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HT Staff  |  Mar 29, 2001  |  0 comments
Let's face it. The bottom octaves don't convey much information. Neither music nor dialog has any real need for ultra low bass, but no movie fan would argue that it doesn't make a huge difference in the impact and realism of a film.
HT Staff  |  Mar 17, 2001  |  0 comments
You've got a gorgeous new 16:9 CRT or plasma display. Sleek and modern, it looks totally at odds with your old wooden furniture. Now, you need some sturdy high-tech apparatus to put it on.
HT Staff  |  Mar 16, 2001  |  0 comments
Loudspeaker designer Paul Barton of Canada's PSB Loudspeakers has been at his craft a long time. In his more than 25 years of research, a good part of it at the National Research Center, l he has reached some compelling conclusions about what sounds good. His latest creations, the Image Series, offer a solution for almost every home theater---from those created in old libraries with shelving on all the walls, to those custom-built from the ground up. No matter what size your room, some combination of Image loudspeakers is likely to work for you.
HT Staff  |  Mar 16, 2001  |  0 comments
Not too long ago you couldn't find progressive video output on any DVD player for less than $2000. Ditto for 96kHz or 192kHz digital sampling rates in the audio section. Now you can have both for substantially less than a grand.
HT Staff  |  Mar 06, 2001  |  0 comments
If thirteen thousand bucks doesn't sound too steep for a video projector and processor, DWIN Electronics has just what you're looking for. The Burbank, CA-based manufacturer has packed the most advanced features into its TransVision DLP projector and dedicated processor for what are claimed to be "film-like images."
HT Staff  |  Mar 06, 2001  |  0 comments
Parasound doesn't make a huge distinction between "Home Theater" and "Custom Installation." In most cases, if you have one, you have the other.
HT Staff  |  Feb 27, 2001  |  0 comments
Camarillo, California-based SineLock has introduced the first of a series of advanced AC conditioners intended for use in both the consumer and professional markets. The devices provide a minimum of -80dB reduction in line-borne noise and -50dB of isolation between outlets dedicated for either digital or analog gear. The result: better audio detail and clearer video images.
HT Staff  |  Feb 26, 2001  |  0 comments
There is sufficient doubt about digital television transmission standards that few manufacturers are putting tuners inside their monitors. Not even Philips will do that. The Dutch electronics giant will, however, take its latest video display as far into the future as possible while still making it compatible with the past.
HT Staff  |  Feb 25, 2001  |  0 comments
Two thousand bucks buys a lot of technology these days. Yamaha's RX-V3000 is a good example: with seven channels of amplification, auto-detect surround sound decoding, and a learning touchscreen, it's hard to beat.
HT Staff  |  Feb 19, 2001  |  0 comments
The popularity of camcorders is proof positive that video hobbyists want to do more than watch movies. They want to make them too.