HE 2001 Seminar Schedule Set

Consumers attending the Home Entertainment 2001 Show in NYC, May 11–13, 2001, will have a unique opportunity to speak with and learn from the home entertainment industry's leading experts. As part of the three-day audio and video extravaganza, the Show will offer educational seminars and panel discussions—included with the admission ticket price on a first come, first served basis. This is a rare opportunity for consumers to meet with legendary industry journalists, manufacturers, dealers, and others.

Home Entertainment 2001 is co-sponsored by Stereophile, Home Theater, and Stereophile Guide to Home Theater magazines. Back in NYC for the first time in five years, Home Entertainment 2001 is an opportunity to demo the finest audio/video equipment in the world—worth well over $10 million! In addition to the daily seminars, Show visitors can also attend a series of musical performances—all included with the price of an admission ticket (first come, first served).

Details of each educational seminar are listed below; locations will be announced closer to the Show:

Surround Sound
Friday, May 11, 2001 2:30–3:30pm
Multi-channel sound is the ultimate listening experience. It can transform your living room into the Metropolitan Opera House, featuring the booming rich voice of your favorite tenor—or into a World War II battlefield with fighter pilots in aircraft whirling all around your head. Come hear from leading industry experts about the differences between the existing surround-sound formats and what's in our future for an even more sophisticated viewing experience.
Panel: Maureen Jenson, editor of Home Theater; Brent Butterworth, Dolby Labs; David Del Grosso, DTS

Ask the Editors—Home Theater
Friday, May 11, 2001 3:45–4:45pm
Don't miss the premier session of "Ask the Editors—Home Theater." Bring your questions and comments for the editors and writers as they explore what's new in audio, video, and convergence products, and what's coming in the future.
Panel: Maureen Jenson, editor; Mike Wood, technical editor; Chris Lewis, audio editor; Chris Chiarella, convergence editor

PC Cinema—HTPC 101
Friday, May 11, 2001 5:00–6:00pm
An introduction to the home-theater PC, exploring the capabilities and concerns of using a PC in a high-performance home-theater environment. HTPC functions, including DVD-Video scaling, HDTV reception and recording, and high–bit-rate audio playback, will be demonstrated. Steps on how to configure a PC for home-theater use will be explained, followed by a Q-and-A session.
Moderator: Pat Megenity, contributing editor of Stereophile Guide to Home Theater

High-Resolution Super Audio CD and the Future of Music
Saturday, May 12, 2001 10:00–11:30am
Music enthusiasts will enjoy this special seminar featuring some of the industry's leading experts, who come together to share their experiences in the new world of high-resolution audio and multi-channel sound.
David Kawakami of Sony will provide a brief overview of some of the latest advances in audio technology.
Moderator: John Atkinson, editor of Stereophile
Panel: Tom Jung, digital recording pioneer and founder of DMP; Joe Harley, best known for his outstanding blues recordings on AudioQuest; Bruce Botnick, renowned producer/engineer, who has worked with artists ranging from the Doors to John Williams; Mark Levinson, legendary audiophile/designer

Analog Clinic
Saturday, May 12, 2001 noon–1:00pm
Join Michael Fremer, senior contributing editor of Stereophile and writer of the magazine's monthly "Analog Corner" column, in a session that includes everything you were afraid to ask about analog and more . . . .

DVD and Digital Hollywood—A look behind the scenes at the making of the Lawrence of Arabia DVD
Saturday, May 12, 2001 1:00–2:30pm
Sunday, May 13, 2001 1:00–2:30pm
Film buffs will flock to a special presentation that offers an in-depth look at how Sony Pictures Digital Studios produced the new Lawrence of Arabia DVD. This 1962 Oscar-winning classic, directed by David Lean and considered one of the greatest films ever made, posed a number of challenges before it could be brought to disc. Seminar attendees will get the complete inside story. Sony Pictures experts in restoration, authoring, and HD transfer will be on hand to provide a multimedia presentation covering everything from color correction and sound remixing to the search for lost footage.
Bonus—those who attend this seminar will have the opportunity to purchase the DVD at a special Show price.
Moderators: Maureen Jenson, editor of Home Theater; Thomas J. Norton, editor of Stereophile Guide to Home Theater

Ask the Editors—Stereophile
Saturday, May 12, 2001 2:30–3:30pm
The pages of Stereophile come alive when you can speak directly with the editors. "Ask the Editors" is your forum to congratulate, confound, and discombobulate Stereophile's legendary writers.
Panel: John Atkinson, editor; Jonathan Scull, senior editor; Michael Fremer, senior contributing editor; Sam Tellig, contributing audio editor; Kalman Rubinson, contributing audio editor; Bob Reina, contributing audio editor; Robert Deutsch, contributing audio editor; Chip Stern, contributing audio editor

DVD Video
Saturday, May 12, 2001 3:45–4:45pm
Panel: TBD

Designing Your Home Theater Environment
Saturday, May 12, 2001 5:00–6:00pm
Interested in building your own home theater? Home Theater Interiors editor Mike Wood gives ideal solutions for designing a home theater customized to your special needs, from a small apartment in New York City to a lavish cinema in the home. This seminar is a must-attend for anyone planning a new home theater.

Fine Tunes Clinic
Sunday, May 13, 2001 10:45–11:45am
Room acoustics are the final frontier of great music and theater systems. Fans of Jonathan Scull's "Fine Tunes" column in Stereophile shouldn't miss this helpful seminar, which covers what you can do for little or no cost to make your system sound better.
Panel: Jonathan Scull, senior editor of Stereophile; Victor Tiscareno, AudioPrism/Red Rose Music

Ask the Editors—Stereophile Guide to Home Theater
Sunday, May 13, 2001 noon–1:00pm
Join Stereophile Guide to Home Theater's team of illustrious writers and get the nitty-gritty on the latest in home theater. This is your opportunity to ask, applaud, and admonish, while getting the scoop on the world of high-end home theater.
Panel: Thomas J. Norton, editor; John Gannon, technical editor; Steven Stone, contributing editor; Michael Fremer, contributing editor; Fred Manteghian, contributing editor; Joel Brinkley, contributing editor

HDTV Now and in the Future
Sunday, May 13, 2001 from 2:30–3:30pm
HDTV is here now! Attend this seminar to learn everything you need to know to begin enjoying this exciting format. The experts will be on hand to answer questions and dispel common myths regarding high-definition television.
Panel: Andy Singer, Sound by Singer; Jim Chiddix, chief technology officer, Time Warner/AOL; John Dowdell, VP and chief colorist, Tape House, NY; Jim Burns, Runco International

For more information, please contact Nicoll Public Relations at 781-762-9300 or visit the Show's official website at www.homeentertainment-expo.com.