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Al Griffin Posted: Jan 01, 2005 0 comments

So your new HDTV and surround sound system are all set up and ready to rock, but you still need a DVD player. What's that? You saw one at Wal-Mart for 50 bucks but can't remember the brand?

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Al Griffin Posted: Jan 07, 2013 0 comments

Breaking with tradition, Sony’s press event at CES was a celeb-free affair. No Will Smith, no Taylor Swift, no that guy who acted in the most recent Spider-Man movie. The star of the show was clearly the company’s new Xperia Z smartphone, but I’m not going to talk about that. What I am going to discuss is 4K, aka “Ultra HD,” as the rest of the industry seems to be calling it. 

Al Griffin Posted: Jun 26, 2001 0 comments

Television is something we all know and love -- sometimes without good reason. Critics routinely argue that shows like Temptation Island and WWF Smackdown! have pushed us several steps down the evolutionary ladder, but people still watch them. One thing that has evolved is the technology for displaying video images.

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Al Griffin Posted: Apr 13, 2008 0 comments

Cable Cutoff

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Al Griffin Posted: Sep 05, 2005 0 comments

Unlike oxygen, food, or water, surround sound isn't necessary for survival. But if you recently upgraded to a slim, big-screen HDTV, you're probably feeling a need to update the audio part of your system with something equally tasty. Home theater used to mean huge tower speakers or chunky satellites paired with subwoofers that took up as many cubic feet as an SUV's gas tank.

Al Griffin Posted: Feb 03, 2007 0 comments

Color temperature (User Mode/Warm Color Temperature before/after calibration): 20 IRE: 5,434 K/5,728 K 30 IRE: 5,687 K/6,446 K 40 IRE: 5,934 K/6,433 K 50 IRE: 5,730 K/6,679 K 60 IRE: 5,744 K/6,841 K 70 IRE: 5,716 K/6,854 K 80 IRE: 6,391 K/6,543 K 90 IRE: 6,410 K/7,015 K 100 IRE: 6,247 K/7,441 K

Al Griffin Posted: Sep 29, 2008 0 comments
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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.

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