For Christmas this year my parents bought me a new television to replace my aging Sharp 27U-S600. I have been happy with the Sharp for the almost eight years I have owned it, but as it has aged I have noticed the image will occasionally switch between a unnatural red tint and the normal color, typically when there is a large amount red in the image, or the image contains mostly contrasting colors. This is noticeable because oddly the image does not remain red tinted for the entire time the image is displayed but will change from normal color to red tinting for a few seconds, before returning to normal again. But enough about the old, let us hear about the new.
My new television is the Samsung LN40B650, a 40 inch, ultra clear panel, Full 1080P, 4ms response, 120Hz auto motion plus, 100,000:1 contrast ratio, internet connected, LCD television. Let me just say, the picture is incredible and the quality is unbelievable, with the 2,073,600 pixels in it, there is not a single dead/stuck/bright pixel. The color is so clear and natural, It is easy to become immersed in the world inside the window.
My parents ordered it through newegg.com on Sunday the 13th and it arrived on Tuesday the 15th, the free shipping time was excellent the $400.99 discount which brought the price to $1099.00 was great and the packaging was more than sufficient. I would absolutely recommend newegg.com for purchasing a new television. Pictures after the break.
Google adds one more thing to their long list of projects, … Google Mars. Google Mars, is quite similar to Google Moon, it takes Googles Maps Interface and combines it with images and information about the “Red Planet”, Mars. I must say it contains a fare amount of information, linked with locations, such as Spacecraft Locations, Mountains, Canyons, Craters, and Stories about Mars. If you have some time, go see for yourself.
Effective Brand a company I found about a year and a half ago, which allows you to make your own community toolbar. Effective Brand really stands out from the competition, though i’ve yet to find any, with all the features you could want and the ease and simplicity that is often hard to find. I would highly recommend Effective Brand to anyone who needs a custom toolbar.
Miyazaki’s Spirited Away, a spectacular animated film about a ten year old girl, Chihiro, trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents are mysteriously transformed, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world.
I had first seen it when I was at DigiPen’s Summer Workshop: Programming Level 1, and I was amazed by the attention to detail in the behavior of the characters. Having noticed it at the local Best Buy, I then remembered what a great movie it was when I saw it for the first time, so I purchased it. I would highly recommend this inspired character building animated fantasy to anyone who likes animated movies and/or have children, especially little girls.