When you look at a projector or display review, you’ll often see a picture of the common CIE diagram accompanying it. Many people will look at the diagram and say “That looks good”, but is that diagram really telling you anything useful? … [Read more...] about What does this chart tell you?
If you've read many of my reviews, you'll know that I'm a big believer in the importance of objective measurements and testing. While we all have our own beliefs and preferences, and our own tastes in music and movies and what is enjoyable to us, objective numbers give us something we can all rely … [Read more...] about Bench Tests Never Lie (except when they do)
I’ve been a long-term subscriber to both The Absolute Sound and Stereophile. Even as I could find reviews sooner and cheaper online, I stuck with them both as they had access that other writers do not, and seemingly reputations that they would want to defend by not making crazy mistakes. While I … [Read more...] about Giving up on The Absolute Sound
Many times we get asked "What is the best projector?" or a similar question for a different component. People want to make sure they buy the unit that reviewers think is best, and might not have the time to go drive around town to many different dealers and see everything for themselves, or they … [Read more...] about What is the best projector?
When you look at a typical home theater display review, there are a few things you are guaranteed to see from any objective analysis. You should see a grayscale chart, showing how accurate and linear it tracks across different values, and you'll also see a CIE chart showing how accurate the colors … [Read more...] about Home Theater Display Reviews and Measurements