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Toshiba SD-L912A HD-DVD-RW For Laptops

SD-L912AIf you are a Toshiba Qosmio fan, or a laptop fan in general, you will probably be very happy to learn of the Toshiba SD-L912A HD DVD-RW writer for laptops. The ultra slim SD-L912A is the first HD-DVD-RW drive available for laptops. It has a 1x read and write speed, so it will take nearly 2 hours to fill a 30GB dual layer disc, but then again, you will be able to burn your own HD-DVDs from your laptop. Read more

Sony’s BDP-S300 Price Drop

If your in the market for a Blu-ray player this will be some news you will like to hear. Sony has announced a price drop on their BDP-S300 Bu-Ray player. Cutting $100 from it’s original price of $599, the BDP-S300 is now cheaper than the Playstation 3, and now makes it the cheapest Blu-Ray player on the market.
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Vizio HDTVs at Wal-Mart

Vizio has been growing at a wild speed and is now ranked number four in America. Vizio is also the number one selling HDTV in a vast number of sizes, so if you are unsure about buying Vizio, consider yourself safe, as they have received nothing but good reviews.

Vizio looks set to expand even further with a new deal with Wal-mart, who will stock and sell in all of it’ 3,300+ stores the VW26LHDTV, VW32LHDTV, VW37LHDTV and the VW42LHDTV. Read more

TiVo Series 3 Lite

Many of us know that TiVo Series 3 costs a lot of money, too much money for a lot of people. Well TiVo guys have finally realized this, and are planning on releasing a cheaper version of the Series 3, called the “Series 3 Lite“. TiVo CEO Tom Rogers said, “we did not have a lower-priced mass appeal HD offering. Read more

Samsung LE32R87BD Reviewed

Samsung LE-32R87BDI will start off by saying, the Samsung LE32R87BD is an excellent HDTV which will appeal to much of the HDTV buyer’s market. Samsung are currently the world’s leading LCD manufacturer, this might explain how they can produce a quality LCD HDTV such as the 32-inch LE-32R87BD which looks great, performs great, has a whole bunch of features and costs less than $1,000 (£500), all this from a leading brand!
The Samsung LE32R87BD (LE-32R87BD) certainly offers a lot for the money, and looks like it should have a “pro” line price tag, the LE32R87BD has not cut any costs connection wise, with three HDMI inputs, VGA PC input, component along with s-video and scart. With a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels offering 720p and 1080p HD formats, a dynamic contrast ratio of 8000:1 and internal digital tuner the specifications are also there. Read more


LG M228WAThe LG M228WA is more than just an HDTV, well actually, it’s probably more than just a LCD PC monitor as it can be used as either a PC computer monitor, a TV or even a HDTV. The M228WA from LG is primarily a 22-inch LCD monitor with a widescreen aspect ratio, but it also includes a vast number of other inputs including DVI, VGA, s-video, component and the magic of HDMI.
The LG M228WA has a resolution of 1,680 x 1,050 (higher than a lot HDTVs) which offers you 720p and 1080i HD, a 3000:1 contrast ratio and an ultra fast response time of 2ms Read more

Samsung HL-T5689S

Samsung HL-T5689SIf your looking for a modern and large HDTV (which is not crazily priced) then the Samsung HL-T5689S could be a great choice. The HL-T5689S offers a large 56-inch Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080p pixel) resolution image providing the highest HD standard at its best. The rear projection set has a new, long lasting and energy efficient LED light engine which will never burn out, eliminating expensive bulb replacement costs. Read more

Sharp LC37RD2E Reviewed

LC37RD2EOnly a few weeks ago we recently wrote about the 37-inch Sharp LC37RD2E and were very impressed by the specifications which Sharp provided us with. Especially with it’s new 100Hz TruD mode which should cut down on the jagged sideways moving images we sometimes see, and also help to keep the image sharp and clear, with very little motion blur during fast moving scenes. Ultimately specifications of the Sharp LC37RD2E mean much less than hands on testing, Read more

Toshiba 37C3030D Reviewed

37C3030DThe impressive looking Toshiba 37C3030D is from Toshiba’s Regza C series which is at the lower end shows some small details missing, such as a third HDMI or side port, but to most people this will not be a problem. The 37C3030D is a decent 37-inch 720p / 1080i LCD HDTV with a resolution of 1366×768 pixels, dynamic contrast ratio of 5000:1 and a brightness of 500cd/m2 and an internal digital tuner.
Inputs include 2x HDMI, 2x scart, 1x component, s-video and VGA PC input. The Toshiba Regza 37C3030D is a well priced 37-inch HDTV with enough features to keep first time HDTV buyers extremely happy. Read more

‘Lost’ To Make HD Debut On Blu-ray

One of the biggest TV shows is making its HD debut release on Blu-ray this December with ‘Lost: The Complete Third Season’. Disney have yet to release any official information as of yet so there are not technical details available. We do know that the Blu-Ray collection will contain extensive bonus features including a documentary chronicling a day in recording lost, Read more

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