I recently posted a blog about JVC's new 19 foot by 34 foot, 12,500-pound LED-based screen--which JVC says is the first true 720p screen in Times Square--that debuted on December 2.
Well, now that it's up, we can finally take a gander. Hmmm, this strikes me as the type of thing you'd have to see in person and in motion to really appreciate, cause pics just ain't cutting it.
This reminds me of the 2D age in video games and how you could look at a screenshot of a game and estimate, pretty accurately, its … Read more
Just in case you've forgotten, JVC is still around. And apparently it doesn't want you forgetting that fact anytime soon.
On December 2 it plans to unveil what it says will be Times Square's first true 720p HD screen. I assume they mean the first true 720p screen in Times Square that could not fit in your house.
The screen will be LED-based, boast a size of 19 by 34 feet, a 12,500-pound weight, a pair of LED tickers with animated programming synchronized between all three screens, and of course, giant LED letters illuminated by neon. … Read more
It's not that the JVC Everio GZ-MG730 camcorder isn't good. The body is compact and comfortable to use. It produces solid-quality standard-definition video, and due to its 7-megapixel sensor you'll get above-average still photos out of it, too. There are manual controls for photos and video, a built-in flash for photos, and a microSD slot for additional storage beyond the internal 30GB hard drive. Dock and remote are included.
However, with a price ranging from $649 to $799 it's simply too expensive to overlook the fact that it is standard definition; the photos are not good … Read more
Audiophiliac Steve Guttenberg returns to the show to talk about his favorite MTV VJ's, infectious diseases, why judges hate him and an itch that's particularly hard to scratch. Today we remain true to the unofficial 404 slogan: "Decency not found." We say goodbye to VCRs and Verbose Asian Guy and hello to the most tragic celebrity deaths. Hey Justin, what's the difference between jam and jelly again?
Remember to check out Guttenberg's blog The Audiophiliac, a must-read for anything and everything related to high-end audio. Steve most recently posted about the new MTV music video site, "where old timers can relive the '80s with Talking Heads, Devo, Tom Petty, Billy Joel, and Tina Turner." We love Steve like our very own weird hippie uncle and you should too, after all, he served jury duty with Alan Hunter, one of the first five MTV VJ's, he works for CNET, and he can squat over 600 lbs.EPISODE 217 Download today's podcast … Read more
The JVC KW-NX7000 isn't cleverly named like its sibling, the El Kameleon, but it is just as cleverly designed. With its smart features, such as the proximity-based interface or the flash-memory-based navigation data, we found the KW-NX7000 extremely easy to use. We didn't like the sluggish iPod navigation or the omission of Bluetooth technology. However, the solid performance and fun little touches, like the custom greeting messages, ultimately made us fall in love with this receiver.
The simple, blank faceplate of the JVC El Kameleon KD-AVX44 belies a plethora of features, including in-dash DVD/DivX playback, Bluetooth connectivity, and USB digital-audio playback, and that's just the beginning of this receiver's abilities.
We've said it before, and we'll say it again: the stock earbuds that came packaged with your MP3 player are not going to help you recognize the full potential of your device. (Unless, of course, you happen to own one of these players.) No matter how many times we say it, we still see countless individuals rocking white iPod earbuds. Perhaps people want others to know they own an iPod, or maybe they balk at the idea of spending even more money to make the most out of a device on which they've already dropped a healthy … Read more