Tag: Television

Japan Quakes of March 2011

Most people would have seen or heard the news about the quakes in Japan over the last couple of days and my wife and I were certainly not expecting to be experiencing it first hand on the 35th floor of The Ritz-Carlton in Osaka. There is nothing like the sensation of a building swaying from …

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New Gadget Coming Up This Weekend!

A very brief post for tonight after a busy and eventful day (also being my birthday)! Last night, my wife got me a PlayStation 3 Slim with Call of Duty: Black Ops and Gran Turismo 5 as a brilliant present for my birthday and Christmas. It’s notably brilliant as not only the console itself is …

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Panasonic 3D Blu-ray Player (DMP-BDT300GN) Unboxing

Last weekend I unboxed and previewed the Panasonic Viera 50″ Plasma 3DTV (TH-P50VT20A) and so far the results in terms of traditional 2D performance have been pretty decent. Having said that the wife and I were keen to get into some Blu-ray movies. This meant I had to hook up the Blu-ray player Panasonic kindly …

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Upcoming Gadget Unboxings and Previews

Just a quick one tonight. This weekend, I will be unboxing and previewing the Panasonic DMP-BDT300GN 3D Blu-ray player. Of course, this will be hooked up to the Panasonic Viera television that I showed off last weekend to assist in the review process. There is a 3D Blu-ray demo disc included in the box to …

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Panasonic Viera Plasma 3DTV Preview

In the follow up to yesterday’s video unboxing the Panasonic Viera 50″ Plasma 3DTV (TH-P50VT20A) I also recorded an initial preview of the unit to show the various interfaces that can be found on the television such as the various sockets, buttons, vents and mounting points. Importantly, I also cover the pedestal is fastened (if …

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Panasonic Viera Plasma 3DTV Unboxing

As promised, after taking delivery of the new Panasonic Viera 50″ Plasma 3DTV (TH-P50VT20A) on Thursday, I managed to record an unboxing video today with some help from my wife! It is available in high definition for those of you who would like to watch in the best possible resolution. I must mentioned that after …

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Australian Federal Election – Unprecedented Live & Online Coverage

Australian Federal Election - Digital Coverage 2

Over the last decade, we have seen the proliferation of online coverage of events around the world as well as the beginnings of close to real-time video from remote areas courtesy of the Internet. Television coverage has made keen use of technology to close the lag time between initial recording and broadcast and the popularity …

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The Beginning of the End for Analogue TV

Whilst for many analogue television will still work for a while, analogue¬†television¬†services were switched off in Mildura (in regional Victoria). This will eventually see existing wireless spectrum released back to ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority) as a “digital dividend” given that digital television services are already up and running. It is envisaged that this …

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Placeshift Your TV with Slingbox

Over the last couple of weeks, I have had my eye on a new gizmo (apart from the iPhone 4 which I will unbox, preview and review). It’s called “Slingbox” and allows you to rebroadcast input video to another device at home or over the Internet. Various inputs may include (but not necessarily limited to): …

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Timeshifting Television – Intelligent Media Consumption

A little while back, the missus and I decided to get the Foxtel IQ2 as we had bought a full high-definition television and wanted to make full use of it. Also, with the demands of work and the incredible timing of phone calls at home when watching live, it proved difficult at times to catch …

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