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Reviews

May 20, 2009

LG 50PG30 Plasma TV

by Franz Bicar
The LG 50PG30 is one of those inexpensive plasma HDTVs in the market today. Currently, it is priced at about $1700, give or take. It provides users with a stylish set and passable video quality. The overall design and range of inputs makes the LG 50PG30 attractive towards first time plasma ...



May 14, 2009

Samsung UN-55B7000 1080p LED LCD HDTV

by Franz Bicar
Gorgeous all-round, the UN55B7000 1080p LED HDTV boasts edge-lit LED technology. While in LCDs and backlit LEDs, the light comes from behind the screen, edge-lit models, like this one, shine from the edges. This creates more precise colors, deeper dark areas, brighter light areas, and as much as 40% less ...



Sony KDL-55XBR8 1080p LED LCD HDTV

by Franz Bicar
Take the next step forward in HDTV technology with the KDL55XBR8 BRAVIA XBR LCD flat panel HDTV. In addition to full HD 1080p, the XBR-8 series TV features TRILUMINOS RGB Dynamic LED backlight which produces breathtaking images with enhanced color purity that result in deep blacks and bright whites with ...



Sony XEL-1 11" OLED Digital TV

by Franz Bicar
Sony announced late last year its thinnest television ever - an 11-inch OLED Digital TV. Sony's industry first OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) TV, the XEL1, has a three millimeter (0.12") thin panel and offers unparalleled picture quality with amazing contrast, outstanding brightness, exceptional color reproduction, and a rapid response ...



May 13, 2009

Motorola Evoke Touch-screen Phone

by Franz Bicar
Motorola can't seem to get anything right - well not since the Razr and its various modifications. However, last month, the company released a touch-screen phone, the Motorola Evoke. This is quite good for the company as this phone is not just another Razr revamp but a new phone altogether. What's even more interesting is that the phone has very promising ...



Samsung M550 Exclaim

by Franz Bicar
Samsung will launch the M550 Exclaim as a direct successor to the Samsung Rant. The big difference between the two is that the Exclaim will sport a new dual-slider design. I really don't know how that would turn out but based on the picture, it looks pretty good. This lets the phone's keypad slide down while the QWERTY keyboard slides ...



May 11, 2009

Sony KDL-52XBR9 LCD TV

by Franz Bicar
Sony has always been proud of their XBR sets. These sets are usually the ones leading the pack - top of the line, top quality televisions. The Sony KDL-52XBR9 is no exception. The KDL-52XBR9 includes a lot of built-in addons, respectable performance and features streaming capabilities and its Yahoo Widgets. ...



May 7, 2009

LG 37LH55 1080p LCD HDTV

by Franz Bicar
While the 120Hz frame-rate coversion offered on many other LCD HDTVs does indeed reproduce video content with improved smoothness of motion, with its LH55 series, LG ups the ante. The 37LH55's TruMotion 240Hz processing doubles the frame delivered by 120Hz-based technologies. The result is an unprecedented level of natural, lifelike ...



Philips 42PFL7403D/F7 HDTV

by Franz Bicar
The Philips 42PFL7403D/F7 has some very nice features. For a low cost HDTV, there's definitely a lot to like with this set. Getting this investment, you get a 42-inch HDTV set with USB-based multimedia capabilities. The Philips HDTV does a fantastic job of simulating surround sound, and some intelligent thinking ...



May 6, 2009

Toshiba 47ZV650U 1080p LCD HDTV

by Franz Bicar
Elegantly equipped, the Toshiba 47ZV650U 1080p LCD HDTV boasts of its cutting-edge cosmetics combined with state of the art functionality. Features like ClearScan 240Hz Advantage and AutoView provide a pristine viewing experience that suit high quality lifestyle. Furthermore, getting connected is easily done with its InstaPort feature that makes connections ...



April 24, 2009

Samsung UN-55B6000 1080p LED LCD HDTV

by Franz Bicar
Gorgeous all-round, that is the only way you can describe the Samsung UN-55B6000 1080p LED LCD HDTV. The UN-55B6000 boasts edge-lit LED technology. While in LCDs and backlit LEDs, the light comes from behind the screen, edge-lit models, like this one, shine from the edges. This creates more precise colors, ...



HTC S740 Review

by Franz Bicar
The HTC S740 is what you would call a chic alternative to the bland-looking Blackberry Curve. For those who are still uncomfortable with those new touchscreen interface, the S740 has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. This slim, eye-catching smartphone has a clean interface and a spacious keyboard making it one of the best Windows Mobile device out in the market. But not ...



April 22, 2009

LG Neon TE365F low-cost QWERTY Phone

by Franz Bicar
Looking for a low-cost device with the all the high quality features of today's top phones? Well then maybe you should check out the LG Neon TE365F phone. The phone was developed and manufactured by LG Electronics and provides you with features such as QWERTY keyboard and a touch screen interface. The LG Neon is not supposed to compete against a ...



April 20, 2009

Samsung LN52B750 1080p LCD HDTV

by Franz Bicar
The Samsung LN52B750 isn't just another TV. It's fully equipped with the newest video technology to make your viewing experience near perfect. The biggest news in TVs for Samsung this year is 240Hz processing. Proven to be one of the most effective and sophisticated anti-blur tools. The system analyzes the ...



April 15, 2009

Samsung UN46B7000 LCD TV

by Franz Bicar
LCD HDTV quality is getting better and better, but at the same time prices seems to go higher and higher. Several companies are justifying these price range with different additional features and eye-candy. Samsung is one of this companies by announcing a full lineup of edge-lit LED-based LCDs. It is ...



April 14, 2009

Pioneer KRP500 Plasma HD TV

by Franz Bicar
Pioneer is definitely not an unknown in the high-definition television market. Their Pioneer KRP500 produces a spectacularly brilliant, detailed high definition 1080p video image that is hard not to recognize. Not only is this KURO plasma monitor constructed of hand-selected and hand-inspected components, but it is designed with a variety ...



April 13, 2009

Samsung HL-S5087W 50-inch 1080p HDTV

by Franz Bicar
It isn't always LCDs or Plasmas that is going to get great reviews. Sometimes, DLPs can take the prize. The 50-inch Samsung HL-S5087W DLP HDTV performed really well in reviews and tests and it even received some very high performance marks. But as always, multitude of features and excellent image ...



LG Xenon Review

by Franz Bicar
The LG Xenon was LG's Heart and Soul of the recently concluded CTIA event. Among the phones presented there, the Xenon was the one which held the most promise. The phone features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard for messaging and a large touch-screen interface. Furthermore, the Xenon has a home interface that can easily be customized with widgets and applications. It ...



April 3, 2009

LG Neon

by Franz Bicar
The LG Xenon is LG's heart and soul at this year's CTIA event. However, there is another phone from LG that deserves a second look - the LG Neon. The Neon is probably not for everybody. Based on the picture below, the Neon looks and feels like a child's toy. It does have features that are pretty advanced, but its ...



April 1, 2009

LG Electronics 52LG70 HDTV

by Franz Bicar
The LG 52LG70 LCD HDTV is one of the cheaper LCD sets in the market today. It is basically one of the better TVs with an acceptable price out there. The 52LG70 is similar in looks to its plasma sibling, the 52PG30. The only difference is of course, the 52LG70 is an ...



March 31, 2009

Sony KDL-46V5100 1080p LCD HDTV

by Franz Bicar
sony-kdl-46v5100One can't really choose between watching sports and action movies. That is why a television must work flawlessly in both genres. The Sony KDL-46V5100 with its Motionflow 120Hz technology just might let you enjoy both. Not only does Motionflow 120Hz technology double the 30fps frame rate of television programming for ...



March 30, 2009

Sony KDL-46W4150 1080p LCD HDTV

by Franz Bicar
sony-kdl-46w4150If you are a fanatic when it comes to your home entertainment system, then there is no better way to spend your free time experiencing your favorite movies on a 46" high definition flat panel LCD - exactly as they are seen in the theater. The Sony KDL-46W4150 1080p LCD ...



March 27, 2009

Samsung PN-58A550 1080p Plasma HDTV

by Franz Bicar
The Samsung PN-58A550 is admittedly cheaper and with less functionality than the Samsung PN-58A650. However, if all you really want is a plasma set without all the bells and whistles, then this set is perfect for your needs. Its advantages of course is that you get a larger than average ...



March 25, 2009

Westinghouse Digital TX-52F480S HDTV

by Franz Bicar
Over time, we've had the opportunity to review several televisions within different size categories and different price ranges. There are some sets that are worth buying considering its combination of price and performance. There are others that are absolutely ridiculous and in fact, is not a very practical purchase. The Westinghouse ...



Samsung Behold Review

by Franz Bicar
Almost everybody knows of the Samsung Omnia. It is Samsung's entry in the touchscreen market. But did you know that the Omnia has a younger sibling? The Samsung Behold is a responsive touch-screen cell phone with a few advanced features and an excellent camera. The 3G Samsung Behold is considered as the ...



RIM BlackBerry Storm Review

by Franz Bicar
The RIM BlackBerry Storm came out with a bang. Its hype and excitement was generated by almost everyone who wants an alternative to Apple's iPhone. This is, of course, the first touch-screen BlackBerry. It features  Research in Motion's new SurePress functionality. Aside from that, it features a complete set of business capabilities that is inherent to BlackBerries. In terms of its ...



March 24, 2009

LG 50PG30 Plasma HDTV

by Franz Bicar
The LG 50PG30 Plasma HDTV is a surprise when we talk about HDTV prices. It's not really that expensive if we compare it to similar plasma sets in the market. But still, it's a tad expensive when compared to LCD's, but that's already expected. Aside from the price, the 50PG30 ...



March 23, 2009

Panasonic TH-46PZ800U Plasma HDTV

by Franz Bicar
Panasonic has always been known for the quality of their home entertainment systems. The Panasonic TH-46PZ800U plasma HDTV is not that different offering stellar audio and acceptable video performances that would surely attract a lot of people. Aside from that, Panasonic bundles their products in a sleek and attractive casing that ...



Kyocera Mako S4000 Phone

by Franz Bicar
The Kyocera Mako S4000 is not an ideal handset for the fashion-conscious users, and its low-end features won't even convince the techie individuals. The Mako S4000 has an angular exterior. Its silver metal skin feels quite strong and sturdy even though it has a slim profile at 3.5 inches by 1.84 inches by 0.67 inch. But still, one can't be ...



March 21, 2009

Pioneer PRO-151FD KURO 1080p Plasma HDTV

by Franz Bicar
If anyone passionately believes in HDTV, it's Pioneer. They rave about their televisions like proud parents showing their child to the world for the very first time. Pioneer's plasmas is a world built on uncompromising attention to detail in an extraordinary, beautiful new way. Where black levels are so black, ...



March 20, 2009

Samsung SGH-T119 Review

by Franz Bicar
Its surprising whenever we see a Samsung phone that is not part of its slider family. We are so used to seeing Samsung sliders that it seems as if its all they can even do. So seing a candy-bar type phone manufactured by Samsung is a breath of fresh air. The Samsung SGH-T119 made its first appearance at CES 2009. Its ...



March 18, 2009

Sharp LC-52SE94U 1080p LCD HDTV

by Franz Bicar
The Sharp LC-52SE94U 1080p LCD HDTV sets a new standard for large-screen flat-panel LCD TVs. First, the look is different — instead of a single-colored bezel, Sharp presents a dramatic, new cornerstone design. This television's graceful, artistic form will enhance any room's decor. Plus, with FULL HD 1080p resolution, ...



March 13, 2009

Sony KDL-52W4100 1080p LCD HDTV

by Franz Bicar
What is the best movie experience you've ever had? For most people, its experiencing you favorite movie in a 52 inch high definition flat panel, and enjoying it exactly as they are seen on the big screen. Most of you may not know but motion images of film are ...



March 10, 2009

Samsung PN-50A550 1080p Plasma HDTV

by Franz Bicar
With the switch to digital broadcast, many consumers are rushing to replace their old sets with digitally capable ones. A great set to replace your sputtering old TV is the Samsung 50" plasma HDTV. This TV marks the end of your days squinting at fuzzy TV artifacts and wrestling with ...



LG Versa Touchscreen Phone

by Franz Bicar
The LG Versa promised to be a touch-screen phone with a difference. It wanted users to look at it as a handset that is versatile and could fit the usage of just about everybody. It does this through its option of adding external modules to increase its functionality. By default, the phone comes with an QWERTY keyboard, but if you ...



March 9, 2009

Samsung marketers hire fake Pink

by David Allen
Samsung has hired pop singer Pink to promote its Tocco and Pixon handsets, or so it says. A Pink tribute artist (i.e. a fake Pink) turned up at a local Carphone Warehouse store to launch the Samsung promotion. We are in the middle of the credit crunch, so perhaps we can forgive them for not being able to afford the real thing. Or ...



March 3, 2009

Sony Bravia KLV-40ZX1M

by Franz Bicar
LCDs are generally inferior to plasmas. This is a fact specially if we are talking about black level performance. However, LCD's have found a way to rival the picture quality of the best plasmas, that is through LED technology. LED backlighting is very effective in that it dims the TV ...



February 26, 2009

Sharp Limited Edition 65-inch Aquos XS series

by Franz Bicar
Right now, you can purchase a brand new high definition LCD TV for about $5000. A lot of people would even say that that price is too much. With the current economic situation, a lot of people would want more value for their money. So how can you sell ...



Samsung Ultra S7220 Phone

by Franz Bicar
Yesterday we featured a phone with a candy-bar design. Today, we are giving you another and this time its from Samsung. Samsung is very popular with their slim sliders and in fact, I believe, they have perfected this type of design. So, its a bit surprising when they turn up with a candy-bar design. The phone is its quad-band Ultra S7220. ...



February 24, 2009

Samsung LN-40A650 1080p LCD HDTV

by Franz Bicar
A few years ago, top of the line LCD HDTV technology and sophisticated style are the exact opposites of each other. You can only have one, but never the other. The Samsung Series 6 LN40A650 LCD HDTV combines the latest in high definition advancements with a beautiful, and unique, ...



Sony KDL46XBR6 1080p LCD HDTV

by Franz Bicar
Video performances like the one given by the Sony KDL46XBR6, turns your entertainment system into a true home theater. BRAVIA Engine technology delivers reduced picture noise and sharp, vibrant images while 24p True Cinema technology reproduces video the way it appears in the theater?—?natural and fluid?—?and Motionflow 120Hz processing ...



February 19, 2009

Samsung LE40A558 HDTV Review

by Franz Bicar
In todays failing economy, its very practical for consumers to get the best possible deal out of their hard-earned money. As a consumer, it also makes sense to shop around first and choose what is best for your needs. You don't have to get all of those functionalities and ...



HTC Magic Google Android Smartphone

by Franz Bicar
High Tech Computer (HTC) unveiled its second Google Android-based smartphone, the HTC Magic, with mobile service provider Vodafone on Tuesday.The new smartphone will soon battle its predecessor, the T-Mobile G1, or otherwise known as the HTC Dream, in Europe. Vodafone plans to launch the HTC Magic in the U.K., Spain, Germany, France and Italy and several other Vodafone ...



February 18, 2009

Nokia N86 8 Megapixel Phone

by Franz Bicar
Nokia has come a long way in the mobile phone market. It made waves with its 5 megapixel N95 phones. Now, they are trying to up the ante. Nokia's N86 is the first camera phone from Nokia to offer us an 8 megapixel camera. And it’s a wide-angle Carl Zeiss optics camera (similar technology or even better that the N95) ...



February 17, 2009

Handset makers ‘losing their touch’

by David Allen
Handset makers 'losing their touch' Mobile phone makers risk losing customers as they strive to keep up with the success of Apple's touchscreen iPhone. In a consumer survey of over 200 handsets, Reevoo.com found that half of the bottom ten handsets are touchscreen models. The 19,000 phone users surveyed rated just two touchscreen handsets in their top ten models. Ratings were ...



Toshiba 19AV501U LCD HDTV

by Franz Bicar
Toshiba's 19AV501U delivers the ultimate in convenience, combining a 19" HD 720p (1366 x 768 pixels) LCD display with built-in speakers and an NTSC/ATSC/QAM digital tuner. No need to worry about having enough space anymore. This high gloss white set fits in a 19" wide by 16" high space, ...



February 16, 2009

Pioneer PDP-5020FD 50" KURO 1080p Plasma

by Franz Bicar
Now that Pioneer has officially exited the HDTV market, let's take a look at one of its plasmas - call it a legacy to Pioneer fans. With the Pioneer PDP-5020FD, you can open your eyes to a world where black levels are so black, they disappear into an infinite ...



February 14, 2009

Sony Ericsson C510 with Facebook Support

by Franz Bicar
The Sony Ericsson C510 seemed like a nice low-end cameraphone with nothing really special about it. But looks can definitely be deceiving as the C510 offers more than its expected to have. Reviews on the SE C510 surprised a lot of people and I'm sure you, the readers, would be too. It turns out, the Sony Ericsson C510 will be the ...



February 13, 2009

Samsung LN-40A550 40-inch 1080p LCD HDTV

by Franz Bicar
With the conversion to digital television coming real soon, more and more television programming will be offered in high definition. It only makes sense to invest in a TV that can display the best of HD. With the Series 5 LN40A550, you get the features that will make the ...



February 12, 2009

Hitachi P50X902 HDTV

by Franz Bicar
Every once in a while, we come across a product where all of our needs and all of our expectations are met. It seems as if the forces of nature has conspired to get us to that point where we almost had to have that product - even the price ...