Al Griffin

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Al Griffin Posted: Nov 12, 2008 0 comments

Q. I have a Mitsubishi DLP TV with a built-in over-the-air HDTV tuner, and I'm interested in getting a high-definition DVR to use with it. I've Googled around and, to my surprise, haven't discovered many options. What I have found is either very expensive (TiVo's HD DVR) or no longer in production.

Al Griffin Posted: Oct 28, 2008 0 comments
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$2,600 / JVC.COM / 800-252-5722
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$399 / PANASONIC.COM / 888-843-9788
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$2,300 ($2,800 list) / SONYSTYLE.COM / 877-865-7669
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Al Griffin Posted: Sep 29, 2008 0 comments
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$2,300 ($2,800 list) / SONYSTYLE.COM / 877-865-7669
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Al Griffin Posted: Sep 22, 2008 0 comments

OVERSCAN BLU(ES)

Q. My HDTV has a native resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and its overscan is about 2.5%. Does that mean that I'm losing 2.5% of the image area that I should be seeing?

Al Griffin Posted: Aug 20, 2008 0 comments

Last year's lineup of Pioneer Kuro plasmas established a new benchmark for flat-panel HDTV performance, with the sets serving up deep-black backgrounds that were unlike anything we'd seen on a plasma or LCD model before - or since (See the review of the PRO-110FD in

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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.

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Al Griffin Posted: Jul 24, 2008 0 comments

To people who truly care about movies, the Criterion Collection needs no introduction. The company's deep library of meticulously produced and packaged DVD titles speaks for itself, specializing in art-house fare like Stranger Than Paradise, Mishima, and Au revoir les enfants as well as lesser-known international, documentary, and cult films.

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