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TV 2.0 Update: Digital Transition Complete

by Allen Weiner  |  March 8, 2009  |  1 Comment

A few weeks into my TV 2.0 project ,where I set up a viewing center sans cable or satellite, I successfully completed the digital transition by attaching a Samsung digital converter box and Radio Shack indoor antenna to my Sharp 32-inc TV. At first, it was a total fail, but because my TV had not […]

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Review of Kodak Zi6

by Allen Weiner  |  February 21, 2009  |  2 Comments

For a few months now, I have been putting my Kodak Zi6 videocamera loaner through its paces, and the verdict is quite positive. Slightly larger than the Flip Mino pocket-sized HD camera, Kodak’s version-one that has been in market for quite while—has received far less fanfare but is comparable in many ways to the Flip […]


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CES: HD Camcorders on Parade

by Allen Weiner  |  December 15, 2008  |  Comments Off

HD camcorders from such CE companies as JVC are likely to be the rage at CES next month. Here’s a short video preview on what we may (or many not) see on the show floor. CES 2009: HD Camcorders on ParadeA look ahead at what we are likely to see @ CES 2009 in the […]

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U.S. Searchers Say: “What, Me Worry?

by Allen Weiner  |  December 10, 2008  |  Comments Off

Economy in trouble? Layoffs coming in horrific waves? Daily newspapers filing for bankruptcy? Oprah packing on the pounds? Hah. We’re not worried about any of that sort of mundane sort of trivia. What we want to know is does a straight beat a flush. Or what did Paris Hilton wear to some wonderful after-party. Or […]

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The Real Digital Transition

by Allen Weiner  |  November 24, 2008  |  1 Comment

As I walked through the Austin Farmers Market on November 22, a local organization was handing out flyers telling locals about the February 17, 2009 deadline for the analog to digital transition, the point at which time local broadcasters would cease analog transmissions. In short, death to rabbit ears. Now, here’s the irony: Nov. 22 […]

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Pure Digital Camcorder Bakeoff

by Allen Weiner  |  November 17, 2008  |  Comments Off

As previously stated, I am a video guy. Back in the day, I was an A/V nerd and even worked after school to repair broken educational films by resplicing them when they cracked as they were wont to do. So, when the online consumer video craze began to surface about five years ago, I became […]

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