Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg covers high-end audio news and reviews.
Marantz' new UD9004 "universal" spinner handles Blu-ray, CD, SACD, and DVD-Audio discs. Home Entertainment magazine's Richard Ames says its sound is "incredibly lifelike."
Ten years ago SACD and DVD-Audio were hailed as the next big things. Everyone thought multichannel music would soon replace stereo, but stereo's still here and 5.1 music is nearly extinct.
Audiophile poll on Stereophile.com website says its all over for the two high-resolution formats.
The new DVD-Audio format is music to your ears as it brings 5.1 surround sound to your car.
The Bose 3-2-1 Series II DVD system does a surprisingly good surround-sound imitation with just two satellites, but it's overpriced.
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The Polk Audio SurroundBar 360 DVD Theater delivers excellent sound from a single speaker bar, with the lack of built-in Blu-ray being the real sticking point.
The Polk Audio SurroundBar 360 DVD Theater delivers excellent sound from a single speaker bar, but its lack of built-in Blu-ray is a real sticking point.
iDVD '08 Special Report: Audio not synchronized
Some transitions cause problems, others do not.
Mac OS X 10.3.6 Update (#6): File name truncation; audio distortion; DVD drive compatibility; slow startup times; more