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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.

Boxee Box delayed until November {Engadget}

Jun 11th 2010 7:44PM What does Adobe releasing a new Flash yesterday have to do with a five month delay in hardware release?

And while the package design is interesting, it's probably going to look dated a lot more quickly than if they just used a more conventionally shaped slim box. And a more conventional box is going to be easier place.

Toshiba Dynabook TX/98MBL is first to play Blu-ray 3D content {Engadget}

Jun 7th 2010 4:14AM A number pad on a 15" notebook? First 3D notebook comes on a 15"? Isn't that really pushing it? I don't think a built-in num pad works well on anything smaller than 17". Also look at how off center the keyboard and track pad are, its center seems to be to the left of the center of the keyboard, maybe they're going for the comically unbalanced look? The space bar is barely larger than the left shift key, the right shift key is very small for a shift key.

People of Lava's Android TV gets tested, only your pocketbook feels the burn {Engadget}

Jun 6th 2010 8:46AM @juanvaldez Source article at Expertreviews says the panel is from LG.

They're trying to be in the league of Bang & Olufsen, which I tend to associate with being a little too expensive and too gimicky. The fact that the Android part is a mode, you can't overlay a widget in the corner of live TV, suggests that they did not think this through.

I think they should drop the "people of" from the name, it's cumbersome and unnecessary.

I expect they will sell, but I don't know what their expectations are. If it offered widget overlays, I think it would go well in hotel lobbies, restaurants, bars, any commercial establishment with TVs already, with a widget assortment that fits their customers. For personal use, I would just keep using the TV I have and use my laptop.

Aava Mobile's Intel Moorestown prototype plays World of Warcraft beautifully (video) {Engadget}

Jun 5th 2010 1:07PM Play a full hour on batteries. That's nice that it can play games more associated with desktop/laptop use on a phone, but most of the time, an hour is not good enough. In practice, that would probably mean not playing for more than half an hour or fifteen minutes just to reserve power for a full day's charge for actual phone use, a dead phone is as useful as no phone. I think three or four hours on a charge should be the target. I don't carry my phone charger everywhere, and I really don't think I should have to. There's a reason ARM dominates this market, it's the power consumption, hit ARM's power envelope first.