Shane Buettner

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Shane Buettner  |  Feb 03, 2007  |  5 comments

In an effort to outperform the original, sequels invariably spend more money, have more explosions, more action, more stunts and more special effects. In this spirit I suppose it's inevitable that Kevin Smith's <I>Clerks II</I> would turn to bestiality (er, "interspecies erotica") in an effort to go where even the original <I>Clerks</I> hadn't gone before. The original did feature necrophilia as a set piece after all. And there's also a hilariously wrong homage to <I>Silence of the Lambs</I> here that anyone who sees this film will never forgive Kevin Smith or Jason Mewes for.

Shane Buettner  |  Jan 18, 2007  |  Published: Jan 19, 2007  |  0 comments
  • $1,999
  • 125-Watts x 7 into 8 ohms
  • Processing Modes: DD, DD-EX, ProLogicIIx, DTS, DTS-ES/Discrete/Matrix/Neo: 6, DTS 24/96, SRS Circle Surround II, HDCD decoding
Features We Like: THX Select2-Certified, Four HDMI 1.2 inputs and two outputs with video upconversion and cross-conversion, four component inputs, Audyssey auto calibration and room EQ, three coaxial and four toslink optical digital audio inputs, one 7.1-channel analog audio input, XM Ready, 7.1-channel preamp outs, AV sync delay, multi-source/multi-zone
Shane Buettner  |  Jan 18, 2007  |  0 comments
  • $1,999 (est. street price)
  • 1280x768 single-chip DLP
  • Key Connections: One HDMI input
Features We Like: Faroudja processing
Shane Buettner  |  Jan 18, 2007  |  0 comments
  • $3,300
  • 42" Plasma
  • 1024x768
  • Key Connections: Dual HDMI and component inputs
Features We Like: Accepts 1080p/24 signals and displays them at 72Hz, Home Media Gallery, ISF ccc Calibration Ready, OTA and CableCARD HD tuners
Shane Buettner  |  Jan 15, 2007  |  0 comments

Triad's Platinum speakers walked away with Loudpseaker System of the year, with a system with equal amounts of unbridled dynamic power and inner detail and finesse.

Shane Buettner  |  Jan 14, 2007  |  1 comments

Although our review hasn't been published yet, Tom Norton loved NAD's Masters Series power amp so much we decided to give it our version of a Browny Button!

Shane Buettner  |  Jan 14, 2007  |  1 comments

While I haven't finished my full review on the Anthem AVM 50, I'm going to give something away here by showing that it nabbed <I>UAV's</I> Top Pre/Pro for 2006.

Shane Buettner  |  Jan 14, 2007  |  1 comments

DreamVision showed two three-chip 1080p D-ILA projectors that featured stunning, curvaceous industrial design.

Shane Buettner  |  Jan 14, 2007  |  2 comments

Sony walked away with two of <I>UAV's</I> vaunted awards, nabbing Best Rear Projection TV with the KDS-R60XBR2 and Best Value for the Sony VPL-VW50 Pearl projector.

Shane Buettner  |  Jan 13, 2007  |  1 comments

As the proud parent of Denon and Marantz D&M Holdings came away from CES with a pair of <I>UAV</I> awards. Denon's AVR-5805 was the best AV receiver we saw and heard, while the Marantz VP-11S1 remains the top 1080p projector we've seen in 2006 or any other year.