Fred Manteghian

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Fred Manteghian Posted: Oct 03, 2006 0 comments

With the image paused, no one in the room saw anything amiss with the SED display from Toshiba/Canon. But the camera has a different take on things.

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Fred Manteghian Posted: Oct 03, 2006 0 comments

While the other JVC products are practically here, their demo of 3D technology, based on some funky glasses and a pair of their 4K projectors (4096 x 2160 pixels), was, what's the term, oh yeah, universe shattering!

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Fred Manteghian Posted: Oct 03, 2006 0 comments

In the first half of 2007, JVC will bring out a true HD camcorder. The camcorder will have a hard drive built in so you can forget about tapes forever. The size of the drive, unknown, but I wouldn't be surprised if would hold at least a "vacation's" worth of video at its 1920 x 1080 resolution. The camera has 10X optical zoom and they had one setup filming a rotating flower display while they showed it on a 1080 plasma. With the "source material" there for direct comparison, the cam looked better than anything I've seen in a consumer format. No price yet.

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Fred Manteghian Posted: Oct 03, 2006 0 comments

This is a reviewer that is famous in Japan. And that's Home Theater's own Geoffrey Morrison standing next to her.

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Fred Manteghian Posted: Sep 26, 2006 0 comments

True or False?

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Fred Manteghian Posted: Sep 23, 2006 0 comments

Out with the old and in with the new.

Fred Manteghian Posted: Sep 19, 2006 0 comments

Sennheiser, makers of some fantastic headphones, now make a $79 in-ear earphone. With soft silicon tips, these won't abrade your ears like the crap Apple gives you with their $300 player.

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Fred Manteghian Posted: Sep 17, 2006 0 comments

As I leave Denver after three days of being under the gun to pump out show reports (don't worry fans, it was only friendly fire), I can sit back and shoot for the bigger picture.

Fred Manteghian Posted: Sep 16, 2006 0 comments

Sunfire announced their upcoming Theater Grand Receiver 3 (TGR-3) as part of their premium XT series of components. While it isn't rated as powerful as their dedicated multi-channel amps, I don't know anyone who would complain about having 200 watts times seven channels in their receiver. In fact, Sunfire claims the TGR-3 is the world's most power receiver. Sunfire's trademarked Tracking Donwconverter technology allows you move power from the wheels that slip to the wheels that grip. Oh wait, that's my car. Actually, having used a Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature amplifier as a reference for over 3 years, I can attest to the fact that their technology works as advertised.

Fred Manteghian Posted: Sep 16, 2006 0 comments

Definitive Technology had some really intelligently designed and great sounding in-ceiling speakers in their room. Most in ceiling speakers we've seen are appropriate for the shoe department Muzak at Macy's, but I wouldn't let them near the home theater. Sandy Gross of Definitive puts a whole can and a half of whump-ass in these babies. I blew up a picture of the speaker and put it in the bottom right of the photo for you to get an idea. The baffles are angled, looking like what the roof looks like in the attic. Two woofers and a tweeter are angled down and towards the back of the room, while on the other other side of the "roof" you'll find two passive radiators. I was tremendously impressed by the timbre and solidness of the midrange and upper frequencies. Sandy also used some in wall subwoofers to round up the bass. I actually thought the bass was a little on the high side, but I guess that shuts up anyone who is worried that a 4" deep subwoofer can't keep up with the action.

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