Al Griffin

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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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Al Griffin Posted: Jul 30, 2009 0 comments

When the Blu-ray Disc format was first announced, a feature that industry execs liked to pimp in their PowerPoint presentations was BD-Live. With your player plugged into a home network, we were told, a BD-Live-enabled disc could access all manner of wonders by way of the Internet -things like games and extra scenes and commentaries not included on the original disc.

Al Griffin Posted: Aug 29, 2011 0 comments

While 3D movies haven’t totally taken over the multiplex, the format remains a force to be reckoned with. Michael Bay just released a new Transformers installment in 3D (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), James Cameron is at work on Avatar sequels, and the entire Star Wars saga is being formatted for 3D release.

Al Griffin Posted: Jan 28, 2011 0 comments

As anyone who saw Avatar in 3D at a theater (especially an IMAX theater) can attest, it set a high bar for depth-enhanced cinema. And for people like me fortunate enough to have had access to a 3D TV in 2010, each of the meager disc offerings squeezed out by the studios inevitably stood in comparison with that benchmark experience. With few exceptions, all fell well short of my Avatar-fueled expectations.

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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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Al Griffin Posted: Jun 29, 2003 0 comments

The following reviews appeared as "Reference DVD" features in the Movies section of Sound & Vision. Out of the 22 discs chosen for their exceptional audio and video from September 2000 through July/August 2003, I consider these five the standouts. BLUE CRUSH Universal

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Al Griffin Posted: Mar 09, 2012 0 comments

Though we got a good peek at them at the recent CES, Samsung’s 3/6 event in NYC gave Sound+Vision a chance to get even more up close and personal with the company’s new LCD and plasma Smart TVs.

Al Griffin Posted: Jul 03, 2006 0 comments

Samsung has its hands in so many different TV categories - front- and rear-projection DLP TVs, flat-panel plasma and LCD sets, even old-school cathode-ray tube models - that it's hard to keep track of all the stuff they sell.

Al Griffin Posted: Oct 03, 1988 0 comments

Color temperature (Pro 2 Mode/Warm Color Temperature before/after calibration): 20 IRE: 7,785 / 7,547 K 30 IRE: 7,183 / 6,731 K 40 IRE: 6,712 / 6,227 K 50 IRE: 6,894 / 6,359 K 60 IRE: 6,973 / 6,545 K 70 IRE: 6,926 / 6,676 K 80 IRE: 6,894 / 6,598 K 90 IRE: 6,635 / 6,111 K 100 IRE: 6,654 / 6,275 K Brightness (100-IRE window): 35.3 / 35.7 ftL

Al Griffin Posted: Jul 29, 2004 0 comments
New technologies for time-shifting TV have been multiplying in recent years, making the VCR seem as old-fashioned as the Victrola. Most people know about TiVo and ReplayTV - hard-disk video recorders that seek out and store programs based on your viewing habits. But now there's also PC software like Snapstream's BeyondTV 3 that lets you capture shows on your computer hard drive.

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