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Sony TAV-L1 LCD TV/Home Theater System

Sony TAV-L1 LCD TV/Home Theater System

Introduce your living room to the future with the Sony TAV-L1 all-in-one home theater system ($4,000; Aug.). The stylish unit features a motorized audio system that, with the push of a button, automatically slides down to reveal a 32-inch flat-panel HDTV. The system offers a slot-loading DVD/CD/SACD player, two vibration-canceling subwoofers, HDMI input, Sony's S-Master digital amplifier, and Sony's S-Force Pro virtual surround sound processing. The TAV-L1 comes standard with a black speaker grill — optional grills are available in gray, burgundy and green ($100 each).

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    Although we're pretty happy with our simple, stylish Bose systems, there lives inside each of us — and probably a lot of our readers — the desire for ultra high-end speakers and theater setups. At the core of our current dream systems is the Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 5 ($16000 a pair). The speakers feature advanced Acoustic Lens Technology that allows for great sound, no matter where the speakers are placed in the room. Add to that Adaptive Bass Control, 2500 watts of internal power per speaker coming from ICEpower amps, and an absolutely gorgeous cabinet, and you have yourself on of the best-sounding, best-looking speakers money can buy.

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