Posts Tagged ‘hdmi’


Samsung DVD Recorder

 

samsung dvd recorder

samsung dvd recorder

By Anne Ahira

As much as high definition and blue ray is trying to take over the home movie market, DVD’s are not dead in the water yet!

People still enjoy their DVD collections and are busy adding new titles and home movies to DVD every day.

The transition to blue ray will come but it is not quite upon us yet. In order to save a video collection or old home movies to DVD you need a recorder.

One of the top in the field is the Samsung DVD recorder. Priced right at under $100 for a new unit and $40 for a used model anyone can now afford to record movies.

Features

  • 1080p up conversion
  • HDMI
  • Video DAC 14 bit
  • Video- DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW
  • Also supports- MP3, WMA, JPEG, MPEG-4, or DivX

Pros

Get the most out of even old movies with the Samsung DVD recorder up converting capabilities. This is new technology but to put it simply it takes the native output of your DVD’s to the higher resolution possible on the new HD televisions.

You can use the Samsung DVD recorder to capture your favorite movies or television shows.

People are busier than ever before and sometimes do not get a chance to watch an upcoming episode of Greys Anatomy or the one time documentary playing on the history channel.

No longer, pay the high cost of DVR or TiVo just to enjoy a show. Record it and save it for later on a cheap DVD-RW.

The price point on the Samsung DVD recorder is remarkable. For about the price of other DVD players you can purchase this recorder. Why not have the added function for the same amount of money.

Cons

Changing the video quality to 1080p will make a definite improvement in even very old movies; however, you must change this setting for every movie you insert. There should be a way to set this permanently especially for those who have ultra high definition televisions.

Customer Ratings

Customers have had much to say about the Samsung DVD recorder ability to actually change the picture quality output. Many have insisted the picture quality will rival that of blue ray, and others who say no way.

The disparity in customer experience could be explained a few different ways. The most likely cause of problems is the way in which the player is connected to the television.

When trying to enjoy HD you really must use HDMI or equivalent connections. A blue ray player connected via a component cable will have less quality than it would if connected correctly.

Another possible answer is the size of the television. Smaller sets are more kind to video displays than big screens.

Overall

You simply cannot beat the price on the Samsung DVD recorder. Then you add in the great features like up converting and DVD recording and the decision is easy.



Toshiba HDTV – A TV for Every Need

 

Toshiba HDTV

Toshiba HDTV

By Anne Ahira

Toshiba HDTV sets are available in almost every size available from the small 19-inch variety to the super sized 55 inch.

One thing all these televisions have in common is their great HDTV output. Below we will look at several different Toshiba HDTV sets.

19″

When you need a television for the bedroom, dorm room or kitchen you generally do not think about purchasing a huge set.

The 19-25″ variety is most often more than enough. Toshiba offers a nice 19″ set that is perfect for any of the above scenarios or as a replacement computer monitor.

Features

  • Dyna Light
  • Gaming Mode
  • Native Mode
  • 2 HDMI inputs
  • PC input
  • 720p resolution
  • $198.99 Amazon

This is a nice looking little television set for any small room. With 10-bit color, this set can hold its own against the competition. The price on this Toshiba HDTV is probably its most attractive feature; at less than $200, you simply cannot beat it!

37″

When you are considering a new television for your den or family room you will want something a bit larger than the 19″ Toshiba HDTV. You may want to consider this 37-inch unit instead.

Features

  • 1080p Full HD
  • Dynamic Backlight Control for Deep Black Levels
  • Gaming Mode
  • ATSC / QAM Digital Tuner
  • 3 HDMI inputs
  • 100 Hz picture processing
  • $530 Amazon

This Toshiba HDTV is what is considering true or full HD. This is because unlike many sets the resolution displayed is 1080p, or progressive scan. Enjoy the beautiful images displayed on this set as well as amazing sound quality.

55″

There is a segment of the population that likes their televisions to be larger than life, for you there is the Toshiba HDTV 55″. This television offers a complete entertainment experience.

Features

  • 55-inch LCD HDTV
  • Full HD 1080p resolution
  • Deep Lagoon design
  • 120 frames per second
  • 5G 14-bit digital video processor
  • 4 HDMI
  • 2 component
  • 2 composite
  • 1 S-Video
  • 1 PC
  • 1 USB
  • 1 SD card slot
  • 1 optical digital audio output
  • $1500- $2200 Amazon Price (depending on availability)

This is another Toshiba HDTV that can boast true or full high definition output with 1080p resolution. The one feature that really makes this set stand out is the sheer number of inputs.

Most televisions manufactured today will have one or two HDMI slots, but this Toshiba has a grand total of four!

Overall

Toshiba HDTV sets come in a size and price range that nearly anyone can live with. Do not settle for less when you can get brilliant picture and awesome audio from this line of televisions.