Shane Buettner

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Shane Buettner  |  Sep 12, 2006  |  0 comments
  • $2,300
  • 37" LCD
  • 1366x768
  • Key Connections: Two HDMI inputs, two component video inputs
Features We Like: Excellent connectivity with dual HDMI and component inputs, Over the-Air HD tuner, ambient light sensor adjusts image brightness to match room light, backlit remote
Shane Buettner  |  Nov 15, 2007  |  7 comments

First, we're going to be moving servers and doing a number of other things behind the scenes here, so don't look for a Blog update from me until at least Black Friday, November 23rd (provided all goes well of course!).

Shane Buettner  |  Jan 10, 2009  |  0 comments
Sharp’s DLP front projectors have always been overachievers that offered a ridiculous amount of performance for the money. Nevertheless, with the company’s sharp (ahem) focus on LCD flat panels, I wasn’t certain we’d see any new front projector products from Sharp at this show. Well, I was wrong!
Shane Buettner  |  Sep 12, 2006  |  Published: Sep 13, 2006  |  0 comments
  • $3,499
  • 1280x768 single-chip DarkChip2 DLP
  • Key Connections: One HDMI input, two component video inputs, one RGB/PC on 15-pin DSUB
Features We Like: TI's 10-bit BrilliantColor video processing, Sharp's Color Management System, adjustable iris allows tailoring of light output
Shane Buettner  |  Jan 09, 2007  |  3 comments

Sherwood Newcastle was showing a static display of its next-gen R-972 AVR, which will feature HDMI 1.3 and offer full decoding of Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio lossless.

Shane Buettner  |  Dec 04, 2013  |  0 comments
Director Steven Soderbergh’s latest firecracker of a movie, Side Effects, is really two distinct movies. As good as it is, it would have been even better if it had stuck with the first one. Side Effects begins as a harrowing look at a woman’s descent into a crushing clinical depression and finally full-blown psychosis.
Shane Buettner  |  Jan 09, 2007  |  0 comments

Here's a cut-away of the Polk in-floor sub. Start tearing up the hard wood!

Shane Buettner  |  Jan 10, 2007  |  0 comments

Silicon Optix was demonstrating the 1080p HD beta version of its renowned <I>HQV Benchmark</I> disc with deintlacing, scaling and other various torture tests for displays. On top of that, select memebers of the press, including yours truly were given copies that we can run the tests on our HD DVD players and displays upon returning home.

Shane Buettner  |  Sep 10, 2007  |  0 comments

To those of us chasing the Nth degree of performance from our home theaters, it's always exciting when a truly audiophile company like Sim Audio attempts to define the state-of-the-art.

Shane Buettner  |  Sep 15, 2006  |  0 comments

SIM2 announced late Friday that it is previewing the Grand Cinema HT5000 three-chip 1080p DLP projector, and will soon have a broad line of 1080p DLPs starting at just $10K.