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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: Apr 04, 2007 0 comments

Color temperature (6500 K Color Temperature, Dark Room lighting modes before/User 6500 K, Dark Room lighting modes after calibration): 20 IRE: 6,753/6,503 K 30 IRE: 6,529/6,471 K 40 IRE: 6,483/6,550 K 50 IRE: 6,590/6,519 K 60 IRE: 6,611/6,452 K 70 IRE: 6,856/6,549 K 80 IRE: 6,821/6,621 K 90 IRE: 7,090/6,730 K 100 IRE: 7,004/6,752 K Brightness (100-IRE window be

Al Griffin Posted: Feb 12, 2009 0 comments
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Al Griffin Posted: Jul 13, 2011 0 comments

Blu-ray players are becoming less a means to play discs than a gateway to online services — and to any media stored on computers, smartphones, and iDevices lying around your home. Take LG’s BD670. You might pick up this modest-looking machine thinking you’d use it to play Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D discs, along with DVDs and CDs.

Al Griffin Posted: Feb 03, 2006 0 comments

Speaker maker JBL is just one part of the Harman International family, but for a brand that makes up only a single slice of a large pie, it has an incredibly diverse product mix. Along with home theater speakers, JBL makes systems for music-recording and film sound-mixing studios, movie theaters, concert halls, computers, and cars.

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Al Griffin Posted: Jun 02, 2007 0 comments

Chances are you bought your HDTV with one purpose in mind: to watch movies, sports, or the many network and cable TV series like Lost and The Sopranos that look stunningly good in a widescreen, high-definition format.

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