I have blogged, lectured and argued for many years that a camera is nothing more than a tool that solves a given photographer’s problem. A camera brand is not a symbol of loyalty to one kind of photography, nor is it some kind of credential for membership in some kind of “club.” The sooner each photographer starts to figure out what their particular challenges are, and which camera works for them to resolve those challenges (regardless of brand), the sooner they will start making the kind of photographs they want. Recent experience has taught me that I need to start talking the same way about the laptop computers that photographers use for digital image processing.
In the age of tablet computers and intelligent telephones, you may not think a refresh to a line of desktop machines would create much buzz, but to the power users that you find at B&H, the new Thunderbolt-equipped quad-core Apple iMacs are electrifying. You can't bust one out on an airplane and consume high-def video on your folding tray table, but back at your workspace you can use one to produce high-end content like never before.
In this edition of Meet B&H, we'll be exploring a section of the Home Entertainment department—theTV Wall. On the showroom floor, B&H has an entire couple of walls covered with televisions for you to compare and contrast. If you have questions, our B&H experts will answer them for you and help you to make an informed decision. Click the Read and Discuss button for a photo tour of this special place in our home.
Imagine if you could have a personal media player, or PMP, with a big widescreen display, 160GB of storage space, a built-in FM radio, recording capabilities and more, all for less than $300. That sounds good, but you don’t have to imagine it. The Cowon X7 is real, and B&H sells it. The X7’s feature set and price point are compelling enough to make it a serious contender in the PMP arena.
This is the Western Digital TV Live Hub network media player with a 1TB built-in hard drive. The WD TV Live Hub brings together all of the media you may have on your computer, portable device or external hard drive. The compact, easy-to-use TV Live Hub connects to your large-screen TV or home stereo system and can be used as a home media server.
Have you ever considered purchasing a product and just wanted to ask someone a question about it? Did you know that B&H has an "Ask our Experts" tab on over 200,000 items, which gives you either a number to call or a link to Live Chat, to communicate easily with one of our experts? When in Live Chat, you can choose to talk to a Sales Representative, Customer Service Representative, Product Professional, or the Used/Refurbished Department.
Tip-offs that these are no ordinary TVs are the four USB ports and keypad/mouse combo remote. You've seen connected TVs before, even from Sony. But the new Sony Internet TV models let you navigate anywhere—not only to preselected sites. The four TVs and one Blu-ray player are future proof, too, thanks to downloadable firmware upgrades. Even Sony refers to these products as "Google TV."
I have a confession to make. The wiring in my home theater is convoluted enough to make Rube Goldberg scratch his head in confusion. I don’t want to go into the details, but let’s just say there’s an older HDTV with only a single HDMI port, two switchboxes, a receiver with no HDMI support, a Blu-ray player, a DVR, an Apple TV, two game consoles, a region-free DVD player, and— lease don’t laugh—an HD DVD player.
Ever wish you could get a little more functionality out of your iPod? Worried about protecting it from scratches? There are hundreds of accessories available for iPod music players. If you acquired an iPod this year, or if you’re simply looking to enhance your tried-and-true MP3 player, consider one of the following.
Here’s a quick look at four different in-ear, noise-isolating headphones: the Klipsch Image S4, the Etymotic MC5, the V-Moda Remix Remote, the Monster-Power Turbine and the Sennheiser CX 680. All five are moderately priced and make great holiday gifts.
Even though the iPad has been on the market for less than a year, there are plenty of options for protective cases. If you got an iPad during the holidays this year and are in the market for a case, consider one of these protective sleeves, compact cases or messenger bags that were designed to be used with the iPad.
Have you ever wondered why so many manufacturers make cameras in loud colors like hot pink? It's more than just a fashion statement. Some people feel a strong connection to their personal electronics, which become vehicles of self expression, and an extension of their personalities. Many people feel the same bond with their headphones, and just like a hat or a pair of glasses, they don't have to be dark and dreary.
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