Archive for the ‘General’ Category

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 ...

Better Recycling Programs Needed for Electronic Waste

Monday, August 4th, 2008

According to The United Nations Environmental Program, approximately 50 million tons of electronics, including old computers and televisions, are tossed out each year. If you crunch the numbers, that comes to about 4,000 tons of what is referred to as “ewaste” being created each hour. Unfortunately, in the ...

Wal-Mart and Dell Collaborate to Offer Repair Services

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

In its quest to bring consumers nearly every service and product they could ever possibly need, Wal-Mart has decided to pair up with Dell in order to offer electronics repair and installation services to customers. Apparently, Dell will be offering these services in Wal-Mart stores based in the Dallas ...

Adult Consumers Still Prefer Watching Television the Traditional Way

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

A recent survey conducted by Nielsen found that most adults prefer watching cable channels on a traditional television set rather than over the PC. In fact, 94% of those that subscribe to satellite or cable report having a preference for their television sets rather than using online systems on ...

Sony Announces New Video Service

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Sony has recently announced that it will be offering its “eyeVio HD Pro” service. Through this service, consumer will be able to post and share HDTV video files through the company’s video sharing portal, which is to be called “eyeVio.” The company has actually been running the service since ...

Consumers Becoming Increasingly Disgruntled with Television Customer Service Centers

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

According to a recent survey, computers are getting quite fed up with customer service representatives for television providers. In fact, the industry came in last place when it came to customer satisfaction, even falling behind computer companies and insurance companies. In addition, the industry fell 3 percent since ...

Philips Develops New White Space Broadband Technology

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

Philips Electronics has reported to the FCC that it has developed a technology that will make it possible for consumers to create home networks that allow the transmission of wireless HDTV among the various rooms in their homes. In addition, the company claims this technology makes it possible for ...

Times Square Goes HD

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

As Toshiba have begun claiming to be the first company in the world to sell modular HDTV screens for outdoor rentals, they’ve decided to back up this claim by replacing their advert in Times Square with an upgraded board. This screen, they claim is truly HD, but at the distance it ...

Deciding What to Do with Broken Electronics

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

When it comes to electronics, many consumers are facing some pretty serious dilemmas. Namely, if your electronics device breaks down, is it better for you to get the item fixed or to simply replace it? As with nearly every decision you have to make, the answer is “it depends.” ...