Al Griffin

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Al Griffin Posted: Feb 09, 2013 0 comments

Need a good reason to buy a projector? How about this: Of all the video-display types, projectors provide the biggest image for your buck. Rear-projection TVs, which were once available in screen sizes up to 92 inches, used to be an even more affordable big-screen option, but the last manufacturer with a stake in rear-projector manufacturing, Mitsubishi, recently closed up on that biz.

Al Griffin Posted: Jan 03, 2007 0 comments

As new formats go, Blu-ray Disc got off to a shaky start. First, there were repeated production delays with Sony's PlayStation 3, an overhauled version of the company's popular game console that features a Blu-ray Disc drive for high-definition movie playback.

Al Griffin Posted: Apr 03, 2008 0 comments
Quadrophenia Classic Records
Music ••••½ Sound ••••

Talk about "classic records": The Who's double-

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Al Griffin Posted: Nov 06, 2005 0 comments

Badly dubbed dialogue and exaggerated acting make martial-arts movies unintentionally funny (to Westerners, at least). But in Kung Fu Hustle (Sony; Movie ••••, Picture/Sound ••••½, Extras •••• ), director Stephen Chow sets out to grab laughs by mining the genre's clichés.

Al Griffin Posted: Feb 03, 2007 0 comments

Color temperature (User Mode/Warm Color Temperature before/after calibration): 20 IRE: 5,434 K/5,728 K 30 IRE: 5,687 K/6,446 K 40 IRE: 5,934 K/6,433 K 50 IRE: 5,730 K/6,679 K 60 IRE: 5,744 K/6,841 K 70 IRE: 5,716 K/6,854 K 80 IRE: 6,391 K/6,543 K 90 IRE: 6,410 K/7,015 K 100 IRE: 6,247 K/7,441 K

Al Griffin Posted: Sep 29, 2008 0 comments
The Short Form
$2,300 ($2,800 list) / SONYSTYLE.COM / 877-865-7669
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Al Griffin Posted: Nov 08, 2010 0 comments

Although 3D TV has grabbed its share of headlines over the past year, it appears that many consumers are still wary of the format. To cite one example, more than 70% of respondents in a recent survey sponsored by the cable TV industry said they wouldn’t consider buying a 3D TV in the next 12 months. Wouldn’t consider it! To these folks, plain old 2D movies at home look just fine, thanks. Watching 3D is something that you do while sitting in a squishy movie theater seat holding a bin of buttered popcorn and a 54-ounce Coke.

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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) tacp.toshiba.com
• 46-inch, 1080p-resolution screen

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