A/V

TV01

One thing that's almost certain is that the quality of the sound from flat screen TV speakers rarely equals the quality of the picture.  It's understandable, considering the size and location of the speakers.  You can of course invest in a surround-sound system and wire up your TV viewing room, or there is the option [...]

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LG 300W Sound Bar System review

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I do enjoy my 47" LCD TV, but the sound quality never seemed to equal that of the picture.  I realize that it's difficult to get any fidelity out of a couple of puny speakers, however, the alternative of getting a surround sound system was more than I wanted or needed, not to mention having [...]

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micca1

Another day, another media player.  Is it me or what?  Now micca has a new entry in the plethora of players available, the EP600 Premium Full-HD media player. This networked player is supposed to play all your media files on your HD TV from connected storage devices and streams from devices on your LAN.  We'll give it a [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Home and Kitchen, Reviews
Intellinet1

Powerline Ethernet may be the least understood and used technology for networking.  It's a shame because it's so easy to use and is more reliable than WiFi.  The good news is that there are more vendors offering products in the space, Intellinet being the latest.  Their Powerline AV500 Ethernet Adapter  provides a true plug and [...]

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Avid Studio Review

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Several years ago Avid Technology bought Pinnacle Systems, in their attempt to grab some of the consumer level video market.  Avid is known the world over for their professional level products for video editing, so I was excited at the chance to review their latest product, Avid Studio.  Almost a year ago on this website, [...]

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Cirago3000

When I was offered the opportunity to review the Cirago TV Platinum Network HD Multimedia Center my first thought was " good grief, not another media center".  I had previously reviewed the Cirago CMC2000 and was duly impressed, so how could this be an improvement.  Then I read the specs and saw that the CMC3000 [...]

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eyetv_mac_8

The elgato EyeTV Hybrid is a beautiful little USB 2.0 TV Tuner for Mac or Windows computers. It's "hybrid" in that it will tune just about anything you've got: analog cable/tv, Digital/HDTV, and Clear QAM digital cable. It even has adapters so you can hook up a Composite or S-Video source (such as an analog [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Laptops and Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
pinnacle-studio-1

The latest offering from Pinnacle Systems is Pinnacle Studio 14 MovieBox Ultimate, and there are some new goodies under the hood for those of you who are long-time Pinnacle users.  I started using Pinnacle video software about 6 years ago and still stand by their products as good entry-level consumer video editors.   There is alot [...]

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tandberg-s-01

The Tandberg PrecisionHD USB Video Camera is a high quality camera that captures 30 frame per second full 720p (1280x720) video and mono audio. This would be the ideal camera for corporate desktop video conferencing, or for casual or mobile video podcasting. It's large size and decent heft make it less appealing for the business [...]

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CMC2000(1)

It seems like there's a new media center/player introduced every week, so there must be some interest out there.  I had the opportunity to try out the Cirago CMC2000 TV Platinum unit, one of the latest offerings from this Company.  If you want to record video, stream music and photos or listen to Internet radio, this could be [...]

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