|  Feb 09, 2004  |  0 comments

Omnipolar? Thomas Norton performs a careful analysis of the <A HREF="/speakersystems/1203mirage">Mirage Omni 250 surround speaker system</A> to get to the bottom of the company's revolutionary design that points a tweeter at your ceiling. "Attempts to produce the ideal omnidirectional speaker continue," notes Norton.

 |  Feb 02, 2004  |  0 comments

Scott Wilkinson casts his critical gaze at the <A HREF="/dvdplayers/1203v">V, Inc. Bravo D1 DVD player</A> to find out just how good a DVI connection can be on a machine that sells for around $200. "The D1 is by no means perfect, but it occupies a unique place in the vanguard of the digital future, and so deserves a serious look," says SW.

 |  Jan 26, 2004  |  0 comments

Home theater products continue to get better and cheaper. One example is <A HREF="http://www.panasonic.com">Panasonic</A>'s new PT-AE500, a high-definition widescreen LCD projector. The PT-AE500 incorporates several advances, including integrated cinema quality circuitry, full 10-bit digital processing and gamma correction, and new "smooth screen technology." Many of these advances derive from research and development and collaborative work done at the Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory in Hollywood, California, with top Hollywood studio colorists who helped ensure the projector's color fidelity.

 |  Jan 26, 2004  |  0 comments

DLP done right? Joel Brinkley gets some quality time wth the <A HREF="/videoprojectors/1203runco">Runco Reflection CL-710 DLP projector</A> to find out just how close to the CRT ideal the technology has come. Thomas Norton adds his comments.

 |  Jan 25, 2004  |  0 comments

<I>Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Sherry Stringfield, Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies, Eriq La Salle. Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 2.0 (French subtitles). Four discs. 999 minutes. 1993. Warner Bros. Home Video 24629. NR. $59.98.</I>

 |  Jan 19, 2004  |  0 comments

Robert Deutsch and Thomas J. Norton provide us with follow-ups on a pair of classic HT products with <A HREF="/videoprojectors/1103dlp">Take Two: Marantz VP-12S2 and SharpVision XV-Z10000U DLP projectors</A>. Two different reviewers and two different systems. Will they get the same results as noted in the original reviews?

 |  Jan 15, 2004  |  0 comments

Primedia has announced <I>The Connected Guide To The Digital Home</I>, the first consumer magazine dedicated entirely to adopting and integrating audio, video, information, telecommunications, security, and other personal and home technologies. Formerly known as <I>Audio Video Interiors</I> (<I>AVI</I>), the standard-bearer for the home theater revolution, <I>The Connected Guide To The Digital Home</I> is being introduced as the natural evolution of <I>AVI</I>.

 |  Jan 12, 2004  |  0 comments

Fred Manteghian takes his turn with the <A HREF="/surroundsoundpreampprocessors/1103classe">Class&#233; SSP-60 preamplifier-processor</A> noting that, although built by a Canadian manufacturer, it can hold its own feature for feature with the latest Japanese imports.

 |  Jan 05, 2004  |  0 comments

Can you get high-definition images from low-definition sources? Cerritos, CA&ndash;based <A HREF="http://www.adstech.com/">ADS Technologies</A> claims it's possible using its new "HDTV Upconverter," a $599 outboard device.

 |  Jan 05, 2004  |  0 comments

Joel Brinkley checks out the <A HREF="/accessories/1103panasonic">Panasonic TU-DST52 digital receiver</A>, noting that this is the latest generation DTV unit from the company that created the very first model released in the US. "These products have been among the best. This latest incarnation is no exception."