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Al Griffin Posted: Nov 04, 2007 0 comments
Any apprehension I may have had about buying speakers off the Internet faded a few years back when I scored some great-sounding bookshelf speakers from a Web-only audio company. Those remain in use today, and I'd be game to match them up performance-wise against any current model in their price range.
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
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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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.


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