09/26/2002 Business Wire (Copyright (c) 2002, Business Wire) AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 26, 2002--The Perfect Vision, the leading home theater information resource magazine, today announced the winners of its prestigious "2002 Product of The Year Awards," representing the most exciting new multimedia components at the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) Expo 2002 in Minneapolis, Minn. The competition for the 2002 Product of the Year Awards was open to all home theater products tested and evaluated over the past year by the veteran editorial staff at The Perfect Vision. "This year, our goal was to identify Products of the Year in every product category -- speakers (compact and large), subwoofers (budget and full-priced), controllers, audio separates, DVD players, displays of all kinds, scalers, screens, and accessories," said Robert Harley, Editor-in-Chief of The Perfect Vision and The Absolute Sound. The 2002 Products of The Year include: A/V RECEIVER OF THE YEAR - Denon AVR-4802 ($2499) -- Finalist - Marantz SR8200 ($1699) DIRECT-VIEW TV OF THE YEAR - Loewe Aconda 38 ($5000-$5500, depending on finish) -- Finalist - Toshiba 36HFX72 ($2199) COMPACT SPEAKER OF THE YEAR - Snell Acoustics K.5mk2 ($3900) -- Finalist - Definitive Technology Power Monitor 700 ($4146) SPEAKER OF THE YEAR - Paradigm Reference Studio Series ($4800-$5550, depending on finish) -- Finalist - Magnepan MGMC1 and MGMCC2, with 2 Velodyne SPL-800 subwoofers and the Outlaw Audio ICBM bass-management controller ($4525, total system) BUDGET SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR - Definitive Technology SuperCube 1 ($1199) -- Finalist - Paradigm PDR-12 ($419) SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR - Wilson Audio WATCH Dog ($10,000) -- Finalist - MartinLogan Descent ($2700) REAR-PROJECTION TV OF THE YEAR - Mitsubishi WS5571 ($5999) -- Finalist - Hitachi 57SWX20B ($3499) DVD PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Arcam FMJ DV27 ($2599) -- Finalist - Sony DVP-S9000ES ($1199) PROJECTOR OF THE YEAR - SIM2 Seleco HT300 ($15,000) -- Finalist - Marantz VP-12S1 ($12,499) A/V CONTROLLER OF THE YEAR - Theta Casablanca II with "Xtreme" DAC upgrade ($9250-$17,500, depending on configuration) -- Finalist - Naim AV 2 ($3900) MULTICHANNEL AMPLIFIER OF THE YEAR - Sherbourn Technologies 5/1500A ($1999) -- Finalist - Anthem PVA 7 ($1499) PLASMA DISPLAY PANEL OF THE YEAR - Hitachi 42HDT20 ($8999) -- Finalist - Pioneer PDP-4330HD ($9999) VIDEO SCALER OF THE YEAR - Faroudja DCS ($9995) -- Finalist - Silicon Image iScan Pro ($899) PROJECTION SCREEN OF THE YEAR - Stewart FireHawk ($1000-$5000, depending on size and configuration) ACCESSORY OF THE YEAR - Zenith DTV1080 Set-Top Box ($800) -- Finalist - Replay TV 4000 Personal Video Recorder ($699-$1999, depending on recording capacity) TPV'S HOME-THEATER PRODUCT OF THE YEAR - Reference Imaging CinePro 9x Elite CRT Projector ($64,500) About Absolute Multimedia and The Perfect Vision: Absolute Multimedia is a leading publisher of magazines and Web sites covering high-performance home electronics and entertainment software. The Absolute Sound magazine covers home audio, audio technology and music. The Perfect Vision magazine covers home theater products, convergence products, film and multimedia. A related Web site, www.AVguide.com provides news from the home theater and audio field, an archive of reviews from The Absolute Sound and The Perfect Vision, and the Internet's most comprehensive listing of buyer's guide information for home theater and audio equipment.