Al Griffin

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Al Griffin Posted: Apr 08, 2010 0 comments

Just days before boarding a plane in January for the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, I made a point of doing something that many other folks the world over had been doing in droves: I watched Avatar at my local IMAX 3D theater. And I don’t think I’m alone in saying that it was the most involving 3D movie I’d ever seen. The distinct illusion of depth conveyed by the image projected on that massive IMAX screen was an entirely new sensation. In many ways, Avatar was the greatest movie experience I’d ever sat through.

Al Griffin Posted: Mar 04, 2010 0 comments
Key Features
$3,600 (list) samsung.com

• 46-inch, 1080p-resolution screen

• Slim, 1.6-inch-deep cabinet • LED backlight with local dimming

• 240-Hz display with Auto Motion Pro blur-/judderreduction processing

• SRS TruSurround

Al Griffin Posted: Feb 18, 2010 0 comments
Key Features
$5,500 anthemav.com
• (8) HDMI (v1.3) inputs; (2) HDMI (v1.3) outputs
Al Griffin Posted: Jan 21, 2010 0 comments
Key Features
$2,300 (list) tacp.toshiba.com
• 46-inch, 1080p-resolution screen
Al Griffin Posted: Dec 13, 2009 0 comments
Key Features
$3,850 Axiomaudio.com
 
 
• 8-channel amplifier • 350 watts per-channel (1 channel into 8 ohms) • 200 watts perchannel (7 channels driven, all impedances) • 4 x 18 x 17[1/2] in; 54 lb

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Al Griffin Posted: Dec 03, 2009 0 comments
Key Features
$2,200 Mitsubishi-tv.com
• 47-inch, 1080p-resolution screen •
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Al Griffin Posted: Nov 16, 2009 0 comments

No longer content to be tethered to A/V systems alone, many new Bluray Disc players augment their basic BD-Live online capability with streaming services like Netflix, Pandora, Vudu, YouTube, and CinemaNow.

Al Griffin Posted: Sep 30, 2009 0 comments

Sometimes, basic is the best way to go. Take the newest crop of LCD and plasma TVs: many new models are jam-packed with features that most viewers aren't likely to care about or use - everything from YouTube access to preloaded cooking recipes (I'm serious!). For its 650U series LCDs, however, Toshiba chose to keep things relatively simple.

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Al Griffin Posted: Jul 30, 2009 0 comments

When the Blu-ray Disc format was first announced, a feature that industry execs liked to pimp in their PowerPoint presentations was BD-Live. With your player plugged into a home network, we were told, a BD-Live-enabled disc could access all manner of wonders by way of the Internet -things like games and extra scenes and commentaries not included on the original disc.

Al Griffin Posted: Jun 21, 2009 0 comments
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$2,200 / PIONEERELECTRONICS.COM
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