Al Griffin

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Al Griffin Posted: May 03, 2007 0 comments

Color temperature (User Mode/Low Color Temperature): 20 IRE: 8,104 K 30 IRE: 7,589 K 40 IRE: 7,651 K 50 IRE: 6,643 K 60 IRE: 8,019 K 70 IRE: 8,040 K 80 IRE: 7,802 K 90 IRE: 7,721 K 100 IRE: 7,454 K Brightness (100-IRE window): 35.7 ftL

Al Griffin Posted: Sep 30, 2009 0 comments

Sometimes, basic is the best way to go. Take the newest crop of LCD and plasma TVs: many new models are jam-packed with features that most viewers aren't likely to care about or use - everything from YouTube access to preloaded cooking recipes (I'm serious!). For its 650U series LCDs, however, Toshiba chose to keep things relatively simple.

Al Griffin Posted: Jan 26, 2011 0 comments

The writer F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said there are no second acts in American lives. But what about third acts? Speaker impresario Sandy Gross is a cofounder of two of the best-known companies in the home theater/audio biz: Polk Audio and Definitive Technology.

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Al Griffin Posted: Feb 03, 2006 0 comments

Do clones deserve the same rights as their human progenitors? That's the ethical dilemma that director Michael Bay grapples with in the sci-fi foray The Island (DreamWorks; Movie •••, Picture/Sound ••••½, Extras ••).

Al Griffin Posted: Jul 21, 2003 0 comments

Photos by Tony Cordoza With the popularity of flat-panel TVs exploding and companies straining to create speakers that will mate with the unobtrusive sets, it seems like the era of hulking home theater gear - towering speakers, massive subwoofers, video projectors hovering above your head like an F-15 - is over.

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Al Griffin Posted: Mar 19, 2012 0 comments

INEVITABLY, WHEN something cool comes out, it will influence everything that immediately follows. That’s what happened with Avatar. In 2009, we all went to see it in 3D, and the following year stores were packed with 3D TVs and 3D Blu-ray players.

Al Griffin Posted: Jul 03, 2006 0 comments

Color temperature (Movie preset/Warm 2 Color Tone before/after calibration): Low window (30-IRE): 6,885/6,431 K High window (80-IRE): 6,431/6,524 K Brightness (100-IRE window before/after calibration): 31.6/26.6 ftL

Al Griffin Posted: Oct 03, 1988 0 comments

Color temperature (User Mode, Medium Color Temperature before/User Mode, User Color Temperature after calibration): 20 IRE: 6,862 / 6,387 K 30 IRE: 6,725 / 6,514 K 40 IRE: 6,608 / 6,574 K 50 IRE: 6,704 / 6,592 K 60 IRE: 6,535 / 6,587 K 70 IRE: 6,602 / 6,549 K 80 IRE: 6,602 / 6,589 K 90 IRE: 6,574 / 6,554 K 100 IRE: 6,482 / 6,483 K Brightness (Low Lamp/Auto Gamm

Al Griffin Posted: Jun 23, 2004 0 comments

They say that "reality TV" programs where people marry someone they just met or jockey for advantage in competitions by playing naked have injected new life into television. But for me, it's high-definition TV that has made tube-watching fun again.

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