Jon Iverson  |  Oct 14, 2001  |  0 comments

Die-hard fans of the sci-fi film <I>The Matrix</I> will soon have a purchasing decision to make: Is Warner Home Video's latest <I>Matrix</I>-related DVD project a welcome new morsel of valuable information or the latest example of the movie industry's ongoing attempts to milk customers for all they're worth?

 |  Oct 14, 2001  |  0 comments

With the market penetration of DVD players now at 33% and growing, the film industry is ramping up production to release an unprecedented number of new titles, as well as plenty of old favorites in the new format.

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Only four years after its official introduction, the Digital Versatile Disc has made its way into one of every three American homes, according to a study released in early October by the <A HREF="">Consumer Electronics Association</A> (CEA). The market's remarkably rapid acceptance of the technology has cemented DVD's position as the "fastest selling consumer electronics product of all time." The amazing number of players in consumers' hands is attributable to DVD's vastly better picture and sound, compared to videotape, and to extremely attractive prices. Basic players can now be found almost everywhere for well under $200.

Barry Willis  |  Oct 14, 2001  |  0 comments

The current tendency for consumers to stay home rather than travel may bode well for electronics manufacturers and retailers this coming holiday season, according to a survey conducted by the <A HREF="">Consumer Electronics Association</A>.

Dan Yakir  |  Oct 14, 2001  |  0 comments

<I>Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift, Eli Wallach, Thelma Ritter. Directed by John Huston. Aspect ratio: 1.66:1. Dolby Digital mono. 125 minutes. 1961. MGM Home Entertainment 1002063. NR. $19.95.</I>

Thomas J. Norton  |  Oct 14, 2001  |  0 comments

For years, the only game in town for those wanting a home-theater video projector was the cathode-ray tube, or CRT. Many buyers are put off by the bulky size, setup sensitivity, need for constant tweaking, and limited brightness of these devices, but there's no denying that, when combined with a screen of sensible size for the typical living room, a CRT provided overall home-theater performance second to none.

HT Staff  |  Oct 09, 2001  |  0 comments
Acoustic Research, one of the most well known names in American audio, is also a major player in the home theater arena. The Lake Mary, Fl-based speaker manufacturer has recently introduced the HC6 system, a six-piece surround array in glossy piano black, with a suggested price below $800.
HT Staff  |  Oct 09, 2001  |  0 comments
If you've ever installed a stack of A/V equipment in an armoire or cabinet with a sealed back, you know the meaning of "pain-in-the-neck." Struggling with a hand mirror and a flashlight to hook up cables in a cramped compartment can make you wish you'd never heard of home theater.
Dan Yakir  |  Oct 07, 2001  |  0 comments

<I>Bus Stop</I>, <I>The Seven Year Itch</I>, and <I>Marilyn Monroe: <I>The Final Days</I></I> are part of <I>Marilyn Monroe: The Diamond Collection</I>, a boxed set from 20th Century Fox that also includes <I>How to Marry a Millionaire</I>, <I>There's No Business Like Show Business</I>, and <I>Gentlemen Prefer Blondes</I>.

 |  Oct 07, 2001  |  0 comments

Absent from the market for more than half a year, Aragon audio products have come back with a bang. Indianapolis-based <A HREF="">Klipsch Audio Technologies</A>, one of the oldest and most respected names in American audio, <A HREF="">acquired</A> Mondial Designs, maker of both the Aragon and Acurus brands, in a friendly buyout early this year.