We've focused on the best bang-for-your-buck receivers from each manufacturer, which is typically ar
The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 offers a decent image and a good mix of features at a low price, but is still bettered by rivals.
The Epson 5030UB projector is better then ever, with excellent picture quality for the money and class-leading light output, making it shine in both dark and moderately lit rooms.
Epson's PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD is a very cheap and very bright projector, which should have all the features you need for an impromptu movie night.
The Epson 5020UB projector offers excellent picture quality for the money, and is versatile enough for both dark and moderately lit rooms.
The Sony VPL-HW50ES costs more than most TVs, but for a fantastic big-screen cinema experience in the home it's a very good value.
Windows Vista Home Basic is essentially warmed-over Windows XP, Windows XP SP3. If you're currently happy with Windows XP SP2, we see no compelling reason to upgrade. On the other hand, if you need a new computer right now, Windows Vista is stable enough for everyday use.
The Audiophilac does a shoot-out between an Emotiva UMC-200 seven-channel surround processor and a UPA-500 amplifier with a Denon receiver. And the winner is?
Iris charges $10 per month for full system functionality, making it difficult to recommend over fee-free competitors like SmartThings, iSmartAlarm, or Insteon.
Pricing not available
Due to the lower monthly fees, Viper Home is a more intriguing option than Oplink if you want to add accessories like a camera and a siren. If you don't, stick with iSmartAlarm.
We compare the sound of the Outlaw Audio 975 Surround Processor and seven-channel 7125 Power Amp with a Denon receiver, and the winner is?