Home Entertainment 2004 West To Showcase The Finest In Home Audio & Home Theater Entertainment

Plus free educational seminars and live music from local musicians included with weekend or daily ticket

New York, NY -October 12, 2004 -The Home Entertainment 2004 West Show -the High Performance Sound and Imaging event of the year -is set to take center stage in San Francisco at the Westin -St. Francis Hotel on November 4 -7, 2004. This event returns to the City by the Bay after several other well -attended Home Entertainment Shows, held in 2003, 1997, 1993, and 1989.

The Show, which is open to the public November 5 -7, is a showcase of the finest audio and home theater equipment available today. It's also an opportunity for consumers, home theater enthusiasts, and audiophiles to come together to see, hear, and test drive millions of dollars' worth of equipment before they buy.

A ticket to Home Entertainment 2004 West also provides access to free educational seminars and free music. Seminars are hosted by consumer -electronics industry experts on a plethora of subjects, including:

HDTV Super Session
Loudspeaker Luminaries
Upgrading & Tweaking Your Home Theater System
Big Screen Technologies 101
"Ask the Editors" of Stereophile, Connected, Home Theater, and Stereophile Ultimate AV magazines

Show attendees can take a break from the show and enjoy free live music daily from local jazz musicians:

Miles Perkins Trio
Joshi Marshal Quartet
Ezra Gale Quartet

Home Entertainment 2004 West will feature exhibitors, and over 250 brands represented by manufacturers and local audio/video retailers, including Crestron Electronics, Faroudja Labs, Hewlett -Packard, JVC, Kimber Kable, McIntosh, Monster Cable, Naim Audio, Outlaw Audio, Simaudio, Runco, Thiel, Yamaha, Zvox Audio, and more.

Co -sponsors of Home Entertainment 2004 West include publications from PRIMEDIA's Home Technology & Photography Group -Stereophile, Home Theater, Stereophile Ultimate AV, Connected, Shutterbug, eDigitalPhoto, and Petersen's PHOTOgraphic magazines -as well as the San Francisco Chronicle and sfgate.com.

Advance tickets are available now by calling the show hotline at 800 -830 -3976, or online at www.he2004.com.

$37.00 weekend pass / $27.00 one -day pass

Advance tickets: $32.00 for weekend, $22.00 for one day
Members of the trade must register on -site

Home Entertainment 2004 West
The Westin -St. Francis Hotel
335 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Open to Members of the Press & Trade Only:
Thursday, November 4, 12:00 noon -6:00 p.m.

Open to the Public: November 5 -7, 2004
Friday, November 5, 10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 6, 10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 7, 10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Journalists are encouraged to pre -register to ensure that badges will be waiting for them upon check -in and to avoid waiting in line. This can be done at www.HE2004.com or by contacting Lucette Nicoll at Nicoll Public Relations, lucette@nicollpr.com
or 781 -762 -9300.

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