The question machine’s reception is still excellent, so I recieved this broadcast: Now I will immediately admit ignorance as to Freeview’s exact mode of broadcast. I do know that the channels are split into groups that are broadcast over a similar UHF frequency, so could it be that Maori TV is on a slightly different [...]
I often measure gadgetry in terms of ambivalence, but understand this: I have physical anxiety at the thought of having to return the 42″ LG SL90 I’m reviewing. It’s gorgeous.
Sometimes I get to review gadgets that annoy me. They annoy me not because of problems or poor performance, but because I thought of them first. Yes, I’m annoyed at my own lazy countenance. My own inability to take an idea from the shower to the drawing board and into production. The TV TrickleSaver from [...]
This competition is now closed. Thanks for your entries. Check back for voting on the winner. The simplicity with which the HDHomeRun works just blew me away when I reviewed it. Now it’s your turn! Yup, you can have the unit that I’ve been reviewing. For free. Just take it! All you have to do [...]
Damn it feels good to be a gangster*. Pimpin’ in the Westin Presidential Suite, completely decked out with Samsung’s latest and greatest. Two bedrooms, three bathrooms (complete with skin-thrashing high power showers), separate loung and dining, room-service Angus Eye Fillet, cocktails, the works! After all this, you’ll wonder if I’m biased towards the Samsung equipment [...]
In the spirit of Web 2.0 and user created content, I had a sudden realisation that rather than sit by myself and puzzle through some ideas, I should ask the community. That would be you fullahs. So, let’s assume for the sake of argument that I’m going to present a tech/gadget segment on a mainstream [...]
I’m probably completely, totally jinxing myself by posting this, but if everything comes together as I hope, this place is about to get a lot more interesting. Of course not that you, dear reader, ever found it uninteresting. Watch this space!
So HDTV has finally arrived in New Zealand. I have to say I’m very impressed. After some tips from my last post, I ended up with a 32″ V Series Bravia and a terrestrial Freeview box. I’m positive there were cheaper and better deals than the TV I got, but I’m very happy with it. [...]
So I’ve been tasked with buying a Freeview box and HDTV for the in-laws this weekend. Anyone got any good suggestions for a medium-sized LCD in the $1500-$2500 range? Current thinking is to go and look at Panasonics and Sonys in that price range, and just pick the one with the nicest picture and best [...]
In a rather extreme move, an Oregon resident’s television started emitting an international distress signal, possibly in response to all the crap reality TV that the owner was forcing it to dislpay. Either that or the set was malfunctioning. You decide: