Archive for August, 2008

Image Width and Ratio

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

How come that on some channels the image seems as it comes from a labyrinth mirror? It’s all a question of ratios. On your old CRT unit the aspect was 4:3, which essentially means that for each 4 horizontal inches your screen would be 3 inches wide. However since images ...

Canadian Gamers Say “Oui” to the Wi

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Gamers in Canada have clearly spoken when it comes to choosing the gaming console they most enjoy playing on their HDTVs. According to a recent poll conducted by Ipsos Reid, 35% of Canadians that currently own or plan to purchase an HDTV for video games are planning to hook ...

The Truth About Up-Scaling DVD Players

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

In one short sentence, it’s not a magical player that will make that old Top Gun DVD look sharp on that new big screen HDTV. When you watch a DVD, you must consider the disc itself. A standard DVD is, well, a standard DVD. And no matter how much you spend ...

What’s The Best Bedroom HDTV?

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

Is the old TV in your bedroom about to fade away? Considering a newer and slimmer replacement? What would be your best option for a small room? That old clunker weighs a ton and has to go? There are so many choices when it comes to mid-sized (20 to 32 ...

Choosing Audio For Your HDTV

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

If an image is worth a thousand words, what is the value of good sound to a sharp and fluid image? So you just got a new HDTV but you didn’t expect it to sound just like your old set from yesteryear? Just like image quality, sound evolved in the past ...

Samsung to Begin Offering a New Series of LCD HDTVs

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Samsung will begin selling its “next generation” LCD HDTVs next month. Of course, this has many television aficionados rather excited, considering that many people consider the company’s current 81 Series to be one of the best televisions currently on the market. Is it possible that Samsung has improved ...

Samsung LN46A650 46-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV with RED Touch of Color

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Overall, I am very pleased with the Samsung LN46A650. When comparing this TV to the 5 series, I discovered that the 5 series didn't have a refresher rate of 120 Hz. The 7 series is almost identical except it has a USB port for an MP3 player and extra gig ...

Samsung LN32A450 32-Inch 720p LCD HDTV

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

For a 32", I feel the Samsung LN32A450 really fills the space and is a good quality buy for the money. I found that in comparison to other brands in the same price range this one gives the most bang for each buck. The Samsung LN32A450 TV is like others in ...

What Do You Think About HD?

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

It seems that the majority of people agree that HDTV is nice to have, and most also have plans to buy an HDTV at some point in the future, but lots of people don’t want it because it’s too expensive. I gave this some thought, after all, when compared to other ...

The Controversy Surrounding the Digital Switchover Continues

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

There is a great deal of controversy surrounding the digital switchover that will be taking place this February. For many, the forced switch is undesirable because they are unhappy about having to purchase a new television of purchasing a tuner to help them still receive television broadcasts. One ...