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HD helping the spam industry

December 20, 2006 |

With the high price of HD equipment, more people are clicking on spam emails and pop-ups with the hope of landing a high priced flat panel or projection TV for free. You saw the same thing happening when the iPod … Read More

Big screen. Bigger. Bigger than that.

December 16, 2006 |

“I can’t tell the difference between DVD and HD,” sez a typical flat-panel shopper, staring at a “huge” 42-inch screen.

No, he’s not an idiot. He’s not undiscerning. In many cases, he’s right. Because 42″ is a dang small screen.

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HD Radio – Pros & Cons

December 11, 2006 |

The great thing about HD Radio is that there already exists at least 1000 digital broadcasters out there. The digital stream is usually run parallel to the analog (by being bundled) so if a digital signal is not available, your … Read More

HDTV & HD Radio not meeting expectations

December 8, 2006 |

Seems like HD Radio is in the same boat as HDTV, neither have many channels to choose from. It is very common for someone to purchase an expensive HDTV only to find the picture horrible when they get it home. … Read More

HD-DVD versus Blu-ray . . . Who Cares?

December 7, 2006 |

Okay, let’s start this out by throwing some gasoline on the campfire. HD-DVD? Blu-ray? Both irrelevant. I don’t want either of them. All they are is a way to display the movies I paid too much for on a ultramodern … Read More

Online HD content from Azureus

December 6, 2006 |

I heard about this new online video site which provides HD content for free. So I tried to download the installer for Mac OSX. It downloaded a zip but when I opened the installer nothing happened. “Zudeo” from Azureue already … Read More

FCC Shutting Down Analog

December 5, 2006 |

When I first heard about the government mandate to discontinue analog broadcast signals I was excited. How cool would it be never to have to “tune-in” or flip through snowy channels to get to a decent signal? Granted I already … Read More

Panasonic shows off largest plasma display

December 4, 2006 |

At the Mall of America in Minneapolis, MN, Panasonic displayed all their latest plasma technology including a whopping 103 incher. The event, which took place on Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) ended a tour of several cities in the … Read More

HD Over-the-Air – still a relatively unknown trick

November 21, 2006 |

Well, not a trick. But I couldn’t think of a better word to describe something that is relatively easy to do, once the secret is revealed.

I was over my Uncle’s place the other night. He was telling me … Read More

HD: Too many pieces…too many costs, continued…

November 21, 2006 |

So let’s recap in order to be fair. To get the basic HD television programming you really need to have 5 things accomplished. 1. HDTV 2. HD receiver 3. HD satellite (for satellite subscribers only) 4. Upgrade your receiver (more … Read More

PS3 Released Last Friday

November 20, 2006 |

Sony delivered the first 200k game consoles last Friday. People slept over night to get a place in line (ala new Star Wars release) to POSSIBLY get their hands on a new PlayStation 3. Here is a video showing a … Read More

HD: Too many pieces…too many costs…

November 15, 2006 |

For the average Joe the upgrade to HD is just not an easy thing to do, technically or economically. Sure CostCo and Target are selling HDTV flatscreens like crazy now, but are the consumers really buying HD? My gut tells … Read More

Canon XL goes HD

November 15, 2006 |

OK, first let me start by saying I was never a fan of the Canon XL series. I’ve owned the XL-1 since it’s inception and was never that impressed. Yeah the camera looks cool, it came with lots of accessories … Read More

Jump Starting High Definition Disc Systems

November 8, 2006 |

Visiting the recent Japan electronics show CEATEC, I was struck by the abundance of newly unveiled Blu-Ray and HD-DVD components that do a lot more than just play zippy looking/sounding movies. Read More

Borat – Samples – Quotes

November 7, 2006 |

Great Quotes from Borat:

Borat: This is Natalya. She is my sister. She is number-four prostitute in whole of Kazakhstan.

Borat: Jak sie masz? My name Borat. I like you. I like sex. Is nice!

Borat: I will forgive Pamela, and I will go to California, with my friend Mr. Jesus, and we will take her! Read More

Stuff for Sale on YouTube! HD Radio

November 6, 2006 |

I found this to be pretty hilarious – this guy is offering his Alpine HD radio for sale on YouTube. This is the first I heard of this. I can only imagine what this is going to lead to: Houses, … Read More

HD Radio trying for holiday rush

November 6, 2006 |

In response to the article in Reuters about HD Radio pushing distribution and ads for X-Mas 2006: Last year was the push for Satellite, with Sirius leading the way but XM Radio with great distribution and comparable prices. This year … Read More

High Definition on YouTube?

October 30, 2006 |

What I find fascinating is that the crappy quality of YouTube content is luring what, like 1billion page views this year alone? I think back in June they were up to 20million unique users…and growing steadily. But what about the … Read More

LG Flatron M4200D

October 25, 2006 |

Well LG has inovated once again with its new line of 2D/3D HDTVs. Spec are as follows

“Full HD” 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, 500cd/m2 brightness, 8-millisecond response time, and a 1600:1 contrast ratio. And on top of that It seems … Read More

Delay on Blu-ray player – uh ohh

October 24, 2006 |

Sony who is way behind in getting players on the shelf has announced that they will delay getting their BDP-S1 DVD distributed. According to toptechnews.com Sony is favoring the release of Playstation 3. Favoring? What do you mean favoring? Is … Read More

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