Would You Pay $25 for a 15-foot HDMI Cable?

Would You Pay $25 for a 15-foot HDMI Cable?

A recent email from Optimized Cable Company founder David French boasts about the company’s prices and customer service. But when it comes to HDMI cables, customer service isn’t really applicable for a relatively knowledgeable guy like me, except for order follow-ups and defective item returns. So the real question is about OCC’s prices: would you pay $25 for a 15-foot HDMI cable?

To be sure, 15 feet should be enough for any home theater/computer setup. That length allows enough slack to ...read more

Mitsubishi Sets LaserVue TV Prices

September 8, 2008 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under HDTV

Mitsubishi Sets LaserVue TV Prices

At CEDIA 2008, Mitsubishi finally revealed the prices of its drool-worthy LaserVue TVs. The problem now is where to come up with all that cash, since the “lower-end” 65-incher will set you back by $7,000.

Sharp Aquos LC-52D82U 52 inch LCD for $882.71

August 27, 2008 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under HDTV

Sharp Aquos LC-52D82U 52 inch LCD for $882.71

The Sears at Tracy, CA (get directions) is (or was) offering the Sharp Aquos LC-52D82U 52 inch LCD for a lot less than $900. As the story goes:

I don’t know if this is a great deal but I got the Sharp Aquos LC-52D82U 52 inch LCD for $882.71 OTD on clearance at Sears. It was marked down to $899.99 and the sales guy gave me another 10% off because they needed to get rid of all of last years model. ...read more

Logitech Launches Mac-Only Hi-Def Webcam

June 24, 2008 by Sean R.  
Filed under HDTV, Misc. Gadgets, Peripherals

Logitech Launches Mac-Only Hi-Def Webcam

It initially seems odd that Logitech would launch a Mac-only webcam: All Macs but the Mini and Pro have a built in iSight camera.

Reading the specs gives the answer — the QuickCam Vision Pro is a significant step up in performance from the built-in option.

The two megapixel Quickcam can supply 720p video via an autofocus Carl Zeiss lens, and has a built in microphone.

The camera will cost $130.00 USD and – floating eerily as it does in ...read more

Panasonic PZ850 VIERA plasma HDTVs launch

Panasonic PZ850 VIERA plasma HDTVs launch

Fancy a TV that lets you surf the web, load online services like YouTube, Google’s Picasa web album, and Bloomberg ? An internet surfer’s dream crome true indeed. Panasonic’s new VIERA PZ850 series Plasma HDTV’s with VIERA CAST will enable consumers, using the new and elegant Panasonic VIERA CAST interface, to easily browse, find and watch free videos from YouTube and view photos from their Picasa Web Albums in the comfort of their living room or even office. I guess ...read more

Trade in Toshiba HD DVD boxes for Blu-ray players

February 26, 2008 by colbert low  
Filed under Announcements, HDTV, Home Entertainment

Trade in Toshiba HD DVD boxes for Blu-ray players

Holy DVD. Looks like the HD-DVD camp could be throwing in their towels soon as the renowned Japanese electronics retailer Edion is allowing buyers to swap their Toshiba HD DVD boxes for brand new Blu-ray players (Sony, Panasonic). The swap begins in March 2008 and consumers only have to sum up the price difference. Looks like the press release below from Toshiba was translated from a Japan one…hmmmm

Toshiba’s HD-DVD-related business end of the Company’s response As of February 20, 1920, ...read more

CES 2008 – Alienware showcased 0.2 ms Curved display

CES 2008 – Alienware showcased 0.2 ms Curved display

Alienware showed off a Projection display at CES 2008 that goes at a blazing fast 0.2 ms refresh rate. Veronica Belmont was there to take a video on behalf of Engadget. Now this screen is not LCD or plasma or Laser TV nor a OLED screen but one of those old style rear projection that’s curved. Now I’d sell my car to get one of this and hook up my eyes with some 3D glasses for some Nintendo Wii gameplay ...read more

CES 2008 – JVC LT-42SL89 and LT-46SL89 are Worlds Slimmest LCD TVs

January 8, 2008 by colbert low  
Filed under Announcements, CES, HDTV, Home Entertainment

CES 2008 – JVC LT-42SL89 and LT-46SL89 are Worlds Slimmest LCD TVs

 

JVC has unveiled the World’s Slimmest LCD TVs at 1.5 inch deep with built-in tuners at CES 2008. Comparing this to the ultra thin LCD TVs from Hitachi which are 1.5 inch deep and sports external tuners, its a remarkable feat. Coupled with the fact that this LCD TVs measure just 1.5 inches (39mm) deep, they also weigh less and consume less power (only 145W) than conventional LCD TVs (go green ,yeah). The new super-slim 42-inch LT-42SL89 and the 46-inch ...read more

JVC P-Series LCD TV with iPod docks

January 7, 2008 by colbert low  
Filed under Announcements, CES, HDTV, Home Entertainment

JVC P-Series LCD TV with iPod docks

If your old LCD TV is longing to hook up to an iPod without messy cables, then throw it out the window and get a JVC P-Series LCD. This CES 2008 released LCD model features a built-in iPod dock called aptly The iPod TeleDock that sticks at the bottom of the set for playing your fav songs. It can also charge your iPod even when the set is turned off. Amazing but let’s hope if features an overcharging feature lest ...read more

Samsung’s DB-UP5000 HD DVD and Blu-ray player

December 13, 2007 by colbert low  
Filed under Announcements, HDTV, Home Entertainment, Portable Video

Samsung’s DB-UP5000 HD DVD and Blu-ray player

Samsung’s new dual HD DVD and Blu-ray player – DB-UP5000 will be shipping mid to late December 2007 this month. This dual format player will go for $799 USD which is a bargain considering the expensive option of getting a $399 PS3 and sub-$200 HD DVD player from the market. May take a year or so, but if the format war continues, the hardware makers will catch the bus.

Samsung’s DB-UP5000 Tech Specs

* Blu-ray and HD DVD ...read more

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