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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Looking For Info About DVD Replication?

by Steven Ross

While it used to be a lot of bother and quite costly, this job has become much cheaper and easier than it used to be. The means of copying already existing DVDs is called DVD replication. People whose computers have two or more DVD drives usually do this. At minimum one of the chosen drives is required to be a DVD burner, meaning, a drive which is capable of "burnibg" an graphic image into a blank DVD

The average size of files in use everyday grow as the speed of PC's and internet connections increase. A greater depth of high quality features and information can usually be found in larger files. However, they do take up more significant amounts of space The CD is being replaced by the DVD, much like the CD replaced both the cassette tapes and "floppy" disks.

DVD replication technology will interest people who need to store large files, transfer then between computers, or share them with friends.

Both American and Asian companies sell a lot of different tools for DVD replication. The typical consumer will need a basic DVD burner from a company like Pioneer. The capacity to burn images into the top layer of the DVD is an example of an extra some people may require.

If you have huge files or a high number of files, you may not be able to store them on a DVD due to lack of space. It would be beneficial to research dual layer DVD replication

While considering the addition of DVD replication to their business offerings, some people may also be interested in bulk DVD replication.

Many companies like ACARD technologies have come up with advanced DVD Duplicator Systems that can duplicate about 21 to 30 DVDs simultaneously. The DVDs can be an advertising tool for your business or in lieu of business cards. The author of this article has forgot to mention anything about the usage of DVD replication technology but you might be knowing about it through your previous knowledge.

You need to keep software in mind when you are looking into DVD replication. Although companies will usually include software with their hardware, you may still need an extra program specific to your goals. Also, you may want to consider producing labels or envelopes if you intend to create a significant quantity of DVDs.

It's almost literal to say that there are limitless possibilities.

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Massage Chair Review - Sanyo DR6700K Recliner

By James Knolan

This is a review of a Sanyo massage chair. The model DR-6700K is one of the top massage recliners produced by Sanyo. We will walk through an evaluation of 5 separate categories and provide a score out of a possible 20 points each. A total rating is given by adding up the scores. This provides a basis of comparison for the other massage loungers that we have reviewed. Let us see how the HEC-DR6700K massage recliner stacks up to the competition.

Warranty & Customer Service: You want to make sure that you get sufficient warranty protection with your massage chair. These are complex machines and you want to be protected down the road. So what type of warranty do you get with the DR6700K? This recliner comes with 3 years on the roller mechanism. You also get 1 year of parts and also 1 year of labor. In home technician repair service is also provided for the first year free of charge. This is a pretty good warranty of this level of massage chair. Sanyo has now established a national call center for warranty issue and provides good service. We rate the warranty and customer service an 18.

Comfort & Ergonomics: You need to make sure that a massage chair fits your body type well and that all the main features are easily accessible. This is the goal of this category. The DR-6700 is a comfortable recliner to sit in. The back pad is soft and well padded. The head pillow is adjustable and supports the head well. The remote is well within reach and has larger buttons for the important automatic massage programs. We give the DR 6700 an 18 for comfort and ergonomics.

Ease of Use: This category takes a look at how easy the chair is to use for the average person. We have seen some overly complicated remotes which require too many steps to get the chair to do what you want. The remote control has 4 automatic programs which operate off one touch. Manual programs are a little bit more involved which requires a few steps to get the chair where you want. The intensity and width adjustments have a nice phased LED to show the power levels. Overall, we rate the Sanyo DR6700 a 17 in ease of use.

Key Features: The two extraordinary massage features in the DR6700 are the Stiffness detection system and the GK rollers. The Stiffness detection system is borrowed from Sanyo's lie detector technology. This system actually measures your pulse rate and the extent of your perspiration. This is done by reading your finger when you hold onto the secondary remote control. The DR6700 can locate areas of tension and stress in your body. These readings are then feed to the computer and those areas are targeted for relief. The other important feature is the GK rollers in the roller mechanism. These nimble rollers can massage over the tops of the shoulders for a soothing and relaxing massage. We give the DR-6700 an 18 for key features.

Massage Therapy: The DR 6700 has 4 automatic one-touch massage programs. The programs are as follows: Stiffness, Recovery, Fine and Relax. There are also manual massage techniques which include the following: Grip, Shiatsu, Kneading, Tapping and Combo. Each of these techniques is specialized with a particular movement to loosen or revitalize tight and sore muscles. In manual mode, just select the intensity of the massage to be more or less invigorating or select the width of the rollers to cover the areas of your back that you need attention. Target specific areas by selecting the region which includes: neck and shoulders, lower back, lower body and quick course. You have a lot of good options to choose from with the DR-6700. Our rating of the massage therapy is 19

How did the HEC DR6700K do in our review? We scored this massage chair recliner 90/100 points. There are a number of great massage therapy courses for soothing, deep relief. The neck and shoulders get good relief with the GK roller system. Some of the advanced electronic features are unique and innovative. The warranty is solid. This is a good massage chair recliner at a good price.

Are you interested in learning more about Sanyo Massage Chairs? Then check out the Sanyo Massage Chair and see which one best fits your needs!


Monday, October 27, 2008

Adam Audio A7 Review

By Leon Mufasa

Quick Facts

Pros: Very clear sound, unexpected for it's price
Very Little Ear fatigue
Good Design
Great Value For Money

The Cons:
At their price there really aren't a lot of problems to nitpick on.

The Bottom Line: If you are looking for studio monitors for your home studio, at less than $1000 (£600), with beautifully clear sound and the looks to match, then the A7s are probably the one of the best out there.


The contrast between most professional studio monitors when matched up side to side has never been large, in fact, when it comes to monitor preferences the beauty is usually in the eyes of the beholder or more appropriately in this case, the ears.

The A7s are Adam's first budget studio monitors, a welcome surprise from a company that was well known for its ridiculously expensive equipment. The A7s might fit snugly under $1000 (£600) for a pair, but they also promise to deliver the same quality that Adam has brought to the table with their previous speakers.


In terms of the design, the A7's are not dissimilar to most near-field studio monitors, with a few distinctive features that Adam Audio has adopted and perfected over the years. Adam Audio's signature Accelerated Ribbon Technology (ART) tweeters are featured with the A7s, a feature that Adam Audio first introduced the back in 2002 with the ANF10 monitors. The distinctive yellow grill tweeters manage to accentuate the monitor's rugged looks.

Adam A7 Monitor ReviewFor those of you that don't know Accelerated Ribbon Technology is a feature that Adam Audio claims is 4 times more effective at pushing the air around it than your typical dome tweeters. This is the technology that allows the A7s to deliver frequency ranges as high as 35 kHz, which might sound good on paper, but considering that the human ear only hears frequency ranges as high as 20 kHz, I doubt anyone but our dog will appreciate that.

The top of the monitors are angled to decrease any surface reflections while most of the unit has very straight edges. Each unit of the pair has an "Input gain" knob that ranges from 0 to +6dB which work fine except for the fact that even though they are numbered, no two monitors are ever completely alike and setting the gain to +2dB on one of the pair won't necessarily mean setting the same gain level will yield the exact same sound output on the next one. The knobs are not very precise and you'll mostly have to use your ears to match them up right. It's hardly a criticism worth pointing out, most pros won't even care to notice.

The usual XLR and RCA ports at the back of the monitors are found with your standard IEC power cable holder. Three EQ control dials to tune your monitors specifically for your room ranging from the low 150Hz range to the high shelf 6 kHz dial, each gain going up as high as +6dB.

Adam Audio A7 Technical Specs

Dimensions Adam A7 Monitor Review
Width: 180cm
Length: 330cm
Depth: 280cm
Weight: 8,1kg (17,8lbs)
2-Way Active Bass Reflex Speaker
Accelerated Ribbon Technology (A.R.T.) Tweeters
165mm (6,5")
Rohacell / Carbonfibre sandwich
46Hz - 35 kHz Frequency Response Range
Input/HF gain, Hi/Lo EQ
Power: 50W (sin), 80W (RMS)
Balanced XLR & Unbalanced RCA Input Ports


As I mentioned before, studio monitor preference is very subjective. It depends on who you are, what you like, what you are looking for, how much you have and what you expect to get. So to say Adam's A7s are the best studio monitors in their price range would be an exaggeration at the very least.

What I will say though is that at their price range Adam Audio's A7 studio monitors deliver a very precise and open sound. The A7s monitors carry sound at the level of most high end monitors, and they do it at less than half the price. If you are on a budget there are only a few studio monitors at this price range that will be better, according to your tastes.

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Benefits of Noise Canceling Headphones

A lot of people have heard of noise canceling earphones, but they do not really know what they do or why people made them in the first place. When you think about it, people do not know if they cancel noise from coming in while you are listening to your music or if it stops people from being able to hear your music while you are listening to your earphones. Today we are going to go into more detail about what these kind of earphones really are and if they are worth getting. We all know that they are in high demand right now, but are they worth it?

First of all, the noise canceling headphones reduce what is called unwanted ambient sounds. This is what some people would also call acoustic noise. They do this by way of ANC. To put in other terms, they do this by active noise control. So how does this ANC work? Well, pretty much, this is done by placing a microphone near the ear and then using electronic circuitry to generate what people call an anti-noise sound wave. The opposite polarity of the sound wave that is made arrives at the microphone. Pretty much, what this results in is a destructive interference (what gives you your noise canceling ability). In turn, it actually cancels out the noise within the enclosed headphone. In a nut shell, you are able to enjoy your music without having to increase the volume up very loud or, as some may call, unnecessarily. People who are riding around you will not be able to hear the music at all.

These kinds of noise canceling headphones have, pretty much, three benefits. They have these benefits, because they use a very low frequency to keep out some portions of the noise, while using other methods, like ear cups, to keep out the other positions of the noise. The benefits of this is that the demand in such a product of a high electronic circuitry is greatly reduced. Not only that, but because of the shorter wavelengths of the high frequency sound, to cancel all of the wavelengths that are coming to the ear, you would have to have a waveform that would actually be adjacent to the eardrum. This, of course, is a very impractical situation. Last, but not least, it also has an effective passive isolation from rising frequency. So what does all that mean? It means that you are able to enjoy your music at a reasonable level without making other people have to listen to it as well.

These kinds of headphones are everywhere now-a-days. You can find them for top dollar prices, and you can find them at lower prices. The point being, no matter what price you get them at, you are getting the same kind of technology. Most people did not know that all of that work and technology went into make these kinds of earphones. People use to think that the ear cups did all of the cancellation of the noise, but really, there are more things at work than you know.

Kelly Hunter owns and operates and writes about Noise Cancelling Earphones.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

What Are the Differences Between a Proxy and a Proxy Server?

By Charles Salmon

A proxy is a common term that is now used by many internet users. In English, proxy refers to a person, who is authorized to act for some other person. In simple words, the action needed to be done by one person can be done by another person without revealing his identity. The meaning of proxy varies with the context.

Proxy and proxy server are two terms used by intermediate internet users. A proxy refers to a website, which can be used to blocked information. In other words, without any limits, you can get access to any information over the internet with the use of proxy websites. These proxy websites are simply called as proxies. Proxy server is an intermediate server, which handles data sharing between a client and a server. Any data shared between the client and the server should pass proxy servers. Proxy websites are designed to fool proxy servers.

Almost all offices and educational institutions install a proxy server, which acts as a firewall. Internet connection to various computers within the building is provided only through the proxy server. Every piece of information, which passes through the proxy server, is logged. This way, the officials can control the internet access of their subordinates or students. A firewall is installed within a proxy server, which restricts access to many websites. In most of the cases, many known entertainment and adult websites are blocked by proxy servers.

Proxies are designed to get access to any website of the user's choice without getting caught by the proxy server. When you use a proxy website, your identity is concealed and the website, which you want to access, is also hidden. These proxy websites are allowed by proxy servers and you can get any information you wish. You can access many blocked websites from your office or school using proxy websites.

Proxy servers are used to control internet access in the workplace. Apart from blocking websites, proxy servers are used to provide a safe and secure browsing environment. All information passing via proxy servers can be analyzed before they reach any terminal. This feature is used to block spyware and other viruses from affecting a user's computer too. To enhance network security and access control, proxy servers are used. When the network connects a huge number of computers, use of proxy servers becomes essential to have a centralized access to the internet.

A proxy hides your identity and lets you surf the internet without revealing your IP address. Proxies are now used by many users, who wish to conceal their identity and escape from invaders. Anonymous browsing is now possible with the use of proxies. Proxies for social networking sites are now found all over the internet because people want to use social networking sites when they are at work. While the topic of using proxy to overrule access control is a controversial point, you can use these proxies as long as your proxy server identifies and blocks proxies.

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Merits of Using 17" Monitors

The room was so stuffy, there were books all over and the table with a 19" monitor had no place for any of the stuff that was lying on the floor. This was the room of my college mate, I looked around and figured that if he had a 17" monitor he would not have any of the stuff on the floor.

I mentioned it to him and he told me that he would think about it, later in the week when I visited him I found the room was clean with nothing on the floor and with the massive monitor gone and replaced with a beautiful 17" monitor. He thanked me for enlightening him and told me that he sold the other monitor and got enough to buy this new one and remained with a few bucks to spare of which he promised me a drink.

The 17" monitor is large enough to grant a great graphical edge big and sufficient for playing raster displays and also its price also is very realistic. Any of the CTR monitor is very big due to the gun at the back and hence none of them is convenient because they all need huge spaces to keep them. There is no require for having a large monitor which doesn't have any extra features it would be just a waste of space.

When using the LCD monitors you don't have to worry about space. They have a kind of false impression that makes them look bigger but they are not. Businesses are adopting this monitor so as to maximize space to the fullest. The 15" monitor seam to have gone into extinct with 17" being the most wanted and used because it is inexpensive and yet still reasonably full-sized.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Why Does My High-Def TV Look Terrible?

By Des Smalls

High-def TVs are great, but they don't always look as good as promised. Worse, the issue you're having isn't always under your control to fix. Here are a few reasons you may be having problems with your picture, and what you can do to make it better.

Your Blu-Ray Disk Player Is Not Compatible.

Most people planning to get a new high-def TV are also planning to pick up a Blu-ray disk player as well. You might expect all these technologies would work together smoothly - but you'd be wrong. Unfortunately, there are some serious compatibility issues with certain Blu-ray players if you don't have the right high-def TV. Read your specifications very carefully. Your high-def TV should be able to accept external 1080p signals from a scaling media player (DVD, HD-DVD, or Blu-ray). If it does not specify this, and your media player needs to scale the picture, call tech support.

Your Cable Company Is An Ass

In most cases, your HD will work, or it won't; there is no snow, smudging, or other in-between issue. If your HD picture looks bad, it's probably your cable (or satellite) company's fault. HDTV signals need to be compressed to be broadcast properly, but they can be compressed too much. If your company uses a channel intended for only one data stream and squeezes two or more into it, your picture quality will almost certainly suffer. The only thing you can do about this is call the cable company and tell them what you think about it - or switch your providers.

You Need Better Cables

In most cases, provided your cables are short you don't need expensive HDMI or DVI cabling for your system. You will get just as good a picture by using cheaper video cables. However, longer cables, especially cables near any source of interference, may corrupt your signal. This causes you to not have a picture at all, in most cases. Try hooking back up with a shorter cable; if that works, get the shielded, or change your setup.

You're Playing Poorly-Recorded Discs

Not all movies are created the same. Sometimes the master that Blu-ray discs must use when they're copied are not in the best condition, or the technician does not set up his parameters properly. This is another issue you can't do anything about, but you can head it off by searching online before investing in any discs. New movies won't have a problem, but the older library of stuff may have issues, and other people online will have found this and posted about it.

In addition, your regular television programs and DVDs may look fuzzier on your high-def TV than they did originally on your old set. That's normal, and is due to the higher resolution having the net effect of magnifying irregularities - it's like looking at printed paper through a magnifying glass. You see all the flaws. This is something you just have to live with.

My Friend's Small Flatscreen Looks Better Than My Giant High-Def TV

Did you check the resolution? No matter the size of the screen, the resolution is what determines how clear your picture is. A large LCD TV often has lower resolution than a smaller plasma TV, resulting in a lower quality picture. Always look at the resolution before making a decision.

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Samsung's Touch of Color LCD Flat Screen TV

By Redford Whitten

Have you ever heard of the Touch of Color LCD TV? Is it just a promotion, a new invention, a trend-setting technique or just a smart advertisement? It could probably a combination of all of these.

Manufacturers are now challenged on how they can increase their sales on LCD TVs. LCD TVs has become very popular in the market, many brands are popping up and the competition is on the rise. Samsung has come up with a solution to win the battle for LCD TV market share - the Touch of Color LCD flat screen TVs.

Samsung has indeed made a big success with their Touch of Color LCD flat screen TV. The design and features is a big hit to consumers. Touch of Color LCD Television has an artistic design blending a bit of amber color to their piano black bezels which made it appear flat, slim and stylish. Because of the popularity of this television, it implies that consumers are also concern that their television should look attractive even when it is not turned on. They would love their television to be a piece of art that is in harmony with any décor. It is expected then, that other manufacturers would follow the trend set by Samsung and they would come up with their own classy and distinctive designs in the future.

So what exactly is Touch of Color? It is basically a design feature for to the external part of the television. It is just like any other TV which you would not appreciate it will not operate well when turned on. But of course, Samsung would not fail on this area either. The only difference is the unique and stylish appearance.

To provide an ultimate high quality picture, Samsung's Touch of Color LCD TV provides full 1080p resolution. It creates the most perfect picture that you can imagine which is the real essence of high definition TVs. This is far better compared to conventional television.

Samsung offers this technology called Auto Motion Plus. With this technology, Samsung can offer a response time of 4ms and a frame rate of 120hz because it doubles the frame rate from 60 hz to 120 hz. The television can have a precise transition between the frames. Compare to the early versions of LCD TVs, Samsung's Touch of Color TVs is capable of handling motions very well. This makes it great for shows with actions in fast moving state like Sports and Action movies.

Another feature of the Touch of Color TV is the contrast ratio of 50,000:1 which is considered to be a great improvement compared to the last year's model with 25:000:1 contrast ratio. Contrast ratio is a very important feature of television, it measures the capability of the TV to generate dark blacks and bright whites. That means, if the contrast ration is higher, it will aid in avoiding dull or pale images which is reflected on televisions with lower contrast ratio.

Another great feature of their latest model this year is the InfoLink. It allows access to various free feeds like RSS news, sports, stocks and weather via its integrated Ethernet port.

Although, Samsung's Touch of Color is not really a new invention, we could say that it has attracted most consumers and it could start a trend of having a television set which at the same time can be considered an artistic décor in one's room even when it is not turned on. Samsung's Touch of Color LCD flat screen TV gives a real value to your money with all its amazing features -- high definition images, attractive and stylish design.

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Lead-Acid VRLA Batteries - How They Tick and How to Battery Test Them

By Elliott Turner

The valve regulated lead acid battery is a rechargeable battery just like any other lead-acid battery. The difference is the valve regulated lead acid battery does not water added. Instead it is based on the absorbed glass mat technology with calcium grids. The batteries offer a high rated performance and has an increase life expectancy. The technology used has enabled them to take action to the demands and requirements of the market. They have developed batteries like the trickle cycle, which is a long life type of battery and to improving charging capabilities in order for the batteries to be charged in 1 to 2 hours. The valve regulated lead-acid battery is used in many different applications such as electric tools, UPS, emergency lighting and wheel chairs run by electricity. The positive plates are basically plate electrodes, which is part of a grid frame of lead-tin-calcium alloy holding porous lead dioxide as the active agent.

The negative plates are plate electrodes, which is part of a grid frame of lead-tin-calcium alloy holding spongy lead as the active agent. The Electrolyte is diluted sulfuric acid, which is used as a medium for conducting ions in the electrochemical reaction in the battery. The separators are made from an advanced micro porous Absorbed Glass Mat. The separators hold electrolyte and prevent shoring between the positive and negative plates. Separators are made from a non-woven fabric of fine glass fibers, which is chemically stable in the electrolyte. Being porous, separators retain the electrolyte for the chemical reaction of the active agents in the plates. The valve is a one-way valve made of material such as neoprene. When gas is produced in the battery, the vent valve opens to release gas pressure. The vent protects the battery from bursting. When gas is produced is usually caused by an abnormality such as, extreme overcharge conditions due to flawed charging, or charger malfunctions. Because the rubber valve can be resealed, the valve can reopen again when it is needed.

During normal use the valve of the battery is closed to shut out outside air and prevent oxygen in the air from reacting with the active material in the negative electrodes. The Positive and Negative Terminals may be a fastened on tab type, which depends on the type of battery. Strong epoxy adhesives along with secure long adhesive-embedded paths secure the structure, which covers the terminals. The battery case is made from ABS resin, unless otherwise specified. Valve regulated lead acid batteries are very difficult to test, unless you have the right equipment. False positives and false negatives are one of the downfalls of using a less than adequate testing method. Get the right battery tester and get the job done right.

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TV Shelving - 4 Great Ideas For Incorporating the TV Into Your Living Space

TV shelving has undergone somewhat of a design revolution recently, as bulky televisions transform into home entertainment systems with sleek plasma TVs and surround-sound speaker systems.

What worked as a home entertainment center in the past, just doesn't fit the new media look.

So what are the newest ideas for TV shelving?

Idea 1: Corner TV Shelves
With today's screens averaging between 32 and 37 inches, they're around 10 inches larger than a decade ago. With that in mind, you can either make the TV the focus of the room, or take a more unusual route and place it in a corner unit. Corner TV shelving units save space and take the focus away from the TV and back into the center. Again, it's a matter of personal preference, but many families are trending towards sidelining the large screens into a more defined space.

Idea 2: TV Swivel Shelves
Depending on how you arrange your furniture, you may want to position the TV out of the way, but yet available for easy viewing. One of the easiest ways to achieve this is to place your television on a swivel shelf which can shift the screen from one angle to another with almost no effort. That way, your entertainment is available when you want it, and conveniently facing in another direction when you don't.

For those of you for whom actually getting up to turn the TV around is too much like hard work, feel free to indulge your inertial by buying the latest and greatest TV swivel shelf - the version that comes complete with a motorized swivel and a remote control.

Idea 3: Wall Mounted TV Shelves
With the latest plasma and LCD screens, mounting your TV on a wall and saving floor space is a popular choice. Apart from taking on a role as wall art, your viewing pleasure is also protected from banana sandwiches, chocolate fingers and other toddler pleasures. Strictly speaking not shelving, wall mounts are available as flat mounts, some with an optional tilt for better viewing angles, and swing arms which allow the screen to be swiveled.

Idea 4: Hide the TV Altogether
Now that screens are just so large, many people want to hide them away when they're not in use. I've seen some ingenious installations recently, including a TV hidden behind fake artwork above a fireplace mantle shelf. When a button is pressed, the artwork rolls up leaving just the frame, and the TV moves forward from its secret hiding place to replace the painting. Beautiful in its simplicity and perfect in its execution.

Of course there is another alternative, dare I suggest it: Get rid of the TV altogether. Somehow I don't predict that one as a trend to watch out for.

Joel Benstein is a Do-It-Yourself enthusiast. Over the years he has taught himself basic plumbing, electrical repair, window screen construction, gardening and landscaping. He is also an avid woodworker. You can see examples of some of his projects and get ideas and information for shelving in your home at

Friday, October 3, 2008

Kingston and Sandisk 4gb Mini Sdhc Cards

By Brian Hopkin

In this review we have tried to highlight the basic terminology and some basic knowledge one should be aware of before purchasing any memory cards. These days every other digital device which stores any form of data has a memory card feature and you will find this guide helpful if you find it hard to understand the tech-lingo.

Kingston and Sandisk brings 4gb mini sdhc cards with huge capacity of multimedia content storage with optimum performance, available in three classes. They are Compatible with miniSDHC and SDHC host devices. These cards come with an adapter that turns them into full-size SDHC cards.


This card is able to provide fast speed and large capacity needs such as digital imaging, music and video record/playback functions as well as mobile television and video games. The 4GB capacity can store up to more than 2,000 high-resolution pictures, more than 1,000 digital songs or up to 8 hours of MPEG 4 video.


SanDisk's Mini SDHC product is a class 2 device: it delivers a minimum data transfer speed of 2MBps while the Kingston Mini SDHC product is a class 4 device with a minimum data transfer speed of 4MBps.

Compatibility Issues

Remember, SD High Capacity (SDHC) card is the new SD memory card based on the SDA 2.00 specification, introduced by the SD Card Association. This new SDA 2.00 specification enables SD cards to reach higher capacities - 4GB-32GB. Because SDHC works differently then standard SD cards, this new format is not backwards compatible with legacy SD format host devices.

For compatibility check, look for the SDHC logo on cards and host devices (mobile phones,cameras, camcorders, etc.)

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Epson Printers - Nothing But the Finest Prints From an Industry Leader

By Beverly Maniago

Epson printers are well-known for the great output they produce. If you ask anyone, they'd be sure to tell you that Epson is an unquestionable leader in the printing industry. The name itself belongs to the ranks of brands that are held in high esteem not only by consumers but by industry experts. Judging by the quality of printers from Epson, it's clear why the brand has received such an appraisal as what it gets. A lot of people are stumped when buying printers because they are faced with so many available options that it's hard to choose what to buy. And of course, there are several factors to consider such as quality, reliability, performance, and cost. It's a good thing that all these factors are positively combined in printers from this brand. Thanks to Epson, you can easily find your ideal printer. Just look for the ones with the Epson label on it, which definitely says a lot. For years since their establishment back in 1975, the company has managed to build an unswerving reputation of being a top producer in the industry, starting with their EP-101, a revolutionary product that built their fame.

The Top Epson Printers and Printer Lines

As an expert in the printing world, it is a given that Epson has a wide assortment of printers. Epson prides itself on the fact that they pour great minds into every single printer they release into the market. The results are excellently designed printers with specifications that satisfy all the possible demands consumers might have. So now, consumers looking for printers will enjoy the great options that Epson's six major product lines offer. First, they have Inkjet printers optimized for great color printing. In this line, they have two printer series, both of which are highly popular especially among consumers very particular about color printing. The first series, the Epson Stylus series, is undoubtedly one of the most popular types of photo printers around. These inkjet printers can print sharp, intense color images using the specially-designed DURABrite ink from Epson that captures the actual subjects right on paper in perfect color. If you want a Stylus printer, you can choose from affordable models all the way up to high-speed and high-capacity models. But if you need photo printing one step higher, you should go for the Picturemate inkjet series, another great innovation from Epson, with leading specifications when it comes to professional color printing. Aside from their inkjet printers, Epson printers also come in Lasers, led by their trademark laser printer series, the Aculaser line. Aculaser printer models range from multi-function printers, monochrome printers, and color printers. In fact, the Aculaser CX11N is one of the top multi-function laser printers around. Their color laser printers also lead in speed and print quality. And to further meet your needs, they have All-in-One printers that can be shared in networks and can scan, print, make copies, and send fax.

What Epson Printers Boast Of

Epson printers boast of an indisputable level of output quality. While some brands focus on performance and durability, Epson prioritizes how your prints look when printed, which is, after all, what printers should be about. And while other brands scramble to come up with technologies to meet the soaring expectations of consumers, Epson answers consumers' requirements in a breeze. Their excellent print outputs are all thanks to Epson's special inks. But they also offer more than that. You can also find printers with great network connectivity features and special Epson software for photo printing and enhancements.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008


By Nilesh Parab

Bombarded with numbers like 1080p, 1080i, 720p, etc., but confused as to their exact meaning? Not sure which HDTV resolution you should go for? Curious about what HDTV "display" and "source" resolutions are? Then you have come to the right place. Here, you will find clear and concise information about these terms and concepts.

What is Resolution? A Digital Television screen is made up of a grid of dots (called pixels), which light up in different colors to make up the picture which you see on the screen.The number of pixels arranged in each horizontal line is called the Horizontal Resolution of the screen.

The number of pixels in each vertical line is called the Vertical Resolution of the screen. The combined horizontal and vertical resolutions are stated as the Display Resolution or Screen Resolution. For example, if there are 200 pixels in one horizontal line, and 100 pixels in each vertical line, then the horizontal resolution is 200 pixels, and the vertical resolution is 100 pixels. And the Display Resolution or Screen Resolution is written as 200 x 100 pixels. More pixels crammed together in each horizontal and vertical line make higher resolution (or higher definition). Higher resolution makes the picture sharper.What is Scanning? Scanning is the method with which pictures are drawn on the digital television screen. There are two methods of scanning:

- Progressive Scanning (p) - A method of displaying pictures by drawing horizontal lines sequentially.

- Interlaced Scanning (i) - A method of displaying pictures by drawing odd lines first and then the even lines. eg, lines no. 1,3,5...199 are drawn first, and lines no. 2,4,6...200 are drawn afterwards.

Progressive scan gives better picture quality than interlaced scanning.
It has become common to refer to the Display Resolution by quoting only the vertical resolution followed by the scanning mode letter. eg. 100i means a display with vertical resolution 100 pixels and interlaced scanning mode.

What is HDTV?

HDTV stands for High Definition Television, which is a system whose pictures have vertical resolution greater than 720 pixels. It is implemented by a combination of the following:

- HDTV Sources providing high definition content (eg, TV Channels broadcasting high definition pictures, BluRay DVDs containing high definition pictures, etc) and

- HDTV Displays (HDTV Television Sets) which show those high definition pictures coming from HDTV Sources.

HDTV Display Resolutions

The most common HDTV Display Resolutions found today are:

- 1080p - Displays with vertical resolution 1080 pixels and progressive scanning.

- 1080i - Displays with vertical resolution 1080 pixels and interlaced scanning.

- 720p - Displays with vertical resolution 720 pixels and progressive scanning.

Which is better?

In general terms, the higher the resolution - the better is the picture quality, and progressive scanning is better than interlaced scanning for moving images. So, obviously, 1080p is the best. But even 720p suffices for viewing broadcast television channels, as these are limited to 720p content sources. The real advantage of a 1080p is when you are viewing Bluray Discs, and HD DVD which are 1080p sources.

As with other stuff, your needs dictate what you should buy.


Guide to Hi-Def TV Specifications

By Des Smalls

Want to buy a high-def TV but just don't know how to figure out the specifications to choose the best sets? Here's a short guide to some of the most common specs you'll be faced with.

Contrast ratings - a measurement of the darkest blacks to the lightest whites - Panasonic boasts of a 18000:1 contrast rating for their best plasma. In nearly every case, you'll find that plasma TVs have better contrast ratings than any other high-def TV, but you don't necessarily need off-the-charts contrast ratings to have a television you'll enjoy. An 1800:1 makes most people happy, and in a darkened room you often can't tell much difference, though it will be obvious in a showroom.

1080p and 1080i - These numbers refer to the horizontal lines that make up your television image. Traditional televisions - and traditional TV broadcasts - have a 480i; most modern high-def TVs have 1080 or better. The p and i refer to the method the television uses to interpret these lines. An i is an interlaced picture, where every other line refreshes, usually every 1/60 of a second. A p displays all the lines at once, and refreshes either every 1/60 or 1/30 of a second. Look for sets that have a high number and the p for best pictures. Also, for best results look for Blu-ray sets that match this number for your television; some televisions designed for interlaced images cannot handle a Blu-ray set only for p.

Scaling - Refers to the ideal resolution for your television's picture. This is more important for a front-projection DLP TV than any other set, as it determines the maximum and minimum picture for good viewing.

Artifacts - Auras, ghost images, sharp edges, and other distracting things that can detract from your high-def TV's good image processing. A television reviewed as having few or no artifacts is always better than one that has some complaints.

De-judder processing - this refers to the sometimes-jerky motion when frames change too slowly. Because high-def TVs are in essence computing devices, this depends heavily on internal processor speed as well as good programming at the factory. Some experts complain that certain sets do too good a job at de-juddering, and as a result the image is unnaturally smooth in motion. Most consumers are happier with this sort of set, though, so the better your de-judder is the happier you will probably be.

Resolution - Most sets have at least 1920 x 1080 resolution, referencing the vertical x horizontal lines your set will display. High resolutions indicate better pictures, provided everything else works well.

Color-temperature presets -- With values like Cool1 and Neutral, these presets skew your television's color settings toward blues or reds. These settings are not necessarily a make-or-break thing for your high-def TV, but it's nice to be able to skew your picture without fiddling with every color setting. Most high-def TVs have many other color settings you can mess around with, but none of them are critical.

There are several other specs, with more being created every day, but these should help you choose a great high def TV for your needs.

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