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Rumors about Sony® PalyStation 4

The countdown has begun for the official release of Sony PlayStation 4. And there has been a lot of hype about the features and specifications of the imminent gaming console.

Rumors and speculations about Sony PlayStation 4

The Sony PlayStation 4 is expected to be made of eco-friendly materials, primarily those that are recyclable. The console is said to incorporate an Eco Start feature, which will enable the participants to save as well as resume games without switching off the console. It is also considered that Sony PlayStation 4 will have the ability to switch off when left idle for 30 minutes, letting the console self-charge automatically and save energy.

Apart from boasting eco-friendly features, certainly the console will have the specifications required for giving hours of intriguing gaming experience. To satisfy the gaming needs of hardcore gamers, the forthcoming Sony PlayStation 4 is speculated to have 1.5 TB hard disk drive, USB 3.0 and HDMI connect port. Full 3D support with 4K2K compatibility and support for 3D Blu-Ray are a couple of other features that can be there in the console.

Sony PlayStation 4 is anticipated to be the finest gaming console. To clear you doubts, wait till it is finally launched.

NVIDIA® Launches 3D TV Software

Nowadays we are seeing a new technology innovation everyday and companies are developing interesting products. NVIDIA is one of the leading companies in visual computing technology, and also they are the one who invented the GPU. A GPU is used to generate interactive graphics on desktops and laptops. NVIDIA is expert in graphics technology and they also hold 1,600 patents worldwide for GPUs. Almost every graphics card used in any desktop or laptop has been made by NVIDIA. The company is also known for their ultimate quality in GPUs. The first GPU was made by NVIDIA in 1991 and since then there has been no stopping. They have continued to grow bigger and bigger and now they are the GPU leader.

NVIDIA launched 3D TV software recently, which will work if you have both a compatible NVIDIA graphics card and a HDMI 1.4 based 3D TV. There are so many features of this software, like it will allow you to play 3D games, enable 3D Blu-ray movie playback, and also has the ability to view 3D photos on your PC if you have a compatible 3D camera. The 3D TV also provides a number of 3D photos for you to try out even if you do not have a 3D camera around.

Consumers have been waiting for this software since a long time; during the developments it came across numerous delays. There are more than 500 3D compatible games. Some of them are Borderlands, Just Cause 2, Darksiders and Batman: Arkham Asylum. They look and play awesome in 3D. If some titles will have any issues with 3D TV playback, a small information bar will show up in the bottom right of the TV.

Solutions for Black Screen on Windows Startup

When opening a PC, there are times when the monitor does not show anything. This may happen when you start up your Windows 7. But in this case, what is the probable cause? What can you do to fix this?

Resolving the Issue

The first thing to do is to check the plugs, cable and connections of your computer especially the parts that are connected to the monitor. You should try disconnecting and reconnecting the cables and plugs in the monitor. Moreover, if you have alternate connection to you monitor such as that of HDMI, DVI or VGA, try to connect the monitor to each of this connection to make sure if the problem is with the connection or not. Moreover the problem as discussed earlier is usually caused by the video adapter of your PC. To avoid problem as such, be sure to turn of the computer power button before plugging or unplugging.

A black screen may also appear if you are using multiple monitors. To make sure that this is not the reason for the problem that occurred, try first to use a single monitor. If it works, this means that having two monitors create a problem to the display function of your PC. Simply stick to using a single monitor.

There are actually three processes that you can follow to know where the problem lies and to avoid having this problem. The first process is to enable low-resolution video then restarting the video adapter driver. The second option is to start the computer in the safe mode and disable the video adapter. And the last would be to start the computer in the safe mode and running the System Restore. How would you be able to do these things?

Instructions

In enabling your low-resolution video and updating your video adapter drive, restart your computer first. The next thing to do is to put your operating system into safe mode. Press F8 then the advanced boot options screen will show. Choose the Enable Low-resolution video (640 x 480). Log on to the computer and find out if the problem is with the video adapter or in somewhere else. You’ll be able to know if the problem is with the adapter and if you will be able to see the desktop.

With the second option, the first step is to restart the computer again. Then press F8 to access the Advanced Boot Options. Choose the safe mode in the advanced boot options and press enter. After this, log in to your account or the administrator. The words safe mode will appear in your monitor. Click the start button, go to control panel. Click the System and Security, choose System then Device Manager. You will see a list of hardware and you should choose Display Adapters. Disable it by right-clicking and choosing disable. The last step would be to restart the PC normally. Seeing the desktop after this process would mean that the problem is with the adapter.

The last option is simple. Follow the steps in the second option until in the using safe mode in the Advanced Boot Options. Click Start button, then search for the system restore in the search box. Click System Restore after searching it. Just click nest until you end up in the Finish button. Then restart your computer. Choose the option that you like most or you can do all of them.

BenQ SP890

Product Overview

The BenQ SP890, their flagship business class projector, is a Digital Light Processing unit designed for use in halls, auditoriums and other large area settings.

Before the SP890 came to the picture, the common belief was that the DLP chip, the Digital MicroMirror Device (DMD), had limited contrast value relative to the required optimal lighting condition, so as you gain brightness, you tend to lose the black levels. Lower black levels negates out dark scenes, more obvious in home theatre systems. However, the SP890, with an amazing 50,000:1 contrast ratio manages to overcome this hurdle. The DLP chip basically converts each of its’ ‘pixels’ into a reflective mirror. Composed of over 1.3 million of these individual mirrors, this mechanism is able to generate outstanding color precision and vibrancy in textures. Another plus point for the DLP is that owing to its’ miniature architecture, it can operate on low power cycles, proving to be an economic, high performance machine.

Having said that however, don’t even think about using the SP890 for your home theatre. According to specifications provided by BenQ, an operating projector generates noise level of approximately 33db. That kind of noise level will be too high and will affect your viewing and listening activities. That is just as well because the SP890 was designed for larger spaces.

Product Specification

The BenQ SP890 has a native aspect ratio of 16:9, with a maximum high definition resolution of 1920 x 1080. Connection using the secondary VGA port will offer resolutions of 1920 x 1200.

It delivers five times more accuracy than the conventional 480p resolution projectors. The flexibility of a horizontal and vertical lens shift is another feature which sets the SP890 projector ahead of its’ competitors. The vertical shifts of 125% and horizontal shifts of 41% allows image irregularity from uneven or difficult projection terrain to be minimized, if not completely removed.

Encased in an attractive glossy carbon plastic chassis, the 7.2kg projector is equipped with a true 1080i High Definition variable featured projection, with a resolution toggle available from as low as 480p to the 1080 max.

Powered with a 4000 lumens 300W light bulb, the SP890 is built with extensive input/output options such as HDMI, VGA, RGB, composite, S-Video and component. The incredible contrast ratio of 50,000:1 ensures that even under the worst lighting conditions, the SP890 will deliver.

Conclusion

It used to be a given that enthusiast would consider any DLP based projectors to be inferior to the LCD types. However, a gradual shift in thought in recent times has put that prejudice to rest. Although still hampered by the lack of uniformity in luminosity distribution, it is has progressed sufficiently further ahead in other notable areas to be a clearly superior model; not least through the combination of its high definition display, amazing contrast ratio, superior luminosity and peripherals. That the DLP projectors are the fastest growing category of projectors bears testament to this.

Although one can arguably make a case over the high cost of the projector, the bottom line is the SP890 delivers.

The Lenovo Q150: The ideal Nettop!

Nettop is the name given to a small, low wattage desktop whose primary purpose is to surf the internet and serve low end computing purposes. This genre of products is also very well suited to meet the entertainment needs of the customer. The Lenovo Ideacentre Q150 serves the purpose well and can be considered to be an ideal choice for the medium range Nettop segment.

The latest product in Lenovo’s Q series range of Nettop, the Q150 aims to make a mark in the home entertainment field. Small in size (it measures 0.8 by 6.8 by 6 inches), this Nettop comes with the benefit of fitting into most places. Few of its key features include the Intel Atom D410 1.60 GHz processor, 160 GB hard disk, up to 2 GB DDR2 RAM, Intel GMA 3150 graphics card and integrated 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. Few of these features are upgradeable on request which is pretty decent for a basic Nettop.

As far as aesthetics is concerned, the Q150 is very well designed. It has a neat, glossy finish which makes it appropriate for a home theatre system while it fits well into an office atmosphere as well! The look of the Nettop is very contemporary and is more suitable for the newer generation. All the ports in the system are along the back which includes 4 USB ports, HDMI (Nvidia ION graphics only), VGA, headphone and microphone jacks, and Ethernet. These ports at the back give the whole system a clean and elegant look!

The Q150 comes with a number of optional features. For example you can choose to go for a USB keyboard and mouse, but then it is not favorable if you are buying it for home theatre purposes. You can even choose to purchase a hand-held keyboard with a trackball mouse and multimedia keys! One drawback of the Nettop is that it does not have a DVD or Blue-Ray drive. Most conventional Nettop, however, do not come with this feature. If you’re looking for an optical disk drive, the Apple Mac Mini at $599 is a good buy with its DVD drive. PCs such as this have a very small form factor making them suitable for such applications.

Priced at a mere $399, the Lenovo Q150 has an advantage in this segment. Nonetheless, competitors such as The Pollywell Giada ION-100, priced at $449 will give it stiff competition. The Q150 advertises itself as a miniature Home Theatre PC and lives up to the expectation of being one. It is ideal for storing all your digital media, if that’s what you’re looking at.

Lenovo has given good, affordable products to the market and has always been a favorite in the medium range segment. The Q150 treads the same path. It is a good looking and reasonably priced PC offering decent performance. But if you’re looking at high end applications, this is not the product you should be considering. In fact most Nettop are not built for such purposes, but are ideal for some fun and games!

New Projectors from Home Vu uses LED Technology for Home Theatre Projectors

There has been a buzz recently n in news about a launch of a home theatre projectors using LED technology. A company named Home Vu has come up with two designs which uses the revolutionary LED technology for its operations. Home Vu has been pioneers in Home theatre products and related electronic appliances since its inception back in 2001. Since then they have come up with some really wonderful products which could make your home theatre really spectacular. One such product is their latest launch – the projectors making the use of LED technology. Home Vu has introduced two  models initially called HD650 and HD850.

The major and the most eye-catching advantage by using this technology will be the lamp. Up till now changing the lamp has been a big problem in all projectors. You always have to change the lamp of projector after using it for about 4,000 hours. But these LED projectors s give you a guarantee that nothing will happen to the lamp of your projector for 50,000 hours which makes 2 decades even if you run your projector 6 hours daily. That’s just phenomenal and out of the ordinary.

The story doesn’t stop there. It was just  like Home Vu had determined to solve all problems in all projectors prevalent today in the market. They claim that their LED technology powered projectors are able to start and shut down instantaneously. Gone are the days when you had to wait for the projector to get heated up and then start using it. Now you push the button ‘on’ and your projector is ready to use, isn’t that incredible? Well you might also be dumbfounded when I say that despite these astounding properties these projectors consume very less power in comparison to its other contemporaries. Yes, the LED technology makes it possible to reduce energy consumption.

The surprises are not yet over folks. These two marvels from Home Vu are totally quiet when they run. They are completely free from the noise which the projectors used to make traditionally. So from now on there will be ‘pin drop’ silence in your home theatre room and the thriller and horror movies will get real spell bounding. That little hissing sound coming out of other projectors is now a history.

There are several more such features which can really astonish you. In some of its features the LED projector  have all ports in it, you have HDMI port and also a VGA port for your older laptops, you have a luxury of several colours to choose from, there is also a feature called picture-in-picture which allows you to watch two different things at a same screen simultaneously and several more. But at a price tag of $499 (for HD650) and $540 (for HD850) these gadgets definitely seems to be a catch. It would be definitely wise money spent. These two projectors have got lot of admiration globally from end users as well as dealers and will surely go places as far as home theatre projector markets are concerned.

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