New Products - Nov. 2001 Page 5

SIM2 Sèleco

Texas Instruments' Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology is the feature presentation of SIM2 Sèleco's HT200DM video projector. It uses a single DLP chip to project 16:9 images at 848 x 480 pixels or 4:3 images at 800 x 600 pixels. The projector's color wheel has six colors - up from the usual three - which is said to reduce color-separation artifacts. Other attractions include a built-in proprietary video scaler, three color-temperature presets, and a contrast ratio of 600:1. Video inputs include composite- and S-video, VGA, and RGB+H/V. The HT200DM weighs only 11 pounds. Price: $10,995. 954-442-2999,

Polk Audio

The RM6000 speaker system from Polk Audio is home theater that won't break the bank - or your back. The total system weight is 38 pounds, including the 11 1/2 x 13 x 13 5/8-inch vented subwoofer. The wall-mountable satellites have 3-inch midrange drivers (two in the center speaker) and 1/2-inch silk-dome tweeters. The subwoofer has an 8-inch driver, and its amplifier is rated to deliver 50 watts of continuous average power from 40 to 180 Hz with less than 1% THD. Overall system frequency response is rated as 40 Hz to 19 kHz -3 dB. All components are magnetically shielded and come in either black or titanium finish. Price: $550. 800-377-7655,


Home theater systems tend to have a way of taking over a room, but the Bose 3-2-1 DVD home entertainment system aims to give you surround sound without being obtrusive. The system comprises a control center that combines a DVD player and receiver, an infrared remote control, two vented speakers, and a powered Acoustimass bass module. Using proprietary decoding, the system creates virtual surround sound from Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel DVD movie soundtracks as well as mono or stereo sources. The DVD player can read CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, and discs with MP3 files. The bass module measures 8 3/4 x 14 1/2 x 19 1/8 inches and weighs 23 3/8 pounds. Price: $999. 800-444-2673,


With its second generation of DVD recording media, Memorex provides discs in the DVD-R and DVD-RAM formats. Write-once DVD-Rs ($20) can hold up to 4.7 gigabytes (GB) of data, which is enough for 1 to 2 hours of standard MPEG-2 video. The DVD-Rs are said to be compatible with most new DVD players and newer DVD-R computer drives. The rewritable DVD-RAM discs come in single-sided ($35) and double-sided ($40) flavors. RAM discs come in cartridges, but the single-sided disc can be removed for use in players that don't accept cartridges. 562-906-2800,