10, 2007 0 comments
The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association will begin operating a second major trade show starting in 2008. It will take place in Las Vegas, at the Sands Convention Center, April 8 to 11, 2008.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 06, 2007 0 comments
Starting on July 1, all non-broadcast television providers are required under federal law to support the CableCARD standard and storebought cable boxes--with very few exceptions. One of those exceptions is Verizon.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 05, 2007 0 comments
If you own a Toshiba rear-projection TV, it's now a family heirloom--or a candidate for the junkyard. The company has stopped making RPTVs and will concentrate exclusively on sexy flat LCDs.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 02, 2007 0 comments
The leading maker of movie home networking systems continues to fight for its survival. Kaleidescape won another battle last month, convincing the DVD Copy Control Association to postpone a vote that would have banned storage of movies on a home server and thus put the company out of business. But the story is far from over.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jun 29, 2007 0 comments
The Supreme Court adopted a looser standard for price fixing yesterday, ruling that manufacturers may sometimes set minimum prices for products without violating antitrust statutes. Good thing, say manufacturers. Bad thing, say consumer groups.