Home Entertainment 2004 East

The Home Entertainment Show (HE2004), the largest and most comprehensive showcase of consumer electronics and imaging products in America, returns to New York City May 20–23, 2004 at the Hilton New York Hotel—the site of two popular HE Shows held in 2001 and 2002. Over 15,000 attendees are expected to visit the NY Hilton, optimized for the ultimate user experience. Unlike typical trade shows, HE2004 provides visitors with the opportunity of seeing and hearing the finest products in upscale hotel rooms, creating the best-sounding environments for demonstrating high-performance gear.

While the first day of the show is reserved for members of the trade and press, the public will have three days to explore and demo millions of dollars' worth of audio, digital video, home theater, computer, and digital imaging equipment, accessories, DVDs, CDs, LP recordings, and more in exhibit rooms found on several floors of the hotel. The manufacturers and local retailers will include: Harvey Electronics, Sound By Singer, Hewlett-Packard, McIntosh, MartinLogan, Monster Cable, Naim Audio, Outlaw Audio, Paradigm, Polk Audio, Runco, Samsung, Shure, Sony, and many other high-profile brands!

Photography enthusiasts will enjoy the new Digital Imaging Pavilion, where they'll be able to see highlights of the advancements in imaging convergence technology, check out new equipment for 2004, attend in-depth seminar workshops, and talk with experts from Shutterbug, Petersen's Photographic, and eDigital magazines.

Home audio and home theater buffs, from beginners to pros, can participate in a number of interactive educational seminars sponsored by popular consumer electronics editors and key industry experts on hot topics about HDTV, high-resolution sound, upgrading and tweaking a home theater system, video recording, vinyl vs. compact disc recordings, and the new SACD and DVD-Audio formats.

Also included with the price of a ticket are daily free concerts from popular jazz, blues, contemporary, and classical musicians, culminating with a grand, spectacular concert on Friday evening by popular recording artists—proceeds to benefit the Elf Foundation, a nonprofit charity that brings music and film to children enduring extended stays in hospitals across the country.

Co-sponsors for Home Entertainment 2004 include Primedia Publishing's high-tech magazines: Best, Connected, eDigital Photo, Home Theater, Stereophile, Stereophile Ultimate A/V, and Shutterbug, along with www.hometoys.com—the premiere Web portal and Home Technology Library, providing up-to-the-minute news, in-depth articles, product reviews, research archives, event calendars, and company directories.

Show information:

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
Advance ticket purchase saves $5.
More information: www.he2004.com

Journalists: You can preregister to attend HE2004 by logging on to www.he2004.com or by calling Nicoll Public Relations at 781-762-9300, or nathalie@nicollpr.com.

Partial List of Exhibitors As Of March 15, 2004

Acoustic Sounds
AIX Records/Hi-Res Music
AKG
Almarro Products
Alpha-Core
Atma-Sphere
Bluebird Music Limited
Boston Acoustics
Bright Star
Chord Electronics
Crestron
EAR U.S.A.
Echo Busters
Electrograph
Gershman Acoustics
Gilmore Audio
Glacier Audio
Harmony Remote
Harvey Electronics
Hewlett-Packard
High Water Sound
Home Theater Cruise
HSU Research
InnerSound
JVC Disk
Kimber Kable
MoA Recordings
MartinLogan
May Audio
mbl of America
McIntosh
Monster Cable
MSB Technology
Musical Fidelity
Musical Surroundings
Music Direct
Music Hall
Naim
Odyssey
Outlaw Audio
Paradigm
PNF Audio
Polk Audio
Premier Audio Inc
Qmotions
RealTraps
Red Planet Labs
Richard Gray's Power Co.
Robyatt Audio
Runco
Salamander
SC Resources
Shunyata Research
Shure Incorporated
Silver Audio
Silverline Audio
Simaudio Ltd.
Sonic Spirits Inc
Sony Electronics
Sota
Sound Anchor
Sound Organisation
Stewart
Straight Wire
Symcore
Symposium
Tenor Audio
Thiphi Audio
Thor Audio
Triplanar Tone Arm
Widescreen Review
Wilson-Benesch

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