Thursday, December 18, 2008

Sony’s 55” BRAVIA XBR LCD Flat Panel

Where do you start when you talk about a TV as nice as this? The Sony Bravia XBR is one of the best LCD Screens out on the market to date. It comes with the most features I have ever seen inside of a television and the specs for this LCD television are almost off the charts.


TRILUMINOS RGB Dynamic LED Backlight – aligns individual clusters of red, green, and blue LED’s to help produce a significantly higher purity of primary colors, resulting in more accurate color reproduction. Also BRAVIA will suppress unneeded backlight LED’s to allow a deeper black and to preserve power.

Motionflow 120Hz Technology- allows the picture to stay clean and not judder when watching fast paced video such as sports and action movies. To learn more about this see our 120Hz vs 60Hz post.

10-bit Processor and 10-bit Panel- creates a greatly improved color spectrum and allows the BRAVIA to display billions of color. You will also notice smoother color transition and avoid a picture with a “paint by number” look.

The specs on this Television are very robust with a 1,000,000: 1 contrast ratio, 4 HDMI inputs, 2 HD Component Inputs, and a PC input. The television is also capable of playing blu-ray movies at their standard resolution of 1080p and at wide screen with an aspect ratio of 16:9.

Now the cost of a television with this many features, $6,199.00 and that its on sale price!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Dell Releases New UltraSharp 1909W Monitor

Dell seems to have broken the trend of their notoriously overpriced monitors this week by coming out with the UltraSharp 1909W Monitor. This 19 inch flat panel monitor boasts a 16:10 display with a resolution of 1440 x 900 and a 5ms response rate. It also comes with a decent contrast ratio of 1000:1 and 300cd/m2 brightness.

As expected with the lower price range the have opted to not add in as many ports this time. The 1909W does come with both VGA and DVI output and includes 4 USB plug-ins. You can pick up a Dell Ultrasharp 1909W now at for a total cost of $239.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Gateway HD2201

Gateway HD 2201The Gateway HD2201 is one of the best monitors in the 22 inch range. The monitor has all the essentials and a great price to match it up. The gateway HD2201 is priced around $240 which makes it a very budget friendly monitor. It comes with all the essential connectors including HDMI, DVI, and even HDMI which is a great bonus. The monitor also comes with an On Screen Display. The display buttons are flat, touch sensitive, and glow with a deep blue when touched. The On Screen Display though is nothing more than a neat way to adjust the settings on the monitor. There is also an optional speaker bar that you can buy for $40 that comes with reported good sound and comes with a headphone jack and a volume dial.

Now lets not forget the actual specs of this monitor. Here is a quick spec sheet
Cost: $240
Resolution: 1650x1050
Response Rate: 5ms
Contrast Ratio: 2,000:1
Brightness: 300cd/m2
Connectivity: HDMI, VGA, DVI
Monitor Color: Black & White

The specs are really nice on this monitor with such a low cost. The Gateway HD2201 really looks great when it comes to showing colors and you can truly notice a better image than most 22 inch screen in its price range. In the end the Gateway HD2201 is really worth looking at when you are considering your next monitor. CNET even gave it the best buy award when it comes to 22 inch monitors.