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Home Entertainment Show 2006 features A Dozen Educational Seminars fo Consumers

Straight talk from industry experts and respected journalists

Los Angeles, CA–March 17, 2006–This coming June, the West Coast of the United States will play host to a star-studded event featuring consumer-electronics celebrities, legends, and noted industry journalists, who will all appear at The Home Entertainment Show, June 1–4, 2006 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Los Angeles. More than 250 brands of the most innovative audio, video, home entertainment, and convergence products will also be on display to the public on four floors of the hotel, and Show attendees can enjoy free concerts, seminars, and more.

A ticket to the Home Entertainment Show will give attendees access to a dozen different educational seminars that will help them understand the latest technologies in audio, video, and home theater without confusing technobabble–straight from the manufacturers, industry journalists, and professionals.

Show attendees will have an opportunity to learn all about custom installation options, acoustic treatments, HDTV, plasma TV. LCD’s projectors, upgrading and tweaking a home theater system, and more. Additional sessions will include Stereophile magazine’s ever-popular “Ask the Editors” panels, and the “HE Luminaries,” Series in which legends of the audio and video industry will answer questions from the audience.

Over for Schedule
Friday, June 2, 2006
10:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
Custom Audio/Video Installation Demystified: The Nuts & Bolts of Custom Installation Moderator: Krissy Rushing, Contributing Editor, Audio Video Interiors

Installing today’s high-end home theater systems can be challenging, from selecting the right components to matching hardware with location. Come meet the editors of Home Theater, Ultimate A/V, Stereophile, and Audio Video Interiors, as well as with some of Southern California’s hottest installers, as they tackle the tough questions. Bring your questions–we’ll open it up to the audience at the end.

Noon–1:00 p.m.
HE Luminaries Series: Catching Up with Jim Thiel, founder of Thiel Audio Moderator: John Atkinson, Editor, Stereophile

This is a new feature of our Show. Come meet the legends who started the modern-day high-end audio/video industry. Jim and John will also answer questions from the audience.

2:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
HDTV Super Session. Also Included: Surround-Sound Solutions Moderator: Maureen Jenson, Editor, Home Theater

Join a panel of industry experts for the latest information on the state of the transition from Standard-Definition to High-Definition Television. Is it time to buy an HDTV? What is CableCard and do you need it? Will you need a special antenna to get off-air HDTV? This is your opportunity to ask questions and get the real scoop from the editors of Home Theater magazine, top manufacturers in the segment and other industry luminaries and manufacturers. Special emphasis will be placed on the subject of surround sound and how it affects how today’s systems are used.

4:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Stereophile Shoot-out: Ask the Editors Moderator: John Atkinson, Editor, Stereophile

The pages of Stereophile come alive when you can speak directly with the editors. “Ask the Editors” is your forum to congratulate, commiserate, and discombobulate Stereophile’s legendary writers. Come prepared with questions.

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6:00 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.
Acoustic Treatments and Your System
A practical guide to choosing an acoustic consultant for your listening environment

This exciting panel, moderated by the Acoustics Guild, will cover all aspects of acoustical treatments, from what to use to what not to use, with real-world stories about what has worked for others.

6:00 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.
*Tour of RTI/Acoustech Record-Pressing Plant–PRESENTED BY ACOUSTIC SOUNDS

THIS FOUR-HOUR OFF-SITE TOUR will take attendees to the RTI record-pressing plant to see LPs being made! The tour is FREE and maps are available at registration, or you can TAKE THE BUS:

Bus leaves at 6 p.m. sharp from the HE Show Registration {booth *An additional fee for the bus and advance registration will be available online as of April 1. Registration is required to take the BUS. Pizza and beer provided during the ride. Courtesy of Acoustic Sounds.

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Saturday, June 3
10:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
HE Luminaries Series: A surprise guest!

Noon — 1:00 p.m.
Panel: Upgrading and Tweaking Your Home Theater Moderator: Tom Norton, Editor, Ultimate AV

Join the editorial staff of Ultimate AV, including technical editor Shane Buettner and contributing editors Steven Stone, Joel Brinkley, Michael Fremer, and Robert Deutsch, as they discuss how to improve your home theater and what’s coming soon to your nearest audio/video dealer, and answer your questions about new and old products, surround sound, system setup, HDTV, the upcoming HD-on-DVD format war, video displays, what’s hot at this year’s Home Entertainment Show, and more.

2:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Big Screen Technologies 101

Editors and contributors from both Home Theater and UltimateAV will be on the hot seat to answer your questions about video technology. Got a question about plasma, LCD, DLP, or even CRT? Trying to decide if a video projector is in your future, or if that one-piece, hang-on-the-wall plasma display is your best bet? Join Home Theater video editor and moderator Geoff Morrison, UltimateAV editor Tom Norton, UAV technical editor Shane Buettner, Scott Wilkinson, and UAV contributor Steven Stone in a lively discussion of the ins and outs of all these options, and how to make the best choices for your own home theater.

3:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Modern Media: An Ice Cream Social

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Downloads, discs, and drives. You’ll want to attend this seminar to find out what new media are coming, how they’ll work, and their high-end potential. Ice cream will be served.

Sunday, June 4
10:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
The Ultimate Interiors: A Critique of the 20 Hottest Media Rooms

Come explore the Dos and Don’ts of theater design. We’ll take our cues from some of the hottest systems and media rooms on the planet–20 rooms taken directly from Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Enjoy the eye candy while you learn from the experts about how they did that and–best of all–how much it cost.

Noon — 1:00 p.m.
HE Luminaries Series: A surprise guest!

2:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Stereophile Analog Clinic Moderator: Michael Fremer, “Analog Corner,” Stereophile

Don’t bring your sick turntables–it’s not that kind of clinic. Instead, Stereophile’s Michael Fremer will show you how he goes about setting up a turntable and installing a cartridge. Record cleaning will also be covered, and there will be time at the end for questions and/or comments.

The Home Entertainment Show, June 1–4, 2006, will take place at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Los Angeles, conveniently located near LAX airport. Shuttle service is available from the airport. Visit www.he2006.com for schedule and to purchase tickets.

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