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  1. HEMagazine

    Mitsubishi LT-52149 Review

    Mitsubishi LT-52149 Review Mitsubishi takes a different approach to TV audio. Many attribute the emergence of the sound bar as a surround sound alternative to the popularity of flat-panel TVs, as consumers clamored for sleek audio packages to suit their sleek new TVs. Given that the two...
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    Loiminchay Audio Chagall Loudspeaker Review

    Loiminchay Audio Chagall Loudspeaker Review One from the Heart A friend once asked me what makes a high-end speaker high-end, other than its lofty MSRP. Yes, it's a given they should sound spectacular, but a high-end speaker is more than an appliance, it's a portal of sorts. A great...
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    TiVo HD XL DVR Review

    TiVo HD XL DVR Review THX’d and Super-Sized Throwing down the HD DVR gauntlet, TiVo’s top HD XL model ups the storage ante by including a comparatively huge one terabyte hard drive, making the typical cable HD DVR’s 160 GB capacity look downright puny. The HD XL also provides an...
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    Sunfire TGR-401 Theater Grand Receiver Review

    Sunfire TGR-401 Theater Grand Receiver Review One Point Four Kilowatts An A/V receiver is arguably the most important component in a home theater system surpassed, only, perhaps by speakers. It has a big job: Take in all your sources, process them, and then the "little box that could" has...
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    Acoustic Energy AE1 MkIII SE Review

    Acoustic Energy AE1 MkIII SE Review 1 of 100 In the first two sentences of Acoustic Energy's web page on the AE1 Mk III SE, the word "special" is used four times. Normally I would scoff at such repetition of an already over used word. In this case though, they don't seem to be resorting to...
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    LG BD300 Review

    LG BD300 Review Blu-ray and… Netflix? Why would you want to download SD movies on your new Blu-ray player? That was my first thought when learning about the BD300 (and it's rival, the Samsung BD-P2500). Upon using it though, I get it. And it's really cool. read more
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    Sony KDL-46XBR8 Review

    Sony KDL-46XBR8 Review Using local dimming LEDs, Sony KDL-46XBR8 gives a run at the title of best flat-panel ever. But does it take the crown? The promise of local dimming LEDs is a simple one: significantly increase the contrast ratio of LCDs. Using said technology, this Sony KDL-46XBR8...
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    Samsung LN46A950 Review

    Samsung LN46A950 Review Plasma Poseur Within minutes of setting up Samsung’s top-line 46†LCD HDTV (they also offer a 55†version), I knew that this was no ordinary LCD flat-panel, as the picture quality, with just a few picture control adjustments, looked startlingly un-LCD-like and...
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    Parasound P7 Review

    Parasound P7 Review Who needs Digital? How's this for old school: the new Parasound P 7 has a grand total of zero HDMI inputs. None. Know how many optical inputs? None. The same with coax. No digital decoding, no digital-to-analog converters. If you're looking for any of that, may I...
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    Panasonic TH-65VX100U Review

    Panasonic TH-65VX100U Review Premiere Plasma Looking to carve out a piece out of the high-end custom market for themselves, Panasonic launched the Premiere line, with 50 and a 65-inch models. Sporting many custom features aimed at the custom market, does the Premiere have what it takes to...
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    JVC DLA-HD750 Review

    JVC DLA-HD750 Review The JVC DLA-HD750 takes the DNA from its excellent predecessors and somehow improves on them. Lets get this out of the way. There were only two things wrong with the predecessors of this projector: color and noise. That was pretty much it, and to be honest, they...
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    Sony VPL-VW70 Review

    Sony VPL-VW70 Review The Sony VPL-VW70 does black, it does bright, it does color and above all, it does it quietly. I’m not sure how Sony does it, but it seems like with each new generation of projector, they somehow make them quieter. This is kind of like saying, walking barefoot on...
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    Sony Rolly Sound Entertainment Player Review – With Video

    Sony Rolly Sound Entertainment Player Review – With Video So You Think It Can Dance? In a country where Hello Kitty is a goodwill ambassador and a brown toothy monster mascots public television, the Sony Rolly fits right in. But how will the self described â€Uesound entertainment playerâ€...
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    PSB Synchrony Two B Bookshelves, Two C Center, and HD10 Subwoofer Reviewed

    PSB Synchrony Two B Bookshelves, Two C Center, and HD10 Subwoofer Reviewed iSpeakers There’s a problem with engineers: All they care about is engineering. In many industries, the best-engineered products are often among the least attractive and hardest to use. Paul Barton, founder and...
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    Lexicon's Hyundai Genesis Audio System - Full Review

    Lexicon's Hyundai Genesis Audio System - Full Review Can't Afford a new Rolls? How about this instead? Hyundai is trying to be Toyota. And Honda. And why not, they're both some of the most respected and successful car makers out there. With the Genesis, Hyundai aims right in the middle of...
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    Hitachi UT37X902 Review

    Hitachi UT37X902 Review Flatter Than Flat How much does a TV’s aesthetic affect your buying decision? Consumers have proclaimed their preference for flat-panel TVs over bulkier designs, but just how flat does the panel need to be? Hitachi’s UltraThin 1.5 Series of LCDs measure just...
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    Wadia 170iTransport Digital iPod Dock - Review

    Wadia 170iTransport Digital iPod Dock - Review Digital Out At first glace, this appears to be just another iPod dock. What makes it special is on the inside (awww, isn't that sweet)—so hidden, in fact, that if you didn't know about it beforehand, you may miss it. You see, this is the...
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    JVC LT-46SL89 Review

    JVC LT-46SL89 Review Flatness The LT-46SL89 is a lot better looking in person than in pictures. Surprisingly so. In pictures it has a boxy look that can't hold a candle to the Hitachi 1.5-inch LCD. But while it doesn't have the Hitachi's swoopiness, it has an elegance all its own. read...
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    Magnepan MG3.6/R Review

    Magnepan MG3.6/R Review Speakers have the toughest job in audio; reproduce the deepest bass to highest treble and unleash the widest possible dynamic range. In stereo, the best speakers should provide a full-blown holographic recreation of the original sound event. For home theater you should...
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    Parasound P7 Review

    Parasound P7 Review Who needs Digital? How's this for old school: the new Parasound P 7 has a grand total of zero HDMI inputs. None. Know how many optical inputs? None. The same with coax. No digital decoding, no digital-to-analog converters. If you're looking for any of that, may I...
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    Panasonic TH-65VX100U Review

    Panasonic TH-65VX100U Review Premiere Plasma Looking to carve out a piece out of the high-end custom market for themselves, Panasonic launched the Premiere line, with 50 and a 65-inch models. Sporting many custom features aimed at the custom market, does the Premiere have what it takes to...