Meldungen vom 24.10.2009

  • JVC LT-46J300

    Though the JVC LT-46J300 carries a low price ($1100, as of 9/22/09) for its 46-inch size, its image quality disappoints. I found the unit's picture quality to range from mediocre to abysmal. The LT-46J300 exhibited serious problems with digital artifacts called "halos" around fast-moving objects. It also had problems with skin tones. Routinely in our tests, caucasians looked too red; the effect prompted jurists to comment on the lobster-red, sunburnt faces. Judges also complained about too much brightness, lack of detail, and over-saturated colors. …mehr

  • Samsung LN40B650 HDTV

    The Samsung LN40B650 produces great-looking on-screen images, and its Internet and home-networking capabilities will keep you entertained when there's nothing good on TV. You can find cheaper 40-inch HDTVs, but the image quality and the extras make the LN40B650 worth its $1200 (as of 9/21/09) price. …mehr

  • Volkswagen Revs Up a New Sales Engine: Your iPhone

    On Wednesday Volkswagen launched its new 2010 GTI hatchback not via a television or radio commercial or an auto show floor presentation, but in Apple's App Store, thus becoming the first car company to announce a new car exclusively through a mobile device, according to the company. …mehr

  • Vizio SV471XVT

    No doubt about it: An estimated street price of $1219 (as of 9/22/2009) sounds good for a 47-inch, 240Hz LCD HDTV--especially one with multimedia capabilities and a terrific remote. But the Vizio SV471XVT is no bargain when it comes to image quality. …mehr

  • Toshiba 47ZV650U

    The Toshiba 47ZV650U ($1300, as of 09/20/09) is a pleasant-looking HDTV that delivers a more than acceptable viewing experience, but its rough edges need smoothing, and it's short on extras. …mehr

  • Travel help for road warriors part of expanded iPhone apps catalog

    Two new apps aimed at business travelers are among the latest additions to's iPhone business apps catalog -- an interactive listing of Phone apps of use to professionals, businesses, and IT staff. The two travels apps are Airport Maps, which now provides facilities maps of major Canadian airports in addition to U.S. ones, and Flight Track Pro, which lets you check real-time flight information directly from your iPhone. …mehr

  • Samsung LN46B750 HDTV

    For an estimated street price of $1700 (as of 9/18/09), the Samsung LN46B750 packages very good picture quality and excellent sound with YouTube viewing, Yahoo Widgets, and the ability to play media files from USB storage or your networked PC. And it does all that while being a remarkably easy-to-use HDTV. …mehr

  • Podcast: Windows 7, Droid, Acer Aspire One, Net Neutrality

    This week on the PC World Podcast, editors Robert Strohmeyer, Mark Sullivan, Ginny Mies, and Darren Gladstone celebrate our 50th episode with a feisty chat about the Windows 7 launch, Verizon Droid, the new dual-OS Acer netbook, and net neutrality. …mehr

  • What You Should Know About Upgrading From XP to Win 7

    Now that , the three out of four users who have rejected Windows Vista and clung to the tried and true Windows XP can breathe a sigh of relief and consider . …mehr

  • Surprise: McCain Biggest Beneficiary of Telco/ISP Money

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) is the top recipient of campaign contributions from large Internet service providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast over the past two years, according to a new report from the Sunlight Foundation and the . McCain has taken in a total of $894,379 (much of that money going to support his failed 2008 bid for the presidency), more than twice the amount taken by the next-largest beneficiary, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. ($341,089). …mehr

  • Vizio SV421XVT

    The Vizio SV421XVT has a 42-inch screen, a 240Hz refresh rate, and multimedia playback from USB drives, all for an estimated street price of $900 (as of 9/25/2009). But poorly rendered detail and color, plus problems with digital artifacts, mar the viewing experience. …mehr

  • Extreme Networks replaces CEO, lays off 70

    vendor Extreme Networks is replacing its CEO and laying off 70 employees in an effort to quickly improve the company's bottom line and set it up to run profitably with lower revenues. …mehr

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