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Panasonic reveals HDC-SDT750 3D camcorder, is super proud of itself (updated with video) {Engadget}

Jul 27th 2010 10:54PM To simulate stereo vision in adults, I would think you need maybe 6-8cm of center-to-center separation, I don't see that here, that looks like maybe 2cm at most, very small given the size of that attachment.

I also didn't see a line in the press release where they give the iris/aperture value is of this camcorder with the 3D attachment. I don't expect much with such a small lens.

Toshiba BDX2700 Blu-ray player review {Engadget HD}

Jul 27th 2010 5:11PM kcmurphy, on Blu-Ray, there is a button for title menu and another for root menu. What else is there? The exact same as a DVD player has. I'm pretty sure it's the same number of menu buttons as HD-DVD. The only problem is that on most DVDs, they both usually did the same thing. I never had a problem with the menu buttons

I had an A2. It wasn't terrible, but it took 30 seconds from power on to bother ejecting the drive tray. That was not endearing. I think it was trying to load up the entire Linux OS. Once the movie got going, it was fine.

Sony releases entry level SCD-XE800 SACD player in Japan, 10 years too late {Engadget HD}

Jul 17th 2010 4:59AM I had completely forgotten about the format. I wonder if there ever were enough people interested in the format at any given time where they might have accepted it, with the necessity of buying more expensive hybrid discs or replacing all their player hardware.

I'm not totally convinced that the extra resolution is necessary, I think it's at least as likely that most of the difference most people hear is actually do to less dynamic range compression (DRC) applied to the recording when making the audio master. DRC is used to "cook" the audio to make it sound better on crappy sound systems, at the expense of better ones.

Boxee's first production Box gets shown off to the world (video) {Engadget}

Jul 16th 2010 7:26PM @iamdeadfish I think they're looking for novelty, I really don't want that. I don't buy a video device to look at at the device, but to watch on a display.

Sony issues NEX-VG10: first interchangeable lens HD Handycam camcorder {Engadget}

Jul 14th 2010 8:18AM @JawsOGRE Your're right, people shouldn't be knocking the picture quality of Sony SLRs, however, do the Sony full-frames shoot video? Heck, a recent model a friend of mine got didn't even have the choice of live view operation. I didn't like the control layout, but that's personal preference.

This thing with the backlit sensor could be very cool. Being limited to 24Mbps bitrate could be a problem though that might still be imposed by the format.

Toy Story 3 in 4K 3D: does higher-res equal higher enjoyment? {Engadget}

Jul 9th 2010 5:15PM @sonicyoof Maybe it's news to you, but people made the exact same arguments against sound, color, stereo, widescreen, surround sound and HD.

Toy Story 3 in 4K 3D: does higher-res equal higher enjoyment? {Engadget}

Jul 9th 2010 10:33AM @James Sonne tadghostal was describing scan line interlacing, and it makes absolutely no sense to do it that way with digital display chips. If alternating whole frames is interlacing too, then whatever, I know 3D digital cinema does it that way. I know for sure that 3D digital cinema that I've seen doesn't do alternating scanlines. I don't even know if it's practical to do different polarization in each succeeding scan line. Besides, all it will do is make visible gaps on the screen, you would see very visible stripes.

Toy Story 3 in 4K 3D: does higher-res equal higher enjoyment? {Engadget}

Jul 9th 2010 8:39AM @tadghostal I don't know if projectors can emit different polarized light on alternating rows. At least on 2k digital projectors, I don't see that interlacing without the glasses, despite being able to see individual pixels.

The digital projectors I've seen alternate frames very quickly, not used a spacial interlacing like you described.

Blockbuster avoids bankruptcy for now, but not NYSE delisting {Engadget}

Jul 3rd 2010 11:06PM I see this as a short-term band-aid kind of fix for a decapitated-limb kind of problem. Having dealt with BB and Movie Gallery on rare occasions, I really won't miss them when they're gone.

Sony's active shutter glasses now on sale, $150 buys your eyes a third dimension {Engadget}

Jul 1st 2010 2:02AM Sony isn't known for being inexpensive.

I think I'll wait for the dust to settle before paying almost as much as I did for prescription glasses and frame as I do for special glasses to watch a 3D TV.