In my first article I wrote how there’s never been a better time to buy a high definition (HD) television, and I had just preordered the Samsung HLS-5087W 50 inch rear projection DLP unit. The Samsung was delivered last Thursday and here’s a summary of my initial reaction. First let me give some background on preparing for the new HD television. I’m a satellite TV subscriber and needed to upgrade my DirecTV hardware to be HD-compatible. So last month I logged on to http://www.directv.com and ordered the HD upgrade package. For $200 DirecTV came out and replaced my old satellite dish with a new 5-LNBRead More →

You will find all kinds of homes around the country and around the world. Some are big, some are small, and some are simply average. When you are searching for home theater systems you will find the same thing. This is particularly true of the home theater systems that come as a package deal. While I do not normally endorse these purchases, just as all homes are not alike, neither are all people. This means that what may be best for me and my home theater may not be the best plan of action for you and your home theater. I definitely recommend listening toRead More →

Creating a good wireless headset for Bluetooth is actually difficult to do. The regular wired headsets are easy to design – with ranging styles. Bluetooth headsets can never be as small or as light as wired headsets, simply because it needs to include the battery and extra functions. This extra size will impact how the headset mounts on or around your ears. Comfort There seems to be two main styles of headsets for Bluetooth. Some are held into place with a loop around the ear. These styles are normally more comfortable, although they may be less secure. The others are held in place by beingRead More →

If you’re the adventure type, helmet cameras can help you capture all those daring feats easily for motocross, flying, ATV, road racing, kayaking, skydiving, cycling, snowboarding, karting, and other adrenalin-pumping sports. Helmet Go Pro cams give you the capability to record every moment of the action without depending on an outside cameraperson. These action video cameras are popular with television and movie recordings as well as daredevil athletes, and now you can record your feats just like the pros! You can show the recording to your friends, and they can imagine being there with you on every twist and turn. What is a Helmet Camera?Read More →

Wireless cameras provide flexibility and better options for your security needs. These offer versatility and maximum performance all year round. To get full satisfaction from these surveillance gadgets, know how these work and how to install them. Here are some useful tips to get you going. Versatility plus Wireless cameras are becoming favorite surveillance gadgets everywhere. These offer flexibility in installation and are user friendly.But how do they differ from the wired versions? Mobility and flexibility – Wireless cameras can be moved to different areas in the office or in the home. In contrast, wired cameras, once installed, are not easy to remove. This willRead More →

Imagine giving your favorite fisherman the gift of better catches, or gifting your teen with a toy that’s useful and fun. Imagine a gift that is appropriate for just about everyone – including yourself. Have you got someone on your gift list that is almost impossible to gift? If you’re stumped on a gift for just about anyone in your life, take a look at some of the newest LED gadgets meant for the desktop, glove box and pocket. Coast has an excellent reputation for quality LED flashlights, and their newest addition just cements that sterling reputation. The V6 stainless steel 6-chip Lenser is onlyRead More →

A travel solar charger is a great purchase for anyone who likes to travel. This portable energy device is easy to use and runs off of the sun’s energy. A portable charger does not need any international voltage adapters because it never needs to be plugged into electricity. You will not have to worry about what adapter is used in the country you are going to; just bring your solar charger with you. Portable energy has long been talked about among fanatical energy conservatists. It no longer is only for those people who are against electricity and the overuse of it. Now solar energy isRead More →

There’s never been a better time than now to buy a high-definition television (HDTV). Whether your primary source of television programming is local over-the-air broadcasts, cable or digital satellite TV, you will find that there is now a wealth of high-definition programs available. If you have a standard-definition television you will also enjoy all of your widescreen-format DVDs that much more on a HDTV. And with Toshiba now shipping their first-generation HD-DVD players and Blu-Ray players coming to North America next month, there are even more reasons why it makes sense to take the plunge and buy an HDTV. Now that you’re convinced you needRead More →

DVDs continue to be the prominent medium for home theater entertainment. The technology is being refined and improved upon by a number of manufacturers, making its future slightly uncertain though it is definitely clear that it will continue is one format or another. Many of you have probably been hearing about Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs and their path as the next generation of DVDs. The discrepancies between the two are confusing many home theater buyers, so it’s important to know just what each of these new technologies has to offer so that you can make an informed decision on what to purchase and when. Let’sRead More →