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Al Griffin Posted: May 15, 2002 0 comments

Compared with the "in the lab" box for one of our test reports on, say, an A/V receiver, the lab data for a TV review may seem skimpy. While there aren't a lot of numbers, the ones we do generate can give you a pretty good idea of what to expect from the set - particularly its color reproduction, which is arguably the most important aspect of a TV's performance.

Al Griffin Posted: Sep 15, 2003 0 comments

Photos by Tony Cordoza The good old cathode-ray tube (CRT) is up against some stiff competition these days. Leading the charge are sexy flat-panel plasma and LCD TVs that can be mounted on the wall like a picture.

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Al Griffin Posted: Apr 19, 2012 0 comments

Back before the development of 33 1/3-rpm vinyl records (those things that DJ types and a few of us here at Sound+Vision collect) and CDs, people used to listen to music using something called the 78, a 10-inch disc format that spun at 78 revolutions per minute and was made from a variety of materials during its lifespan, including rubber, shellac, and, ultimately, vin

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Al Griffin Posted: Jul 05, 2006 0 comments

The New World (New Line; Movie •••½, Picture/Sound ••••, Extras •••), Terrence Malick's film about the fateful collision of English settlers with Native Americans in 1607, is short on dialogue and long on trippy shots of sunlight leaking through virgin forests.

Al Griffin Posted: Nov 03, 1988 0 comments

Color temperature (User Mode/Low Color Temperature): 20 IRE: 6,109 K 30 IRE: 6,446 K 40 IRE: 6,418 K 50 IRE: 6,425K 60 IRE: 6,455 K 70 IRE: 6,463 K 80 IRE: 6,429 K 90 IRE: 6,445 K 100 IRE: 6,441K Brightness (100-IRE window): 31 ftL

Al Griffin Posted: Oct 13, 2004 0 comments

Once high-priced curiosities, TVs based on newer technologies like LCD and Texas Instruments' DLP (Digital Light Processing) now provide a reasonably affordable alternative to the tube sets we've been watching for decades.

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Al Griffin Posted: Dec 20, 2012 0 comments

If 2011 was the year that tablets took over, 2012 was unquestionably the year of the headphone. The market for headphones has exploded, and Sound+Vision has stepped up its coverage to handle the flow, with reviews of new ‘phones, along with related gear such as portable and desktop speakers, amps, and DACs appearing on a weekly basis at

Al Griffin Posted: Apr 02, 2007 0 comments

Color temperature (Cinema Image Profile/Low Color Temperature before/ Cinema Image Profile /Memory Color Temperature after calibration): 20-IRE: 6,719 K/6,574 K 30-IRE: 6,616 K/6,494 K 40-IRE: 6,520 K/6,485 K 50-IRE: 6,405 K/6,498 K 60-IRE: 6,481 K/6,508 K 70-IRE: 6,570 K/6,565 K 80-IRE: 6,569 K/6,557 K 90-IRE: 6,472 K/6,499 K 100-IRE: 6,301 K/6,411 K <

Al Griffin Posted: Jul 25, 2005 0 comments

Call it the invasion of the on-walls. Or just call it a change in the way speaker companies think about design. Either way, the audio world is being overrun these days with speakers made to go with flat-panel TVs. What these systems have in common are shallow, wall-hugging cabinets.