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Blue Ray Player


Blue Ray Player

Blue Ray Player

By Anne Ahira

Those of us lucky enough to be on this earth long enough can remember the days of no video playback devices in the home at all.

Then there was the war between VHS and Beta Tapes, which VHS won, then came the Laser Disk, which was followed and replaced by the DVD.

And today we have the Blue Ray Player. The cool thing about this is that the people that designed Blue Ray took into account the many conventional DVDs in homes and thus made the new technology backwards compatible.

To the layperson that means that today’s Blue Ray Player will still play the DVDs that you already own so you may not need to replace them with the new format as you did when you moved from VHS to DVD. I say you may not because it depends a lot on your wants, needs and desires.

The Blue Ray Player will not improve the quality of the video signal on your standard DVD and the Blue Ray disk of the same movie will have much better detail, crisper picture and sound and just generally look phenomenal. On some of movies that you own that might not mean anything to you from a viewing standpoint.

If you love old classics there is a good chance that upgrading that disc to Blue Ray might not make sense. If however you like things like the Terminator, you will see a difference in the Blue Ray disc and it might be worth the upgrade. That is entirely up to you.

Even the cheapest Blue Ray Player will give you a better image and sound quality than a top of the line DVD player from even a few months back. That is because as technology moves on they find better ways to do things and pass that technology on to the consumers.

Buying a Blue Ray Player is still a fairly costly process. The players cost more than a standard DVD but yield a better result. The cost of a Blue Ray disc is considerably more than the same title on a standard DVD so you need to make sure that you will get enough enjoyment out of the improved picture quality to warrant the increased price you will pay for it.

A Blue Ray Player is something that, according to projections will be in every home in America within the next few years. As prices drop this is a fairly obtainable goal and as your current DVD player ages and becomes problematic, it may well make sense to replace it with a Blue Ray since they are compatible with your current DVDs and that way you are set to go should you wish to make the move into the Blue Ray revolution.

Belkin Wireless Router


Belkin Wireless Router

Belkin Wireless Router

By Anne Ahira

If you are like most homes you have 2 or three computers, maybe more if you count laptops, and there is a good chance that everyone wants to be able to be interconnected and hooked into the Internet.

The Belkin Wireless Router is a great choice for today’s modern household if you want to make that happen in the quickest and easiest method possible.

You see the Belkin Wireless Router unlike a conventional hard wire router doesn’t require a lot of hard work to use.

With a regular router you will need to get an actual cable run from every point in your home where a PC will be to the point where the router is, which is at the main PC. That means the PCs are wired in and they usually have to stay pretty much where you set them up unless you leave a lot of slack in the cable.

With a wireless system like the Belkin Wireless Router, you install a wireless card in the computer and it can go anywhere that is within reception range from or transmission range to the actual router.

That means the laptop can be used at the pool to look up articles on sunburn, or the bathroom to check out a new body wash or the kitchen for mom to look up recipes.

If you use the Belkin Wireless Router to hook up the house you can move the big desktop PC from one side of the room to the other and just have to worry about the power cord and not the Cat 5 Ethernet connection. It will make things quick, painless and easy to do.

One thing to remember when setting up your Belkin Wireless Router system is that you might need to slightly adjust physical locations of either the PCs or the router for optimal use. The movement of only a few inches or from one wall to another can mean the difference of getting 100% signal or 25% signal.

You will also want to keep the computers that are linked to your Belkin Wireless Router away from things that generate interference. Like microwaves in the kitchen and hairdryers in the bathroom. Those kinds of things can play havoc with your transmission and reception.

Once you have decide to go with the Belkin Wireless Router and have all of your locations mapped out for the router and the various computers on your network you are ready to turn on and tune in and begin to enjoy the freedom of wireless web surfing and true wireless networking.

Once you do that you may wonder how you ever managed to get along without using a wireless system because you life will be so much easier.