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Al Griffin Posted: Oct 13, 2004 0 comments

Once high-priced curiosities, TVs based on newer technologies like LCD and Texas Instruments' DLP (Digital Light Processing) now provide a reasonably affordable alternative to the tube sets we've been watching for decades.

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Al Griffin Posted: Dec 20, 2012 0 comments

If 2011 was the year that tablets took over, 2012 was unquestionably the year of the headphone. The market for headphones has exploded, and Sound+Vision has stepped up its coverage to handle the flow, with reviews of new ‘phones, along with related gear such as portable and desktop speakers, amps, and DACs appearing on a weekly basis at

Al Griffin Posted: Apr 02, 2007 0 comments

Color temperature (Cinema Image Profile/Low Color Temperature before/ Cinema Image Profile /Memory Color Temperature after calibration): 20-IRE: 6,719 K/6,574 K 30-IRE: 6,616 K/6,494 K 40-IRE: 6,520 K/6,485 K 50-IRE: 6,405 K/6,498 K 60-IRE: 6,481 K/6,508 K 70-IRE: 6,570 K/6,565 K 80-IRE: 6,569 K/6,557 K 90-IRE: 6,472 K/6,499 K 100-IRE: 6,301 K/6,411 K <

Al Griffin Posted: Jul 25, 2005 0 comments

Call it the invasion of the on-walls. Or just call it a change in the way speaker companies think about design. Either way, the audio world is being overrun these days with speakers made to go with flat-panel TVs. What these systems have in common are shallow, wall-hugging cabinets.

Al Griffin Posted: Sep 22, 2002 0 comments
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At the height of the stock-market bubble a few years back, I'd occasionally field a call from a rich guy - or his assistant - seeking advice on the cool, new flat-panel plasma TVs he'd been hearing about.
Al Griffin Posted: Jul 23, 2010 0 comments

The TV that Samsung sent me was its UN46C8000 LED model. Should you, too, decide to live on the edge and view 3D video, two additional things are required: a 3D source and a set of 3D glasses. Sources include 3D Blu-ray Disc players, DirecTV (scheduled to go live in June), certain cable TV providers, and PCs outfitted with special graphics hardware that outputs 3D video.

Al Griffin Posted: Apr 04, 2008 0 comments

The catch phrase "flat TV" has been circulating for years, mainly to describe the many flat-panel plasma and LCD sets that have swamped the market. But with an average cabinet depth of 3 to 5 inches, can those TVs really be called flat? To find a truly flat display, you need to check out OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode).

Al Griffin Posted: May 03, 2007 0 comments

Color temperature (Cinema Image Profile, Low Color Temperature before/User Image Profile/Color Temperature after calibration): 20 IRE: 7,411/6,656 K 30 IRE: 6,943/6,526 K 40 IRE: 6,846/6,535 K 50 IRE: 6,840/6,456 K 60 RE: 6,776/6,411 K 70 IRE: 6,761/6,422 K 80 IRE: 6,768/6,440 K 90 IRE: 6,711/6,374 K 100 IRE: 6,700/6,370 K Brightness (100-IRE window before/afte


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