High-definition television (HDTV) provides a resolution that is substantially higher than that of standard-definition television. read more at WikiPedia

  • What would You do, if you were able to play with:
    • 70,000 liters of paint
    • 358 single bottle bombs
    • 33 sextuple air cluster bombs
    • 22 Triple hung cluster bombs
    • 268 mortars
    • 33 Triple Mortars
    • 22 Double mortars
    • 358 meters of weld
    • 330 meters of steel pipe
    • 57 km of copper wire
    • A set of buildings in England.
    Sony know, an that's a great publicity of 70 seconds for their Bravia line of TV.

    Full BRAVIA Paint Ad (70 seconds) click Here.

     The result is a great publicity but also a waste of resources, time and energy. At one point, I was thinking of a computer trick.

    "It took 10 days and 250 people to film. The cleaning took 5 days and 60 people..."
  • Experience HD video as professional skydivers leap from breath-taking heights. These daring souls share the adrenaline Rush.


  • tuxdroid.teamcity

    I did refresh the tuxdroid teamcity plugin project a bit on request to Jasper Moltke Nygaard (Danmark )

    TeamCity is a Java-based build management and continuous integration server from JetBrains, creators of IntelliJ IDEA and ReSharper

    With this plugin you can notify your Tux Droid with your TeamCity build results. After login you can find the new notificator Tux Droid in your notification settings. You need your Tux Droid server IP and port to connect your Tux to TeamCity. After you have saved the parameters you can configure your individual notification settings for just all projects/specific projects/build failures/... Each registered User can customize Tux Droid messages or choose different Attitunes.

    Attitunes are

    robot animations you can create combining movement, sound, Text-To-Speech and fun. Make Tux Droid sing 'Dancing in the rain' or make him cry when you didn't receive any new E-mail.

    The new version is now 0.0.2-SNAPSHOT, and I am able to support both TeamCity 4.x and TeamCity 5.x

    Visit the site http://tuxdroid.waltercedric.com/ to grab the latest version

    This project is Open Source (GPL V3.0) and the source code is available at Google Code, you can join the project by contacting me

    You can read the online documentation in my WIKI

    The Teamcity builds (latest trunk) are also available as artifacts in my public Teamcity server (No login required).

  • Below are some pictures of my first home cinema setup

    1. The flat LCD TV is a samsung LE61B 32 inch (82cm), located below on pictures
    2. The projector is a Panasonic PT900AE, 720pp, light in ECO mode and I use a normal white wall.

    Windows desktop
    (simulator run only under windows)

    Simulator www.reflex-sim.de in fullscreen!!!

    Appreciate the difference of size.....And here How the projector is attached to the wall:

    • Big but cheap (45euro), a Panasonic fixation cost 560CHF
    • A lot of space bellow, for a XBOX360, a PS3, a dreambox or linux mediacenter...(planned)

    Note: The picture quality do not reflect the terrific colors and quality of this projector. (Camera Sony DSC700 2.1MP 1998)

  • Microsoft broke stance and decided to formally back HD DVD in September of this year, citing a number of reasons. Now the EE Times is reporting that the company may attempt to leverage its OS dominance to push HD DVD penetration in the PC market.

    Several industry sources last week told EE Times that Microsoft is muscling into the optical-disk fray by leveraging its operating-system clout to bundle HD-DVD within Vista, the company's next-generation OS. There is also talk that the software giant may be planning to offer cash incentives — in the form "coupons" — to system vendors or retailers if they agree to support HD-DVD. Such coupons would provide "credits" or "memos" for each PC that is sold with HD-DVD inside.

    The question of motives is a never-ending one, and it has been rehashed more than once on Ars. The most common theory is that Microsoft is ultimately doing anything in its power to put the hurt on Sony's PlayStation 3, which will come equipped with a Blu-ray drive. The theory says that Microsoft is worried that the PS3 will dominate gaming once again, partially on account of the device's potential dual-role in the household: gaming console and Blu-ray player.

    From arstechnica.com read  more HERE

  • It's Christmas today!!!!

    • Display size: 32" / 81cm
    • Picture format: 16:9
    • Panel Technology: TFT-LCD mit PVA-Technologie
    • Resolution: WXGA (1366 x 768)
    • Contrast: 5.000:1
    • Brightness: 500 cd/m²
    • Perspective H/V: 178°/178°
    • Product Number: LE-32M61B
    • TV-Tuner: PAL, SECAM-B/G, D/K, I, I/I, L/L, NTPB (AV3.58, 4.43),
    • Videotext with 1.000 pages saved
    • Connections: HDMI, Komponenten, SCART, S-Video, Video, PC D-Sub,
    • Features: DNIe, DNR, MCC, Progressive Scan, PIP, Digital Kamfilter 3D, Zoom
    •  Speaker: 2x 10 Watt
    • Measures: 80,4 x 62,3 x 25
    •  Weight: 19,2 kg

    My review:
    + picture quality is extraordinary, even when looking at the picture from the side!!!!
    + menu are well organized, the "auto store" channel has worked like a charm (but has take 5 minutes, who care it would have take longer manually)
    +- attention the contrast level is set at 100% at factory, at 65% picture is still very good and that will preserve life of lighting tubes
    - the remote control is a little bit too big and isn't of any particular design (I would say awful even if it is multistandard: TV, VCD etc....).

    Only drawback, I wish Samssung make it even bigger size. A very good value even if it is pricey....1900euro

    • 1,920 x 1,080 full-HD panels with perpendicularly aligned liquid crystals
    • Outstanding 11,000:1 contrast ratio - highest in its class *1
    • Lumens brightness rating of 1100.
    • Newly developed lens system with original aspherical lenses
    • Pure Colour Filter adjusted to professional specifications for rich, deep blacks and vivid colours
    • 14-bit gamma processing original LSI
    • HD-optimized Dynamic Iris Lens with new algorithm
    • Waveform monitor function
    • HD-optimized Smooth Screen
    • Cinema Colour Management
    • Progressive Cinema Scan (3/2 pull-down)
    • Scene-adaptive MPEG noise reduction
    • Lens-centred symmetrical design
    • 2x powered optical zoom and powered focus
    • Learning Remote Control
    • Two HDMI Inputs
    Price Tag: $3500

  • The PT-AX100U is the successor of the preceding model PT900AE- this new projector comes with better initial calibration, better benchmark scores and an improved lamp with plenty of lumen output.  (2000 Lumens!). Beside this I have 900 hours usage on my PT900AE in less than 6 months.
    You can find some of the best reviews below:
  • 720p, 1080i and 1080p are shorthand name for a category of video modes.
    720p is a smaller HD resolution than 1080p. 720p is made up of 1280 (horizontal) x 720 (vertical) pixels. 1080p is made up of 1920 (horizontal) x 1080 (vertical) or 1440 (horizontal) x 1080 (vertical) pixels in 1080i.
    In other words, if you compare 720p and 1080p movies on a 42" TV, you will notice that the 1080p most likely looks better. The pixel size in 720p is much larger on a 42" TV than 1080p. The smaller the pixel size the sharper the picture is.
    WikiPedia 720p- WikiPedia 1080p - WikiPedia 1080i

    Unfortunately, to play these high resolution, high nitrate releases you will need a relatively powerful cpu and a few pieces of software that you might not already have. To help make your life easier, I am going to walk you through it.

    First you need to have a video player of any kind. I like Videolan as it play nearly everything and do not contain any DRM features but you can also use media player classic, which you can grab from here.


    Then you need to download and install the Combined Community Codec Pack, which you can download here:

    The CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack) is a DirectShow filter pack specifically built for playing anime. It has been assembled by some of the most knowledgeable people in online anime distribution, and one of the primary design goals is to play as much as possible with as little as possible. The CCCP attempts to be as unintrusive on your system as possible. [WIKI]

    If you find your hardware can't play it quite quick enough with CCCP, You can still try to buy a copy of CoreAVC, the fastest H264 software decoder (but you may still need some of the software from CCCP, so keep that on there).

    Last but not least you should have AC3Filter installed, which you can find right here:

    AC3Filter is a high quality free audio decoder and processor filter.
    It allows media players to playback movies with AC3 and DTS audio tracks. Also it can process any audio track, much of processing options allows to adjust the sound in almost any way. It is possible to up mix any audio source to 6 channels. Filter can do multi-channel and digital (SPDIF) output. It can encode any audio source to AC3 on-the-fly and send it over SPDIF to the receiver.

    Even by installing all these codecs, and tools, there is no guarantee that you'll be able to enjoy HD 1080p playback on your PC. 720p is a lot more easier to play on any couple of PC/graphic card. Having a PC sitting near the television may also not be an option for You. In that case, you may be more satisfied by a hardware box: PS3, XBOX360, dedicated boxes (TIVO)