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Apr 17, 2003

Panasonic DVD-RV32 DVD Player Reviewed

Now only a historical model from the early 2000's this player was made for the budget conscious so it lacked some features but would allow new users to bring DVD into their home Continue Reading
Panasonic DVD-RV32 DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

Bowers & Wilkins VM1 Speakers and AS1 Subwoofer Reviewed

This subwoofer has a selectable music/movie mode which operates easily for "precise presentation of material." Our reviewer was impressed with the overall sound of the VM1 and AS1 which "filled my room up like sails on a windy day." The sound was "near perfect" and "each note stayed the course" Continue Reading
Bowers & Wilkins VM1 Speakers and AS1 Subwoofer Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

Zenith XBV343 DVD/VCR Combo Reviewed

When DVD first came out, many places were still renting video cassette's and people also owned tons of them so combo players like this were not uncommon. They offered fewer components while maintaining the flexibility to watch either format Continue Reading
Zenith XBV343 DVD/VCR Combo Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

Toshiba SD-V391 DVD/VCR Combo Reviewed

Many people still have a big library of VHS tapes that they occasionally like to watch. Maybe its old home movies, or TV shows recorded off the air. Toshiba's SD-V391 has a bunch of cool features to make it worth a look. So we did, putting it to the test. Continue Reading
Toshiba SD-V391 DVD/VCR Combo Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

JVC HR-XVC25U D-VHS Deck Reviewed

Before Blu-ray, there's D-VHS, a high-resolution tape format that has the added advantage of being able to play back regular VHS. The HR-XVC25U even has a DVD drive, making it an all-in-wonder source component for all your SD and HD needs. Continue Reading
JVC HR-XVC25U D-VHS Deck Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Yamaha DVD-CX1 DVD Audio/ 5-Disc Changer Reviewed

"When I was a young lad, I was not one easily drawn in by full-framed features and fancy accessories. For... Continue Reading
Yamaha DVD-CX1 DVD Audio/ 5-Disc Changer Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Toshiba SD-2800 DVD Player Reviewed

It's 107 degrees outside my southwest desert home and my wife and I are considering going out on the town... Continue Reading
Toshiba SD-2800 DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

RBH CT-7.1 Compact Theater Speaker System Reviewed

When listening to music, the CT-7.1 "validated the strength of the ensemble through seemingly effortless taps of the bass drum." Vocals "flowed fluidly through the room with a close relation between the highs and mids." When watching "Black Hawk Down", Continue Reading
RBH CT-7.1 Compact Theater Speaker System Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Philips DVDR985 DVD Recorder Reviewed

Before people discard their VHS decks complexly, something has to come along that allows them to record. Enter Philips and the DVDR985 DVD recorder. Using the DVD+RW and +R format, the DVDR985 is poised to make the VCR totally obsolete. Continue Reading
Philips DVDR985 DVD Recorder Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

KEF Q-Series Speaker System Reviewed

The KEF Q-Series features an attractive maple finish. When watching DVDs , our reviewer "noticed right away how compatible the five speakers were" and noted that "the tonality of this system is very well matched and makes for a terrific movie-watching experience." Continue Reading
KEF Q-Series Speaker System Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Denon DVD-1600 DVD-Audio Player Reviewed

There are many people who like to enjoy good audio AND good video. For them, a product like Denon's DVD-1600 is perfect. It marries together the excellent picture quality of DVD with the high-resolution surround sound of the DVD-Audio format. Continue Reading
Denon DVD-1600 DVD-Audio Player Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Sony DVP-NS315 DVD Player Reviewed

Sony keeps finding ways to shove more and more features into their entry-level models. The DVP-NS315 is easy to use, has a pleasing form factor, and looks and sounds great. To see how it holds up compared to Toshiba, Panasonic, and Denon, we get one in. Continue Reading
Sony DVP-NS315 DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Philips DVD-962SA Reviewed

The Dutch are known for a lot of things. Being tall, for one. Amsterdam for another. Philips, one of the largest corporations in the world, calls the Netherlands home. And into your home they hope you bring their new DVD-9622A DVD player. Continue Reading
Philips DVD-962SA Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Panasonic DMR-HS2 DVD-R Reviewed

In the no-one-wins format war of recordable DVD, there's the "-" camp, the "+" camp, and Panasonic as the almost sole entry into the DVD-RAM camp. What makes the DMR-HS2 so brilliant, though, is the inclusion of a 40 gigabyte hard drive. Continue Reading
Panasonic DMR-HS2 DVD-R Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Mirage OMNISAT 6 Speakers Reviewed

The OMNISTAT 6 uses Mirage Omnipolar technology and has a "very laid back and ambient approach" which took a little time to get used to but left us "pleased with the dialogue." The OMNISTAT "will make every room seem huge" and will make arguments over who sits in the "sweet spot" obsolete Continue Reading
Mirage OMNISAT 6 Speakers Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Infinity Entra Reviewed

A two way designed budget friendly floor standing speaker the lnfinity Entra's offer a lot of bang for the buck. While no longer in production they are often seen on the used market. Continue Reading
Infinity Entra Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Harman Kardon DVD 25 Reviewed

For those looking for something a little better than the entry level models from the likes of Sony, Toshiba, and Panasonic, the DVD 25 from Harman Kardon offers a bit of style and some high end features for not a lot of money. We test it out. Continue Reading
Harman Kardon DVD 25 Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Zenith DVD2381 DVD Player Reviewed

Once the sole remaining American electronics manufacturer, Zenith is now owned by Korean konglomerate LG. In the case of the DVD2381, this has been a good thing. The player offers lots of performance for little more than the price of a VCR. Continue Reading
Zenith DVD2381 DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature Series II Reviewed

People flip when they hear they are really getting an amp physically signed by top audio-video designer, Bob Carver. They get even more excited when they come home to listen to one of his top performing amps ever. Read the full review here. Continue Reading
Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature Series II Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Pioneer Elite DVR-7000 DVD Recorder Reviewed

Adding to their already impressive stable of high-end audio gear, Pioneer brings to the table the DVR-7000 DVD recorder. Featuring the "-" flavors of recordable DVD, the DVR-7000 has all the build quality and performance you'd expect from an Elite model Pioneer. Continue Reading
Pioneer Elite DVR-7000 DVD Recorder Reviewed

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