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jon iverson  |  Jan 09, 2003  |  0 comments

On Thursday, the first <I>official</I> day of CES, attendees were treated to another day of warm, dry weather&mdash;and a mind-boggling array of new home theater products.

jon iverson  |  Jan 07, 2003  |  0 comments

<I>Bigger, better, more.</I> That's the future as envisioned by technological giants Zenith Electronics Corporation and Royal Philips Electronics, which kicked off this year's edition of the world's largest trade show with huge flatscreen television sets and plans to make technological interconnectivity deeper and more seamless than it has ever been for the average citizen.

Robert Deutsch  |  Jan 05, 2003  |  0 comments

<I>Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor. Directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen. Aspect ratio: 4:3. Dolby Digital 5.1 (English), Dolby Digital 2.0 (French). Two DVDs. 103 minutes. 1952. Warner Home Video 125695621 27. G. $26.99.</I>

 |  Jan 05, 2003  |  0 comments

Thomas J. Norton gets his hands on the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?76">Krell Home Theater Standard 7.1 surround processor</A> and explains all the pluses and minuses of what you get for your $8000.

HT Staff  |  Jan 01, 2003  |  0 comments
LCD television sets are the next wave in trendy consumer electronics. The LCD TV market should grow from 1.3 million units in 2002 to more than 16.1 million units by 2006, according to industry research firm DisplaySearch.
 |  Dec 30, 2002  |  0 comments

Travelers parked for the evening in their RVs and campers will never look at satellite TV or high-speed Internet access in quite the same way again, following the recent introduction of the TracVision S3 satellite TV antenna from <A HREF="http://www.kvh.com">KVH Industries</A>.

jon iverson  |  Dec 30, 2002  |  0 comments

In the ongoing battle between small-dish satellite and cable, the ability to broadcast local channels was a decided advantage for the wired approach. But the direct broadcast satellite (DBS) companies <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/shownews.cgi?582">successfully petitioned</A> the FCC for the right to carry local stations on their system; early in December a federal appeals court ruled that they must carry "<A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/shownews.cgi?1171">all or none</A>" of those stations to comply.

 |  Dec 30, 2002  |  0 comments

Television broadcasters in New York City will receive approximately $8.2 million in federal assistance to rebuild antennas lost in the terrorist attack of September 11, according to a December 23 report in the <A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com"><I>New York Times</I></A>. Almost all of the city's broadcasters had their transmitters mounted on the top of the north tower of the World Trade Center, which collapsed after being struck by a hijacked airliner.

Bob Gulla  |  Dec 30, 2002  |  0 comments

<I>Voices of Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La-Verne, Scotty Mattraw, Roy Atwell, Pinto Colvig, Otis Harlan, Billy Gilbert, Moroni Olsen. Directed by Ben Sharpsteen. Aspect ratio: 4:3. Dolby Digital (mono). Two discs. 84 minutes. 1937. Disney 22254. G. $29.99.</I>

HT Staff  |  Dec 30, 2002  |  0 comments
Simplify, simplify. It's some of the oldest and best advice. Rotel has taken it to heart with the RSX-1065, a multichannel receiver that can take the place of separate processors and amplifiers.
HT Staff  |  Dec 26, 2002  |  0 comments
Madrigal has recalled approximately 1300 Revel Performa B15 subwoofers for repair of a potential shock hazard. A screw in the subwoofer's power amp section can cause a high-voltage short circuit, with risk of injury to consumers. To date, no injuries have been reported, but the company has received at least one report of someone getting shocked.
Chris Keeler  |  Dec 25, 2002  |  0 comments
Flat-screen TVs are hot and getting hotter.
HT Staff  |  Dec 23, 2002  |  0 comments
Canton has announced several new models of loudspeakers that should arrive at dealers in January.
Barry Willis  |  Dec 22, 2002  |  0 comments

New generations of television products should be easier to connect to cable systems and easier to use, as a result of an agreement signed Thursday, December 19, by cable providers and electronics manufacturers.

 |  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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