Getting 7.1-channel sound in your home theater is easy with JBL's new SCS300 7.1-channel loudspeaker package. The satellite and center-channel models offer dual 3.5-inch PolyPlas woofers and 0.75-inch titanium-laminate tweeters. The system's sub utilizes a high-excursion 10-inch woofer and 200-watt amp in a tuned-port enclosure. The sub's back panel features volume control, LFE and line-level inputs, and speaker-level ins and outs. An auto power-on/-off function automatically turns the sub on when an audio signal is present and switches the sub to standby when there's no signal. For $650, you'll get the sub, the center, six satellites (with mounting brackets), and the necessary cables.
Now that you have an HD-ready TV, it's time to make the most of all your sources, not just TV offerings. Samsung's new DVD-HD941 DVD player upconverts a DVD's native resolution (480p) to a high-definition format; you can choose between 720p and 1080i to suit your HD monitor. The player features Faroudja's DCDi technology, DVI and HDMI outs, and black-level adjustment. Oh, and as an added bonus, the DVD-HD941 also plays SACD and DVD-Audio discs and retails for just $250.