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By Suzanne Kantra Kirschner and Joe BrownPosted 10.31.2005 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
THE COUCH POTATO
Hisense TL3220 The best $1,000 flat-screen TV that we've seen, this 32-inch LCD has an eight-millisecond response time, a 1,200:1 contrast ratio and a 178-degree viewing angle-specs on par with sets costing more than twice as much. $1,000 tigerdirect.com
SpyderTV Seven silicon sensors tuned to different sections of the light spectrum determine how to adjust your set for the best picture. Suction it to a TV screen and follow the prompts on your computer to set it up. $250 colorvision.com/spydertv_usa.shtml
Optoma DV10 DLP Projector Delivering home theater anywhere, Optoma Technology's MovieTime system integrates a DVD player and speakers right into the unit. It isn't high-definition, and although the onboard speakers are fine, you can also use the audio outputs to connect to an A/V receiver for 5.1-channel surround sound. $1,500 optomausa.com
Yamaha YSP-1 Digital Sound Projector Using 40 1.5-inch speakers, each with a two-watt digital amplifier, and two 4 3/8-inch woofers driven by 20-watt amps, this one speaker delivers five channels of Dolby surround. Focused into beams, sound bounces off the walls to perfect the illusion. $1,500 yamaha.com/yec
Philips RC 9800i The easiest to use of the all-in-one command-center universal remotes, this touchscreen model also has 802.11b/g Wi-Fi that enables it to stream MP3 files off any computer on the network and play those files on your stereo system. $600 philipsusa.com