Oct 16 2006

Blog - 100 Members!!!!

John just informed me that we have reached our 100th member!! Before you ask the questin; Matt did not register 42 times. We will save that 007 type strategy for our 500th member. Thats about it, no contests or anything like that. You could enter that lil contest we have going on right now.

In other news, you may have noticed that we have a new member to our fantastic team. Mike has joined our team helping on the news front and will be helping develop a new portion to the site. I won't let the cat out of the bag quite yet :). 

 

 

Oct 16 2006

News - High-def DVD player woes hit TV market

I don't think this is a surprise to anyone. Would you spend $500-1000 without knowing that the format will be around to stay?

"Many customers also are reluctant to buy because of a battle between two high-definition formats, HD-DVD and Blu-ray, says electronics analyst Rosemary Abowd with Pacific Media Associates. The HD-DVD/Blu-ray battle is expected to end with one being forced out of the market. Since a typical HD-DVD player costs around $500, and a Blu-ray player about $1,000, most shoppers are waiting to see how it plays out, Abowd says."

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Oct 16 2006

News - Cisco's Triple Threat

 What the deuce? How does this happen in this day & age? Nobody knows what it exactly means, but this sounds shady as heck, and I don't mean shady in a good way like my name.

"Patent 7075919, awarded to Cisco earlier this year, states that Cisco is the proud owner of any "System and method for providing integrated voice, video and data to customer premises over a single network."

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Oct 16 2006

News - Pioneer PDP-5000EX 50in plasma TV

One of the more expensive plasmas on the market, but these guys seem to think it's worth it. And judging by the specs, this thing is damn impressive.

"the 5000EX is the first 50in plasma ever with a genuine 1,920 x 1,080 ‘Full HD’ pixel count. No fancy pixel-‘creating’ processing, no chicanery with shared electrodes and the like (a la Fujitsu/Hitachi’s Alternate Lighting of Surfaces technology) – just 2,073,600 real pixels."

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Oct 16 2006

News - MeSmartHome presents Eid product range offer

Looking for new ways to let your house control you...errr...to control your house? Here's a new option, pretty cool, both wireless & plug&play.

"With the Smart Home Starter Kit your home can be completely automated: in the morning and at night, the lamps in your home can be turned on/off at set times, just when you need it. What's more, you can call home and switch on your air conditioning on your way home from work. When you are on holidays, lights can be switched on/off to give your house a lived-in look - the proven best prevention against burglars - and the security system will call your mobile in case of a break in,' he adds."

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