Should a HDMI DVD player be your next home theater purchase?Written by Kenny Hemphill
Thinking about getting an HDMI DVD player? Whether you've heard buzz surrounding latest generation of DVD players or have an HDTV and want a player to connect it to, information on this page will help.
HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface. Its standard connector for high definition TV and video kit and is a lossless, all-digital audio/ video interface which as well as supporting HD content also carries standard definition (SD) and enhanced definition (ED) video.
Deciding which HDMI DVD player to get is becoming more difficult as more and more devices arrive on market. Prices range from a very reasonable $200 or so for Toshiba SD-5970 to a couple of thousand dollars for devices at high-end.
The Toshiba HDMI DVD player, like other high definition players, up-converts DVD-Video content on regular DVD discs to either 720p or 1080i high definition resolution. As well as do everything you would expect of a DVD player, Toshiba SD-5970 has a couple of tricks up its sleeve. Its progressive scan output, when connected to an HDTV using HDMI connector, provides twice number of scan lines present on a normal DVD picture. This means higher resolution, sharper and flicker free images which have none of motion artifacts, such as stepping, often seen on less expensive DVD players.
See the Birthday of Britney Spears & Other 1980s Star BabiesWritten by Michael Cree
The 1980s was a glorious decade to say least. This decade initiated great cultural and technological advances which still are shaping world in which we live today. Companies launched in this decade include CNN, MTV, USA Today, and technology unleashed in this decade were video recorder, personal computer, compact discs, satellite dishes and grandaddy of video games today - Pac-Man. Meanwhile, in rest of country, babies were nursing, beggining to crawl, walk or talk. These were no ordinary babies - but Star Babies. Of course at time they were oblivious to their potential and influence that they would later have on lives of all of us. What made these Star Babies different from all other children who share same birthdates? Was it destiny, luck, hard work or a combination of all of these? You decide - meanwhile here are birthdays of top young stars of early 1980s.
YOUNG STARS BORN 1980 - 1982
BORN IN 1980
1. Ashanti ( Douglas ), R&B Singer, 10/13/1980 2. Chelsea Clinton, Former First Daughter, 2/20/1980 3. Christina Aguilera, Pop Star, 12/18/1980 4. Christina Ricci, Actor, 2/12/1980 5. Michelle Kwan, Figure Skating Champion, 7/7/1980 6. Venus Williams, Tennis Champion, 6/7/1980 7. Jessica Simpson, Singer, 7/10/1980