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Denon

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Denon DVD-800

PAL-60 $549

Denon DVD-900

$599

Denon DVD-1500

PAL-50 $999

Denon DVD-1600

PAL-60 DVD-A DD, DTS, MLP

$1199

Denon DVD-1710

$299
Denon DVD-2200 DD, DTS, MLP, SACD $1299

Denon DVD-2900

PAL-50 DVD-A & SACD DD, DTS, MLP, SACD

$1999

Denon DVD-3300

PAL-60

DVD-A

DD, DTS, MLP

$3299

Denon DVD-3800 PAL-50 DVD-A DD, DTS, MLP $2999
Denon DVD-3910 DVD-A & SACD DD, DTS, MPEG, MLP, SACD $1999
Denon DVD-A1 PAL-50 DVD-A DD, DTS, MLP $6999
Elite

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Elite DVD9200   DD, DTS   $149  
 
Grundig

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Grundig GDV-100D $1499
JNL

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JNL 7001

PAL-50

DD

$449

Lenoxx

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Lenoxx DVD-725B PAL-50 $399
Lenoxx DVD-9000 PAL-50

DD

$499
Linn

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Linn Classik Movie System PAL-60

DD, DTS, MPEG

$5999
Linn Unidisc 2.1 PAL-50

MLP, SACD

$13,999
Loewe

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Loewe Xemix 5006DD

DD

$999
Marantz

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Marantz DV-18 PAL-50 $2590
Marantz DV-3100 PAL-50 & PAL-60 $899

Marantz DV-4200

PAL-50 $799
Microsoft

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Microsoft XBox

? ? $349
NAD

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NAD T513 $299
 
Noriko

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Noriko DVD-390K $549
Orion

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Orion DVKT $499
Palsonic

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Palsonic DVD-2000

DD

$699
Palsonic DVD-5000

DD

$289

Philips

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Philips DVD-711 $629
Philips DVD-736K

PAL-60

DD

$439

Pioneer

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Pioneer DV-344

PAL-60

$549

Pioneer DV-525 PAL-60 $699
Pioneer DV-533K

PAL-60

$749

Pioneer DV-535 PAL-60 $649
Pioneer DV-S733A NTSC PAL-60 DVD-A/SACD DD, DTS, MPEG, MLP, SACD

$1999

Pioneer DV-S737 NTSC

PAL-60

$1799

SAST

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SAST AEP-803 PAL-50

DD

$499
Sony

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Sony DVP-NS300

$499
Sony DVP-NS305 $449
Sony DVP-S336 $599
Sony DVP-NS905V SACD DD, DTS, MPEG, SACD $1199
Sony PlayStation 2

$399

Start

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Start SD-2001VNK PAL-50

DD

$899
Start SD-2010VNK PAL-50

DD

$1099
Start SD-2010VNK v2

PAL-50

DD

$999

Toshiba

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Toshiba SD-1200Y $599
Toshiba SD-1300

$499

Toshiba SD-2109Y $699
Toshiba SD-2109Y (Dean) $699
Toshiba SD-2810 $299  

Disc Cleaning And Repair Products
DiscRx Dean M
Dr Fix It Electronic Disc Repair Kit Dean M

Interviews/In-Depth Specific DVD Coverage

Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment An interview with Steve Swinfield and Michele Garra from Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment talking about the success of DVD and its future in Region 4.   Brandon V
Disk Doctor (Bruce Hart) An interview with Bruce Hart, the man behind the industrial strength Disk Doctor, about DVD from a rentailer's viewpoint.   Dean M
Dr. Who Restoration Interview An interview with Steve Roberts from the Dr Who restoration team   Dean M
Dune: Special Edition A Conversation with Michael Costa, Director of Stream AV, who authored Dune   Michael D
Fellowship Of The Ring An interview with the producers of the movie

Audio & Video Lifestyle AVL-116 (July 2002)

Brandon V
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within An interview with co-director Motonori Sakakibara   Shane L
Hollow Man: Collector's Edition An Interview with Don Eklund, author of the Hollow Man DVD   Dean M
Hollow Man: Collector's Edition An Analysis by Dean McIntosh   Dean M
Shrek An interview with co-director Andrew Adamson

Audio & Video Lifestyle AVL-112 (March 2002)

Nick J
Shrek Technical Lots of nitty-gritty technical detail about how Shrek was taken from the digital source files and put onto DVD with Mark Atkinson   Anthony K
Steve Scanlon (Rainbow: Live In Munich) An interview with Steve Scanlon, the audio engineer responsible for the extraordinary surround mix on the Rainbow: Live in Munich DVD.   Rob G
Who is Oskar Schindler? A detailed portrait of a complex man   Mirella

Product Launches

Akira AV Channel's introduction to the upcoming Akira Tony R
Denon 2001/2002 Product Launch Denon's 2001/2002 product range Chris T/Anthony K
DVD-Audio Launch DVD-Audio's official launch Ian M/Darren W
Fellowship Of The Ring The spectacular launch of FOTR Brandon V/Stef M
The Godfather DVD Collection The launch of the 5 disc DVD Collection Michael D
Lawrence Of Arabia/DVD 2001 Columbia Tristar's 2001 DVD plans, highlighting Lawrence Of Arabia Dean M/Murray G
Shrek DreamWorks has high hopes for this on VHS and DVD Murray G/Anthony K
Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs Buena Vista introducing one of their jewels Michael D
So You Want A Revolution? Buena Vista's DVD strategy for 2001-2002 Michael D
SuperBit Phase 2 More Superbit titles coming, and a revised marketing strategy Brandon V/Doctor

Top 10s

Top 10 DVDs of 1999

Audio & Video Lifestyle AVL-87 (December 1999)

The Top 10 DVDs of 1999. Both Ian and I offer our opinions.
Top 10 Reasons Why The Fellowship Of The Ring Wiped The Floor With Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone   Dean's somewhat jaundiced comparison of the two films.
Top 9 Reasons Why Godzilla Sucked   Why the movie stunk.
Top 10 Most Irritating Things About Independence Day   Dean outlines why the movie didn't work for him.
Top 10 Reasons Why The Matrix Stank   Dean provides his reasons why The Matrix wasn't "the one".
Top 20 Reasons To Prefer DVD Over VHS   Dean offers his reasons why DVD is better.
Top 10 Things That Make Reviewers (And Other People With Home Theatre Knowledge) Mad   Dean shares his 10 pet peeves.

General Articles

16x9 Enhancement Audio & Video Lifestyle AVL-86 (November 1999) An explanation of 16x9 Enhancement and its critical importance to DVD.
CD Based Video Formats   A basic introduction to VCD and SVCD
Choosing A DVD Player Audio & Video Lifestyle AVL-95 (October 2000) How to choose your DVD player wisely.
Die Hard 3   A critical comparison between the first two DVD versions of Die Hard 3 and the NTSC laserdisc.
DiscRx   Dean's impression of the Disc Restore product.
Dr Fix It Electronic Disc Repair Kit   Dean checks out an automated disc cleaning and repair system.
Dr Who As A Role Model   Dean discusses the reasons behind the enduring success of Dr Who.
DTS: A Singular Experience   Paul C's first experience with DTS.
DVD Audio Basics Audio & Video Lifestyle AVL-93 & 94 (July & September 2000)
DVD Now (July 2000)
An explanation of the various audio formats to be found on DVD and what you should look for in a receiver.
DVD-Audio: 6 Months On   Ian takes a look at the first 6 months of the DVD-Audio format.
DVD-Audio: 12 Months On   6 months after the preceding article, Ian reviews the situation.
DVD Audio Quality   Why music DVDs don't always sound as good as CDs
DVD Dominates The New Millennium   Murray and Dean report on a Columbia Tristar media event held on 20th February 2001 to highlight the success of the DVD format in Australia and sneak preview Lawrence of Arabia.
DVD Junkies Excerpts - Audio & Video Lifestyle AVL-87 (December 1999) A humourous look at the addictive properties of DVD.
DVD Recordable-An Introduction Audio & Video Lifestyle AVL-112 (March 2002) A basic introduction to the various competing DVD Recordable formats.
Extras: A How-Not-To Guide

Audio & Video Lifestyle AVL-98 & 99 (January & February 2001)

Dean's plea for quality not quantity in extras on DVD.
Fellowship Of The Ring-The Legend Comes To Cinematic Life   Dean explains why The Fellowship Of The Ring works so well.
The Future Of Cinema   Dean puts Regional Coding into historical perspective and talks about how the future of cinema is Digital.
Hollow Man-An Analysis   Dean offers his perspective on one of his favourite movies.
Introduction to High Definition   An introduction to the world of high definition video.
Is Your Local Distributor An Idiot?   Dean vents his spleen at the attitude of some of the local DVD distributors.
It's All About The Movie Audio & Video Lifestyle AVL-91 (May 2000) My recipe for the perfect DVD.
New Classification Markings   The new classification markings are here...and they're ugly.
Open Letter To George Lucas   Dean's personal plea to George Lucas to release Star Wars on DVD.
Open Letter To The DVD Consortium   Dean's opinion of Regional Code Enhancement and why it is all wrong.
PAL Speed Up   Why are PAL DVDs 4% shorter than NTSC DVDs?
PAL vs NTSC   An article outlining which version of a DVD is likely to be the best version.
The Pioneer Audio Sync Problem   Thank goodness it's now resolved, but the infamous Pioneer audio sync problem will live long in the memories of veteran DVDers.
Pioneer DV-505 Region and Macrovision Modification   How to region-disable and macrovision-disable your DV-505.
Regional Code Enhancement   Info on a stronger form of Regional code protection about to come into effect.
The Rental Window Virus   Dean presents an impassioned case against DVD rental windows.
Stars Wars: The Phantom Menace - Widescreen VHS Review   More than just a review, this is a plea to George Lucas to come to his senses and release this movie in the only true home theatre format - DVD.
Terminator 2 Unofficial   A look at the disc that Columbia Tristar rejected.
Traps For The Unwary Audio & Video Lifestyle AVL-96 (November 2000) Dean shares his insights into how to avoid the many pitfalls of buying home theatre equipment.
Troubleshooting DVD

Audio & Video Lifestyle AVL-110 (January 2002)

Trouble getting a specific DVD to work in your player? Look no further than our troubleshooting guide.
Video Artefacts   A detailed guide to all manner of video artefacts - what they look like and what they are called.
Which Connector? Audio & Video Lifestyle AVL-85 (October 1999)
DVD Now Volume 1 (January 2000)
A description of RGB, component, S-Video and composite video connectors and their relative merits.
Widescreen Primer (Part 1)   An explanation of why widescreen means "more" and not "less".
Widescreen Primer (Part 2)   An explanation of why sometimes "less" is actually "more".
A Year In The Life Of A DVD Addict   Dean reviews the last 12 months of DVD and what it has meant to him.

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