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Peter Putman Posted: Jan 12, 2005 0 comments

There's an old saying: "Good things come in small packages." In our industry, however, there's often a perceived correlation between the size of an AV component (speakers, amplifiers, plasma TVs) and its level of performance. Here, the working mentality seems to be "the bigger (or pricier), the better."

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Peter Putman Posted: Jan 12, 2005 0 comments

Mitsubishi has been a market leader for some time in the business and professional world, offering a wide variety of LCD and DLP projectors. Regular readers of <I>Stereophile Ultimate AV</I> know Mitsubishi as a major player in rear-projection and plasma and LCD TVs, but probably haven't seen that name on a home-theater projector before.

Lawrence E. Ullman Posted: Jan 12, 2005 0 comments

A month or two ago, I was on my way home from work when my wife called and asked me to swing by Costco to pick up a pound of our favorite Newhall Blend coffee beans. "We're out," she informed me. "And this time, please don't forget to grind 'em before you leave the store!"

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uavKrissy Rushing Posted: Jan 11, 2005 Published: Jan 12, 2005 0 comments

<I>Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Hermione Baddeley, Reta Shaw, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber, Reginald Owen. Directed by Robert Stevenson. Music by Richard and Robert Sherman. Aspect ratio: 1.66:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1. 140 minutes. 1964. Buena Vista Home Video 31167. G. $29.99</I>

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Aimee Giron Posted: Jan 11, 2005 Published: Jan 12, 2005 0 comments

<I>Barret Oliver, Michael McKean, Mary Beth Hurt, Colleen Camp, Josef Sommer, Kathryn Walker, Danny Corkill. Directed by Simon Wincer. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital Mono. 100 minutes. 1985. Paramount 01810. PG. $14.99.</I>

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uavKrissy Rushing Posted: Jan 11, 2005 Published: Jan 12, 2005 0 comments

<I>Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Olivia de Havilland, Leslie Howard, Hattie McDaniel, Thomas Mitchell, Butterfly McQueen. Directed by Victor Fleming. Aspect ratio: 1.33:1. Dolby Digital 5.1. 238 minutes. 1939. Warner Home Video DVE065917. G. $39.92.</I>

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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 11, 2005 Published: Jan 12, 2005 0 comments

<I>Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Robert Fyfe, Jim Broadment. Directed by Frank Coraci. Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1. 120 minutes. Buena Vista Home Video 37415 PG. $29.99.</I>

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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 11, 2005 Published: Jan 12, 2005 0 comments

<I>Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, Donna Murphy. Directed by Sam Raimi. Aspect ratio: 2.40:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1 (English, French), Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround (English, Spanish). 127 minutes. 2004. Columbia TriStar 05149. PG-13 $29.96.</I>

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Rich Warren Posted: Jan 11, 2005 0 comments

After traipsing dozens of miles through aisles as crowded as a big city subway train in rush hour, I have seen thousands of light-emitting diodes, if not hundreds of thousands. I have seen every video display technology and their variations known to civilization. I have heard nearly every reproducible sound audible to the human ear.

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Peter Pachal Posted: Jan 11, 2005 0 comments

"Bigger than ever" was a recurring theme at CES 2005. Bigger attendance (more than 140,000), bigger screens (including a 102-inch prototype plasma TV), and bigger bust lines on the manufacturers' spokesmodels. The number of exhibitors also broke the record.

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