Sony's DAV-X1 virtual-surround Dream System can unleash a full, enveloping sound from DVDs, but it's less satisfying with CDs.
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Simple to set up and able to provide ample throughput, Netgear's Powerline HD Ethernet Adapters are a great solution for anyone who wants the benefits of home networking but doesn't want to rewire the entire house or mess with Wi-Fi. Be forewarned, though: it's not an inexpensive solution.
Nextel's new budget--and bulky--handset may not be a feature powerhouse, but it boasts all the basics and throws in PTT and GPS service for good measure.
Despite some minor performance issues, the Garmin Nuvi 265WT is a good value GPS, offering a number of high-end features for an affordable price.
If you're looking to build a home theater PC, we recommend ATI's Radeon HD 2600 XT as the midrange card to use, thanks to its nearly perfect HD video image and its no-fuss installation. But for 3D gaming, you'd be much better off looking for a good deal on a faster, older graphics card.
The LG Rumor2 is a great option for a messaging phone, but LG missed the opportunity to make it both new and improved.
The Satellite M45's price, performance, and component strengths can't overcome its fatal flaw--deplorable battery life.