Steven Stone  |  Nov 06, 2005  |  First Published: Nov 07, 2005  |  0 comments

"Despair all yea that hope for a true high-def movie format before late 2006."I read that in the background of one of the opening scenes in HBO's <I>Rome</I>, which looks utterly fabulous in high-def, by the way. Many videophiles, even the well-heeled ones, find it difficult to justify spending high dollars for a DVD player whose useful lifespan can be measured in months rather than years. With the new HD formats on the horizon (yes, I realize it's a receding one) the appeal of an inexpensive DVD player that can tide them over until the next technological storm is undeniably seductive.

Mike Mettler  |  Nov 06, 2005  |  0 comments
You Could Have It So Much Better Domino/Epic
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It's actually quite telling that the second album from G
Ken Korman  |  Nov 06, 2005  |  0 comments
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Jeff Perlah  |  Nov 06, 2005  |  0 comments
Late Registration Roc-a-Fella
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When you claim you're The Greatest, you better
Daniel Sozomenu  |  Nov 06, 2005  |  0 comments
2K Sports (PS2, Xbox)
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After the lockout, try prying extra cash from a disgruntled hockey fan.
David Katzmaier  |  Nov 06, 2005  |  0 comments

Did you know you can get a plasma HDTV for $1,800? That's right - TV technology that a few years ago cost more than a Hyundai is now within reach of most middle-class American budgets. Prices for entry-level big-screen HDTVs, including those flat-panel plasmas and LCDs as well as advanced DLP and LCD projectors, are falling at near-terminal velocity and have yet to hit bottom.

Brandon Grafius  |  Nov 06, 2005  |  0 comments
Season 1 Touchstone
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Wisteria Lane
Rob O'Connor  |  Nov 06, 2005  |  0 comments
Plans Atlantic
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Death Cab for Cutie's Plans has Seattle's emo leaders jumping to a major l
Ken Korman  |  Nov 06, 2005  |  0 comments
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Hollywood remakes don't always fall short of the mark, but the new take on The Longest Yard
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The Hammer Horror Series Universal, 2 double-sided discs Movie •••