JOEL BRINKLEY

Home Entertainment: High-definition Demons

Just as anyone who bought a Betamax videocassette recorder 20 years ago eventually found little to play in it, the roughly 3.5 million owners of high-definition television sets may have scant programming to watch on them. These sets could become obsolete because they are not equipped to receive the heavily copy-protected programming that Hollywood wants […]

Home Electronics: Best of the Best Video Equipment: Sony VPHG90U

Even with the myriad display technologies currently capturing our collective attention—DLP, LCOS, plasma, and others—the faithful, time-honored CRT projector remains the king of picture quality, particularly those with nine-inch CRTs, or “guns,” as they are colloquially known. These projectors provide the brightest, sharpest pictures, and are the only consumer devices that can reliably display high-definition […]