Barry Willis  |  Feb 24, 2002  |  0 comments

Here's a formula for an experiment pre-determined to prove there's no demand for downloadable movies over the Internet: Offer two films that nobody wants to see, and make them playable for only 24 hours.

 |  Feb 23, 2002  |  0 comments

College basketball fans will get right in the midst of the high definition action when the NCAA men's 2003 basketball championship series begins next month.

HT Staff  |  Feb 21, 2002  |  0 comments
Ontario's Totem Acoustic is a company known throughout the audiophile world for its excellent, musical two-channel designs. Less well known is the fact that the company also makes multichannel home theater products that sound very good.
HT Staff  |  Feb 20, 2002  |  0 comments
One of the most respected names in video is pushing the performance envelope again. Faroudja, a division of Sage, Inc., has introduced the Digital Cinema Source (DCS), an innovative new Native Rate Series video processor.
HT Staff  |  Feb 19, 2002  |  0 comments
Last year, Plus Corporation of America rocked the home theater world with the introduction of the Plus "Piano" HE-3100, a compact DLP video projector with great specifications. Home Theater's Mike Wood gave the little projector two thumbs up, saying all the right compromises were made to get it to market at a ground-breaking price of $3000 retail.
HT Staff  |  Feb 19, 2002  |  0 comments
British audio technology company Meridian Audio, Ltd. has announced important upgrades to Version 3 of its 800 optical disc player and 861 reference surround controller, including proprietary encryption and signaling technology.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Feb 19, 2002  |  0 comments

Remarkable things are happening in the plasma-display market. Just the other day I saw one for sale in Costco for under $6000. Costco! While one might ponder the cosmic significance of plasma televisions at a warehouse retailer, there's no denying that these displays attract a lot of attention. A big, flat screen hanging on the wall has universal appeal.

Al Griffin  |  Feb 18, 2002  |  0 comments

Anyone who's set up a home theater system knows how much work is involved. Once you find the right TV and speaker system, you need to round up a stack of components, including a DVD player, a video recorder, and, perhaps, a satellite receiver. Then you have to spin a frightening web of wires to route all of those signals through your A/V receiver or preamp/surround processor.

Laura Evenson  |  Feb 18, 2002  |  0 comments

No wonder people have fallen in love with DVD extras. Increasingly, releases have a little something for everybody, going beyond the usual deleted scenes, commentary tracks, and "behind the scenes" documentaries to include games, Web links, and elaborate featurettes on things like costume design and special effects.

Michael Gaughn  |  Feb 18, 2002  |  0 comments

You wouldn't know it to look at the "mine's bigger than yours" installations featured in some home theater magazines, but having a decent amount of money to spend on a whole-house audio/video system doesn't necessarily translate into gaudy opulence. Or, to put it another way, modesty isn't always dictated by a limited budget.