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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.

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Al Griffin Posted: Jan 08, 2015 0 comments
Samsung’s yet-to-be named new wireless speaker has a distinctive football-like shape. On second thought, it looks like a coffee percolator. Whatever—the important thing is that the design is a big improvement over the company’s first-generation wireless speakers.
Al Griffin Posted: Mar 04, 2010 0 comments
Key Features
$3,600 (list)

• 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: Jul 23, 2010 0 comments

The TV that Samsung sent me was its UN46C8000 LED model. Should you, too, decide to live on the edge and view 3D video, two additional things are required: a 3D source and a set of 3D glasses. Sources include 3D Blu-ray Disc players, DirecTV (scheduled to go live in June), certain cable TV providers, and PCs outfitted with special graphics hardware that outputs 3D video.

Al Griffin Posted: Nov 22, 2013 2 comments

2D Performance
3D Performance
PRICE $2,300 (updated 2/2/16)

Excellent picture quality for an LCD HDTV Innovative remote control
Overly wide Arc Stand base

Samsung’s F8000 Series represents an evolutionary leap in the company’s LCD TV offerings.

My last experience with a Samsung TV (aside from the company’s KN55S9C OLED, reviewed in the November issue) was a memorable one. The company had just endowed its Smart Hub interface with voice control, and, consequently, it was the first TV I ever found myself talking at. Or screaming at, rather, since that feature proved useless in practice. Another reason was its performance: The Samsung was one of the best sets I’d tested in recent memory.

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Al Griffin Posted: Jan 07, 2015 0 comments
Still not stoked about 3D TV? How about an 8K-res 3D LED TV that doesn’t require glasses—one that’s 110 inches?
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
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Al Griffin Posted: Jan 06, 2014 1 comments
With 2013 being the year of the OLED—sorry, Ultra HDTV—it comes as a surprise to find that Samsung’s 2014 TV lineup lacks a new OLED model (though the 55-inch KN55S9C Sound & Vision recently reviewed carries over into 2014). What did Samsung have to announce at CES? Plenty of Ultra HDTVs in all manner of screen sizes with both curved and non-curved (flat, that is) screens.
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Al Griffin Posted: Oct 03, 2006 0 comments

Aside from a huge, costly flat-panel TV, the easiest way to put a big video image up on your wall is to buy a front-projector/projection screen combo. And with good high-rez front projectors now selling for as little as $2,000, that option can be particularly budget-friendly.

Al Griffin Posted: Jun 26, 2001 0 comments

Television is something we all know and love -- sometimes without good reason. Critics routinely argue that shows like Temptation Island and WWF Smackdown! have pushed us several steps down the evolutionary ladder, but people still watch them. One thing that has evolved is the technology for displaying video images.