Things to Look for in Your HDTV

One of the most provocative ways to lure customers is by flaunting esoteric, technical terms in their faces and then by proving that these really matter to the customer, so that they feel the need and desire to buy that item. Some of these features and characteristics may be relevant, but mostly there is little reason for a host of factors being flaunted. For an average consumer looking to buy something, these factors can often be rather confusing and challenging, in that they make taking a decision harder than before. This could of course be avoided by being prepared when you go to buy something, because you already know what you are looking for.

The rapidly evolving world of HDTVs is no different from the issues listed above.

The factors that need to be looked into before buying a HDTV are listed below to enhance understanding.

Contrast Ratio

One of the primary factors is the contrast ratio, which is listed almost universally, with all televisions. Essentially the contrast ratio delineates the maximum difference between the white and black pixels because a greater contrast ratio makes the picture look all the more realistic.

Response Time

Another important factor is the response time exhibited by the television. The response time reflects the total delay required for a pixel to turn from one color to another and is generally chosen as the transition from white to black or the other way around. However, there are certain television manufacturers who rate response time by reporting time required for a pixel to turn from one shade of grey to another. The transition between greys is generally faster than the transition between black and white. However, the lack of a unified standard means independent response time criteria for each manufacturer. However, response times for most televisions are advanced enough so that little differences exist.

Refresh Rate

Refresh rate is another important criterion that is often under reported for most televisions. There are vast differences in refresh rate levels with the most timid starting somewhere around 60 Hz for commercial applications. The next standard arrives at some 120 Hz while the fastest standard lies at 240 Hz. The difference in image clarity especially for moving images is vastly different for 60 Hz and 120 Hz with the latter being superior. However, as the refresh rate is increased, there is no guarantee of better image manipulation. In fact, at some 240 Hz the image manipulation is so catalyzed that a certain violent shaking is experienced. The resolution is often too fast for extended viewing periods with a comfortable viewing experience. Therefore, it is generally most suitable to watch out for refresh rates of some 120 Hz, as they tend to produce clear and crisp images that agree well with the human vision system.

Size of a Television Screen

Lastly, the size of a television screen is probably the single most important factor of all. Most people tend to buy the largest television that their budgets can afford but often the results are rather unexpected. Depending on the overall location and viewing environment of the television, it is often the case that larger television screens produce straight lines when viewed too closely. Only the right size tends to produce the perfect image quality.

About the author:
This guest post has been contributed by Calvin Scott. Calvin has a passion for gadgets and a love for Internet marketing. Visit his site for digitenne aanbieding or digitenne aanvragen.

Data Not Working on Rogers Nexus One | Quick Fix

If you’ve recently ordered a nexus one from the google store and tried to use it on Rogers, you’ll find that the data (3G or EDGE) is not working. The quick and simple fix is to add the APN Settings.

To do this, simply go to:

  • Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Mobile Networks -> Access Point Names
  • Hit the Menu Key and select New APN
  • Enter the settings as follows:
    Name: Rogers
    Username: wapuser1
    Password: wap
    MCC: 302 (Default Value)
    MNC: 72 (Default Value)
  • Leave everything else blank
  • Hit Menu and Save
  • Activate the new APN by clicking in the little circle next to its name
  • You should see a little 3G pop up in the status bar withing a few seconds
  • POP Your Battery Out and Put it Back In although you might see the 3G in the corner, it doesn’t work properly until you do a battery pull
  • It is likely that your MMS will not be working either. In order to fix that, simple add a second APN as follows:
    Name: Rogers MMS
    Username: media
    Password: mda01
    MMSC :
    MMS Proxy:
    MMS Port: 80
    MCC: 302
    MNC: 72
    APN Type: mms
  • Leave all other settings blank
  • Hit Menu and save
  • If you did this properly, you will see it in the list with the APN you created earlier. You should not see a little circle next to the Rogers MMS APN (this is because as an MMS APN it does not need to be set to active – its used in the background for MMS only) If you do happen to see the circle next to it, you probably forgot the last step in the above settings: APN Type: mms

That’s it! Your 3G Data should now be working on your Rogers Nexus One

Setup A Review Website | How To

This guide explains what seems like the easiest way to setup a review website. This would be the sort of site where people review products and services that you have listed on your site. We are going describe a way that is flexible enough that the user can setup any of the three common types of review sites:

  1. User Review Site – This is the type of site where users can review and rate a set of items (maybe other websites, books, movies, etc) that the webmaster has put on the site. Users do not add new items, they simply review and rate items put on the site by the owner.
  2. User Review and User Content Site – This type of site allows user to add new items to the list of items being reviewed and rated.
  3. Webmaster Review Site – This is the type of site where the webmaster just lists a few items of their choosing and rates/reviews them based on their opinions (with no input from the user.) This type of site is typically used by affiliate marketers (who are often just trying to drive traffic to the sites of products on which they make a commission…)

So we started this by checking into the Content Management Systems available for building a review based website. They’re really weren’t any. Most useful CMS’s just offer a way for the user to create a review based site by adding plugins to a site that is initially generic.

After deciding that we’d need to use a Review Plugin, we checked out the plugins for the most popular CMS’s. You can build a review site that utilizes a review plugin using: Joomla, Drupal, WordPress and several others.

For now, we recommend giving WordPress a try with the GD Star Rating plugin. We’re going to create a site like this over the next couple of days – we’ll let you know how it goes and if we decide to change our approach.