September 25, 2007
Up here in Winnipeg, the fans of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are famous for their tailgate parties. Or perhaps infamous might be a better choice of words since the city attempted to ban them altogether for our Labor Day Classic with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
I haven't seen anything like this showcased at any of our local tailgate parties though. uncrate reported today that a company called Gameday Customs has released the Gameday Customs Ultimate Tailgate. By ultimate, we mean ultimate.
A little pricey at $13900, the Gameday Customs Ultimate Tailgate includes a 26" LCD TV, satellite dish, CD/DVD player, 1000 Watt generator, 10 gallon fresh water system, 5 gallon holding tank, complete draft beer system and even a toilet!
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September 22, 2007
As a former competitive runner, I know how hard it is to keep motivated. Living in Winnipeg, Canada makes it all the tougher. Who wants to go outside and run 2, 5, or 10 miles when its 40 degrees below 0? Not the majority, that's for sure, and that's why so many opt for the treadmill. Boring!
Not anymore. A company called Life Fitness is offering a pre-order right now of its Platinum Club Series Treadmill. Yes, I know this is a TV blog and you're wondering how this is related. Well, it is.
Continue reading: "Get Some Exercise While Watching Your iPod-Compatible LCD TV"
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September 21, 2007
At just 32 inches, Sony Bravia XBR KDL-32XBR4 32 inch LCD HDTV is selling like hot cakes and want to know why? Like larger sized '07 XBR models, this model includes key XBR picture quality features such as Motionflow 120Hz for smoother motion and exceptional resolution in fast moving scenes 10-bit panel and processing with 64 times gradation expression over current 8-bit panels and Live Color Creation featuring the WCG-CCFL backlight for an awesome range of vivid colors. Okay - that was mouthful, but you get the idea, for much less money you get all the high end XBR features.
Additionally, the 32XBR4 features our BRAVIA Engine EX to reduce digital artifacts and improve overall picture clarity and color performance. So, if you're looking at a 32" sized set - this one is for you.
At Sony Bravia XBR KDL-32XBR4 32 inch LCD HDTV
September 10, 2007
The Meivo E4300 was designed to offer a total solution for those who want to watch television, browse the Internet, manage DVDs and other encoded media and of course act as a full-blown PC, it's a good indication of the sort of combo product we can expect to see in every home within the next decade. The entire unit is enclosed within the LCD screen's casing, sandwiched between two 3W speakers to accompany the built in 6W sub-woofer. It features a 22 inch screen and it comes with Vista Home Premium preloaded, along with a wireless mouse and keyboard and remote control to access and control the Media Center functionality.
Step on over to Pocket-lint.co.uk for the full review and specs.
September 6, 2007
Mirror mirror on my wall, who's the fairest kid of them all? The one who owns a Disney LCD TV. Disney will release a set of this fall and the list will include: a Disney Flix Video Camera and a 15" High School Musical LCD TV using LCD panels from Sharp. The latter also comes in Disney Princess, Hannah Montana, and Pirates of the Caribbean styles. There are also Disney iPod-compatible speakers that feature AM/FM tuners and alarm clocks to keep your iPod-toting disney crazed kid happy. The Disney Flix Video Camera, LCD TV, and Disney iPod speakers retail for $100, $300, and $70.
September 5, 2007
Vizio is now the biggest seller of HDTV sets in America. We've got a Vizio ourselves - the 42" model and we love it. Just last Christmas we purchased it over the more expensive Sony or Sharp because it had all the features we wanted - HDMI, good sound, and a big picture. You won't find Vizio everywhere, but you will find them at Costco or your local Walmart and don't be scared - they're really solid and a great set.
For current deals on two sets that were big last season check out below.
Via I4U News
September 3, 2007
Engadget has a pretty amazing sneak preview of the new line of Toshiba LCD TVs that can be as large as 57 inches. YIKES! The features are pretty amazing too like:
- 120Hz / 10-bit IPS panel with 3x HDMI (1080/60p and 24p) supporting x.v.Color / DeepColor, 2x Firewire
- 3x Ethernet jacks for surfing the internet (browser built-in)
- streaming DLNA and DTCP-IP media from Tosh's own VARDIA recorders, Qosmio PCs, or your local NAS server
- 2x USB jacks and you've got an instant DVR
Prices start at ¥360,000 ($3,123) and run up to ¥950,000 ($8,242) for the 57-inch model.
August 30, 2007
You can be a total TV Snob with the Sony KDL-46XBR2 46" Bravia XBR 1080p LCD HDTV. We love full 1080p, and we love the fact this LCD TV from Sony has three HDMI inputs. We like the look and integration you can get with it as well - pick a trim color and match the room and then mount it on the wall. Perfect. The price is not bad either - at under $3k you'll find it hard to beat for features and looks.
At Sony KDL-46XBR2 46" Bravia XBR 1080p LCD HDTV.
August 23, 2007
We like small TVs and wish US consumers had the same choices as our European cousins. The Grundig Davio 7 is a small 7-inch 720 x 576 LCD TV capable of picking up digital channels via its DVB-T digital tuner or analogue channels if you can't get a digital reception. It also has a passive magnet antenna and two hours of playing time via its lithium-polymer battery. We're not sure when it will be available, but expect to pay over $200 for this gem.
Via Tech Digest at Grundig
August 22, 2007
It's nice to see some quality LCD TVs coming to Target. They usually have good stuff, but getting the Bravia brand and exclusivity for the back to school and holiday season is critical in the already crowded LCD market. We're Sony Bravia owners here at TV Snob - but we're more in the 1080p club than the 720p club. Both of the new Target Sony Bravias are 720p, with the 26-inch model going for $800, and the 32-inch for $900; they'll also be available in-store next month. We're not going to turn our nose up in the air over a 720p set - still very good and just want the low end doctor ordered.
Via Gizmodo at Target