Fred Manteghian

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Fred Manteghian  |  Oct 04, 2006  |  2 comments

Pioneer blew everyone away with their new 60" plasma prototypes. They claim better than 20,000:1 contrast. They say they can't measure it any higher given todays test equipment. I wonder what Toshiba is using to measure the 50,000:1 contrast they claim they've achieved with SED?

Fred Manteghian  |  Oct 04, 2006  |  0 comments

Google won't let me get to www.google.com. It forces me to www.google.co.jp when I use my Mozilla Firefox browser.

Fred Manteghian  |  Oct 04, 2006  |  1 comments

Microsoft's HDMI-less HD-DVD-less XBox 360 has a tumor of an add-on. For $200, you can only play HD-DVD discs <i>through </i> your 360's component output. The sign in front of the unit summarizes my thoughts on the subject succinctly.

Fred Manteghian  |  Oct 04, 2006  |  1 comments

I remember Luxman products fondly. In the eighties, they had a classy look and feel that set them apart from many of their Japanese counterparts.

Fred Manteghian  |  Oct 04, 2006  |  0 comments

Mitsubishi, Philips, Sharp, Panasonic, Pioneer and Hitachi were showing protype BluRay players they think they might build.

Fred Manteghian  |  Oct 04, 2006  |  0 comments

The blue packaging used for BluRay releases in the US market is skipped in Japan.

Fred Manteghian  |  Oct 03, 2006  |  0 comments

This is a reviewer that is famous in Japan. And that's Home Theater's own Geoffrey Morrison standing next to her.

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