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Thomas J. Norton  |  Aug 25, 2002  |  0 comments

<I>Josh Hartnett. Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana, William Fichtner, Ewen Bremner, Sam Shepard. Directed by Ridley Scott. Aspect ratio: 2.40:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1 (English, French). 144 minutes. 2001. Columbia Tri-Star 06766. R. $27.96.</I>

Barry Willis  |  Aug 25, 2002  |  0 comments

Home theater is increasingly a mainstream phenomenon, and no one recognizes this better than <A HREF="http://www.sharp-usa.com">Sharp Electronics</A>. During the last week of August, the manufacturing giant hosted its dealers and some members of the media at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines hotel/golf resort in a celebration of new products that included a DLP video projector with a suggested retail price right around $3000.

HT Staff  |  Aug 22, 2002  |  0 comments
Sharp is celebrating its 90th anniversary with a wide array of new upscale home entertainment products, unveiled at a dealer conference and media event in late August at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines resort north of San Diego. Sharp's US sales division is also celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, making 2002 doubly important for the Japanese manufacturing giant.
HT Staff  |  Aug 22, 2002  |  0 comments
ASW 675 sports new driver and enclosure design.
 |  Aug 18, 2002  |  0 comments

Consumer interest in digital video recorders appears to be slowing, according to an August 13 report from <I>Screen Digest</I> magazine.

Barry Willis  |  Aug 18, 2002  |  0 comments

Financial life is looking good for <A HREF="http://www.echostar.com">EchoStar Communications Corporation</A>. The Littleton, CO-based direct broadcast satellite operator reported second-quarter profits of $45.8 million, with revenue up 21%, to $1.17 billion. EchoStar's subscribership increased by 295,000 during the quarter, and the company is predicting that it could add more than 1.2 million new subscribers to its DISH network in 2002, with a total approaching eight million by year's end. EchoStar reported the results August 15.

 |  Aug 18, 2002  |  0 comments

Michael Fremer meets up with the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?29">Kenwood Sovereign VR-5900 audio/video receiver</A> and reports whether or not a curvaceous all-in-one receiver can float his home theater boat.

Robert Deutsch  |  Aug 18, 2002  |  0 comments

<I>Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York, Donna Anderson, Harry Morgan, Claude Akins. Directed by Stanley Kramer. Aspect ratio: 1.66:1 (letterbox). Dolby Digital 1.0 (English, French, Spanish). B&W. 128 minutes. 1960. MGM 1002740. NR. $14.95.</I>

Barry Willis  |  Aug 18, 2002  |  0 comments

The cable industry isn't a happy one these days. Charter Communications, the fourth-largest cable provider in the US, is under investigation by federal prosecutors for possible accounting irregularities. Owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, Charter was on the receiving end of a grand jury subpoena delivered Thursday, August 15 by the US Attorney's office in St. Louis, MO, Charter's home city. The cable service has more than 6.8 million customers in 40 states.

HT Staff  |  Aug 12, 2002  |  0 comments
Tired of stumbling around in pitch-blackness? Want to watch movies in a well-lit room? Runco's "CX" series of plasma screens lets you do just that. The 42", 50", and 61" models of the company's PlasmaWall displays offer incredible brightness and extraordinary contrast.
HT Staff  |  Aug 12, 2002  |  0 comments
Fosgate Audionics has begun shipping a new five-channel modular amplifier that enables custom configuration and simplifies in-field service.
uavKrissy Rushing  |  Aug 11, 2002  |  0 comments

<B><I>SGHT</I>: </B>What is the importance of a DVD release to a film director?

 |  Aug 11, 2002  |  0 comments

DirecTV subscribers will soon be able to enjoy the kind of digital television performance that cable subscribers can only dream about. On August 7, <A HREF="http://www.sony.sel.com">Sony Electronics</A> announced the SAT-HD200 set-top box (STB), an advanced DirecTV high-definition receiver with multiple format modes, keyword search, a favorite channel list, 20-event reminder, and an electronic programming guide. Subscribers with Digital Visual Interface (DVI) enabled high definition monitors will be able to receive uncompressed wideband high-def programming encoded with Digital Content Protection (HDCP) technology.

 |  Aug 11, 2002  |  0 comments

For the January 2002 issue, Fred Manteghian points his eyes and ears toward the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?27">Krell Home Theater Standard 2 preamplifier-processor & Theater Amplifier Standard five-channel amplifier</A>. After a few spins around the audio and video block, FM rolls his tongue back into his mouth and files his report.

Thomas J. Norton  |  Aug 11, 2002  |  0 comments

<I>Voices of Tom Hulce, Demi Moore, Tony Jay, Kevin Kline, Paul Kandel, Jason Alexander, Charles Kimbrough, Mary Wickes. Directed by Kirk Wise, Gary Trousdale. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1 (English, French, Spanish), DTS. 91 minutes. 1996. Buena Vista D23315. G. $29.99.</I>

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