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Al Griffin Posted: Nov 30, 2007 0 comments
Samsung's Blu/HD combo player: BD-UP5000 36725607873 Samsung BD-UP5000 Both Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD deliver fantastic picture and sound, and their onscreen menus and interactive features are light-years ahead o
Al Griffin Posted: Nov 04, 2007 0 comments
Any apprehension I may have had about buying speakers off the Internet faded a few years back when I scored some great-sounding bookshelf speakers from a Web-only audio company. Those remain in use today, and I'd be game to match them up performance-wise against any current model in their price range.
Al Griffin Posted: Nov 04, 2007 0 comments
Pioneer Kuro PDP-5010FD 50-inch plasma HDTV 12562864785 Pioneer PDP-5010FD While most TV manufacturers have struggled through the years to deliver acceptable black levels in their flat-panel TVs, Pioneer cruised ov
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Al Griffin Posted: Nov 03, 2007 0 comments

Have you ever looked at one of our speaker test reports and wondered what that funny-looking graph with the squiggly lines is for? Or have you ever thought about how the information conveyed by that graph relates to what a reviewer hears? Given the many, many new speaker systems that get produced each year, maybe you've wondered what methods we use to differentiate between them.

Al Griffin Posted: Oct 03, 2007 0 comments
Toshiba Regza Cinema Series 52LX177 52-inch LCD HDTV 22265000700 Toshiba 52LX177 Toshiba has long been an all-purpose TV company making sets in virtually every display category.
Al Griffin Posted: Oct 02, 2007 0 comments
Mitsubishi HC4900 1080p LCD front projector 82400025722 Mitsubishi HC4900 Over the past few years, traditional TV companies such as Sony, Panasonic, and Sharp have done a brisk business in the home theater front-pr
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Al Griffin Posted: Sep 06, 2007 0 comments

Newcomers to Sound & Vision's HDTV test reports are likely to come across some tech talk that might seem confusing or arcane at first. The truth is, video technology has become much more complex since TV started to go digital and high-def nearly a decade ago, and a side effect of all that increased picture resolution and clarity has been mounds of strange new jargon.

Al Griffin Posted: Sep 03, 2007 0 comments

the listAccording to a recent report, in the last year Samsung finally managed to snag the largest share of the worldwide flat-panel LCD market. Taking a look at the new Samsung LN-T5265F 52-inch LCD HDTV, that's easy to understand.

Al Griffin Posted: Sep 01, 2007 0 comments

Color temperature (Movie Mode/Warm2 Color Temperature before/after calibration): 20 IRE: 7,564 / 6,234 K 30 IRE: 7,245 / 6,445 K 40 IRE: 7,346 / 6,629 K 50 IRE: 7,259 / 6,721 K 60 IRE: 7,388 / 6,755 K 70 IRE: 7,260 / 6,862 K 80 IRE: 7,220 / 6,594 K 90 IRE: 6,866 / 6,752 K 100 IRE: 6,654 / 6,654 K Brightness (100-IRE window): 35.3 / 35.3 ftL