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July 30, 2007

Amazon DVD Releases Coming July 31, 2007

Babylon 5 - The Lost Tales

Dallas - The Complete Seventh Season

Hawaii Five-O - The Second Season

Popeye the Sailor: 1933-1938, Vol. 1

The Archie Show: The Complete Series

Sabrina the Teenage Witch - The Second Season

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July 26, 2007

Step Up to 1080p with the Samsung LNT4665F 46" 1080p LCD HDTV

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If you're looking for a FULL HD Set (1080p), then you'll love this LCD TV from Samsung. The Samsung LNT4665F 46" 1080p LCD HDTV has 15000:1 dynamic contrast ration and a resolution of 1920x1080. You'll get 3 HDMI ports with this bad boy, and it's also a whopping 46" for just over $2200. The Samsung LNT4665F also features the Samsung Digital Natural Image engine (DNIe) Video Enhancer, that refines all analog NTSC and wideband video inputs for an overall improvement in picture quality. We recently had a look at this set at a local shop and we also really liked the clean black frame of the screen.

At Samsung LNT4665F 46" 1080p LCD HDTV

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July 26, 2007

Rumor: Vizio to Offer 52-inch LCD TV

This hasn't been verified but if you're looking for an inexpensive 52-inch LCD TV, you'll want to check out Costco next month. According to DigiTimes:

A 52-inch Vizio-branded full-HD LCD TV is expected to hit the North America market in August with the panels sourced from LG.Philips LCD, according to sources.

The price tag for the new model will be US$2,200 and the TV will first be available in Costco, added the sources.

If you don't have a Costco nearby, I'd assume you should be able to find it at your local Sams Club in the near future. We'll keep you posted if any "official" details come out on a Vizio 52-inch LCD.

At DigiTimes.com

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July 24, 2007

Get Full HD with the Sony KDL-40V2500 40 inch Bravia V-Series 1080p LCD HDTV

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You're going to get Full HD at 1920 x 1080 panel Resolution with over 2 million pixels with this Sony. The Sony KDL-40V2500 40" Bravia V-Series 1080p LCD HDTV uses Sony's Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE), and builds a Dynamic Contrast Ratio of up to 7000:1 achieved by using real-time image processing. We like the PC input (HD-15-pin) and the 2x HDMI inputs. Plus, we hear the sound is quite excellent on this set.

At Sony KDL-40V2500 40" Bravia V-Series 1080p LCD HDTV

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July 23, 2007

Amazon DVD Releases Coming July 24, 2007

Tales from the Crypt: The Complete Sixth Season

Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, Vol. 3

Stargate SG-1 - Season 10

Weeds - Season Two

Zodiac (Widescreen Edition)

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July 20, 2007

Audiovox Introduces the WHT6024 Wireless 5.1 Home Theater System

As wireless home theater systems become more popular, we're starting to see some brand name systems come out at a pretty reasonable price. One wireless system that sounds interesting is WHT6024 from Acoustic Research (an Audiovox brand). According to Twice.com:

Audiovox showed its digital wireless 5.1 home theater system and digital wireless transmitter receiver system under the Acoustic Research brand during a press preview, held here this afternoon.

In his presentation of the entire line and in a prepared statement Tom Malone, president of Audiovox Electronics, said, “For the home, Audiovox is ... introducing wireless products that cut the cord on home theater systems without sacrificing sound quality. These wireless systems create 5.1-channel surround sound and have unparalleled abilities to block interference for a superior listening experience.”

Overall, the system sounds pretty sweet:

The system features a patent pending 2.4 GHz digital wireless technology, Audiovox said, plus a two-way center channel and sonic matched satellites, and a 125 watt, 10-inch high-excursion subwoofer. The WHT6024 is said to feature full bandwidth, 20Hz to 20kHz high-quality audio.

The great part is that the WHT6024 comes in under $350. Expect to see it hit the market in a couple on months and we'll give you more details when we get them.

At Twice.com

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July 18, 2007

Deal of the Day: Sennheiser RS 140 Wireless Balanced Headphones

Have I ever mentioned how much I love watching TV with wireless headphones? There's just nothing better this enjoying your favorite show while closing off the rest of the world. Amazon has a deal going on the Sennheiser RS 140 Wireless Balanced Headphones that you'll want to check out:

Amazon.com Product Description The Sennheiser RS 140 Wireless Balanced Headphones use a switchable dynamic compression system for excellent sound accuracy and balance control for optimum right/left volume adjustment. The adjustable high output level can compensate for minor hearing loss, and the auto-tuning mechanism with memory function finds crisp, clear music. The self-learning automatic level control provides optimum signal reception. Power comes from NiMH batteries that are recharged by simply putting the headphones on their transmitter base that can be mounted to a wall. A charge lasts for 23 hours. The RS 140 is backed by a two-year warranty.

Be sure to check out this deal on a great pair of wireless headphones.

At Amazon.com

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July 17, 2007

Not Sure Which Type of TV is the Best for You?

We've talked quite a bit in the past about the major TV types but it might be time for a small refresher course. There's a small but decent article at CourierPostOnline.com that breaks down some basic TV types like:

Rear-Projection DLP (digital light processing)

Displays are based on microchip technology from Texas Instruments. Light is projected through a color wheel by thousands of tiny tilting mirrors, which reflect the image off the chip onto the screen.

Pros: Better picture quality than rear-projection CRT; not as expensive as plasma or LCD flat-panel; essentially immune to burn-in; excellent brightness levels, great picture color.

Cons: More expensive than rear-projection CRT or direct-view CRT; average black level quality (although the latest 1080p models are much improved in this respect), can suffer from "rainbow effect.'

Or how about:

Rear-Projection LCoS (liquid crystal on silicon)

A a type of LCD that sandwiches liquid crystals between a plate of glass and a silicon microchip rather than between two layers of glass. Hitachi and JVC are two companies that have made serious investments in LCoS, which is less-proven in production than DLP as a microdisplay technology.

Pros: Much higher resolution and picture quality than rear-projection CRT; much less bulky than rear-projection CRT; much larger screen sizes than plasma or LCD flat-panel.

Cons: More expensive than rear-projection CRT or direct-view CRT; economic viability of production is currently unclear.

Be sure to check out the entire article.

at CourierPostOnline.com

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July 16, 2007

Amazon DVD Releases Coming July 17, 2007

Gunsmoke - The First Season

Space Ghost and Dino Boy: The Complete Series

Wanted: Dead or Alive - Season Two

The Rookies - The Complete First Season

2006-2007 NBA Champions - San Antonio Spurs

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July 11, 2007

Are Two Second Commercials the Way of the Future?

We've mentioned in the past about Fox TV's experiments with "Fast-Forward" advertising, now it appears NBC is seriously studying this type of advertising. According to SeattlePI.com:

In new experiments for NBC, people are hooked up to sensors as they watch television, and researchers observe changes in their heart rate, palm sweat, eye movement and breathing patterns.

But the panelists are not watching just NBC programs. They are watching commercials -- in fast-forward mode.

So far, the findings have been just what NBC hoped: judging from the biological reactions, the test subjects were just as engaged while watching fast-forwarded advertisements as they were while viewing opening scenes from the NBC show "Heroes" at regular speed.

And that conclusion -- which is still preliminary -- could have big implications for NBC and other networks as they negotiate rates for airtime with advertisers.

Now the next step is figure out what type of content for fast-forwarding will work. According to the article:

Innerscope is working on a second study for NBC that will try to pin down which types of commercials generate the most engagement in fast-forward mode. Innerscope will monitor things such as how often brands are shown during the advertisement, how quickly the camera cuts to new images, and whether audio is important in the storyline.

Of course, the big hurdle is going to be getting advertisors to buy off on this. Who knows if it'll work but I know I usually pay attention to commercials even if they are flying by at a million miles an hour.

At SeattlePI.com

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July 10, 2007

Deal of the Day: Toshiba HD-A2 HD DVD Player

We've mentioned the Toshiba HD-A2 HD DVD Player to you quite a few times in the past, now Amazon has a deal going on this awesome HD DVD player. According to Amazon:

High definition playback delivers 720p/1080i resolution at a transfer rate higher than DVD or even HDTV, resulting in a more detailed, realistic picture. Advanced audio, including Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby® Digital Plus and DTS® HD (core only), along with legacy formats including Dolby® Digital and DTS® bring an increased sonic realism to movie soundtracks. Backwards compatibility means you can enjoy your existing library of DVDs and CDs, and through the process of upconversion using HDMI, your movies are scaled to match the resolution of your HD display. An interface suite includes an abundance of audio/video connections as well as an ethernet connection for firmware updates and future internet delivered features.

Key Video Features:

  • HD DVD playback (including Combo. Format Discs), DVD and DVD-R/-RW

  • DVD upconversion via HDMI™ Video Upconversion - 720p/1080

  • Video Output: 1080i/720p/480p/480i

Key Audio Features:

  • Built-in Dolby® Digital, Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS®, and DTS® HD (core only)

  • Advanced high-performance 32-bit SHARC® Digital Signal Processing

  • CD Audio Playback (CD, CD-R/-RW)

Convenience Features:

  • Slim design cabinetry

  • New improved remote design with glow keys and TV operation

  • Ethernet connection

  • HDMI 1.2a interface, component video, S-Video, composite video

Check this deal out while you can save a few bucks.

At Amazon.com


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July 9, 2007

Amazon DVD Releases Coming July 10, 2007

Engelbert Humperdinck: Greatest Performances 1967 - 1977

The Astronaut Farmer

Napoleon Dynamite Flippin' Sweet Collector's Set

The Film Crew: Hollywood After Dark

R. Strauss - Salome

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July 6, 2007

Cool Idea of the Day: Hide your TV in a Rotating Wall

At TVSnob we're always looking for neat new ways to integrate TVs into the home with the least level of obnoxiousness. One product that seems to fit that bill is the Bronson Room Divider for IcOn Furniture. According to ElectronicHouse.com:

IcOn Furniture Collection offers an easy way to cozy up a spacious master suite while providing a way to view a flat-panel TV from more than one vantage point.

The Bronson Room Divider creates visual separation between sections of the room without sacrificing the open, airy feel. Measuring 96 inches wide, 84 inches high and 24 inches deep, the unit also offers storage for a flat-panel TV up to 50 inches, which can be rotated 180 degrees at the touch of a finger to face the opposite direction.

In keeping with the clean, metropolitan design, the divider has storage for DVDs, CDs and other accessories. A built-in cable management system prevents the audio and video wires from becoming tangled when the TV is turned.

For under $7000, this is a pretty neat idea for your next remodeling project.

At ElectronicHouse.com

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July 2, 2007

Amazon DVD Releases Coming July 03, 2007

Eureka - Season One

Baa Baa Black Sheep, Vol. 2

Slings & Arrows - Season 3

The Patriot (Extended Cut) [Blu-ray]

Degrassi The Next Generation - Season 5

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