Category: HD

Quick Look: Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10 HD “Dual Camera”

I recently bought a Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10 High Definition “Dual Camera” in anticipation of an upcoming trip to Australia. I was looking for an inexpensive (sub $200) HD video camera with optical zoom (as opposed to something like the Flip MinoHD which has digital zoom only) to compliment my Nikon dSLR, so I’m giving …

Video of the Day: Elephants roaming Samburu, Kenya

Amazing African elephants roaming Samburu National Reserve, Kenya

Thanks to YouTube’s recently improved HD capabilities, I can now more easily upload and share some of the high definition video I captured during my trip to Kenya last August (2008). Enjoy!


WD TV: Video “thumbs” rock, still needs VOB support

As promised, here is a quick review re: the best new and improved features in the latest (1.02.07) WD TV HD Media Player firmware update.

First and foremost, the addition of video thumbnails really takes the WD TV to the next level. The whole (or at least the main) point of digital video is convenience, so …

Clean your LCD HDTV with Anti-Static Monitor Wipes

Call me crazy, but if you’re gonna spend over $1K on a LCD HDTV, you should probably take care of your new toy once you get it home (and, into the future). Part of that care-taking includes keeping the sensitive LCD panel as clean as possible (I mean, what’s the point of high definition viewing …

WD TV: New 1.02.07 firmware update released

Update 2: Take the “new feature request” poll

Update: Review of new features is up!

Attention WD TV owners: Western Digital has (finally!) released a new firmware update – 1.02.07 – for its WD TV HD Media Player.

1.02.07 includes a number of major (highly anticipated and requested) feature enhancements/fixes:

Enhanced cover art, album art, and thumbnail support …

WD TV: HD media playback done right

Update: Now with video thumbnails!

After quietly showing up on electronic retailers’ shelves/websites last month, the WD TV HD Media Player has made quite a splash, garnering solid reviews from the likes of CrunchGear, real consumers (see Amazon / Newegg reviews), and now Boilr. If you are looking for an inexpensive way to watch all …

Sunday rant: A (seemingly) reasonable request?!

Dear Content/Service Providers/HDTV Manufacturers:

In general, I must admit that I have been impressed with the overall evolution from CRT SDTVs to thin/flat LCD/Plasma HDTVs. I appreciate all of your efforts to continue to create thinner and cheaper products.

However, it’s been years since the first wide-aspect television hit the market and yet consumers still have …