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Electronics retailers might have been hammered into submission over the past few months were it not for the surging popularity of flat-panel televisions.

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Posted: Mar 30, 2003 0 comments

Scott Wilkinson unpacks the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?103">Yamaha RX-Z1 A/V receiver</A> and wires it into his system, stating, "It was with eager anticipation that I agreed to review the company's current flagship receiver."

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Posted: Mar 30, 2003 0 comments

March was a month of shifting positions at several high-end consumer electronics companies.

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Posted: Mar 30, 2003 0 comments

Digital television is in a period of rapid growth that will continue for years to come, according to a study released in late March by Informa Media Group, a London-based research firm. As many as 96.7 million households worldwide could be enjoying digital television by the end of the 2003, according to projections cited by the authors of <I> TV International Sourcebook 2003</I>.

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Posted: Mar 23, 2003 0 comments

Big-box rear-projection analog TV sets have long been a part of American domestic life. They are probably headed for extinction thanks to a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mandate requiring digital tuners in coming generations of TV products.

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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="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?100">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: Mar 16, 2003 0 comments

Exhibitors at Home Entertainment 2003 (HE2003), the premier home theater & specialty audio show, are gearing up for one of the most important international events of the year. HE2003 will take place June 5-8, 2003 at The Westin-St. Francis Hotel in the heart of downtown San Francisco. This historic location will provide the perfect setting to showcase the latest in home audio/video and home theater entertainment. This will be the show's fourth visit to San Francisco&mdash;previous events were held in 1989, 1993, and 1997.

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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 16, 2003 0 comments

<A HREF="http://www.sonystyle.com">Sony</A> is responding to consumer demand for DVD with an impressive array of new product announcements, including progressive-scan players, SACD-compatible DVD changers, a 400-disc changer, and a "dual compatible" DVD recorder. This last item bridges the gap between the DVD-RW and DVD+RW camps by working with both formats.

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Posted: Mar 09, 2003 0 comments

From the February issue, Steven Stone installs the $3300 <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?96">Plus Piano Avanti HE-3200 DLP projector</A> into his HT system, prompting him to comment that "for such a tiny projector, the new HE-3200 has an absurdly long name . . . and maybe even a better picture than the HE-3100."

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