Published by Chitiz, on May 13th, 2013, in the categories: 3D Displays
This Sony product is blessed with n number of eye-catching features that makes it look nicer in real than its images and snapshots. Top and bottom side of the unit has clean lines that are joined with curved edges at the sides. The concept of adding glass screen enhances the contrast ratio of the picture. Such high end finishing gives a sleek and stylish look to this PlayStation 3D display.
A set of stereo speakers and built-in subwoofer makes this 3D display stand separately from other regular monitors. These added features deliver superb sound quality that goes well with the high quality display. As far as connectivity is concerned, two HDMI ports are located on the right side of this 3D display along with a headphone socket and a single component input. But the absence of USB ports will make you think for an alternate option to charge your 3D glasses. Also this 3D display can be used with all kinds of gaming consoles and set-top boxes which support stereoscopic content and that too without having any requirement for separate video cables and adaptors.
With high picture quality, the new Sony PlayStation 3D display leaves a favorable impact on its viewers. Its 24-inch screen and 1080 pixel resolution gives you a crisp viewing with sharp and clear image. This display uses LED backlighting solution that gives higher-contrast ratio and brightness. Also, this backlighting technology reduces the energy consumption up to a certain extent. It delivers enough light for viewing 3D content during daytime and also maintains a balance between contrast ratio and brightness. When it comes to 3D gaming, split-screen feature is required to some extent. That is why Sony brings in SimulView technology in this 3D display that supports split-screen gaming if handled well. So, the concept of splitting a screen into two is a revolutionary idea and will be liked by most of the gamers for sure.
It would not be fair enough to compare this Sony product with other HDTVs as the company has introduced this PlayStation 3D display as an "entry level" monitor. But then too, the impressive 240Hz MotionFlow solution has done a great job in controlling motion blur up to a certain extent and also preserves most of the HD details. The beauty of this PlayStation 3D display is in its appearance and Sony has made sure that it should not be interfered with user controls. That is why, all the user controls are placed on the right hand side ( at the back side of the unit). While Power button is at the top, other controls are on the bottom side, thereby making it easier for you to touch and identify the controls individually. Even the "on-screen" options are user-friendly as well. Using Dynamic, Standard and Cinema modes, you can make changes to picture and audio settings. Even though there is no remote control for this display, but it is fully compatible with new-style PlayStation remote control, so you can now access all the monitor's functions without any problem.
In short, the new Sony PlayStation 3D display is a treat to experience. Its unique range of features will definitely help you in experiencing a unique 3D gaming and viewing.
Published by Chitiz, on April 17th, 2013, in the categories: Sony
High quality screen is proving to be the most important feature for any pricey LED TV. Luckily, Sony has focused on this main feature in its new KDL-55HX850 that make a big difference (in a positive sense) from its competitors.
Talking about its design, the new HX850 features Gorilla Glass, ensuring that the screen will not shatter easily. The edge of the screen has a narrow ring of aluminum, which does not have any practical use but just used to enhance the appearance of the television and make it look catchy. The KDL-55HX850 stand resembles like a curve shaped stem and in case you are not finding it attractive, you can buy an additional luxurious stand by spending some extra cash.
Today most of the TV manufacturers are trying to increase their sale value by adding several features to their product. But Sony has its own plan and is implementing the same. As per their choice, the public should consider a TV based on its screen quality rather than non-useful features. The new Sony KDL-55HX850 has an addition of SEN (Sony Entertainment Network) interface and to access this feature, an additional button has been provided on the remote control. SEN brings-in together all the major types of entertainment (apps, movies and music) under one menu. In order to enhance the viewing experience, the KDL-55HX850 uses a MotionFlow system that is combined with fast screen refresh rate and doubles it from 480 Hz to 960 Hz, thereby resulting in better picture quality undoubtedly. With "Impulse Mode" feature, Sony KDL-55HX850 guarantees to make your viewing experience as real as a movie theatre. It will be true to say that Sony's TV is highly known for offering highest accuracy of color. Users are allowed to make adjustments as per their choice. In total, Sony KDL-55HX850 offers superb picture quality, just the way you have expected. "Black Levels" are deep and delivers excellent shadow details. Even the color accuracy seems to be impressive in this case. This new Sony product allows its users to perform on-board adjustments to the color settings and set it just the way they like.
The new KDL-55HX850 features several connectivity options including two USB connectors, a composite analog input, a VGA input and four HDMI. Wireless and Ethernet capability are some of the other additional connectivity options available. Also this new Sony television has a local-dimming algorithm, which pinpoints light/dark areas. So you won't be finding any issues related to backlighting. Chances are there that reflections can make turn your viewing experience into a disaster, so while positioning the KDL-55HX850 make sure that there is no widow opposite to it.
After experiencing all the features in real that we have discussed in the Sony KDL-55HX850 reviews, you might be impressed with this Sony product but its whopping price will make you think twice before bringing one home.
Published by Chitiz, on April 3rd, 2013, in the categories: News
At first glance of Lenovo Y500, you wouldn't be able to consider it as an Ultrabook as it has not tried to be slim. Instead, it features highly-charged Intel Core i7 processor along with two graphics card installed. Yes, you heard it right!
All such things makes it a bit thicker than any average laptop available in the market. Talking about its design and finishing, the back side of the lid has metal finish, with black keys and a flat black wrist rest. The black keys are supported with the backlit keyboard, giving it the real feeling of gaming laptop. Keys are well spaced in between and are deep enough to provide satisfactory click. The left out space is occupied with large Return, Shift and other keys. Unfortunately we can't say much about the clickpad-based touchpad as it lacks separate left and right click button. There are two click zones on the touchpad, which works as a left and right click button but are hard to click. Another considerable issue is the lack of touchscreen. Today every Windows 8 enabled laptop is having touchscreen option but the same is not the case with our Lenovo Ideapad Y500 and unfortunately the only interface available to operate the Windows 8 features is the touchpad and external mouse. The 15.6-inch display has a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is sufficient enough from midsize laptop point-of-view. Also, one of the greatest thing about the Y500 laptop is that its available in different configurations and price range. Lenovo gives you CPU options range from Core i3 3110M to Core i7 3820 along with 10 other processor options in between. Just like CPU option, you can also select system memory from 8GB to 16GB and yes, the presence of Ultra Bay feature allows you to add multiple alternatives to the laptop, including a DVD read/write drive as well.
Using the high-end 2.4GHz Intel Core i7-3630QM quad core CPU, the new Lenovo Y500 delivers superb performance and set its benchmark on several tests. Its top-notch keyboard is always ready to deliver outstanding performance during the gameplay. Lenovo Ideapad Y500 is a kind of laptop that can complete shock your friends with its highly impressive features. In general, speaker quality of the laptop is always under-rated and ignored because the audio coming out of the speaker appears to be inferior. But this is not the case with the Ideapad Y500 as it has got something, which is worth to be appreciated. Also the concept of adding swappable bay helps you to add either a bigger hard drive, graphics chips and even a ventilating fan.
Even though this laptop has an impressive keyboard, you will found the deadness of the trackpad along with the left and right click buttons inbuilt. As this laptop features Windows 8, the absence of touchscreen will leave with only one option: To replace the Windows 8 with Windows 7.
Overall, the new Lenovo Ideapad Y500 is a superb gaming laptop and the more you play on it, the more you will be able to know about it. At such a low price point, you would not be getting such a highly configured laptop in the market today.
Published by Chitiz, on March 27th, 2013, in the categories: touch screen displays
Hardware/Design: The curve aluminum block of the One is HTC's best crafted phone so far. It has got reflective diamond-cut around the edges of the casing and the back panel features ergonomic curve. While holding it, you will find it quite handy yet substantial and the feeling of aluminum touch makes you believe that you are holding a fine product. The microSim tray is one the left side and a metal volume rocker is available on the right side. The power button is at the top side that also acts as an IR blaster for the Sense TV app. Front side of the HTC One features a Super LCD 3 panel having 1920x1080 resolutions, which is the best-looking screen so far. The panel is sharp with bright colors and there is no discoloration when you view at oblique angles. The screen performs well in outdoor locations as well.
Speakers and Headset: The flat end of the HTC One features two front-facing speakers turning the HTC One into "BoomSound" system. With advanced membrane and Beats Audio, these speakers deliver bassist sound that you have ever experienced in a Smartphone and that too without losing sound quality. In addition to it, the HTC One earphones may not be Beats-branded, but they deliver awesome audio output at their best possible limit.
Buttons: The new HTC One has a unique button setup. Unlike every other Android phone available, with the HTC One, you are just limited to a back and home key button, that's it! There is no menu key or any multitasking key available. Double tap the home button to jump to the task-switcher and if you want to open Google, long-press the Home key.
Configuration: Even the inside hardware of the new HTC One Smartphone is as credential as its exterior. It is running on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU, a quad-core chip at 1.7GHz with 2GB RAM support and either 32 or 64GB of hard drive space. The new Qualcomm's chip is quite fast and you will get to experience it while using the HTC One. You will find no slow-down and all the apps will open in like no time.
Apps and other features: HTC's new software "VoiceSense" cranks up the call volume in louder surroundings. It has series of voice features including its ability to ring loud when the phone is in your bag or pocket, so as to make the ring audible. Also HTC has completely makeover HTC Sense. The iconic flip clock has been replaced with a new "BlinkFeed" news feed feature and all the Sense's cartoon based icons and menus are now replaced with sleek and more geometric graphics. Many of HTC One's apps are looking so good on its super-high resolution screen. BlinkFeed is a flowing grid of social updates, calendar appointments, news feeds, TV schedules and upcoming deals. Also you can customize it and add new stuffs in it.
Though you cannot turn it off entirely, but if you don't want to use it, simply swipe the screen to the right and you will get a standard Android home screen. Like many other Android devices integrates IR blaster for controlling TV, cable boxes and sound systems, the new HTC One too has this feature available. Using the Sense TV app, you have to provide few details about the TV before getting connected to it. HTC One features its own synchronization app that is compatible with PC and Mac version and will help you in transferring music at a fast rate.
Talking about the battery life, the HTC One is having a 2300 mAh internal battery and since it has an aluminum body, the battery is not removable. Battery performs in a decent way but not outstanding.
Overall HTC is a decent piece of design and engineering. The only disappointing point here in this Smartphone is the "UltraPixel" camera, and even though it performs superb in low-light, it still lacks in some areas.
Published by Chitiz, on March 27th, 2013, in the categories: DLP projectors
Acer H5360: There is a soft spot for the Acer H5360. In standard 2D mode, this Acer projector delivers clear and crisp image in a similar way as any other projector would have done. Rich and vibrant color hide the compression and loss of detail in the image. It has a contrast ratio of 3,200:1 that gives you darker levels as you would expect from any standard projector. As far as brightness is concerned, at 2,500 Lumens, the Acer H5360 runs comfortably during the day. You can adjust the color balance, the way you want. As its fan noise is suppressed, it can be a decent choice for your home cinema. However, this projector delivers well in normal games as well as 3D games. The 120Hz gives you ultra fluid visuals in standard mode and you can even enjoy the 3D mode, in case you purchase this projector.
Benq W1060: It's a sleek and stylish machine, boasting 1080 pixels for delivering full-HD video on screen. All the pixels are driven by a microscopic mirror. It has contrast ratio of 5,000:1 along with 2,000 Lumens of brightness. This DLP projector is created mainly for home cinema use. With steep angled-out edges, glossy white top and metallic silver front panel makes it stand apart from its competitors. Also it has highly claimed lamp life of 6,000 hours that has been achieved using "Special Cooling Technology" that protects the lamp from overheating. Using the Eco Mode, you can increase the lamp life even more (almost 9 years). When the projector is switched off, the cooling technology helps it in cooling down at a fast rate. It is very handy and can be carried away in its carry case.
NEC V300W: The NEC V300W widescreen DLP projector is designed to deliver higher brightness in meeting, conference hall, classrooms having heavy ambient lights. It's a 3000 Lumen lightweight handy projector, which is 3D enabled and supports a 7 Watt speaker as well. Its VIDI technology enabled color wheel allows you to use a dark pulse and a brilliant pulse to increase the contrast ratio and brightness of the image. It supports quick startup/shutdown/cooling during meetings and the ECO Mode technology lowers power consumption and helps in adding more life to the lamp. You can connect the NEC V300W DLP projector to any high-definition source via HDMI input. Also using Dual computer inputs, you can switch between presentations easily.
Viewsonic Pro6200: Usually projectors come in big sizes, but not the Viewsonic Pro6200. With this portability feature, it is highly known for its good looks as well. Its compact size body structure may be nice but its glossy surface will surely attract your fingerprints. There is no optical lens shift provided in this DLP projector so the content will look straight. As far as connectivity is concerned, the Pro6200 has 2 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 mini-jack audio, output ports and a 5W inbuilt speaker available. Brightness is about 2700 Lumens along with the contrast ratio of 3000:1. With the 720p resolution, it delivers plenty of details on screen along with the great color display. However, it has some issues with the shadow detail that was lost during the bad light.
Today, DLP technology can be found in home theater systems, projectors, digital movie theaters and large auditoriums.