Where To Look For Dirt-Cheap DVD Software. Part XIWritten by David D. Deprice
AVOne Gold - $ 27 http://www.deprice.com/avonegold.htm
AVOne Gold - DVD/VCD/SVCD/MPEG/AVI/ASF Converter is a powerful tool for video file conversion. The main features include conversion of avi/mpg/wmv/asf/rm/ram/rmvb files to VCD/DVD/SVCD/MPEG1/MPEG2/AVI/ASF/MP3 format in batch mode; split or joint imported video files; support for DivX Xvid AVI, MPEG1 (layer1, layer2, and layer3), MPEG2, and MPEG4 formats; NTSC/PAL setting option; input/output preview; Suport for Fixed, Proportional and Cropping frame; Support for no-sound AVI files.
It also allows you to specify NTSC or PAL
Home Electronics: The Facts About Plasma TVWritten by Simon Canfield
Not so many years ago, homes across country watched their favorite TV shows on a bulky floor model that took awhile to warm up before you could see picture, didn’t offer anything in way of remote control manipulation and offered a washed out image on TV’s cathode ray tube hosted screen...and folks were thrilled to have such marvelous technology in their midst. Today, all of that’s been changed, with introduction of plasma TV.
Instead of trekking to local theater to catch a favorite flick, those who own a plasma TV can get pretty much same experience in their own homes. If thought of shelling out amount of money that one of these sets costs makes you flinch, think of how much you’d be spending to buy movie tickets, and your perspective will change. If you multiply number of movies that you’ll watch on your plasma set by $8.00 (the average price of a movie ticket these days), you’ll see that set will quickly pay for itself. Even if your purchase price was $4300 for a 50” widescreen model, you’d see a profit after just about 538 movies were viewed – watching two movies per day, then, would have you realizing a profit after about 9 months. When you factor in cost of popcorn and a drink, you’ll be seeing a profit a lot quicker than that.
Known for their magnificent color, clarity and brightness, plasma TVs come in a variety of sizes – from 37” to over 60”. Instead of bulky floor models of yesterday, plasma TVs of today are as thin as 3.25” – demanding far less accommodation for depth – and can be mounted on wall. This helps to provide a true theater experience without need for a lot of bulky hardware cluttering up room.