Al Griffin

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Al Griffin  |  Dec 13, 2009  |  0 comments
Key Features
• 8-channel amplifier • 350 watts per-channel (1 channel into 8 ohms) • 200 watts perchannel (7 channels driven, all impedances) • 4 x 18 x 17[1/2] in; 54 lb

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Al Griffin  |  Jan 14, 2006  |  0 comments

An edgy update, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (Warner; Movie •••½, Picture/Sound ••••, Extras ••••) takes several liberties with Roald Dahl's classic book, but it also manages to convey the story's dark humor.

Al Griffin  |  Jun 03, 2007  |  0 comments

Color temperature (Night Mode/Standard Color Temperature before/after calibration): 20 IRE: 5,307/6,175 K 30 IRE: 5,909/6,294 K 40 IRE: 6,240/6,461 K 50 IRE: 6,424/6,475 K 60 IRE: 6,363/6,506 K 70 IRE: 6,532/6,607 K 80 IRE: 6,609/6,697 K 90 IRE: 6,641/6,780 K 100 IRE: 6,651/6,730 K Brightness (100-IRE window): 36.8/38.9 ftL

Al Griffin  |  Feb 10, 2003  |  0 comments
Competition in the computer business has heated up over the past few years, with companies slashing prices to the bone in order to move product. You can now get a PC with a speedy processor and huge hard drive for only $399, and they'll undoubtedly cost less than that by this time next year. What's a forward-thinking computer company to do?
Al Griffin  |  Jan 10, 2012  |  0 comments

Dish Network would like you to know that most everything about the company is now new: new CEO, new DVR, even a new mascot (see video). To be sure, watching a CES press conference that kicked off with an executive cuddling a live baby kangaroo qualified for me as new.

Al Griffin  |  May 04, 2006  |  0 comments

Here's the deal: It's late, the kid's in bed, the wife is reading, and I'm dying to watch the new Rob Zombie gorefest The Devil's Rejects on DVD. No chance of firing up the full surround sound rig under such conditions, but, hey, there's Dolby Headphone.

Al Griffin  |  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.

Al Griffin  |  Feb 10, 2004  |  0 comments
Equipment photos by Tony Cordoza Once upon a time, HDTVs were really, really expensive.
Al Griffin  |  Sep 08, 2012  |  0 comments

Both Sony and LG had 84-inch edge-lit LCD TVs on display at CEDIA. What distinguishes these sets from other oversized TVs from companies like Sharp, etc. is that they have a resolution of 4K (actually, 3,840 x 2,160, or “Quad Full” HD).

Al Griffin  |  Oct 03, 2006  |  0 comments

Color temperature (User preset/Low color temperature before calibration / User preset/Manual color temperature after calibration): Low window (30 IRE): 6,278/6,501 K High window (80 IRE): 6,089/6,620 K Brightness (100-IRE window before/after calibration): 36.7/34.3 ftL