Al Griffin

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Al Griffin Posted: Feb 03, 2006 0 comments

Speaker maker JBL is just one part of the Harman International family, but for a brand that makes up only a single slice of a large pie, it has an incredibly diverse product mix. Along with home theater speakers, JBL makes systems for music-recording and film sound-mixing studios, movie theaters, concert halls, computers, and cars.

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Al Griffin Posted: Jun 02, 2007 0 comments

Chances are you bought your HDTV with one purpose in mind: to watch movies, sports, or the many network and cable TV series like Lost and The Sopranos that look stunningly good in a widescreen, high-definition format.

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Al Griffin Posted: Jun 29, 2003 0 comments

The following reviews appeared as "Reference DVD" features in the Movies section of Sound & Vision. Out of the 22 discs chosen for their exceptional audio and video from September 2000 through July/August 2003, I consider these five the standouts. BLUE CRUSH Universal

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Al Griffin Posted: Mar 09, 2012 0 comments

Though we got a good peek at them at the recent CES, Samsung’s 3/6 event in NYC gave Sound+Vision a chance to get even more up close and personal with the company’s new LCD and plasma Smart TVs.

Al Griffin Posted: Jul 03, 2006 0 comments

Samsung has its hands in so many different TV categories - front- and rear-projection DLP TVs, flat-panel plasma and LCD sets, even old-school cathode-ray tube models - that it's hard to keep track of all the stuff they sell.

Al Griffin Posted: Oct 03, 1988 0 comments

Color temperature (Pro 2 Mode/Warm Color Temperature before/after calibration): 20 IRE: 7,785 / 7,547 K 30 IRE: 7,183 / 6,731 K 40 IRE: 6,712 / 6,227 K 50 IRE: 6,894 / 6,359 K 60 IRE: 6,973 / 6,545 K 70 IRE: 6,926 / 6,676 K 80 IRE: 6,894 / 6,598 K 90 IRE: 6,635 / 6,111 K 100 IRE: 6,654 / 6,275 K Brightness (100-IRE window): 35.3 / 35.7 ftL

Al Griffin Posted: Jul 29, 2004 0 comments
New technologies for time-shifting TV have been multiplying in recent years, making the VCR seem as old-fashioned as the Victrola. Most people know about TiVo and ReplayTV - hard-disk video recorders that seek out and store programs based on your viewing habits. But now there's also PC software like Snapstream's BeyondTV 3 that lets you capture shows on your computer hard drive.
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Al Griffin Posted: Nov 20, 2012 0 comments

Anyone shopping for a new set over the past year is likely to have encountered the term “Smart TV.” But what is a Smart TV? And why exactly should you want one? These are relevant questions because Smart TV is the latest marketing juggernaut to hit premium sets. Unless you make an effort to learn about Smart TV, there’s a chance you’ll end up paying for features that you don’t want or need.

Al Griffin Posted: Oct 04, 2006 0 comments

Video front projectors have always been the best way to watch movies at home, and now that new 1080p models capable of unveiling all the detail in high-def sources have arrived, there's even more reason to get keyed up about the category.

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