This is not the first HDTV I've rescued from the standard-def dungeon. It's … Read more
As with other Buy.com promotions of late, you have to use PayPal to get that price; otherwise, it's $149.99 (still an awesome deal).
Like the 24-incher, this "famous maker" liquid-crystal display is comparable to one of HP's monitors, namely the W2207H. In addition to the usual 1,680x1,050 resolution and 5ms response time, it features stereo speakers, a USB hub, and an HDCP-compliant HDMI input (in case you want to connect, say, … Read more
You've probably been shopping your little consumer hearts out in preparation for the holidays. So if you didn't keep track of all the goings-on here at Crave this week, we understand. Here's a roundup of some of the week's best stories.
Rumors surfaced that a touch-screen, OLED Sony Walkman will appear at CES 2009. Don't bet on it, says CNET's Donald Bell.
Radio Shack will offer a $99 Netbook, but there's a catch.
PlayStation finally opened its "Home" to the public.
CNET's Stephen Shankland tried to get to the bottom … Read more
Now that 22-inch monitors have shattered the $200 barrier, are 24-inchers next in line? Here's a kick-ass indicator that they are: Buy.com has a refurbished "famous maker" 24-inch wide-screen LCD for $199.99 shipped. Just one hitch: You must use PayPal to get that price, otherwise it's $249.99.
These are going to sell out fast, so I'm going to make this quick. The good: 1,920x1,200 resolution, VGA and HDCP-compliant HDMI inputs, four USB ports, and the ability to pivot 90 degrees for portrait mode!
The bad: a 90-day warranty, and that … Read more
In the bustle of holiday shopping, it's easy to be persuaded by the salesperson at your local retailer that you need to buy a $50 HDMI cable to make your new gear work. They might say the expensive cable "supports faster speeds," "has better video quality," or that "cheap cables don't support 1080p"--pretty much anything to get you to throw that high-margin HDMI cable in your shopping cart. But the truth is that expensive HDMI cables aren't worth it and the cheap cables available online are just as good. In … Read more
The $300 system, which consists of a pair of identical-looking boxes, one transmitter and one receiver, takes an HDMI signal from a source component, runs it through your home's AC wiring, and spits it out on the other side for your HDTV to display. AR says the system isn't designed to work from room-to-room, like Ethernet-over-powerline adapters, but in our tests we were able to … Read more
It seems almost inconceivable that just five years ago I purchased a digital TV without a high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) port. Today virtually every computer monitor that comes through CNET's testing labs has an HDMI port, even the smallish 22-inchers. Some even only come with an HDMI port, forgoing the DVI port altogether.
The rapid rise in HDMI integration by vendors isn't just my imagination, either. In-Stat has released a new report on the quick adoption of HDMI and Digital Visual Interface's (DVI) slow decline.
According to the report, HDMI ports were found in 95 percent of … Read more
Quick! Head to Dell and grab the Xbox 360 Pro 60GB console for $249 shipped! You must use coupon code M69N0GW8WF$71V at checkout to get the deal (the system normally sells for $299). Why the big rush? The code expires after 650 uses, and I'll bet my iPod it won't last the day.
This holiday bundle includes two kid-friendly games: LEGO Indiana Jones and Kung Fu Panda (click through for reviews). As for the Xbox itself, it includes the much-wanted HDMI output--though you'll have to provide your own cable.
What else is there to say? This … Read more
At first glance, Panasonic's Free Angle HDMI cables look to be the perfect solution for HD connections in tight spaces. The cables--available in lengths of 1.5 and 3 meters--are so named because the HDMI plugs on each side can rotate up to 180 degrees. That means you can fold the plug down to a 90-degree angle with the cable (as shown), allowing it to fit into spaces as tight as 1.2 inches--ideal for wall-mounted TVs, for instance.
The cables worked just as well as standard HDMI cables in a quick and impromptu test. The only problem, then, … Read more