Selecting the Perfect Big Screen TVWritten by Simon Canfield
Selecting a TV isn’t as easy as it used to be in years gone by. Rather than going to local department store and choosing a console that would take up a large portion of living room, we now have other options. Along with those options comes chore of locating, comparing and narrowing down a multitude of models to just right one for your viewing needs.
First, of course, you’ll need to consider size of room which will house unit. Since Big Screen TVs offer a much larger viewing scenario, room needs to be able to accommodate whichever model you choose. For instance, you might like idea of a 60” screen, but you might only have enough space to accommodate one that measures 42”. Don’t make mistake of purchasing one and then discovering that, as much as you thought you might be able to squeeze it into room, it just won’t work.
Display type is another consideration when bringing such a system into your home. You’ll need to choose a glass tube or flat tube (the latter being more expensive). For higher viewing quality, you’d be better off with flat tube variety. Direct-views are smaller with a brighter picture and wider viewing angle than their larger rear-projection counterparts. If you prefer rear-projection variety, however, they range in size from 40 to 82 inches diagonally. Those who like idea of such a large picture – and have room to house such a unit – will be happy with 82” variety.
Next, you’ll have to decide whether you prefer SDTD (Standard Definition Television), EDTV (Enhanced Definition Television) or HDTV (High Definition TV). The STD is really nothing more than usual type of television that has been in homes across America for years. The enhanced version is an upscale of that, but doesn’t quite offer quality of HDTV variety. HDTV offers high definition viewing, and is touted as being best viewing experience that there is to offer to general public.
Baseball on Your Mobile Phone!Written by Joi Sigers
If you're like us, you can't possibly get enough baseball - great American game. Especially if you happen to have a team you're particularly passionate about, be it Cardinals, Cubs, Reds, Yankees, team from Boston (*sore St. Louis fan behind keyboard*), etc.
MLB.com has come up with something that'll make your baseball loving heart skip a beat. There is an entire page dedicated to "Baseball on your Mobile Phone". The pricing is fan friendly (wish tickets would follow suit) and you can choose from any team you happen to love.
Here is a quick rundown of what you'll find available:
-Wallpapers featuring your team's colors and logo.
-Gameday audio - you can follow Albert Pujols to bat, and subsequently around bases.
-Access live video and all top plays. Scott Rolen makes another great play? You're there!