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Home Entertainment 2004 Offers Free Educational Seminars & Music for Show Attendees

New York, NY–April 2004–The Home Entertainment 2004 Show (HE2004) is coming to NYC May 20–23, 2004 at the Hilton New York Hotel. HE2004 is open to the public–consumers will not only have the opportunity to see, hear, and demo the finest high-performance products consumer electronics has to offer, they can also attend a dozen free educational seminars on a variety of topics and enjoy live music daily from jazz and blues artists during relaxing breaks for lunch. The educational seminars and luncheon will be offered all three days of the Show. Seminars will be moderated by some of the consumer electronics industry’s most respected editors, manufacturers, and custom-installation professionals.

Friday, May 21
10:00 a.m.– 11:00 a.m. Innovations: Trends in Digital Photography
Moderator: George Schuab, Editor, Shutterbug magazine

11:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. HDTV Super Session
Moderator: Maureen Jenson, Editor, Home Theater magazine

12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Blues Lunch (food & beverages available at additional cost)

2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Loudspeaker Luminaries Moderator: John Atkinson, Editor, Stereophile magazine

4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Stereophile Ultimate AV: (formerly Stereophile Guide To Home Theater)
Upgrading & Tweaking Your Home Theater
Moderator: Tom Norton, Editor, Stereophile Ultimate AV magazine

Saturday, May 22
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. The Ins and Outs of Custom Installation–Ask the Pros
Moderator: Krissy Rushing, Editor, Connected magazine

11:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. The New High-Definition Media (Sony)

12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Jazz Lunch (food & beverages available at additional cost)

2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Stereophile Shoot-Out: Ask the Editors
Moderator: John Atkinson, Editor, Stereophile

4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Big-Screen Technologies 101
Moderator: Geoffrey Morrison, Video Editor, Home Theater
Sunday, May 23
12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Jazz Brunch (food & beverages available at additional cost)

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2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Stereophile Analog Clinic
Moderator: Michael Fremer, contributing editor, Stereophile

Seating is limited; HE2004 attendees are encouraged to arrive on time in order to benefit from the seminars. Admittance to seminars is included with the price of a daily or weekend ticket to the Show. Food and beverages will be available at additional cost during the lunchtime music sessions.

Show attendees are invited to attend a grand, spectacular concert on Friday evening by popular recording artists–proceeds to benefit the Elf Foundation, a nonprofit charity that brings music and films to children enduring extended stays in hospitals across the country.

Co-sponsors of Home Entertainment 2004 include publications from PRIMEDIA’s Home Technology & Photography Group, including Best, Connected, eDigital Photo, Home Theater, Stereophile, Stereophile Ultimate AV, and Shutterbug, along with–the premier Web portal and Home Technology Library, providing up-to-the-minute news, in-depth articles, product reviews, research archives, event calendars, and company directories.

Dates: May 20–23, 2004

Hilton New York & Towers Hotel
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY

Thursday, May 20 noon–6:00 p.m. (Trade & Press Only)

Open to the General Public:
Friday, May 21 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 22 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 23 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Tickets: $37 for weekend pass / $27 for one-day pass at the door
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