Steven Stone  |  Oct 02, 2005  |  2 comments

When I reviewed the Genesis 6.1 speaker system I liked it so much I still use it as my reference in my upstairs home theater system. Now Genesis has a new, smaller speaker called the Genesis 7.1c that shares much of the G6.1's technology—and a level of performance that can equal its more expensive sibling in most conventional home theater situations, and in some environments even better it.

Thomas J. Norton  |  Oct 02, 2005  |  0 comments

Power conditioning has long been an assumed requirement for the best audio-video systems. And there's no shortage of manufacturers lining up to supply the perceived need. Need line filtering, surge and spike protection, and multiple outlets? Ding! There are dozens of choices, some more effective than others. Need a device that will not only clean up your power line, but also maintain 120 volts when your power company is straining to keep up with demand? Ding! The field narrows, but there are products out there that will do that, too. Need battery backup in case of a partial or complete power failure? Bzzzt! Wrong question. Until recently, you'd have to look for that in the computer department of you're nearby electronics supermarket.

Drew Thompson  |  Oct 01, 2005  |  0 comments
VU Games (all consoles)
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Still fuming over Ang Lee's horrendous Hulk flick?
Richard C. Walls  |  Oct 01, 2005  |  0 comments
Chávez Ravine Nonesuch/Perro Verde
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Guitarist Ry Cooder's latest project is a concept album
Daniel Sozomenu  |  Oct 01, 2005  |  0 comments
EA (all consoles)
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As the only pro player on the console gridiron (because of an exclusive deal with the NFL), EA might've been content to relea
Jon M. Gibson  |  Oct 01, 2005  |  0 comments
2K Games (Xbox)
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Ahoy, matey! Go ahead, shout it out loud - rum-soaked drawl and all.
Parke Puterbaugh  |  Oct 01, 2005  |  0 comments
Okemah and the Melody of Riot Transmit Sound/Legacy
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Ken Korman  |  Oct 01, 2005  |  0 comments
Movie ••½ Picture/Sound •••• Extras ••
Indiana Jones meets James Bond by way of Gunga Din in this everyt
Ken Richardson  |  Oct 01, 2005  |  0 comments
A Bigger Bang Virgin
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Whaddayawant? A Rolling Stones album to come up and bite you in the ass?
Mike Mettler  |  Oct 01, 2005  |  0 comments
Mr. A-Z Atlantic
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