Standard Television Warranties With big-screen smart TVs now all the go, I am amazed that the major television manufacturers — Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Sony — are still getting away with providing just 12 months warranty. It is incongruous to me that a TV costing hundreds, and even thousands of dollars, can come with the same […]
I have a TV that makes a better monitor than my monitors. I could hook up the TV and computer at the same time but that means switching back and forth from one source to the next. I have like half a dozen monitors and, except for one, they are all VGA and mostly square […]
My old TV decided not to turn on for 15 minutes every time I pushed the power button. This was a little annoying so I told my wife I needed to find a better TV (asked her while she was busy with the kids so I had better chances). So, I grabbed my coat and […]
Here are a couple quick fixes for Windows that you may run into sometime. Fix #1 – CD/DVD Error Code 41 I originally wrote this back in 2009. I had Windows XP at the time and I did fix a Vista laptop with the same issue, so just in case. I had a problem with […]
The kind folks over at Frame Your TV have created an interesting infographic showing how Netflix, and streaming in general, are changing the way we watch TV.
Watching us, watching them For many of us, watching TV is no longer the linear, force fed diet of scheduled ads every ten minutes interspersed with trash soap and reality shows, and the argument over whether the Internet killed the TV star is still being played out and probably will be for some time to […]
Warning; rant follows! You’ve no doubt heard the saying… “bad things always happen in threes”. I recently experienced such an episode (or maybe tripisode?) regarding my home entertainment equipment. Three of my electronic components went kaput, one after another, with barely a week between each. #1 – Where have all the ‘basic’ TVs gone? […]
What’s wrong with our internet? We all know that not everyone has broadband available to them. It would be silly to think otherwise, but what you may not realize it that the U.S., also known as the location where the internet began, lags behind many other countries in penetration and bandwidth. In fact the U.S. […]