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Al Griffin Posted: Jan 21, 2009 0 comments

Hard to believe it, but it's been over 2 years since we unboxed our first Blu-ray Disc player here at Sound & Vision. Despite a sometimes stunning 1080p high-def picture (I say "sometimes" because the picture quality of the initial Blu-ray releases was a mixed bag), those first players had numerous shortcomings.

Al Griffin Posted: Mar 23, 2011 0 comments
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Al Griffin Posted: Mar 31, 2004 0 comments
The piercing sounds of the action/splatterfest Freddy vs.
Al Griffin Posted: Feb 03, 2006 0 comments

Color temperature (Mid/Low mode before/Manual mode after calibration): Low window (20-IRE): 6,545/6,670 K High window (80-IRE): 6,443/6,571 K Brightness (100-IRE window before/after calibration): 37.1/35.5 ftL

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Al Griffin Posted: Jun 03, 2007 0 comments

Front projectors have long been considered an exotic way to experience movies at home, but they're quickly becoming a more mainstream option. That's because prices for 1080p-resolution front projectors have sunk below three grand, while flat-panel sets with screen sizes 60 inches and up that offer similar resolution have yet to become affordable.

Al Griffin Posted: Mar 09, 2003 0 comments
Photos by Tony Cordoza Cutting-edge tech your thing? Flat-panel plasma TVs are where the action is! Over the past few years, the image quality of these space-saving sets has improved tremendously, and prices have moved steadily downward.
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Al Griffin Posted: Jan 10, 2012 0 comments

Sharp kicked off the company’s 100th year with a slew of impressive CES product announcements. What you need to know is that the company is now all about really big screens — 60 inch or larger LED models to be exact.

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Al Griffin Posted: May 05, 2006 0 comments

Back in October 2004, we tested the ZVOX audio system, an all-in-one "virtual" surround option for those who want something better than built-in TV speakers. Now comes the $199 ZVOX mini audio system, a shrunk-down, portable version intended to provide sound for music players like the iPod or for TVs.

Al Griffin Posted: Sep 01, 2007 0 comments

Color temperature (Movie Mode/Warm2 Color Temperature before/after calibration): 20 IRE: 7,564 / 6,234 K 30 IRE: 7,245 / 6,445 K 40 IRE: 7,346 / 6,629 K 50 IRE: 7,259 / 6,721 K 60 IRE: 7,388 / 6,755 K 70 IRE: 7,260 / 6,862 K 80 IRE: 7,220 / 6,594 K 90 IRE: 6,866 / 6,752 K 100 IRE: 6,654 / 6,654 K Brightness (100-IRE window): 35.3 / 35.3 ftL