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For 2012, Onkyo is expanding its lineup with four new entry level receivers and two HTIB all-in-one packages. The receivers all pack the brand new InstaPrevue (PiP preview of each HDMI source with fast switching) and MHL, while the three networked models are the first with access to MP3tunes cloud

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In a time when most people feel that the sound spilling out of the white earbuds that came bundled with their PMP is \"really good,\" getting people to pry open their pocketbooks for sound quality is a tough battle. That doesn't mean it's not worthwhile -- ask anyone who has experienced a good HT de

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As much as we itch to go fully custom in assembling speaker/receiver combos from disparate brands, there are reasons that HTIB systems are so popular, with value and ease of use coming in high on the list. The four updated HTIB systems from Yamaha certainly stack up pretty well: a couple of systems

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Sony continues its series of home theater updates today with a new HTIB, the HST-S100. Like some previous Sony packages, the HST-S100 doesn't feature a central receiver, instead integrating the 450W amplifier, 3 HDMI ports and Sony Digital Media Port right into the back of the sub. Furthering the s

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Sony continues its series of home theater updates today with a new HTIB, the HST-S100. Like some previous Sony packages, the HST-S100 doesn't feature a central receiver, instead integrating the 450W amplifier, 3 HDMI ports and Sony Digital Media Port right into the back of the sub. Furthering the s

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We got a chance to tackle and photograph the new bar of 5.1 sound that Philips is delivering, and while we can't attest to great sound quality (it wasn't on), we can say that it's got a unified design that is pretty sweet, and the integrated DVD player coupled with a slew of ports will probably ple

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The ITC One from SE2 Labs is more of a \"Frankenbox\" than a typical \"home theater in a box\". This monster will literally crush most home theater in a box solutions, weighing in at 18 x 21 x 19-inches, more than 100 pounds. SE2 has taken the guts out of high end separate components, thrown out the red

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At CES next week Samsung will be showing off two Home Theater In A Box systems, one of which is new. The first is the US launch of the HT-TXQ120, which features a 1000 Watt 5.1 \"Tallboy\" speaker system and progressive scan DVD player, and the second previously unseen system being a lower spec HT-TX2

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Sony's new flagship home theater in a box, the DAV-LF1H, features an array of technology designed specifically to help you keep your mind off setting up that damn set of speakers you just bought. With HTIBs it's all about convenience, an area in which the LF1H excels: optional wireless rear speakers

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Home theaters in a box are not for everyone -- most people we know prefer to assemble their entertainment systems piecemeal -- but if you're in the market for such a product, then Philips is offering a fairly stylish new HDMI-equipped system with convenient wireless rear speakers that may be right

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