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DLP vs. LCD: Which is Better?

We often get questions about which TV display technology is "better". In particular, the question arises in regard to DLP vs. LCD. This article hopefully will provide some answers . . .

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Big Bass in Small Places - A Question of Fundamentals

Despite the slightly paranoid opinions of the more reclusive audiophiles I associate with, I believe that home theater has contributed significantly to the advancement of musical reproduction. For instance, THX standards mandated flat frequency response from speakers...

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DVD Benchmark - Part 3 - Functionality

What we covered in Parts 1 and 2 are the most commonly looked at aspects of DVD players. In Part 3 we take a look at another area of performance that I believe has been seriously neglected by everyone, including us (up until now)...

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Bass Management Woes: Trouble on the Slopes

It's amazing really.  Any decent speaker manufacturer will take excruciating pains in designing and executing the crossover between tweeter and woofer.  Most go on to devote pages in their literature to tell you about it, offering up trademarked ways to all say the same thing.

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DVD Benchmark - Part 4 - Usability

One of the areas that gets short shrift from many DVD player reviews is the actual usability of the players. Sure, some reviewers talk about the layout of the remote, but only indirectly communicate usability issues . . .

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(Almost) Everything You Might Want to Know About Remote Controls

Everyone hates having so many remote controls, but they are necessary accessories, right?  How important is an accessory, anyway?  If you have eleven remotes on your coffee table, then something to contain the mess is obviously important.  But there's more to it than that...

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DVD Benchmark - Part 5 - Progressive Scan DVD

It has long been our feeling that one can learn much more about the quality of a DVD player by watching lousy DVD movie material than you can learn by watching great material. Great material tends to look fine on just about every player...

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Accuracy, Distortion, and the Audiophile - A Muse in Himself With His Woofers

Distortion is a dirty word. Call it euphonic. Call it pleasant. Call it pace, maple syrup, or blue berry cupcakes if you like, but put distortion in the same sentence with "music", and you've stigmatized the experience for the rest of its dysfunctional existence . . .

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DVD Benchmark - Part 1 - Video

Let's start with a little technical information on DVD. I am never really sure how much to cover and how technical to get. I will do my best to make things as easy as possible for everyone to understand...

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DVD Benchmark - Special Report

We first wrote about the Chroma Upsampling Error (CUE) back in April, 2001. At that time, we only told you half the story (because we had not worked out the second half yet)...

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DVD Benchmark - Part 2 - Audio

There's the old audiophile myth that measurements don't mean anything because something can measure the same, yet sound vastly different. If you take the specs provided by most manufacturers as measurements...

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