Al Griffin

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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)
• 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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Al Griffin Posted: May 24, 2012 0 comments

Ever wonder why there are so many great Canadian speaker companies? Here’s one reason: government intervention. Canada’s government-sponsored National Research Council, which, among other things, facilitates research in the fields of speaker measurement, signal processing, and noise control, has proven to be a breeding ground for speaker design.

Al Griffin Posted: Sep 01, 2006 0 comments

I'd been eagerly looking forward to the arrival of a Blu-ray Disc player at Sound & Vision since - well, ever since the rival HD DVD format launched last April. But our first round of Blu-ray movie watching ended with executive editor Rob Sabin and I walking away disappointed and confused.


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