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Rob Sabin Posted: Jun 09, 2008 0 comments
The Short Form
$2,600 ($3,199 list) / LGUSA.COM / 800-243-0000
A very good picture and sexy styling add up to a solid recommendation for LG's new LCD
Rob Sabin Posted: Apr 30, 2008 0 comments

Now that Blu-ray Disc has vanquished HD DVD after a nearly 2-year battle in the marketplace, the dust has finally settled - right into the eyes of everyone who put off buying a high-def disc player. Understandably, many of these dawdlers will be squinting first at the more affordable Blu-ray prospects in the entry-level $400-to-$500 range.

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Rob Sabin Posted: Apr 03, 2008 0 comments

There is a quiet epidemic lurking among us - a disease so awful and destructive that it can kill the thrill and excitement that define home theater. It's the consumer electronics industry's dirty little secret: an ugly mold that festers behind closed media-room doors, eating away at the power and majesty of the best movie soundtracks.

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Rob Sabin Posted: Apr 03, 2008 0 comments

Mention the word "headphones" to the average audiophile geek, and the name Ultimate Ears is hardly the first to come to mind. In fact, it probably won't come to mind at all.

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Rob Sabin Posted: Feb 09, 2008 0 comments

Three years ago, Sound & Vision staged the first of its HDTV technology face-offs when we put a 37-inch Samsung plasma alongside a like-sized Sharp LCD, tuned them to the hilt, then fed them the same programs to see which was king of the HDTV hill ("Plasma vs. LCD," February/March 2005).

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Rob Sabin Posted: Feb 01, 2008 0 comments

Pioneer PRO-110FD Elite KURO Plasma HDTV

Color temperature (Movie Mode/Low Color Temperature/Color Space Mode 2 before calibration; Movie Mode/Manual Color Temperature/Color Space Mode 2 after calibration): 20-IRE: 6,831 K/6,450 K 30-IRE: 6,936 K/6,573 K 40-IRE: 6,864 K/6,515 K 50-IRE: 6,811 K/6,557 K 60-IRE: 6,791 K/6,557 K 70-IRE: 6,844 K/6,529 K 80-IRE:

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Rob Sabin Posted: Dec 02, 2007 0 comments

It's no secret to regular readers that watching an HDTV on its default factory settings is like buying a high-performance car and never taking it out on the highway to let 'er rip.

Rob Sabin Posted: Nov 05, 2007 0 comments
Sharp Aquos LC-53D64U 52-inch LCD HDTV 74000370470 Sharp LC-53D64U If LCD TVs are the hot item these days, so-called "thin-bezel" LCDs must be on fire.
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Rob Sabin Posted: Oct 11, 2007 0 comments

Although I'm a little embarrassed to admit it, I was a high-school A/V geek. Some kids go out for track or baseball, others for student theater. But I, along with my (still) best friend Burt, found my haven in a small interior office full of rolling TV carts and overhead projectors.

Rob Sabin Posted: Sep 04, 2007 0 comments
Philips 42PFL7432D 42-inch LCD HDTV 609585129399 Philips 42PFL7432D Look at enough HDTVs, and you'll find that each has its own personality.


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