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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.

Al Griffin Posted: Jul 21, 2008 0 comments
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$2,400 ($3,200 list) / PANASONIC.COM / 888-843-9788
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Panasonic continues its long-running plasma winning streak with this THX-certified model
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Al Griffin Posted: Jul 20, 2008 0 comments

There are plenty of high-def-capable camcorders available for under $1,000, but in my experience, it's not so easy to find one that meets all your expectations. Up to now, my problem with the new breed of HD cams has been fear of the AVCHD format.

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Al Griffin Posted: Jul 16, 2008 0 comments

Where's the 7.1?

Q. I spent big money for a 7.1-channel speaker setup, but all the new high-def discs have 5.1-channel soundtracks. So, where are the 7.1 discs? Elias J. Vujovich / Southington, OH

Al Griffin Posted: Jul 08, 2008 0 comments
Toshiba's Thin-Frame, ClearFrame LCD 22265001257 Toshiba 52RV530 The design of big-ticket consumer goods tends to reflect the era in which they're made.
Al Griffin Posted: Jul 06, 2008 0 comments
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$7,697 (as tested) / NIVEUSMEDIA.COM / 866-258-2929
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Al Griffin Posted: Jun 18, 2008 0 comments

Q. I've been using separates in my surround system for some time and have a collection of high-end amplifiers. But the surround processing modes, HDMI connectivity, and video upconversion on my preamp/processor are now out of date. New receivers seem to have the latest technology at a much more reasonable price than most of the pre/pros with similar attributes.

Al Griffin Posted: Jun 11, 2008 0 comments

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Al Griffin Posted: May 31, 2008 0 comments

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Al Griffin Posted: May 31, 2008 0 comments
Mitsubishi HC6000 LCD front projector HC6000(BL) Mitsubishi Mitsubishi has long been known as the Big-Screen Company, mostly due to the strength of its extensive lineup of rear-projection TVs.

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