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Al Griffin Posted: Apr 03, 2008 0 comments

Step into the TV section of any big-box electronics store, and you're bound to see endless rows of LCD sets lining the shelves. While this surplus of options can make it tough to decide on a specific LCD model, the upside is that the competition for your flat-panel TV dollar has resulted in a number of great deals.

Al Griffin Posted: Apr 03, 2008 0 comments
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Al Griffin Posted: Mar 31, 2008 0 comments

the listJVC has long been a player in industrial-grade video front projectors, with its D-ILA (JVC's variant of LCoS technology) models finding their way into plenty of boardrooms, digital movie theaters, and other commercial venues.

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Al Griffin Posted: Feb 06, 2008 0 comments

At last year's CES, Sony previewed an 11-inch, 3mm-deep OLED TV prototype that made other flat-panel sets at the show look positively obese. That same model showed up in finished form at the company's press conference Sunday, rising up Vegas showbiz-style from beneath the stage in a maneuver reminiscent of the Stonehenge scene from Spinal Tap.

Al Griffin Posted: Feb 02, 2008 0 comments

One of the biggest news items to emerge from last year's Consumer Electronics Show was LG's announcement of a dual-format deck that could play both Blu-ray Discs and HD DVDs. We subsequently got our hands on that player, the BH100 Super Multi Blue, and we found it an intriguing but frustratingly incomplete solution.

Al Griffin Posted: Jan 05, 2008 0 comments
Sony's new 1080p SXRD projector 27242714960 Sony VPL-VW60 When I reviewed Sony's VPL-VW50 "Pearl" front projector in January 2007, I was mightily impressed with how the company had brought the ben
Al Griffin Posted: Jan 02, 2008 0 comments

Color temperature (Movie Mode/Warm 2 Color Temperature before/after calibration): 20 IRE: 7,472 / 6,399 K 30 IRE: 7,148 / 6,458 K 40 IRE: 7,314 / 6,679 K 50 IRE: 6,833 / 6,484 K 60 IRE: 6,829 / 6,520 K 70 IRE: 6,786 / 6,489 K 80 IRE: 6,594 / 6,423 K 90 IRE: 6,757 / 6,626 K 100 IRE: 6,657 / 6,654 K Brightness (100-IRE window): 36 / 35 ftL

Al Griffin Posted: Jan 01, 2008 0 comments
Samsung's plasma buster? 00036725246850 Samsung LN-T4683 There's been significant buzz on the LCD HDTV front lately, much of it surrounding models with 120-Hz scanning, a feature designed to combat picture
Al Griffin Posted: Dec 02, 2007 0 comments
JVC LT-47X898 47-inch LCD HDTV 46838030581 JVC 47X898 JVC is perhaps best known in the TV world for LCoS-based projectors, but the company also has some impressive flat-panel LCDs.
Al Griffin Posted: Dec 02, 2007 0 comments
Sony's new XBR5 27242717398 Sony 52XBR5 A big surprise of the past year has been seeing how well the latest crop of LCD flat-panel TVs has held up against the plasma competition.

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