Get rid of some of your old DVDs through Amazon and get a gift certificate. They will accept regular DVDs, HD and Blu-ray movies and TV shows with original container and worth at least $10.00. Shipping is free and your account is credited within a couple of days. Looking at their offer, we found the average price, no matter what format, was about $5.00, depending on age, but some were as low as $2.50. We found a Harry Potter Gift Set, that sells for $112.49, was worth all of $13.50. Still, it will give you the ability to buy a DVD you haven’t seen.
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Sony has a new BRAVIA to lust after, the Z5500. It features their Motionflow 200HZ with 200fps and Image Blur Reduction technology for smooth motion and sharper images. It also has been designed to go with their HT-CT500 Home Theater system. Add to that Engine 3 that analyzes and optimizes video signals from any HD or SD source and AppliCast that can connect to online services via Ethernet without having to switch on your PC.
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Samsung has a nifty design with its HMX-R10 HD Camcorder. Flip out its 2.7-inch LCD touchscreen with TouchUI control that they promise to be responsive and simple to use. With a 5x zoom lens that angles up to 25º, it also has a flash, captures up to 600 fps in H.264 format, takes 9MP still photos and can store 1920x1080 videos on SD/SDHC cards. The cam was released this week in Korea with a price of ~$499.99, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it made it to the States this holiday season.
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Red2Blu will take your old Warner Bros. HD DVDs and for $4.95 each (as well as shipping and handling) they will exchange them for Blu-ray discs. You simply mail the original to their processing center, and you will receive your new disc in 4 to 5 weeks. Check out the WBshop to find out what titles are available, as well as a listing of newly released ones.
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So, remember that LG Scarlet Series HDTV that we gave you a look at the other day? Well, now we are giving it away to one of you, in conjunction with ExpoTV! That’s right, you have a shot at walking away with this 52-inch beauty. Want in? Here’s how it works:
- Head on over to the contest page on ExpoTV
- Hit the sign up button at the bottom of that page
- Submit a video review of any electronic device you have access to. For each review, you get one entry into the contest. For every LG product that you review, you get five entries. There is no limit to the number of devices you can review. Heck, if you want to, submit 10 a day.
- Anytime someone on ExpoTV marks your review as “Helpful”, you earn an extra entry.
The giveaway starts now, and ends on May 8 at 11:59 PM EDT. We will announce a winner, drawn at random, by May 15th. As always, there are a couple of things we can’t get around, mostly due to the law. As such, this giveaway is open to legal US residents only, age 18 or over.
With all that out of the way, it’s time for you guys to start getting your entries in. Go ahead and review anything you can get your hands on. Seriously, fire up your webcam or digital camera and record a review of your cell phone, your game console(s), television, computer, etc. The more you participate and submit, the greater chance you have
of walking away with these 52 inches of LG goodness.
We will be highlighting entries that stand out to us over on the Gear Live Twitter account, so be sure to follow us there for all the updates. Good luck!
If what you see above is truly the Zune HD, the next iteration of Microsoft’s flagship PMP, then color us both curious and impressed. Impressed by the seemingly high definition screen, curious at the lack of the Zune hardware’s calling card, the Zune pad. Could we be looking at the first touch screen Zune, sporting an HD display? If so, we’d like one immediately. Time to make some phone calls.
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LG’s new W53 Monitors certainly have earned the distinction of being named SMART. Each features Auto Brightness which automatically optimizes that and other picture settings, Cinema Mode, which blacks out everything except the video clip, and even a timer that reminds the user to take a break. A proximity sensor knows when a hand is near and activates lights to make it easier to find the buttons and turns them off when it is gone. The displays will be available from 18.5 to 27-inches, with those larger than 21.5 in HD. Look for them to come out this month.
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Fujitsu has the honor of developing the first color e-paper mobile terminal. FLEPia is thin and lightweight and has a simple to view 8-inch display with up to 260,000 colors in HD. It also has Bluetooth and high-speed wireless LAN capability. When completely charged, it provides up to 40 hrs. of usage only for re-draw. When used with a 4GB SD card, the e-book can store up to 5,000 conventional sized paperbacks which equals out to 300 pages long at 600KB per book.
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Creative’s MovieWorks HD can upscale a video from your iPod to 1080i resolution. Turn ordinary sound into DTS surround sound on a home theater system when you send it through an optical or HDMI cable. Navigate your iPod on your TV, control playback and adjust settings with a wireless remote. Add a Creative wireless receiver to another room and your can hear your tunes there, too. The basic MovieWorks HD will set you back $249.99.
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Kodak has introduced the Zx1 Digital Video Cam, their entry into the inexpensive pocket-sized camcorders. Weather resistant and usable in bright or low lighting, it captures 720p HD at 60 fps and has a 2.0-inch LCD screen. It has an expandable SD/SDHC Card slot for memory of up to 32 GB, giving it up to 10 hours of HD video. Available in 5 different colors this April, a remote is optional and it has ArcSoft Media Impressions software for editing and uploading to YouTube and other sites. An HDMI cable and AA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries are included in the $149.99 price.
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