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At 08:55 PM 2/16/00 -0600, you wrote: >Consumer Reports writes for a lowest common denominator >consumer. Mind you, they're really good; and if I'm looking >for house paint, where I'm a lowest common denominator, I >pay attention. However, when it comes to computers, cameras, >stereo equipment, musical instruments, I ignore them wholeheartedly. > >Reminds me of National Geographic, great pictures; but if >you know anything at all about an article's topic, you know >more than they're going to tell you. I agree with the bulk of this. For better or for worse, CR is going to be the least biased of any similar publication. The "problem" is that that we here on the Epson list have somewhat unusual criteria for evaluating our printers. Your "typical" consumer is probably more concerned with speed, quiet operation, ink consumption, business graphics, performance on cheap paper, etc. As to stereo gear, though, I remember the days (25 years ago) when CR was right-on about a number of items, and properly identified some classics... like the AR turntable. rafe b. - Please turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for instructions.