It seems like all year we have been hearing about 3D technology, from displays to movies and even games. 3D technology, while cool does not really have that huge wow factor for me. With that said I am very excited to check out the first 3D display here at ThinkComputers the V3D231 23-inch LCD from ViewSonic. This display is compatible with all of your 3D devices, has a very fast 2ms response time for gaming and has a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080. Read on and see if this monitor is perfect for your 3D setup.
For most people their TV is the center of entertainment in the living room. You watch cable television on it, you play your video game consoles on it and you watch DVD and Blu-ray movies on it. We all know there are devices for that, but what about all of the media you have on your PC? All the videos you have taken, shows you have downloaded and even the photos you have. No one wants to sit around a small computer screen and watch these. This is where the Western Digital TV Live Hub comes in. It is a HD media player that supports pretty much any file type and has a 1TB hard drive for all of your media. Let’s take a look an see what Western Digital has brought to the table in the HD media player market!
ASUS has unleashed a super sleek, attractive and capable media player on the world, they’ve named it the O!Play HD2. There are a lot of things to enjoy about the O!Play HD2 like its iPhone remote control, intuitive interface, and the ability to playback all kinds of media including SHOUTcast and Flickr support. Are all of these flashy features enough to beat the competition? Check out the article or our video review to find out!
The living room is the new battleground for old and new entertainment companies. Patriot’s PBO Core is one of the latest devices battling for position next to your Blu-ray player and game console. The PBO Core has a wide variety of supported formats from the current king, H.264, all the way back to Real Video. We’ll take an in-depth look to see if the PBO Core can be your core multimedia playing device.
Today we are looking at yet another pocket HD Camcorder / Camera. This one is from JVC and records in full 1080p HD, has 4x digital zoom, is very stylish and even takes 8-megapixel still images. Many of these pocket HD camcorders do not shoot great photos or no photos as all, but the JVC Picsio does shoot 8-megapixel photos. Could this be the deciding factor on what pocket camcorder to get? Let’s take a look and find out! Special thanks to Geeks.com for providing us with the JVC Picsio Pocket HD Camcorder / Camera to review. Geeks.com is a great place to find Digital Camcorders.
There are oh so many monitors to choose from these days. Looking for the right monitors that suits your individual needs can be tricky, what with so many different features, styles, and finishes. Today we will be looking at a De-branded HP 25” HD-LCD Monitor. This monitor has some pretty impressive features; one example is a 1920×1080 resolution allowing you to have full 1080p, unlike those fake HD monitors. It’s also packed with a 3ms response time and a contrast ratio of 60,000:1. I for one am very excited to test this Monitor. Geeks.com was nice enough to send us over the HP De-branded 25-inch HD Widescreen LCD Monitor to review. Geeks.com is a great place to find cheap LCD monitors.
High Definition (HD) video is all the rage right now. I don’t think you can find a new digital camera these days does not record video in HD. With video being easier to capture and all of the video sharing sites out there pocket video cameras are really popular right now. They are small devices to make it really easy to record video and most record in HD. Today we will be looking at one such device, the Zi8 from Kodak. It features 1080p 16:9 video capture, an SD/SDHC card slot, and an external microphone jack to record stereo sound. Geeks.com was nice enough to send the Kodak Zi8 Pocket HD Video Camera over, they are a great place to find cheap camcorders.
With digital video becoming extremely popular and so many devices out there that will capture video it is hard to really choose which one to get. Many people do not want to carry around a large device and they want that device to be easy to use. Because of this needs many companies have released pocket digital camcorders. Today we are taking a look at the Zx1 from Kodak that is capable of recording 720p HD video and has room for a 32GB SDHC card. Let’s see if it is the perfect digital camcorder for you. Special thanks to Geeks.com for providing us with the Kodak Zx1 HD Digital Camcorder to review. Geeks.com is a great place to find cheap camcorders.
Television-connected media players from pretty much any company outside a Fortune 500 technology player are hit and miss some get popularized via hype and excellent marketing campaigns, while others are half-assed devices which get the job done but are beyond frustrating to use. The Masscool MP-1371RS Media Player may have a very generic name, and look like it probably falls into the half-assed category, but I assure you, it does not. ThinkComputers reviews this sleeper contender and gives it rave reviews.
Our friends at Sapphire, the world’s largest builder of AMD/ATI Radeon video cards, sent me a nice box the other day. Today I will be looking at the Sapphire Radeon HD 5850, the latest successor to two great video cards, the HD 3850 and HD 4850. When I first received an HD 3850, I was pleasantly surprised by its performance. I called the HD 4850 “the most significant product to enter the market in 2008”, and I still stand by that comment. Will the Radeon HD 5850 do its predecessors proud? Read on to see!
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