Al Griffin

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Al Griffin  |  Apr 05, 2006  |  0 comments
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A solid-performing bigscreen HDTV that delivers crisp 1080p pictures at a great price.
When it comes to buzzwords, "HDTV" holds considerable cachet: its ve
Al Griffin  |  Jun 14, 2007  |  0 comments

Sanyo PLV-Z5

Color temperature (User Mode, Low 2 Color Temperature before/User Mode, Custom Color Temperature after calibration): 20 IRE: 6,369 / 6,800 K 30 IRE: 6,190 / 6,471 K 40 IRE: 6,257 / 6,421 K 50 IRE: 6,456 / 6,429 K 60 IRE: 6,468 / 6,515 K 70 IRE: 6,513 / 6,521 K 80 IRE: 6,521 / 6,516 K 90 IRE: 6,532 / 6,581 K 100 IRE: 6,909 / 6,864 K

Al Griffin  |  Oct 20, 2003  |  0 comments
Most new A/V trends are slow out of the gate. It seemed like forever before high-definition TV got off the ground, and audio formats like DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD are still struggling for recognition. By contrast, radical advances in computer technology seem to take the world by storm at least once a year. First there was the Web, which bleary-eyed users accessed via sluggish dial-up modems.
Al Griffin  |  May 11, 2012  |  0 comments

You hear plenty about Sony in the news these days. Reports usually cite the company’s latest staggering financial loss, followed by something on its most recent vow to get its house in order by cutting business interests it no longer deems profitable.

One biz that’s apparently dragging Sony down is LCD TV. In an effort to turn things around, the company recently sold its stake in a LCD panel manufacturing venture it owned jointly with Samsung. But even though Sony is no longer involved in manufacturing raw LCD panel components, it is still very much involved in selling TVs. The company also claims significant performance advantages over other LCD TV brands — and it isn’t afraid to demonstrate those advantages in a side-by-side shoot-out.

Al Griffin  |  Aug 02, 2006  |  0 comments

Just how slim can speakers get? It's a question I find myself pondering these days as wave after wave of skinny speakers arrives on my doorstep for testing. Looking over the elegant, metal-clad CS-System 3 speakers from British newcomer Audica - a company of audio veterans who previously did time at established UK speaker outfits like Mission - the answer is: remarkably slim.

Al Griffin  |  Oct 07, 2002  |  0 comments
Photos by Tony Cordoza

Al Griffin  |  Nov 01, 2004  |  0 comments

Although flat-panel LCD TVs have been hanging around even longer than plasma models, their small-size screens have garnered less attention. But things changed in the past year: LCD TVs started zooming up in size, undoing the myth that the technology is good only for small displays in the kitchen, bedroom, or office.

Al Griffin  |  Jan 02, 2013  |  0 comments

Samsung is about to make good on a promise to make Smart TVs even smarter.

Al Griffin  |  Nov 03, 2006  |  0 comments

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Al Griffin  |  Dec 03, 1988  |  0 comments

Color temperature (Theater Mode/Low Color Temperature before/after calibration): 20 IRE: 6,797 / 6,720 K 30 IRE: 6,632 / 6,584 K 40 IRE: 6,596 / 6,596 K 50 IRE: 6,678 / 6,599 K 60 IRE: 6,654 / 6,561 K 70 IRE: 6,564 / 6,422 K 80 IRE: 6,483 / 6,483 K 90 IRE: 6,397 / 6,648 K 100 IRE: 6,579 / 6,423 K Brightness (100-IRE window): 40 / 41 ftL

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