Saturday, May 29, 2010

What happened?

You might wonder what happened to this blog, and there is not a good answer. I guess it just got busy. But there are new items on the way in the shape of a Logitech Harmony One remote. I have an old version, the Harmony 680 but I felt that it was time to test the new ones out. When I initially got the remote, I actually did not like it at all and it went into some electronic "junk" box. But after a year or so, it surfaced and maybe because we had more A/V equipment, it seemed to work out much better. Anyway, now, the only remote we need and use is a Harmony remote. I will write more on this in a few days, or a week.

Also an TV update, the 42" VIZIO XVT HDTV is no longer in our house. I am not sure it was just my TV, but I had serious lip-sync problems with some sources, like our now quite old Tivo Series 1 and even though there was a specific menu for audio sync delay, it seemed like it would come and go and the adjusted setting was suddenly not ok anymore. That, and the seemingly vary long start time, drove me to return the TV. But once you get the taste of a "large" HDTV, there is no turning back. So now I am enjoying a LG 42PJ350 42-Inch 720p Plasma HDTV . Sure, it is "only" 42" and "only" 720p, but to tell the truth, from where we sit, there is no difference. And for a plasma TV, it is not like the old days, the TV is quite energy efficient (not like LED though), and it is both slim and has a really narrow bezel. And, best of all? No audio sync issue and slow start :) I got it for about half the price of the Vizio TV also... $475 shipped, quite incredible I think.