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Best Bets

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The Best Bet
Let others fight over who has the biggest flat screen. No television comes close to this small Epson MovieMate DVD projector, which beams razor-sharp images onto an 80-inch pull-up screen. The fifteen-pound box comes with a 40-watt subwoofer, built-in speakers that emulate surround sound, and a zoom lens that allows a full-size image to be projected from only six and a half feet. And you can plug your TV into it. That makes the MovieMate perfect for New York apartments—and memorable Oscar parties ($1,199 at Hammacher Schlemmer, 147 E. 57th St., nr. Lexington Ave.; 212-421-9000).