Amps, receivers, tuners and more. 22 of the best audio and video products of 2006.
Harman Kardon - AVR 745 7.2-Channel Audio/Video Receiver
Anchor Bay Technologies - DVDO iScan VP30 Video Processor
Audio Design Associates - iHome MultiCenter
B&K Components - HD6 High Definition Video Switcher
Cary Audio Design - Cinema Series DVD 7
American Power Conversion - APC S20 Power Conditioner with Battery Backup
Crestron Electronics - Adagio Entertainment System
Denon Electronics - AVR-5805MkII THX Ultra2 Receiver
DirecTV - HR20 Digital Video Recorder
Halcro Audio - MC50 Five-Channel Amplifier
Harman Specialty Group - Mark Levinson No. 433 Triple-Mono Power Amplifier
Home Automation Inc. (HAI) - Hi-Fi
Integra - DTR-4.6 A/V Receiver
Lexicon - MC-12 HD Music and Cinema Controller
Marantz - SR8500 THX Select A/V Receiver
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DirecTV - HR20 Digital Video Recorder

DirecTV’s HR20-300 is a 300-GB HD-DVR that’s capable of receiving and storing the latest MPEG-4 high-definition satellite broadcasts available in the United States. The HR20-300 works in conjunction with four dedicated DirecTV KaKu band High-Definition Satellites that will deliver up to 150 HD channels nationwide during 2007. The compression technology used by MPEG-4 also allows DirecTV to deliver up to 1,500 local HD channels.

cool because
It records and stores more than 30 hours of HD content.

the nitty gritty
- Comes with a 300-GB hard drive.
- Has an easy-to-use remote control and user interface.
- Ability to record from 150 national HD channels.

price
$400

for more info
www.directv.com

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