Posts Categorized: Video

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ANSI Contrast And Your Room In Front Projection

When designing a home theater one of the questions that comes up is what color should I paint the walls. In general you want the walls as non-reflective as possible. The big question is how much will it really matter. In general the answer is a great deal. The primary thing the walls will do… Read more

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2010 Best Flat Panel HDTV

After working on many of the current flat panel sets and seeing them in various demostrations one model stands out. The current Panasonic VT25 throws out the best 2D and 3D image that I have seen from the current crop. For 2D it is very close to the discontinued Pioneer Elite 151FD which is still… Read more

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What To Do Behind An Acoustically Transparent Screen

When you build a home theater with an acoustically transparent screen the speakers are placed behind the screen. These speakers can be placed in a wall or an alcove behind the screen. The left and right screen loudspeakers should be spaced laterally so that they form a triangle with a 45 degree angle to the… Read more

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Mitsubishi L75-A91 LaserVue Review

I recently had the opportunity to work on Mitsubishi’s latest LaserVue rear projection HDTV. The set had 4000:1 on/off contrast after calibration along with good color and gamma. Keystone correction is used to correct for the low depth cabinet. The light output was only 21 fL with the more accurate color settings making this set… Read more

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Why You Might Want A SMPTE-C Gamut

Most displays today are calibrated for Rec. 709 color. This is the color that HDTV is supposed to be receiving and displaying. In the past however SMPTE-C monitors were the standard. These monitors were less colorful than the current HDTV system. If you notice that your DVD collection is at times too colorful this is… Read more