Darryl Wilkinson

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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jun 13, 2006 0 comments
Oh, why can't we just have digital movie downloads and forget this whole packaged media era?
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jun 12, 2006 0 comments
Panasonic thinks - and rightly so - that a lot of consumers haven't got a clue as to what HDTV really is or how to get real HDTV content. The company also says they expect almost three million of these clueless people (some of them probably understand what's going on, but a lot more of them don't) will purchase plasma TVs this year. For those smart enough to buy a Panasonic plasma HDTV, the manufacturer will offer the Panasonic Plasma Concierge program.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jun 11, 2006 0 comments
Texas Instruments says 10 million DLP units have been shipped in the ten years since the technology's inception in 1996. (Wow-bulation, Batman, that's a lot of flippin' mirrors!)
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jun 06, 2006 0 comments
Belkin's AV24502 (or, in Belkin's more verbose form: PureAV HDMI Interface 3-to-1 Video Switch) solves the problem of having too many HDMI-equipped sources and too few HDMI inputs on your receiver or prepro. The new brain-drain-free device provides an all-digital connection between three separate HDMI sources and one HDMI-hungry home theater receiver.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jun 06, 2006 0 comments
It had to happen. The gas pump experience - once a bastion of bliss where drivers could soothe their road rage by enjoying the mesmerizing effect of digital dollars-and-cents displays flashing ever faster - is now to be defiled by the presence of pump-top LCD monitors displaying ABC News content with stereo sound. Yes, the old Pump-N-Go will never be the same.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jun 05, 2006 0 comments
Sony proudly announced the imminent birth of their newest STR-series receiver, a home theater gizmo Sony says is "the final link in the HD chain". The new STR-DG1000 is described as having 1080p pass-through, eight channels of uncompressed audio, smooth video switching, and a simplified surround sound set up with automatic adjustment. (Well, it's not totally automatic. You still have to hook up the microphone and push a button.)
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: May 23, 2006 0 comments
Amidst all the hullabaloo about HD DVD and Blu-ray and HDMI and DRM and, well, all the other high-def disc stuff the world is buzzing about, Sony thought they'd squeeze a few more bucks out of the "old" DVD format by releasing a couple of portable DVD players that "offer cutting edge versatility and are designed to fit into any hectic, on-the-move lifestyle."
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: May 23, 2006 0 comments
The Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) - the dudes who spend most of their working hours watching and selling movies and video games (man, what a life - it'a almost as devoid of real "work" as being an audio/video gear reviewer) - have released its nominations for the organization's 2006 Home Entertainment Awards. While some of the categories include such blockbusters as "Marketing Campaign of the Year", "Sell-through Title of the Year", and "Rental Title of the Year", others are likely to be of more interest to the average video junkie.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: May 22, 2006 0 comments
BenQ says it has a way to put some style along with performance on your desk top. (Anyone who's ever seen the top of my desk knows there is no way anyone will ever put performance or style there. I suppose other people are not in as sad a shape as I am, however.)
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: May 17, 2006 0 comments
Limited viewing angles have always been the Achilles' heel of LCD flat panels when used as a TV or other video-viewing device. Gradually move off-center while looking at an LCD TV and, at some point, you'll begin to notice changes in the brightness and color of the image on the screen. Although there have been significant improvements over the years, Sanyo Epson Imaging Devices Corporation ("Sanyo Epson") thinks they've figured out a way to say "sayonara" to the problem once and for all.

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