Al Griffin

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Al Griffin  |  Jan 02, 2008  |  0 comments

Color temperature (Movie Mode/Warm 2 Color Temperature before/after calibration): 20 IRE: 7,472 / 6,399 K 30 IRE: 7,148 / 6,458 K 40 IRE: 7,314 / 6,679 K 50 IRE: 6,833 / 6,484 K 60 IRE: 6,829 / 6,520 K 70 IRE: 6,786 / 6,489 K 80 IRE: 6,594 / 6,423 K 90 IRE: 6,757 / 6,626 K 100 IRE: 6,657 / 6,654 K Brightness (100-IRE window): 36 / 35 ftL

Al Griffin  |  Jan 06, 2005  |  0 comments

The popularity of flat-panel TVs with LCD (liquid-crystal display) screens was very much in evidence at CES 2005. From well-established names like Sharp and Toshiba to relative newcomers in the U.S. market like BenQ and Moxell, a good number of manufacturers displayed LCD models ranging from 15 to 55 inches.

Al Griffin  |  Feb 11, 2013  |  0 comments

Black Friday — the day after Thanksgiving, and the biggest shopping day of the year. It’s a day when hordes of Americans head out to the local mall or Walmart, ready to fill their carts and, if necessary, take you out should you stand in the way between them and a good deal. TV maker Vizio has traditionally released a new model or two just in time for Black Friday — often at prices well below the norm for sets in their category/screen size. The E601i-A3, a 60-inch edge-lit LED LCD, was one such special, having reportedly sold for $699 on that day — a price that is, well, insane. But now that the E601i has bobbed back to a more real-world, though still very affordable, $999, it’s time to check out how it stacks up against the competition.

Al Griffin  |  Dec 02, 2006  |  0 comments

Color temperature (Movie Mode/Warm2 Color Tone): 20 IRE: 7,051 K 30 IRE: 6,564 K 40 IRE: 6,590 K 50 IRE: 6,584 K 60 IRE: 6,596 K 70 IRE: 6,535 K 80 IRE: 6,571 K 90 IRE: 6,559 K 100 IRE: 6,590 K

Brightness (100-IRE window): 35.3 ftL

Al Griffin  |  Feb 03, 2007  |  0 comments

Color temperature (Theater Mode/Low Color Temperature preset): 20 IRE: 6,729/6,555 K 30 IRE: 6,717/6,593 K 40 IRE: 6,467/6,497 K 50 IRE: 6,303/6,258 K 60 IRE: 6,371/6,220 K 70 IRE: 6,503/6,411 K 80 IRE: 6,438//6,522 K 90 IRE: 6,372/6,370 K 100 IRE: 6,338/6,297 K

Brightness (100-IRE window): 36.7/32.9 ftL

Al Griffin  |  Oct 02, 2008  |  0 comments
The Short Form
$399 / PANASONIC.COM / 888-843-9788
Snapshot
Key Features
$3,600 Sonystyle.com
• Edge-lit LED backlight
• 3D-capable (comes with two sets of active-shutter eyewear)t
• 3D conversion of 2D content
• Motionflow Pro 240 Hz display modes
• Streaming options include Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand, YouTube, Pandora, Slacker, and Picasa
Al Griffin  |  Aug 20, 2008  |  0 comments

Last year's lineup of Pioneer Kuro plasmas established a new benchmark for flat-panel HDTV performance, with the sets serving up deep-black backgrounds that were unlike anything we'd seen on a plasma or LCD model before - or since (See the review of the PRO-110FD in

Al Griffin  |  May 05, 2007  |  0 comments

Most folks shopping for a home theater receiver or amplifier are bound to have their eyes peeled for a single number: the power rating. Ideally, this spec will tell you how much juice a particular amp can deliver to a given set of speakers under normal conditions.

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