Archive for August, 2009

Sony PS3 Presales at KMART

August 18th, 2009

Sony PS3 Slim

Sony PS3 Slim

If you’re looking to get a ps3 for bluray anytime soon…. they’re coming out with a slim version of it… and kmart right now is the only place doing presales http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/ProductDisplay?storeId=10151&partNumber=018W014436760001P&adCell=W2&catalogId=10104

8/5 Plasma TV Deal of the Week

August 7th, 2009

Looking for a Plasma, less glare than the Samsung and less money, then get one of these Panasonics!

50″ for $1,399 at BestBuy http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9236294&type=product&id=1218064394819

edit: Thanks to my friend Pat, if you’re willing to purchase online and wait a month or two for delivery you can find the 50″ for $1,197.70
free of taxes and shipping costs at Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B001U3YJTY/ref=ord_cart_shr?%5Fencoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&v=glance

54″ for $1,699 at BestBuy http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9280164&type=product&id=1218073533060 

or $1,469.00 online at Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-VIERA-TC-P54S1-54-Inch-Plasma/dp/B001UN6ES8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1249678352&sr=1-1

Panasonic Plasma TC-P54S1 or TC-P50S1

Panasonic Plasma TC-P54S1 or TC-P50S1

8/5 LCD TV Deal of the Week

August 7th, 2009

You want superb picture at a nominal price. then you want the Samsung LNB650 series TV.  55″ for $1,999 at BestBuy

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9293613&type=product&id=1218076081277

Samsung LNB650
Samsung LNB650

And here are the best user/calibration settings to use.

Mode: Standard
Backlight: 6
Contrast: 90
Brightness: 44
Sharpness: 0
Color: 50
Tint: G50/r50

Detailed Settings

Black adjust: off
Dynamic Contrast: off
Gamma: -1
Color Space: Auto
Flesh Tone: 0
Edge enhancement: off

Picture Options

Color tone: Normal
Size: Just Scan
Digital NR: off
HDMI Black level: Normal
Film Mode: Auto
Amp 120hz: Low

Plug & Play
Energy Saving : Off

Best Everyday Camcorder

August 5th, 2009
Kodak Zi6 $125 shipped from Amazon.com
Kodak Zi6

Kodak Zi6

http://www.amazon.com/Kodak-Zi6-Pocket-Video-Camera/dp/B001BO7R00/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1249512513&sr=8-4

If you can wait till September, willing to spend more, and need video capture stability get the Kodak Zi8. $179 at Amazon.com

Kodak Zi8

Kodak Zi8

http://www.amazon.com/Kodak-Zi8-Pocket-Camera-Black/dp/B002HOPUPC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1249512513&sr=8-1