Al Griffin

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Al Griffin Posted: Sep 29, 2008 0 comments
The Short Form
$2,300 ($2,800 list) / SONYSTYLE.COM / 877-865-7669
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Al Griffin Posted: Nov 08, 2010 0 comments

Although 3D TV has grabbed its share of headlines over the past year, it appears that many consumers are still wary of the format. To cite one example, more than 70% of respondents in a recent survey sponsored by the cable TV industry said they wouldn’t consider buying a 3D TV in the next 12 months. Wouldn’t consider it! To these folks, plain old 2D movies at home look just fine, thanks. Watching 3D is something that you do while sitting in a squishy movie theater seat holding a bin of buttered popcorn and a 54-ounce Coke.

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Al Griffin Posted: Jul 28, 2008 0 comments

Q. I'm concerned about the accuracy of the standards used for professional HDTV calibration. In ISF-calibrated sets, the color white always has some other shade mixed in that makes it look slightly gray, brown, or green. But the whites I've seen on most uncalibrated HDTVs look more like the color white as it appears in reality.

Al Griffin Posted: May 03, 2007 0 comments

the listTurf battles in the 1080p front projector market have really heated up since Sony introduced its $5,000 LCoS-based SXRD model last fall.

Al Griffin Posted: Jan 21, 2010 0 comments
Key Features
$2,300 (list) tacp.toshiba.com
• 46-inch, 1080p-resolution screen
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Al Griffin Posted: Nov 02, 2011 0 comments

It’s that time of year again when the undead walk the earth. But along with ghosts, vampires, and zombies, another partially animated entity haunts us: Blu-ray players in need of a firmware update.

Al Griffin Posted: Apr 05, 2013 0 comments

I've had a DragonFly revolving in and out of my desktop setup ever since I first checked one out for S&V's 2012 Holiday Gift Guide, so I was already very familiar with its capabilities.

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Al Griffin Posted: May 05, 2006 0 comments

Right now is a great time to buy an HDTV. Why? Because prices have dropped to where many people can actually afford one. Another reason: the explosion of choices brought on by recent advances in technology. From compact flat-panel TVs with 20-inch screens to expansive rear-projection sets with 70-inch or larger displays, there's an HDTV out there custom-made for you. But which one?

Al Griffin Posted: Jul 03, 2007 0 comments

Color temperature (Custom Mode/Warm Color Temperature before/after calibration): 20 IRE: 5,726 / 6,944 K 30 IRE: 5,708 / 6,507 K 40 IRE: 5,868 / 6,595 K 50 IRE: 5,811 / 6,532 K 60 IRE: 5,733 / 6,588 K 70 IRE: 5,879 / 6,510 K 80 IRE: 5,709 / 6,479 K 90 IRE: 5,869 / 6,453 K 100 IRE: 5,720 / 6,404 K Brightness (100-IRE window): 36.4 / 35.3 ftL

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Al Griffin Posted: Nov 23, 2003 0 comments
Photos by John Wilkes Viewscreen images by Al Griffin The holidays are a time for giving, but they're also very much a time for receiving. And if you ask me, there's no better gift to get than a digital camcorder, especially when it's delivered to your office by a Santa-type figure dressed in a FedEx uniform.

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