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Geoffrey Morrison  |  Feb 28, 2007  |  7 comments
Sony had their line show on Tuesday. Continuing the sick joke from previous years, it was in Las wasn't-I-here-last-month Vegas. Instead of Caesars, it was at Paris.
Geoffrey Morrison  |  Feb 20, 2007  |  10 comments
Well, better late then never. Here’s my review of Pioneer’s PRO-FHD1 1080p plasma. It’s probably the best looking flat panel you can by, at least for right now. It’s also $8,000… Impressive none the less. Read about it here.
Geoffrey Morrison  |  Feb 06, 2007  |  4 comments
Planar was showing bits of their new line to local dealers today, and I was offered a glimpse (not at the dealers, of the product).
Geoffrey Morrison  |  Feb 01, 2007  |  3 comments
We’ve had a lot of issues recently with posting comments on the blogs (mostly from spammers). Here are a few tips to help make posting easier.
Geoffrey Morrison  |  Jan 26, 2007  |  0 comments
The future is coming, and it didn't call first.

In a grand-scale, universal sort of way, January 1st means nothing. We ugly bags of mostly water view the start of each year as a new beginning. To some, it's in a Neil Finn "I'm not the old girl, I'm someone new" kind of way. To others, it's the first day of many where we promise we'll start that diet tomorrow. To most people, it's a day to nurse hangovers and the start of a month-long repetition of curses as we keep writing 2006 on checks. Let's concentrate on somewhere between the extremes and look at new technology that's coming...someday.

Geoffrey Morrison  |  Jan 19, 2007  |  49 comments
In the February issue, the Samsung HL-S6188W was derided, and rightly so, for it’s staggering light output of almost 170 ft-Lamberts. For a 61-inch display, this is way to bright to watch in a dark room. It’s the kind of light output that hurts, literally.
Geoffrey Morrison  |  Jan 17, 2007  |  2 comments
In case you missed it, check out our CES coverage here. I took some pictures at the show that didn’t fit in the show blog. You can find those here.
Geoffrey Morrison  |  Jan 03, 2007  |  3 comments
Everyone wants a matched system, so how about some speakers to match your plasma? That’s right, plasma speakers. These puppies will really wow the neighbors. They’re not common, and the seller buries the most important sentence in the middle of the posting “Measurable amounts of O2 (ozone) are produced during operation.” Let’s not nitpick that ozone is actually O3. The next sentence is even better “Some people claim they are sensitive to this in the room, others find it fresh smelling or don’t notice it!” Yeah, until it kills you. Leave a door open, turn out the lights, and marvel at the pretty tweeters that make sound with "light." Get 'em while they're hot (literally).
Geoffrey Morrison  |  Nov 28, 2006  |  25 comments
As I’ve talked about before, console games have to be written for a specific resolution (unlike computer games). Nearly every Xbox 360 game, for example, is 720p. The console then converts that up or down depending on how you set up the console. Those with older TVs drop it to 480i, those with HD sets can choose 720p or 1080i (and occasionally 1080p).
Geoffrey Morrison  |  Nov 17, 2006  |  5 comments
At midnight last night, the very first PlayStation 3s were sold. To herald the even, there were huge launch parties in New York and San Francisco. A few of us journalist types were brought up to check it all out.
Geoffrey Morrison  |  Nov 15, 2006  |  3 comments
Check out the my new review of the $1000 720p Optoma here.
Geoffrey Morrison  |  Nov 06, 2006  |  0 comments
Not that it's new, but I forgot to mention that I posted the rest of my pictures from CEATEC in the Galleries. You can check them out here
Geoffrey Morrison  |  Oct 24, 2006  |  56 comments
The people at Microsoft are complete idiots. No, that’s not exactly true. They’re charlatans. They are purposely misleading the public. They recently announced a software upgrade will be available soon that will allow the Xbox 360 to output 1080p.
Geoffrey Morrison  |  Oct 04, 2006  |  1 comments
Here’s a nicely blurry side view of JVC’s thin RPTV. This is headed for our shores, though at the moment there’s no price or even a model number. It’s about 10-inches thick.
Geoffrey Morrison  |  Oct 04, 2006  |  1 comments
Hitachi has a line of products in Japan called WOOO. You read that right. The WOOO line of DVD Recorders with hard drives is about a stylish product I’ve seen. It looks like a BMW M1. The shot here is the version with a Blu-ray drive. I doubt we’ll see either here.