Ken Richardson  |  Jan 14, 2006  |  0 comments
Shine Columbia
Music •••• Sound •••• DualDisc Extras •••½
A more appropriate cover photo would sh
Peter Pachal  |  Jan 14, 2006  |  0 comments
Fact Sheet
•30 GB, $299 ($399 with 60 GB) •23/8 x 41/8 x 3/8 in (1/2-in depth with 60 GB) •43/4 oz (51/2 oz with 60 GB) •320 x 240-pixel, 21/2-in LCD screen •Plays AAC, MP3, Audible, WAV, and
Ken Korman  |  Jan 14, 2006  |  0 comments
War of the Worlds DreamWorks
Movie ••½ Picture/Sound ••••½ Extr
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I'm tooling around the lazy lanes of my Long Island hometown in the ol' Acura. Inside the car, a sing-songy woman's voice is bouncing around -

"The parties took place on the front lawn of 4347 Wisteria Lane every Sunday afternoon ..."

Err ... well, actually, it's Lee Avenue I'm driving down, and it's Saturday afternoon.

Billy Altman  |  Jan 14, 2006  |  0 comments
A Time to Love Motown
Music ••••½ Sound •••
It was hard to know just what to expect from Stevie Wonder's A T
John Sciacca  |  Jan 14, 2006  |  0 comments

With HDTV, 6.1-channel digital audio, and streaming audio and video files now theoretically at our fingertips, we truly have a bonanza of entertainment options! But let's face it - more often than not it's the fingertip part that becomes a system's Achilles' heel.

Marc Horowitz  |  Jan 14, 2006  |  0 comments
Series ••• Picture/Sound •••• Extras ••••
If you're in the mood to check your brains at the door and just laugh a
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Ticket prices at the box office may be at an all-time high, but the cost of admission for good home theater continues to plummet. Case in point: the three home-theater-in-a-box (HTIB) systems gathered here. While enthusiasts might find one of these nice for a bedroom or summer home, they're just the ticket for those getting in the game.

Billy Altman  |  Jan 14, 2006  |  0 comments
Catching Tales Verve Forecast
Music ••• Sound •••
On his breakout major-label debut, Twentysomething, the jazz-based E
John Sciacca  |  Jan 14, 2006  |  0 comments

Remember back in high school? It seemed like everyone went to the Senior Prom. But as the party started winding down, the cool kids pulled away in rented limos and headed off to hotel rooms around town to continue partying the night away.