Endangered Pixel

Adobe Media Player

Wednesday October 03, 2007 1:10PM

The Adobe Media Player is a new addition. The video quality and UI are everything you would expect from Adobe. The streaming works well and I have not had any interruptions since my first use of the app.

The player shows off the Adobe AIR platform. Having been a customer of Adobe for a long time, the free player is a welcomed addition to out internet TV player library.



Wednesday October 03, 2007 1:02PM

Instead of streaming Miro downloads contents. There is some HD content, mostly trailers and clips. I watch Top Gear and a few fitness programs. No commercials and a lot of variety.



Wednesday October 03, 2007 12:57PM

Joost is the first internet TV application I used. I was part of the beta and was impressed by the UI. The content and quality is improving.


Sharp LC42D72U

Wednesday October 03, 2007 12:47PM

My wife and made the Sharp Aquos LC42D72U our first TV purchase a last month. We had considered purchasing a flat panel TV last year, but remained unimpressed by the quality. My main sticking points were resolution and response time.

The Sharp boasts 1080p resolution (Still less than a PC LCD) and a 4ms response time. Since out purchase, we have watched hours of 1080p content (via laptop+DVI) and I often use the TV as a monitor when I am coding. Even many of the near TrueHD content is stunning.

Cable and DVD are acceptable. The DVD picture looks better when watching via the laptop and DVI. We rarely watch cable TV, so no complaints there. Games look great, although my laptop video card struggles with 1080 resolution. Coupled with a wireless keyboard, my wife and I can watch multiple internet TV sources and surf from the comfort of our bed.

Sharp Aquos TVs

Canon AH A1

Tuesday October 02, 2007 10:54PM

Video captured during the daylight is amazing. The camcorder records 1080i (well a slightly different spec) and has plenty of controls. Outputs include HDV/DV, component, and composite.

My previous camcorder was a single CCD Sony DCR PC9. Although it was easy to carry, the picture left something to be desired. I was already in the Canon camp with my Pro 90IS, 20D, and i9900. I figured why not make my first 3CCD purchase a canon also.

Attaching the camcorder to the TV for playback is stunning. I have not been able to get the same quality when capturing and authoring videos on the PC. I have downloaded WMV HD footage shot on the A1 that looks great. Unfortunately my mastery of premier is the limitation. I will upload some sample footage as soon as I am able to create videos with a consistent quality.

Available from Canon USA