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Friday, 20 April 2001 ,  Written by AVRev.com
Onkyo has introduced its first home theater receivers to use Dolby's new Pro Logic II processor, which delivers modern 5.1-channel surround sound from older, two-channel analog audio sources such as videotapes, CDs, satellite and cable TV receivers, Laserdiscs, and LPs. These three new receivers, including the company's least expensive model, also allow consumers to enjoy superior video and sound quality from the latest DTS and Dolby Digital DVDs.
Wednesday, 18 April 2001 ,  Written by AVRev.com
Joey Ramone, lead singer of the groundbreaking punk band, The Ramones, passed away Sunday, April 15th, 2001. Ramone was hospitalized in March of this year and was diagnosed with lymphoma. His death was confirmed by the Ramone's longtime artistic director, Arturo Vega. For 22 years, Ramone fronted the influential punk band The Ramones. Most music critics and modern day punk bands feel that the Ramones paved the way for bands from the Clash and the Sex Pistols to Green Day and The Offspring. Joe Strummer, lead singer of the Clash called the Ramones "..the daddy punk group of all time," in a recent interview with Spin magazine.
Tuesday, 17 April 2001 ,  Written by AVRev.com
BAMBOOZLED (New Line Home Video), released theatrically last year, is director Spike Lee’s controversial comedy/drama about a black television writer who uses racial stereotypes to create a hit show. Damon Wayans, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Savion Glover, Tommy Davidson and Michael Rapaport star. Aspect ratio is widescreen; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and English 2.0 Surround. Extras include an audio commentary track by Lee, a making-of featurette, 19 deleted scenes, an animated art gallery, music videos, cast and crew filmographies, the theatrical trailer and DVD-ROM features.
Friday, 13 April 2001 ,  Written by Richard Elen
Although I have heard enough DVD-A demos in ghastly-sounding hotel rooms, I have not previously been able to listen to them in the comfort of my own living room. However, as of the other day, I am lucky enough to have a Kenwood DV-4070 DVD Universal player, and as a result I’m able to listen to DVD-A discs at home, on my fairly average (and outrageously eclectic, but at least well known to me) home system for the first time. The results are distinctly encouraging. First, note that you are obliged to use your player’s internal converters and analog 5.1 output if you want to listen to DVD-As at full quality, because although DVD-A players have digital outs, they only offer CD-quality. This is of course silly, but it’s also a discussion for another time. Just remember that for the time ...
Friday, 13 April 2001 ,  Written by AVRev.com
Now that Napster has been ordered to filter out most copywritten material by Judge Patel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, music fans have been scrambling to find a way to continue swapping music files for free via the Internet. Hard core file swappers have found that by mixing up the names and songs of the artists or misspelling the song title or artist’s name, it is possible to get around some of the filtering.
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