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June 28th, 2008 HiFi, Technology 2 Comments

Well, the TV “beast” feeded with lasers is finnaly close to public release. Mitsubishi LaserVue is the first Laser TV set to be launched late this year (2008), and seem to be a good contender for today Plasma, LCD, Projectors & DLP TV’s. Although nobody actually reviewed a final unit, the general impression was something like “The blacks are black, the brights are bright, and the viewing angle puts DLP to shame. The price points are going to be more comparable to plasma and LCD than DLP”. With 200% color gamut that LaserVue provides (more than twice that of most traditional HDTVs), it will run at 120Hz, and boast 500 nits of brightness. I can’t say nothing before i’ll see one, but i expect nothing bad out of this. I guess it’s time for competitors in HDTV Arena to sharpen their pixels and lower their power consumption. Hit read more to get the full Q&A from Mitsubishi regarding the LaserVue TV’s. The press release is also included. Enjoy !

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January 7th, 2008 HiFi, Technology none Comments

Almost everyone these days is talking about High Definition, Full HD, BluRay and HD-DVD as present HiFi technology. But how about taking a look in the near future ? Well, seems like Panasonic as part of APDC (Advanced PDP Development Center) is already developing next generation plasma. Instead of Full HD, the main words are now “Super HD”, which is “just” 4 times higher resolution than Full HD (4000 x 2000 vs 1920 x 1080). I think we are finnally going to put the television next to photography. You can now think Super HD as beeing 8 Megapixels while Full HD beeing only 2 Megapixels. But, what’s more to like, is the fact that the next gen will feature a 42″ Super HD resolution with only 70W needed ! I mean… WOW ! My 50″ Full HD plasma needs now arround 600W. So going 4 times higher resolution and 8 times lower power consumption… that’s what i call “The Future Sounds/Looks Good !”. For more details check in here.

Super HD Plasma

November 27th, 2007 HiFi, Movies 3 Comments

Another day, another gadget. De data aceasta, o jucarie pe care o doream cu toti, care sa ne inlocuiasca PC-ul sau vechiul DivX player si care sa poata reda filme FullHD fara probleme. Si cum la moda acum sunt .mkv-urile si deja vorbim de 1080p, ar trebuia ca “jucaria” respectiva sa aiba suficienta forta sa randeze asa ceva fara probleme. Well, jucaria in cauza vine de la un producator coreean numit Dvico, iar modelul din review este cel numit si “coffee maker”: TVIX 5100SH. Hit read more pentru review-ul complet.

Dvico Tvix 5100SH

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July 1st, 2007 Console, PS3 none Comments

Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune: It’s looking great. It’s looking superb. Hell yeah, it’s sublime ! Sorry i can’t post the High Def version (you cand find it in here) to see how gorgeous this is. And again, it seems to be an exclusive title for PS3. Well, keep the good games coming. May the force be with PS3 guys ! Lara Croft, eat some dirt !

June 13th, 2007 HiFi none Comments

We kinda live in a HD (High Definition) era. Everything is evolving from SD (Standard Definition) to HD. Even sound. While some got used with their mp3 files at 128kbps, some of us want more (how about 25mbps ?). WhatHiFi has just created a small chart trying to show the bandwith needed by some of the most used formats. Check their page in here for more infos.
Sound Bandwith