Rob Sabin

Rob Sabin  |  Sep 01, 2006  |  0 comments
The Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-ray Disc player had been out just a couple of days when my phone began ringing with some interesting reports from the field. It didn't take long to realize that this would be no ordinary product launch.
Rob Sabin  |  Aug 31, 2006  |  0 comments
If you've read our review of the Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-ray Disc player - the world's first - you know what we thought of the picture and sound quality with the first batch of Blu-ray discs. But there's a lot more to this box than what comes out of it. Here's a run-down on some key features and few details you should know about hooking it up.


Rob Sabin  |  Jun 03, 2006  |  0 comments
Here are the three most important things you should know about Toshiba's much anticipated HD-XA1, the world's very first high-definition optical disc player: 1. It's not just a DVD player - it's a computer.
Rob Sabin  |  Jun 03, 2006  |  0 comments
Setting up the Toshiba HD-XA1 HD DVD player for the best picture and sound quality is not for the uninitiated. Even home theater experts will face a learning curve to understand the different ways to extract video and audio from the player and the ramifications of each option and will have to read the manual to find what settings in the player's internal menu will yield the desired results.
Rob Sabin  |  Jun 03, 2006  |  0 comments
As soon as you pull it from the carton, you know that the Toshiba HD-XA1 HD DVD player means business. Its 17-inch rack-size width and 20 pounds of heft beckon to a day when men were men and DVD players were both taller and heavier than a slice of white bread.
Rob Sabin  |  May 04, 2006  |  0 comments

I've been talking up this proud little home theater system with friends, and the reaction has been universal. "SLS?" they ask, scratching their mystified noggins. "Never heard of 'em."

Rob Sabin  |  Apr 03, 2006  |  0 comments
The Short Form
$200 / 72 x 22 x 28 IN / 10 LBS / / 206-323-8845
Rob Sabin  |  Mar 06, 2006  |  0 comments
March 7 - If your ears have been buzzing lately, I can guess your problem.
Rob Sabin  |  Mar 06, 2006  |  0 comments

March 6 - Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) now says it will release its first Blu-ray high-definition discs on May 23 - the same day the first Blu-ray player goes on sale.