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Sharp Aquos LC46D43U LCD HDTV: A Review

While it may seem like there are many factors to consider when buying a new HDTV, there are in fact, only a few that are truly important. You simply need to choose one that looks good in your TV room, in a suitable size, and displays colors vividly and devoid of noise. That’s why most consumers will be impressed with the Sharp Aquos LC46D43U LCD HDTV. It only takes one glance to know that this is one of the great HDTV LCDs out there.

A Really Sharp HDTV

You will immediately notice that the Sharp Aquos LC46D43U LCD HDTV is a very elegantly designed television. It has a well-polished gray outer lining and a sleek, jet-black inner frame. Generally, the TV’s aesthetics and lines have a very modern feel to it, making it a great addition to any modern living room, bedroom or entertainment den. It is simply a work of art that can enhance the beauty of any room it is placed in.

Delve further however, and you will be impressed all the more. The beautiful crystal-clear 46” screen that outputs images at an aspect ratio of 16:9 is perfect for viewing the latest Hollywood movies or even an art film from Italy or Spain. With a resolution of 1366 x 768, images come out looking crisp and well-detailed, without any hint of pixelation. Sharp’s Emmy award-winning LCD technology displays images with an amazing level of clarity of picture purity. As such, falling in love with the Sharp Aquos LC46D43U LCD HDTV is not a hard thing to do.

The Sharp Aquos LC46D43U LCD HDTV is capable of delivering images with so much life and depth thanks to Sharp’s proprietary Advanced Super View/Black TFT Panel, which provides a dynamic contrast ratio of 6000:1 and a fast 6ms response time. With such a deep contrast ratio, you will see images that look as if they’re popping out the screen. An HDTV with a wide black-and-white spectrum lets movies retain their illusions of dimension. That is why images come out looking flat in less capable HDTV sets. On another hand, a quick response time ensures that the transition from frame to frame and from color to color is seamless. Image ghosting, wherein a part of the image displayed before is seemingly left behind as the frames move, occurs in HDTVs with slow transition times. Thankfully, that never happens on the Sharp Aquos LC46D43U LCD HDTV.

Furthermore, Sharp’s LCD technology also allows for wide 176-degree vertical and horizontal viewing angles, ensuring that everyone gets to see the images perfectly wherever they may be in the room.

The Sharp Aquos LC46D43U LCD HDTV is also very versatile as it features a built-in ATSC, QAM, and NTSC tuner. Connecting it to high-definition media players or game consoles digitally is very easy as well thanks to the two HDMI inputs and HD component video inputs it comes with. You can even connect it to your PC using the D-sub 15-pin input port.

To put things bluntly, the Sharp Aquos LC46D43U LCD HDTV is a first-rate LCD HDTV that stacked with features and connectivity options. More importantly however, it gives you the level of picture clarity and vividness that you desire for in modern HDTVs—and in the end, that is the most important thing.

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Sharp Aquos LC-52D64U 52-inch LCD HDTV

When trying to build a home theater, you have but one goal: to recreate that cinematic feeling you get when you watch movies in the theater! Cinemas are able to fascinate and capture our attention so deeply because the images we see are literally larger than life. In order to capture that feeling and take it home, one of the biggest considerations is screen size. With the Sharp Aquos LC-52D64U LCD HDTV, you have a superior choice: a beautiful 52-inch widescreen LCD High Definition display that proves that “bigger is better” right down to the last pixel.

Bigger is Better

The Sharp Aquos LC-52D64U LCD HDTV boasts the exceptional quality that Sharp Aquos HDTVs have traditionally been known for. You’ll instantly fall in love with this HDTV the moment you lay eyes on it. It is simply gorgeous. Its narrow bezel design is very sexy, and by improving circuitry layout and reducing the number of parts in the LCD panel, Sharp engineers were able to reduce the depth of the Sharp Aquos LC-52D64U LCD HDTV by 25%. This so called Slim-line design makes it easy to place (or hang!) the television in any setting.

Sharp LC-52D64U 52\" LCD HDTV

Equally remarkable is the kind of picture that the Sharp Aquos LC-52D64U LCD HDTV offers. Not only does it produce big images, it’s also capable of delivering the full HD experience with its native support for 1080p (1920 X 1080) image resolution. This resolution is the highest possible today, and as such the results are nothing less than astonishing. The AQUOS engine with ASV Technology delivers topnotch video processing to reproduce vivid and natural-looking colors in images. With its 10,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and Enhanced Black Level technology, you get to watch your movies with an amazing level of depth and lifelikeness. It’s as if the images are ready to pop out, grab you, and take you inside the movie’s world. The Sharp Aquos LC-52D64U LCD HDTV is also very bright; even if you put it near a strong light source, the picture remains vivid.

Sharp LC-52D64U 52\" LCD HDTV Horizontal Ports

The Sharp Aquos LC-52D64U LCD HDTV has a remarkable response time of 4ms: that means no image ghosting however fast the action gets. Everyone in the room will see the action thanks to this HDTV’s wide viewing angles of 176º H x 176º V. Additionally, with three HDMI signal inputs and dual component inputs, you gain flexibility in choosing the kind of input terminal to use. With all this and much more, it’s safe to say this is simply one of the most excellent HDTV’s you’ll ever lay your eyes on.

Home theater enthusiasts rejoice! The Sharp Aquos LC-52D64U LCD HDTV is here, and it will give you the big and beautiful images you’re looking for. Its high level of performance is rare to come by, and that makes it even more valuable!

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Olevia 537H LCD HDTV: A Great Display for Budget Home Theater

Olevia 37-inch 720p HD 537H LCD TVWith the absurd amount of HDTVs in production today, it could be difficult to find one that fits your needs and at the same time, exceeds your expectations. There’s no question that HDTVs are not the most affordable devices around. That is why you want to get one that satisfies you and gives enough value for your money. It is very frustrating to get an HDTV only to see that it is of low quality. That being said, let me introduce you to one that is very capable. Check out the Olevia 537H LCD HDTV, and prepare yourself to be duly impressed.

A High Class Display

It takes only a single look to love the Olevia 537H LCD HDTV. A well-balanced design with the right amount of flair and practicality, this HDTV blends in wherever you put it. It echoes the sensibilities of contemporary times. Its compact profile makes it easy to place in virtually any setting. Likewise, the light gray patina of its bezel beautifully contrasts the rich colors of the images it produces. So, not only will you be seeing amazing images, you’ll be adding beauty to your room as well.

Art in motion has come to define modern HDTVs like the Olevia 537H LCD HDTV. Watching fast-moving images and movies is simply a joy to behold on this HDTV’s vivid 37-inch 720p LCD screen. Packed to the brim with industry-leading technologies and Olevia-first features, this HDTV is able to achieve great visuals as well as sounds. It is powered by MTK’s cutting-edge video processor technology, which allows it to support a resolution of up to 1080i, and achieve a 1600:1 dynamic contrast ratio, wide viewing angles and a fast response time. In layman’s terms, that means images come out looking extremely sharp, with great depth and nary a hint of image ghosting. The audio side of things is just as impressive. The bottom-mounted speakers fully complement its surround sound audio processor, which translates to great out-of-the-box sounds. The results are simply spectacular.

Olevia 37-inch 537H LCD HDTV ports

What’s more, Director’s Image technology allows for a wide spectrum of colors to be displayed for a truly exhilarating visual experience. This technology, along with the user-friendly on screen control panel, makes it easy to adjust the brightness, color, tint, and sharpness for superior image customization. Other than this, the HDTV is equipped with Big Picture Technology, which allows it to display up to 37% more of analog images and 11% more of digital images without a hint of distortion. To make sure that its firmware is always the latest, this HDTV allows you to update through the USB port.

Adding icing to the cake are the variety of standards it supports. It is compatible with video connectors including S-Video, component, HDMI and even VGA (15-pin D-sub). Additionally, it is capable of decoding both NTSC and ATSC video signals.

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Sharp Aquos LC-52D82U LCD HDTV

There is no doubt at all that a cinema is able to dazzle because the images look so big. A large format display gives the movie a very epic feel, which to tell the truth, thrills every one of us. For taking home that cinema experience, you have to get a display that is big enough to reproduce the feel of a cinema. Since this is the HD generation, people are harder to please than ever before. That is why if you want a display that is both big and dazzling then do affix your eyes on the Sharp Aquos LC-52D82U LCD HDTV. Simply, this HDTV sets high visual standards.

Dazzling and Big

Coming from Sharp’s Aquos family, expect to satisfy your visual appetite with the Sharp Aquos LC-52D82U LCD HDTV. Based on looks alone, this HDTV is sure to captivate you. It’s got a sleek and modern piano-black bezel and a blue LED light under the Sharp logo. The recessed, bottom-mounted speakers are designed to perfectly give the HDTV some additional flair. Its table stand can be easily removed in case you want to mount it on the wall. Its small footprint along with an LCD brightness rating of 450 cd/m2 makes the HDTV perfect in any setting, even with a strong light source nearby.

Sharp Aquos LC-52D82U LCD HDTV From the front

Of course, once you turn it on, you’ll be doubly impressed! The Sharp Aquos LC-52D82U LCD HDTV displays immense beauty inside and out. First of all, its 52-inch LCD is capable of outputting images at full HD 1080p. Resolutions don’t get any better than this so you can expect to be thoroughly impressed. Likewise, its Multi-pixel Technology enhances the HDTV’s definition to newer heights. By dividing each pixel into two sections and adding an advanced driving system, the HDTV ultimately achieves improved color reproduction and wider viewing angles—thus making for a superior visual experience.

1080p and the Specs to Back it Up

The Sharp Aquos LC-52D82U LCD HDTV is equipped with the cutting-edge 16:9 ASV LCD Panel from Sharp’s brand new Kameyama II factory. With this technology, the HDTV produces a dynamic contrast ratio of 10,000:1 and a response time of 4ms. The high contrast ratio allows images to display looking rich and lifelike. The quick response time together with the HDTV’s 120 HZ frame rate conversion make image transition seamless—a must when watching fast-moving images.

3 HDMI Inputs

The Sharp Aquos LC-52D82U LCD HDTV boasts the Four-wavelength Backlight System, which enhances the color spectrum available to the TV. Thanks to this technology, the HDTV is able to display very deep crimson reds that add to the visual experience even more. Last but not the least, the HDTV features five 1080p-compatible inputs including three HDMI and two HD component inputs. If anything, it gives you the flexibility that you need for connecting various media devices.

You simply can’t go wrong with the Sharp Aquos LC-52D82U LCD HDTV. Feature-rich, powerful and stunning to look at; this HDTV is going to redefine the way you look at home theaters.

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Olevia 255T FHD LCD HDTV

The days of standard definition televisions are truly numbered. As we are no longer impressed by standard DVD-quality movies, we find the need to see television images and home movies in a much higher resolution. We crave something that is going to captivate us, and make us fall in love with our television once again. That something is HDTVs—the next step in the evolution of our beloved little black boxes. The 55-inch Olevia 255T FHD LCD HDTV is one of them, and is the ideal choice for those looking to finally step into 1080p playback, the next generation of television viewing.

Designed to deliver a one-of-a-kind viewing experience, the Olevia 255T FHD is definitely a crowd pleaser. It comes from the fast-growing family of Olevia 2-series HD televisions, which are manufactured by Syntax-Brillian. These are the same guys who brought us quality Vivitar cameras, so we can expect nothing than top quality from the Olevia 255T FHD LCD HDTV, and it shows.

However, what critics and mainstream users will see and appreciate is this HDTV’s innate beauty. It is simply dazzling to look at: cut from simple lines, with a very lustrous surface and a polished stand. Its bezel, or frame is very thin, which means there is more actual viewing space for everyone to see. Once you showcase it in your living or theater room, it will be hard for anyone—friends or family members—to not compliment the set.

Blu-ray LogoTurn it on, connect a Blu-ray player, pop in a movie and your audience will be even more enthralled. With its beautiful 55-inch screen capable of outputting images at resolutions of up to 1920 x 1080, the level of crispness and picture detail will astound you. The 55-inches of viewable space looks even bigger because of Big Picture Technology, an Olevia technology that provides up to 37% more viewable space with analog images and 11% more for digital broadcast images. Additionally, Director’s Image Technology permits you to adjust the images’ brightness, contrast, color, tint, sharpness according to your own liking. This task is made even easier thanks to the television’s user friendly on-screen display and easy-to-use scroll wheel, which lets you achieve the exact image that you want.

HDMI CableThe Olevia 255T FHD LCD HDTV is best used for widescreen movies thanks to its native aspect ratio of 16:9. With this HDTV, you have the potential to view movies in the highest resolution possible, and in the format that the director originally intended. It is fully capable of receiving 1080p signals, which as you know is highest resolution rating achievable on a television today. Enjoy noise-free and lossless image quality with its support for high-fidelity inputs including composite and of course, HDMI. Also, the option to use the display for your PC is readily available thanks to its 15-pin D-sub input.

HDTV is here, and here to stay with the Olevia 255T FHD LCD HDTV. Simply put, it offers all you want in an 1080p High Definition LCD and then some.

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Canon VIXIA HV30 High Definition Camcorder: HD for the Everyman

Canon VIXIA HV30 High Definition Digital CamcorderNow that you’ve gone and got (or are soon to get!) yourself your very own High Definition television, your home movies in old SD leave something to be desired. Want to switch it up to true 1080p home video? Check out the Canon VIXIA HV30 HD Camcorder. Just make sure that you’ve got a beautiful family!

The dramatic VIXIA HV30 is the latest in Canon’s offering of HD camcorders, incorporating advanced features and technology in a camera that’s affordable enough for anyone upgrading their home video equipment to full 1080p High Definition. The VIXIA HV30 provides even the most knowledgeable and demanding videographers with the ultimate quality HD video and digital photography.

Decked Head to Toe in HD Technology

Canon’s HD CMOS sensor and advanced DIGIC DV II image processor deliver breathtaking detail and superb color reproduction. SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization and Instant Auto Focus provides the shot control you need when shooting in high definition. The Canon VIXIA HV30 has a genuine 10x optical zoom HD lens as well as a host of advanced technology. With the VIXIA HV30’s HD and Standard Definition recording modes, you can make the move to HD without rendering your SD equipment obsolete.

How is all this possible? Because of Canon’s vast experience with photographic and broadcast television cameras, that’s how. This know-how puts them ahead of the curve in excellent optical image processing, user interface, and the latest technological goodies. Canon has long been an industry leader when it comes to integrating advanced features into their consumer products, letting the average man take advantage their superiority in optical and image processing.

Bottom Line:
The VIXIA HV30 is an easy to use High Definition device that delivers the incredible performance you’ve come to expect from Canon. It’s the next step in premium quality High Definition home video for which sophisticated and discerning videographers (like yourself!) have been waiting.

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Blu-ray Discs Going Interactive with Profile 2.0

Blu-ray LogoSony Pictures Home Entertainment is targeting April 8 as the date it will release its first batch of Blu-ray Disc titles that can be connected to the Internet for more bonus materials and features.

That date marks the launch of a new software update for Sony’s PlayStation 3 that makes the game console the first Blu-ray player with Internet connectivity, an ability known as “Profile 2.0.”

Ultimately, all Blu-ray players will be Profile 2.0. When the format launched in June 2006, Blu-ray players were of the basic Profile 1.0 kind, meaning they could offer neither picture-in-picture nor Internet connectivity, something the doomed HD DVD rival format offered from Day 1.

Now, the big push is for Profile 2.0 players, which are slated to start coming to market in the next few months. Accordingly, studios are scrambling to produce final spec BD-Live software as well, with Lionsgate leading the charge in January with “Lord of War” and “Saw IV” — this was a refreshing move, considering there weren’t yet any players on the market that could tap into the discs’ Web-enhanced content.

Sony’s two BD-Live titles each include exclusive downloadable theatrical and home video previews along with a FAQ about BD-Live functionality. “Walk Hard” includes three featurettes that star Bill Hader as Derek Stone, a historian and expert “Coxologist.” These featurettes are available only via the BD-Live download.

BD-Live titles also have the potential to enable a wide range of Web-based features, including ringtone and wallpaper downloads, peer-to-peer interactions, live virtual events and gaming.

Source: Reuters: Sony Enhances Blu-ray Offerings

The Toshiba 40RF350U 1080p HD LCD TV: Reality Expressed

If art could be defined as the creative expression and interpretation of real life, then the Toshiba 40RF350U 40-inch 1080p HD LCD TVis the Da Vinci of the Digital Television Age. Reaching new heights in color, depth and vivid clarity, this HDTV paints images that are so remarkably lifelike it will steal the breath of even the most unforgiving High Definition critics.

Real Life, Expressed Digitally

The first thing you’ll notice is its incredibly slim profile. The Toshiba 40RF350U boasts a space-age super Narrow Bezel Design that measures roughly an inch wide. With the television’s sleek, modern looks not only do you have an HDTV that outputs the best-looking images, you’ll also have one that enhances the beauty of your living room. Simply put: It’s a work of art in itself.

Toshiba 40-inch 1080p LCD TelevisionInside the Toshiba 40-inch 40RF350U 1080p Super Narrow Bezel LCD TV lie the many reasons behind its ability to breathe life into digital images and recreate reality. First and foremost, its new 10-bit LCD panel is capable of producing 64 times more colors than the ordinary 8-bit panel found in typical TVs. This new technology allows for smoother transitions between color shifts during subtle changes in hue or shade. Not only that, the new xvYCC color standard powers this HDTV with a more diverse color palette that produces around 1.8 times more color than most HDTV signals. As you can see, the Toshiba 40RF350U is clearly not your average, everyday HDTV.

Toshiba Technology for Unparalleled High Definition Quality

The beautiful 40-inch widescreen display of the Toshiba 40RF350U LCD TV gets it processing muscle from the PixelPure 3G 14-bit internal digital video processor. PixelPure 3G is one of the latest technologies from Toshiba, capable of bringing out the sharpest and the most natural looking images in everything—from Blu-Ray movies to games and everything in between. The Toshiba 40RF350U LCD TV also offers DynaLight backlight control technology, which helps the TV gain additional contrast and depth, even in lowlight situations.

Watching all kinds of high-definition movies and playing all sorts of next-generation games is a totally different experience with the Toshiba 40RF350U LCD TV. Offering 1080p full HD display capabilities, this HDTV produces images at a resolution of 1920×1080—the highest possible resolution for HDTVs today. With this technology, you’ll be amazed at the higher level of clarity of your favorite games and movies. You’ll be helplessly drawn in to the spectacular visuals only a full 1080p-capable HDTV can provide.

Take Your Home Theater All-Digital with HDMI

In order for you to take full advantage of the Toshiba 40RF350U LCD TV’s 1080p resolution, you need to connect your media players and game consoles through the HDMI interface that this HDTV is equipped with. HDMI allows for a noise-free digital connection between the HDTV and other media-capable devices. However, if you don’t have that kind of connection yet, standard inputs such as standard AV are available as well.

The Toshiba 40RF350U LCD TV is here, and it’s here to stay. It’s an HDTV that is both artist and art—and one that will introduce you to new definitions of visual beauty.

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By Daniel Gonzales

Reaching New Levels of Brilliance

You’ll be getting the full picture with the Sceptre X46BV FULLHD LCD HDTV. Combining some of the most advanced HDTV technologies available and a feature set that’s on par with the best, it’s so easy to fall in love with the Sceptre X46BV FULLHD LCD HDTV. Simply put, it’s one of the best deals out in the market today, and one that should merit serious consideration from consumers.

It takes a single glance to tell that the Sceptre X46BV FULLHD LCD HDTV is going to look good in your living room. Its beauty lies in its simple design. It is sleek, fresh and modern. Furthermore, the Sceptre X46BV FULLHD LCD HDTV features slim dimensions and a relatively light weight of 83 pounds, which means finding room and positioning it properly won’t be too hard.

Simply describing how beautiful the images look on the Sceptre X46BV FULLHD LCD HDTV is not enough to do it justice. To see is to believe, and in the case of this particular HDTV, that phrase holds some real meaning. Watching an intense action movie filled with so many special effects on the TV’s beautiful 46-inch screen is a spectacular experience. Everything comes to life with the vibrant range of colors and hues that the Sceptre X46BV FULLHD LCD HDTV is capable of displaying. The sense of realism is simply staggering.

With the Sceptre X46BV FULLHD LCD HDTV’s cinematic 16:9 aspect ratio and full 1080p display, viewing your favorite DVDs or playing the latest videogames with all their fancy graphics becomes a totally awe-inspiring experience. It feels like you’re not in your living room anymore, and instead, you’re visiting new worlds that you’ve never been to in your entire life. The level of detail you will find will literally take your breath away.

With its 8000:1 contrast ratio and 550-nit brightness, images on the Sceptre X46BV FULLHD LCD HDTV never look flat. A low contrast ratio results in muddy images that look lifeless and dull. Thankfully, that is not the case with this HDTV. Instead, everything looks as if it’s ready to pop out of the screen in a moment’s notice. Additionally, 178-degree viewing angles ensure that you’ll be able to see the action from anywhere in the room.

The Sceptre X46BV FULLHD LCD HDTV has a fast response time of 6ms, which lets it display fast-moving images found in intense movies and games smoothly. Image ghosting can be attributed to a slow response time that prevents smooth transitioning from image to image. With the fast response time found in this HDTV, you’re afforded a ghost-free viewing experience.

There is no lack of connectivity options as well. The unit includes a 5.1 digital audio output, an all-in-one ATSC/NTSC/QAM tuner and most importantly, 3 HDMI inputs for receiving high-fidelity audio and video signals.

At an affordable price, you’ll be enjoying a fully featured HDTV. The Sceptre X46BV FULLHD LCD HDTV truly represents one of the best HDTVs in its class.

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  • VMD – the DVD Format War may Continue

    HD VMD Keeps DVD Format War GoingFighting against the new DVD champion, VMD is the disc format that thinks it can – but only time will tell as this highly versatile format, which uses standard discs now in use and is backwards compatible, continues to push their low-price players and recorders.

    The company just issued a press release saying “All indications are that VMD can fill the void left by HD DVD,” and that “The way is now clear for VMD to be embraced by the industry.” We suppose thats true — the Asian bootlegging industry really hasnt weighed in with a format choice yet, has it? In any event, VMD players have apparently been shipping to the US for a month now.

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