Philip Ryan  |  Jun 03, 2006  |  0 comments
What We Think
This entry-level Panasonic plasma has a few things going for it, but a couple of performance issues pull it down.
A lot of the recent excitement about flat-panel TVs
John Sciacca  |  Jun 03, 2006  |  0 comments

Movie sequels are rarely as good as the originals. Fortunately, just the opposite is true with consumer electronics, where Gen 2 is almost always a good thing, loaded with extra features and tweaked for better performance. In the case of the new Pioneer Inno XM2go portable satellite radio, it's a great thing.

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Last issue, I talked about the five questions I'm asked most often while working as a custom installer in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. But as I compiled my list, I realized that there are way more questions I hear all the time. So here's my second Top 5 (except this time I cheated and went with 5.1).

Rob Sabin  |  Jun 03, 2006  |  0 comments
Setting up the Toshiba HD-XA1 HD DVD player for the best picture and sound quality is not for the uninitiated. Even home theater experts will face a learning curve to understand the different ways to extract video and audio from the player and the ramifications of each option and will have to read the manual to find what settings in the player's internal menu will yield the desired results.
Rob Sabin  |  Jun 03, 2006  |  0 comments
As soon as you pull it from the carton, you know that the Toshiba HD-XA1 HD DVD player means business. Its 17-inch rack-size width and 20 pounds of heft beckon to a day when men were men and DVD players were both taller and heavier than a slice of white bread.
Rob Sabin  |  Jun 03, 2006  |  0 comments
Here are the three most important things you should know about Toshiba's much anticipated HD-XA1, the world's very first high-definition optical disc player: 1. It's not just a DVD player - it's a computer.
Bob Lefsetz  |  Jun 03, 2006  |  0 comments

P2P. No longer the story. The press is burned out on it. As are the insiders at music conferences. Bring up file-trading, and they wince. But more people are downloading more files than ever before.

Daniel Kumin  |  Jun 03, 2006  |  0 comments

For most people, flagship A/V receivers costing $4,000 to $6,000 are just too much: too much size, weight, complexity, and, for sure, money. But the cheapest models are too limited in connections and, more often than not, too flimsy. The result?

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Color temperature (User picture mode/Mid-Low color temperature before/after calibration): Low window (20 IRE): 6,464/6,492 K High window (80 IRE): 6,212/6,506 K Brightness (100-IRE window before/after calibration): 19.4/38.1 ftL