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Will Greenwald  |  Jul 13, 2009  |  0 comments

Clearview Cinema's Ziegfeld Theater in midtown Manhattan is one of New York's last remaining movie palaces. While the city has a ton of many-screened, IMAX-equipped, state-of-the-art multiplexes, few have as much character as the single-screen Ziegfeld.

Will Greenwald  |  Jun 25, 2009  |  0 comments

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the world of technological convergence. While they were once restricted to the desktop, PCs have all the power and functionality necessary to make them a vital part of the home theater experience. They can play DVDs and Blu-rays, run video games, load streaming audio and video from the Internet, and store a tremendous amount of media.

Michael Gaughn  |  Jun 21, 2009  |  0 comments

All I knew going into this was that I'd be dealing with a guy who was nuts about restoring stuff. What I ended up with was a glimpse of probably the most unusual home theater that has ever graced these pages.

Brent Butterworth  |  Jun 03, 2009  |  0 comments

That fact that projection screens have emerged as a subject of hot debate might make the general public question the sanity of A/V aficionados. After all, these are flat white sheets we're talking about, right? Are we as nuts as oenophiles who enthuse about aromas of freshly reaped alfalfa in their pinots?

Mike Mettler  |  Jun 01, 2009  |  0 comments
As someone once said, "I see that we meet again." Here we are, 40 years after Woodstock, the festival you were recruited to record onsite.
Will Greenwald  |  May 26, 2009  |  0 comments

Classic games don't always age very well. While they mighty still play great, their low resolution and blocky sprites make the experience on an HDTV into a chore. Even if you grew up on games like Street Fighter II and Pac-Man, if you played them today on your nice, big HDTV you're more likely to get sharp, stabby, headachey feelings than warm, fuzzy, nostalgic feelings.

Kevin James  |  May 20, 2009  |  0 comments

Like a baseball prospect whose performance hasn't lived up to expectations, Blu-ray Disc's BD-Live feature-which offers access to refreshable online content not contained on the disc-has been a slow starter.

Brent Butterworth  |  May 12, 2009  |  0 comments

Whether it's a sofa, a spouse, or a new surround-sound technology, you never really know what it's like until you bring it home and spend some time with it.

John Sciacca  |  Apr 29, 2009  |  0 comments
When two titans of industry join forces, you expect the results to be something special.
Doug Aamoth  |  Apr 27, 2009  |  0 comments

If you're looking to build a powerful yet affordable home theater PC that won't take up too much space next to your TV, here's a quick list of components to get you started. The idea here is to build a Linux- or Windows-based system for less than the cost of a Mac Mini, and we'll also focus on getting all the parts from the same store.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Apr 22, 2009  |  0 comments

First, congratulations on your brilliant presidential campaign, convincing election results, and historic inauguration. I am impressed by your fresh thinking and your eloquent call for change. I was therefore surprised when your administration recommended that the switchover to digital TV be delayed beyond the February 17 deadline.

John Sciacca  |  Apr 16, 2009  |  0 comments

One minute, I'm standing in the lobby of a Manhattan hotel - a total nobody, utterly ignored by the throngs rushing about. The next minute, people are stopping on the street to take pictures of me, an instant celebrity, as I step into a "storm black" Aston Martin DBS.

 |  Apr 16, 2009  |  0 comments

The future is now! Or rather, the future is on its way. If the future was now, then we'd call it the present. Regardless, Sound & Vision's best minds have gazed into their technological crystal balls and have plenty of news about what's on the way to the world of A/V.

Will Greenwald  |  Apr 15, 2009  |  0 comments

No matter your favorite color, green should be one of the first you consider when buying electronics. All A/V gear has the potential to be environmentally unfriendly; depending on its power consumption and its construction, your new HDTV could be anything from a modest electricity sipper to a toxic, power-guzzling time bomb.

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