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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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.
BenQ has introduced its W1500 projector, which features wireless streaming from WHDI devices and an emphasis on color performance.
If you want a huge, good-looking image for a little money, few come close to the BenQ W1070 projector.
The egg-sized Liquid Image Ego wins on size and simplicity, but its features -- outside of built-in Wi-Fi -- are minimal.
BenQ's W10000 delivers excellent performance for a 1080p 1-chip DLP projector, especially considering its relatively low price.
This versatile LCD compromises both computer and TV sources, but an attractive price makes its mediocre picture easier to bear.
Virtual PC for Windows 5.0 boosts performance over the last version. It's the best emulator around for running multiple Windows or Linux OSs on one PC.
With a shiny new interface, fast performance, and great pictures, the DSC-W80 sits on the top of the budget snapshot heap.
If you're looking for a way to connect an audio device to a home or car stereo wirelessly, this is an attractive, inexpensive option.