Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sony Plasma 42 HDTV Review

Without a doubt, the industry leader in HD and pretty much all major technology is Sony as no other company inspires as much confidence in its products as Sony does, and this applies to their new Sony Plasma 42 HDTV.

The Sony KE42XS910 42" WEGA HDTV-Ready Flat Panel Plasma TV is one of the best HD sets you can buy. It retails at Amazon.com for just under $2500.00. While that may seem like a lot of a HDTV, when you look at what you get, it is a great value.

This model of Sony plasma 42 HDTV comes with a super slim 42 inch screen that is only 11 inches deep. It is compatible with many of the different HDTV formats, including 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i. There is also a toy embedded in this model that converts a plain old analogue signal to near-HDTV quality. That by itself should be reason enough to get this television. Not only does it give you a high-quality HDTV picture, but it also tries to make the non-HDTV signals better, too

The set also comes with a three dimensional digital comb filer, a three to two ratio cinema video processing and a slot for a memory stick that allows for picture viewing and photo slideshows.

There are oodles of helpful imput jacks sprinkled all over this set. There are 11 different jacks spread from one end of the TV to the other to make sure that you?ll be able to fit anything and everything you could want into the set.

While most people who buy a set of this quality will have a home theatre system to go with it, you don?t even need one, thanks to the two 15-watt speakers that come with it. They feature high-quality TruSurround sound system that includes SRS audio.

While there are many HD systems that are priced at a lower price, you won?t find one that will make you happier and last longer than this Sony Plasma 42 HDTV. If you?re going to invest this much in a set, you might as well get the best, and this Sony set is a perfect example.

Dean Iggo is the webmaster of a hdtv reviews website where you can find reviews of the most popular brands including the Panasonic hdtv, Pioneer, Sony, LG and more.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Plasma TV FAQ - What You Should Know About Plasma TV

Plasma TVs are one of this year's hottest electronic products. Here's a FAQ that explains what a plasma TV is and where you can get one at the lowest price.

What is plasma TV?

A plasma TV is a television with a screen that's composed of hundreds-of-thousands of tiny gas-filled, colored cells. When electricity passes through the cells they light up and produce a TV picture.

What are the benefits of plasma TV?

The benefits of plasma TV are:

* Lifelike picture - Plasma TVs produce a picture that's so realistic you think you're watching a scene through a window.

* Slim design - Plasma TVs can be placed virtually anywhere in a room and can even be hung on a wall.

* Flat screen - Plasma TVs have a flat screen so there's none of the distortion you get with curved screen TVs.

* Large size - Plasma TVs are available in sizes ranging from 37" up to 84."

* Widescreen design - Plasma TVs are made in widescreen format so they're compatible with widescreen DVDs and HDTV.

* Side-angle viewing - Unlike projection TVs, plasma TVs can be watched from any angle without the picture fading.

* Multi-broadcast formats - Plasma TVs are compatible with HDTV, DTV, XGA, SVGA, and VGA broadcast signals.

How long do plasma TVs last?

Older plasma TVs had a screen life of 30,000 hours or less. The newer plasma TVs have a screen life of 60,000 hours.

Where can I get a plasma TV at a cheap price?

My advice is to take a trip to your local electronics store or discount store so you can check out plasma TVs in person. Then, when you find a model you like, go online and check out prices at a comparison shopping website. These sites give you prices from various retailers for anything you can think of.

The comparison site I use gives me prices from both online and offline retailers. It also gives me expert product reviews, reviews by consumers who own the products, and even reviews of the stores that carry the products so I know if the store I'm dealing with is reputable and will give me good service.

I recently purchased a flat screen TV through one of the retailers I found on this site that was $150 cheaper than the same TV I found at my local Wal-Mart. I also saved $85 on taxes (you don't have to pay sales tax on online sites that don't have a store in your state), and the shipping was free.

I've saved thousands of dollars on big-ticket items I've purchased online and, thanks to this site's store ratings, have never had a problem.

Visit the http://TheSatelliteTVGuide.com to get more information, to compare prices, and to get consumer ratings for plasma TVs or LCD TVs.

The author, Brian Stevens, is the senior editor for TheSatelliteTVGuide.com and has written extensively on plasma TVs.

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Plasma TV for $5.57? Lowest Bids Nab Pricey Items at SilverTag Online Auctions

Where can you buy a 42" LG Plasma TV for $5.57? Or a PlayStation 3 for $1.68? At SilverTag (www.SilverTag.com), a new online auction site where winners are determined not by the highest bid, but by the lowest unique bid placed on a given item.

"I can't believe it!" exclaimed Rosanne Bryant of Oklahoma City, Okla., upon hearing the news that her low bid of just $1.68 was good enough to win the PlayStation 3 auctioned on SilverTag.com in mid-December.

Bryant is just one of many who are bidding on and winning big-ticket merchandise at SilverTag Auctions. Other winners include Guy F., who paid just 40 Cents for an iPod Nano Red, Keturah H., who paid just 15 cents for a $100 Sephora Gift Card, and Jim R, who paid just $5.57 for a 42" LG Plasma TV. At SilverTag, winners are determined not by the highest bid, but by the lowest unique bid placed on a given item.

Members of SilverTag, which launched on December 1, 2006, are calling it "the most addictive auction site in the world." Upon winning the $100 Target Gift Card for 15 cents, Brian L., a SilverTag member from Castle Rock, Colo., exclaimed, "SilverTag is for real and it is totally amazing and fun! It's a whole new way to enjoy auctions. I'll be buying some new CDs and gifts for friends!"

The overwhelmingly positive reception to the Texas-based SilverTag thrills President and CEO Robert Jones. "I always envied the radio deejay who was able to tell caller number 14 that she had just won a car or $500. Now I get to do it everyday! I love calling the winners and hearing the excitement in their voices."

SilverTag members aren't the only ones who reap rewards from the site's online auctions. "Each month, members nominate and we select two charities, which receive 100 percent of the auction proceeds," notes Jones. "During the first month, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and LiveStrong, the Lance Armstrong Foundation, will receive a minimum of $1,000 each."

What makes SilverTag unique is that, instead of the highest bidder winning the item, as is the case with eBay, a SilverTag winner is the one with the lowest unique bid. Simply put, when the auction ends, the bidder that places the lowest bid that no one else has placed wins the auction and can purchase the item for the price of their low bid.

SilverTag is a membership site where users have the opportunity to bid 20 times each day on any listed item. "It's free for the first three days, and then is only $9.95 per month for 20 bids a day," says Jones. "That's 600 bids and a lot of fun for less than ten bucks."

Placing bids is easy and fun. It takes two seconds, and the automated SilverTag Auction Manager lets the bidder know immediately whether or not her bid is unique. "Members are having a blast with bidding frenzies," says Jones. "As the value of the items up for auction increases, they're going to have even more fun."

Jones promises that, as the site gains momentum, the retail price of the auction items will also increase. "We plan to auction a car in January and give away a house next summer," he says. And, as is always the case with SilverTag online auctions, the lowest unique bid will take the prize.

Kris Nickerson is the Editor-in-Chief of Press Direct International (http://www.pressdirectinternational.org), a global information website that provides reliable information tailored to professionals in financial, media, and corporate markets. His thorough knowledge of industries ranging from health care and travel to real estate and financial investing enables him to quickly grasp the nuances of emerging markets and technologies.

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