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101. Nikon One Touch 90s QD Zoom Date
$499.00
102. Bose Acoustimass 5 Series III
$10.00 list($49.99)
103. Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16
$19.99 $6.99 list()
104. Best Data Products 56FW92 56K
$94.95 list($139.99)
105. Sony D-FS601 S2 Sports CD Walkman
$27.99 $20.50 list($31.99)
106. Garmin Auto Mounting Bracket for
list($349.99)
107. Kodak Advantix Preview APS Camera
$123.99 $94.95 list($149.95)
108. TERK HD-TVS Slim Profile Outdoor
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109. Sony DSCP51 Cyber-shot 2MP Digital
list($1,119.99)
110. Sony DCRTRV27 MiniDV Digital Handycam
111. Nikon Lite Touch 130 ED/QD Zoom
$799.90
112. Sony XVM-R75 Motorized Fold-Down
$72.02
113. Netgear MA701 802.11b Wireless
$77.99 $67.99 list($149.99)
114. Panasonic KX-TG2700S 2.4 GHz DSS
$474.88 list($1,109.99)
115. Samsung Syncmaster 170MP 17" LCD
$47.69
116. AM/FM Amplified Stereo Antenna
list($1,699.99)
117. Sony DCRTRV50 MiniDV Digital Camcorder
$190.99
118. Bose VCS10 Center Channel Speaker
$24.98 list($72.00)
119. Netgear FS-105 5-Port Fast Ethernet
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120. Panasonic SLBD20D Semi Automatic

101. Nikon One Touch 90s QD Zoom Date 35mm Camera

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Asin: B0000643QY
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Nikon
Sales Rank: 1378
Average Customer Review: 3.33 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 38mm-90mm (2.5x) zoom lens ensures sharp, clear pictures
  • Macro/Close Up focuses to wihin 12 inches
  • Real image zoom viewfinder for easier viewing
  • Built-in 10 second self timer
  • 5-mode built-in flash

Reviews (9)

1-0 out of 5 stars fuzzy pictures
I have to say right up front this camera takes fuzzy pictures! we cannot figure out why! If we eliminate using the zoom that reduces the fuzzy pictures but we still get 2 or 3 in the roll. I recently took a picture of my daughter smiling for the first time and was so excited about gettting the film developed. Of course, there were 2 pictures fuzzy and one was the pic of my daughter smiling. I was mortified. I do not recommend this camera at all and am shopping for a new one. I did look up on the internet and not often but i did find another person with the same problem. I would have taken the camera back but it did not start this problem until 4 or 5 months into use!

5-0 out of 5 stars Good, Economical Camera
If you still want a film camera and don't want to break the bank, this camera is a perfect candidate. Probably the best feature of this Nikon camera that even Nikon's literature won't tell you is the design. No I'm not talking about the way it looks, but rather where things are located. For once a camera maker has located the flash in correct proximity to the lense! Compare this camera to the others when you are in the store (or even online for that matter). The flash is located farther away from the lense than on pretty much all the other makes and models I've looked at. Why is this important you ask? This is one of the few cameras I tried in my quest for a new camera that did not produce garish red-eye. I didn't even need to use the mostly gimmicky red-eye reducing feature to get good pictures. I maybe get one picture per roll that exibits noticeable red-eye... and my house has poor lighting to boot. If the flash on a camera is located far enough away from the lense you don't have the red-eye problem so prevalent in the increasingly tiny cameras you see nowadays. Kudos Nikon! You got it right! Watch... they'll discontinue this design next week or something. Also, the majority of pictures I took were very clear, exhibiting as much, and in some photos, more detail than some of the more expensive, feature laden cameras I tried. I tried Pentax, Olympus, and Canon's new U line. The only issue I have with this camera is the shutter speed (1/200th of a second). If your subject moves quickly, which kids often do... expect some blurred photos. But all the portrait-type shots I took, where the subject was still, were very clear and detailed. Photos taken between 4 to 8 feet were excellent. Photos taken further away or using the zoom extended to max are good, but I wouldn't say excellent, they do appear a little grainy and sometimes out of focus, but I noticed graininess when using the zoom on ALL the little point-n-shoots I tried. Also when using this camera, there is a little circle in the viewfinder used to lock the focus on the subject. This is very accurate, or shall I say touchy, because you need to place the circle EXACTLY on what you want to be in focus. If you place the circle on the subject's shirt, the shirt may be crystal clear, but the person's face a tad out of focus. This is a perfect camera for taking head-n-shoulder group or individual portrait shots. For the price you pay for this, it takes very capable pictures and you don't have to stress about red-eye, mainly because it is built right. I would give this camera 4 stars because of the slower shutter speed, but because it's one of the few cameras I've come across where the lense and flash are laid out correctly, combined with the value pricing, I give it 5 stars.

4-0 out of 5 stars Kevin
This camera is a great buy. The timer function is great for when you want everyone in the picture and there is no stranger around to take it. I have taken many family pictures this way. All pictures seem to turn out great despite our lack of photography knowledge. I liked ours so much, I bought one for my mom and she finally gave up her disposable camera addiction. The result is that she too gets great pictures. Some cameras have too many bells and whistles and some not enough...this one is just right.

1-0 out of 5 stars Viewfinder Not Worth a Second Look
I purchased this product online without a test drive. My bad!! The viewfinder is in an awkward location and causes painful eye strain when shooting multiple times. Picture quality is poor. I am shopping for a replacement.....

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't believe the description
I bought this camera on line relying on the description which stated that the battery was included. I had some events which I wanted to take pictures of immediately and felt that having the battery included would allow me to take immediate pictures, and also felt that not having to buy a new battery (or two) would increase the value of this purchase. When I received the camera it did not have a battery, I did report it to the customer service but its been two weeks with no satisfaction. It seems like a good camera, but I'm returning it as "missing a part." ... Read more


102. Bose Acoustimass 5 Series III Speaker System (White)

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Asin: B000069E21
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Bose
Sales Rank: 4323
Average Customer Review: 2.83 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Experience enhanced sound from Bose's most affordable, next-generation Acoustimass stereo speakers. The Acoustimass 3 system delivers bass that's the deepest and fullest yet. Two single-cube speakers--smaller than ever before--are elegantly designed to fit virtually any decor. And the module easily hides away behind furniture or off in a corner, so all the lifelike sound seems to flow from the tiny cubes.

You will expect to find much larger speakers when you hear the Acoustimass 5 Series III speakers. Yet the spacious sound actually comes from two tiny cube speaker arrays and a hideaway Acoustimass bass module. The improved cube speakers offer enhanced performance, contemporary styling, and a smaller size than the Series II. And the improved module fills a room with even deeper, fuller bass. These Virtually Invisible speakers are the definitive answer to the question of how to combine spacious sound with space-saving design.

Though the Virtually Invisible speaker design may seem like a disappearing act, the performance is quite noticeable. Full, resonating bass and crystal-clear highs envelop a room in beautiful stereo sound. It's all the result of years of intense research and testing. The Acoustimass 5 speakers accomplish what no conventional speakers can claim: big, lifelike sound without big, bulky speakers. Now or in the future, Acoustimass stereo speakers can be turned into a home theater set by simply adding the compatible Bose VCS-10 center-channel speaker. For full five-speaker surround sound, add the VCS-30 center-surround speaker package. ... Read more

Features

  • Acoustimass 5 speakers come with 4 surround-sound cube speakers and a matching Acoustimass bass module
  • Next-generation Direct/Reflecting cube speaker arrays offer smaller size and better sound
  • Improved Acoustimass module generates deep, powerful bass
  • Direct/Reflecting speaker technology delivers lifelike music
  • New cube arrays are 40-percent smaller to blend even easier into your decor

Reviews (6)

2-0 out of 5 stars NOt work now-only one speakers works
Bought from pawn store, and took home to watch star Wars clones movie

took three hourz for hook ups, but then we set up, and put to stereo reciever. Big reciever sony one. play star wars movie and very loud, sounded vary good. Wanted louder, so we put louder. movie very fun movie .cool speakers, very cool! we put reciever to full blast maximum power but then get too loud and could not find remote-i lost remote in dark -could not turn down volume and volume knob was brokens .then big bang! and then we gets loud static speaker was static and the rest gots broken buts one

very angry why did they break? pawn store man says you can play full blasts and wont breaks!!! i loved my speakers and then now they's gone. gone to garbage. only have one of the five workings-kept one. very angry. now movies sound bad, only one speaker left. cannot fix-

1-0 out of 5 stars Bose: The power of advertising.
Proof positive of the power of advertising, Bose has made a name (and money) for itself by designing mediocre quality audio equipment.
Unlike AKG or Sennheiser and other high-end manufacturers, Bose uses cheaper parts and less than average electrical engineering principals. These are highlighted especially in their speakers. Their principle of direct-reflection, while novel in 1969 is now incredibally antiquated and is far surpassed by high and mid-end manufacturers whose products outperform Bose. The company was so humiliated by Consumer Reports who compared Bose with other products that it sued (and lost).

Someone once said "There's a sucker born every minute". Now that's appropriate.

5-0 out of 5 stars wow and more wow
I connected the Bose Acoustimass 5 with an onkyo tx-8511 receiver and the sound is incrediable. It really fills my entire loft area with lifelike sound. Definately a great speaker!

3-0 out of 5 stars Average but not terrible
First, I bought these for the sound, not because I'm ultra-concerned about the aesthetics of my family room. In any event, I don't understand why other 3 piece systems sell for this or more and get away with it. The sound is decent, crystal clear, bass is not quite cut out for Ludacris but otherwise tight and controlled. I would recommend these to anyone looking for a solid deal. Paired with a low-distortion high-watt amp, these aren't the best speakers you've ever heard, but they will provide you with decent stereo sound...

5-0 out of 5 stars really good
amazingly clear and deep sound in an unobnoxious package! great system for home theater or music. ... Read more


103. Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16 PCI Sound Card
list price: $49.99
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Asin: B00000J579
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 1776
Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • CD-quality audio with a fast PCI connection
  • Based on the award-winning SoundBlaster 16
  • 128-voice MIDI music synthesizer
  • Plug and play
  • Backed by a three year warranty

Reviews (21)

3-0 out of 5 stars Bathtub
Essentially, this is the entry-level, 16-bit audio Creative Labs sound card. It has a built-in mock '3D' stereo effect, a 128-voice MIDI wavetable, and it can sample at up to 48khz in 16-bit stereo, and that's about all there is to it. Whilst it doesn't do anything wrong in itself (it's plug-and-play, so if you're using Windows it should work out of the box), the Soundblaster Live isn't much more expensive, and offers environmental audio.

If you only dabble with music and don't play many new games it's a perfectly adequate solution, however.

5-0 out of 5 stars An effective basic soundcard
I keep a lot of computer equipment at home, due to the fact that I am an A+ technician working to complete my MCSE (microsoft certified systems engineer) credentials. I bought a pre-owned computer from ebay last month in order to practice setting up computer networks at home. This particular computer is a business-class desktop, designed more for the office environment rather than the typical entertainment PC that we would normally have at home. I decided to add DVD capability to this system, in order to enjoy a movie at my work desk whenever the mood strikes me to take a break from work (which happens quite frequently). I added a Sony DVD player, this particular Soundblaster soundcard, and a pair of Cambridge Soundworks speakers. Within thirty minutes, I was watching The Lord of Rings.

Now, about the Soundblaster. This is a very good Soundcard for its intended purpose. Which is to provide basic sound functionality to a desktop computer. The sound quality is good enough to enjoy listening to stereo sounds from music CDs and DVDs. But please, do not expect this card to provide you with theatre-like surround sound quality. This is definitely the wrong price range if you need that kind of quality.

I compared the sound quality of this office system to my primary home system. My home system is a Dell Dimension 8200, with a Turtle Beach Soundcard and the Altec Lansing surround system. I switched the mode of operation of the Altec Lansings from surround to stereo for comparison purposes between the two systems. Subjectively, you can definitely tell the difference between the two.

I can recommend this Soundblaster to anyone who is simply looking to add stereo sound to his or her desktop computer. It is inexpensive and easy to install. It will require the use of one of your PCI slots. For your information, I installed this card on an IBM 300PL desktop PC. The system has a Pentium III processor and 128 MB of RAM. It is running an evaluation copy of Windows 2000 Advanced Server. The DVD player is a Sony DDU1621 and the Monitor is a KDS 17 inch flat screen CRT. If you are interested, I wrote reviews on the KDS monitor and the Sony DVD player, here at Amazon.

2-0 out of 5 stars Drivers are unreliable
I installed this card in a new home built computer. When I got Windows XP installed the sound came on and sounded fine with the generic drivers provided by Windows XP. I then proceeded to install the drivers that came with the sound card. After installing the Creative drivers I discovered the sound on some of my games was distorted. I rolled back the drivers to the generic XP drivers and the sounds returned to normal. The only problem is I have no access to the advanced features in the audio control panel. I can adjust volume control but I have no way to adjust the treble or bass or other effects. If I reinstall the Creative drivers those functions return but then so does the distortion.

3-0 out of 5 stars Be careful what is written on the box
I purchased the Creative Sound Blaster 16 PCI card to replace my built in sound engine. The installation was simple, typical of a pci card. The inclosed directions to install the card were ample to do the job. They sell these items at Walmart so I took a look at the box before coming back to Amazon and buying at a better price. It does say on the box this card is Windows XP compatible. It will work but the drivers on the installation disk are not Microsoft "signed" which means you must force the driver installation. Again, not a big thing, Windows XP took the drivers and the card worked fine. Typical of using any software or hardware in Windows XP, it is a good idea to go online immediately for an XP compatable/updated driver. That I did, found one from Creative's website; downloaded and installed it. Here is where you must be very careful. My very latest version of Windows XP/SP1 loaded this latest driver and then the sound system promptly shutdown. No sound at all came from the speakers. I rebooted a couple of times thinking the reset would correct the problem. It didn't nor did XP indicate a problem with the hardware or driver in the system/hardware file. Fortunately XP allowed me to go back to the earlier driver and the sound was back on. So if you have Windows XP and this card, be sure not to destroy the installation cd because Creative's new driver does not work on XP, at least not on mine.

The sound from the card is just fine. I don't really see much of a difference between this card and my original onboard AC97 engine but I spent the money so I'll keep it. Maybe a new set of speaks will help.

1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible performance! No way to uninstall!
Even though this is a very low end card, I expected performance at least on par with the integrated sound. Unfortunately, I was disappointed to find that the sound stuttered badly, especially in games and during playback with Windows Media Player. I wasn't upset, however, until I tried to uninstall the drivers (for the purpose of installing my higher end sound card), when I discovered that all uninstall efforts crashed my computer. I have tried to uninstall several different ways (with the help of 2 different Creative technical support folks and the Creative knowledge base), and the drivers are STILL installed! Needless to say, if I ever get these drivers off, I will be purchasing a sound card from a different manufacturer. ... Read more


104. Best Data Products 56FW92 56K V.92 Internal Modem Pci

our price: $19.99
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Asin: B000069E1R
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Best Data Products
Sales Rank: 2603
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Simple Modem Installation
One of the simplist installation of a modem I ever had. Running Win2000 just installed the board and followed the on screen prompts to install the driver. Had it running in five mins. Would have to recommend this modem. Speed seems to be faster than my old modem blaster which findly gave out.

Ron ... Read more


105. Sony D-FS601 S2 Sports CD Walkman Portable Disc Player
list price: $139.99
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Asin: B00006HGY8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 973
Average Customer Review: 4.24 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Sony's DFS601 CD Walkman screams "excitement," from its snazzy S2 Sports design to its ergonomic joystick operation and great sound. Ultimate Skip-Free G-Protection technology and a three-way control key on the grip together permit use while jogging or participating in other activities, while a supplied hand strap makes it easier to carry. Though it's not designed for immersion, the Walkman does offer a water-resistant design with rubber gaskets, bushings, and water-resistant seals that help keep out water, moisture, and dirt.





Keep it moving in style with the DFS601
The DFS601 puts the best of the broadcast world at your fingertips, too, with its FM/AM/TV/weather-band digital tuner. Using its 51-station preset memory (seven for TV, four for weather, 30 FM, and 10 AM), favorite stations are never more than a button away. You can even call up stations directly by their frequencies. Sony's Ultimate Skip-Free G-Protection technology boosts the laser pickup's shock protection to minimize read errors that would otherwise interrupt music, providing quick recovery from both horizontal and vertical shocks--up to 10 times faster than conventional systems.

The player delivers 40 hours of playback on two AA batteries (not included) bolstered by Sony's two-position automatic volume limiter system (AVLS), which conserves batteries and guards hearing by capping listening level. This player supports optional Sony Nickel Cadmium NC-WMAA rechargeable batteries or optional Nickel Metal Hydride NH-WM2AA rechargeable batteries, offering great savings and convenience over replaceable batteries. Other features include nine playback modes (among them shuffle play, repeat play, and 64-track program play) and audio CD-R/CD-RW playback. ... Read more

Features

  • Rugged, water-resistant design with Ultimate Skip Free G-Protection technology for active use
  • Built-in FM/AM/TV/weather-band digital tuner with 51-station preset memory
  • Includes headphones and AC adapter
  • 40 hours playback with 2 AA batteries, works with rechargeable batteries (no batteries included)
  • 2-position automatic volume limiter system (AVLS) conserves batteries

Reviews (21)

5-0 out of 5 stars Sony S2 D-FS601
I just got this CD player, primarily to play audio books, lectures, etc. on walks --and some music. I have a customized legacy stereo system that really is in the "high end" category. I'm used to outstanding sound, and figured this machine, made of mostly plastic, would do a mediocre job reproducing music. I was wrong. Because the headphones supplied with the player are basically junk, I plugged a [money amount]( very good but not really great) set of Aiwa headphones into this player and turned on the TV sound and FM radio. It sounded nice, but nothing special. Then I played some well recorded CDs. Wow! I was blown away by the clarity of sound and lovely musical tone of this player. In all honesty, it is a delight to listen to for long periods of time. I think I'll hook it up to some true "high end" headphones and see what it can do. The bass boost feature is a gimmick for those with lousy headphones. I don't know how durable this machine will be. I haven't successfully programmed radio stations yet. But the controls seem to work as they are supposed to. I wish it had a line output. However, the signal path is so clean! In the 1960s, audiophiles would have given their right arm to have such good sound reproduction. And, of course, the portability is icing on the cake.

5-0 out of 5 stars Overloaded with features and good design...
I have owned lots of Sony portable CD players in my time, and this has to be one of the best. This CD player has both TV and weather bands, although both have limited channels and limited range. But, the FM and AM reception is one of the best in its league, far excelling Panasonic CD players with the same capabilities. Additionally, the CD player is well-designed for the hand and for the back-pack. The "play" feature using the thumb is quite a good feature, for runners and back-packers. Also, the G-Protection for this CD player is adjustable; there are two levels of G-Protection available. The sound quality is not very great on G-Protection on Level 2, but it's good. The water resistance of this CD player as well as the latch is perfect. Although the latch LOOKS plastic, the latch is actually very sturdy. I had to get a new CD player because it was broken and not functioning properly, and the previous Sony CD player kept popping out my CDs during my exercise outside. The latch is well-done for this CD player. There are only two major faults with this player: 1) the addition of a water-resistant remote; and 2) the CD player could possibly be slimmer and lighter.

I have used this CD player for my trips and vacations. I have been astounded by its durability and design (although the price is a bit too much). A must-buy? It truly depends on what your lifestyle dictates.

5-0 out of 5 stars You HAVE to gt this Cd Player!
This is the best Cd player I've own! You can listen to the Radio, PLay cds,
Even listen to TV Stations! The "Sony D-FS601 S2 Sports CD Walkman Portable Disc Player" is the best birthday present!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great CD Player!!
This is a great CD Player. With the G-Protection your CD will never skip when you drop it or you hit it. That's my favorite feature of this product. The Radio part of it is pretty good too. You can listen to the Radio (AM & FM), TV Broadcasts, and the National Weather Service broadcasts. I really reccomend this product if you jog with a CD player since it doesn't skip. Or if you travel around the US and enjoy listening to the different radio stations. I've actually used this when I traveled to Italy and listened to the radios there. The manual says you can listen to the radio while in Asia, Europe, USA, Cananda, and South America. Hope this review is helpful to you.

1-0 out of 5 stars Avoid
Stopped working within days. SONY product support is useless. It's now an expensive paper weight. Buy something else. ... Read more


106. Garmin Auto Mounting Bracket for eTrex
list price: $31.99
our price: $27.99
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Asin: B00005UK9T
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Garmin
Sales Rank: 1659
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Restraint System for your GPS Product
  • Keeps Unit Secure
  • Mount Swivels & Tilts, So It Can Be Adjusted to the Best Viewing Angle
  • Works with eTrex, eTrex Camo, eTrex Summit, eTrex Venture, eTrex Legend and eTrex Vista

Reviews (3)

4-0 out of 5 stars Works fine with my Legend
Echoing a previous reviewer: it IS compatible with Garmin's eTrex Legend!!! My only complaint is that the GPS unit seems to sit higher on the dash than necessary when using this mounting device, potentially affecting driver visibility.

4-0 out of 5 stars Works just fine with the Legend.
I had no difficulty mounting my eTrex Legend to my dash with this unit. It seems reasonably secure. I just wish Garmin's accesories were not so expensive.

1-0 out of 5 stars doesn't fit
I bought this and the etrex legend but the legend does not fit into this model. It looks like a fine product but not for this shape etrex. ... Read more


107. Kodak Advantix Preview APS Camera
list price: $349.99
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Asin: B00004XP73
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Kodak
Sales Rank: 1179
Average Customer Review: 4.07 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Pictures available for immediate preview on 1.8-inch LCD screen
  • Choose the number of prints you want as soon as you take them
  • 2.6x zoom lens
  • Advanced Flash System
  • Panorama mode, midroll change, auto film advance

Reviews (43)

4-0 out of 5 stars So much fun to use!

Before using this camera, I pictured myself madly fiddling with a bunch of buttons after taking each photo. This just wasn't the case - it took virtually no time to preview each print and make the choices for it. Granted, it's a very small color screen, so you can't judge details or sharpness of the photo. But you can judge the angle and overall effect of the photo you just took. You can then choose, in a matter of seconds, what size you'd prefer it to be and how many prints you'd like developed (0-9).

This camera is a great size, large enough to be comfortable in your hand. I like that the lens cover is hard, attractive and opens with ease. I'd never used APS before, and I love being able to drop in the film and go. The camera takes two batteries, which load quickly.

I had read about the difficulty of finding a developer to process this film correctly. The top two online developers will not process the number of prints you choose when you expose the film. The head of the film processing at our local [store] had never developed preview film, but he was eager to try it out. Sure enough, he printed the number of prints we wanted and the sizes we chose.

I will be carrying this camera on our trip to Scotland, mainly for the preview function. I'll never have to order reprints again - choosing negatives, filling out forms. And no wasted prints! My favorite feature is the ability to print the date and time on the back of each photo. There will be no need to keep a film log as we go.

I have withheld one star from the rating because of the actual picture quality. Though the pictures have great color, those taken with the flash are a bit too harsh. The quality just isn't as clean and professional as those taken with my Olympus Stylus Epic 80. But the preview feature is so convenient and easy to use that I am willing to lose a slight bit of quality. For those who are not willing, I have a feeling we'll be seeing more of this technology.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Non-Digital Bang for the Buck
I've owned this gem for about six months and taken a few hundred pictures with it since then. I'm glad I bought it. Here's the scoop.

Pro:
1. It allows you to take 4 x 6, 4 x 7, or 4 x 11.5 sized pictures with a touch of a button. Even more impressively, though, you can CHANGE THE PRINT SIZE after you've already taken the picture! So, you take it in one format, examine it through the large display on back, and then can accept that format, change it to a different format, or delete the picture. It's a great feature when you're out shooting scenes or landscapes, and you want to compare how the picture will look in each style.

2. With the right film (400 and above), this camera has taken solid pictures for me. I've had several folks tell me the quality is professional looking. This was one reason why I chose this camera over a digital camera -- the picture sharpness. For those of you considering digital cameras, remember that all but the most advanced of them won't have the tight pixelization of this cheaper APS camera.

3. The battery is long lasting. I'm on my 400th picture or so and the battery is going strong.

4. This camera uses drop and shoot APS film. APS film, unlike 35 MM, allows for the digitization of your pictures direct from your local processor. I've developed every roll with print pictures and a CD-ROM. I can keep the pictures in an album and e-mail some images from the CD to friends and family far away. The Kodak software (Free with the cd) allows you to manipulate the images, make desktop pictures, and other fun stuff. Also, APS processing gets you a neat one-page sheet with the negatives numbered and shown in miniature in case you want to order reprints.

5. The LCD preview, obviously, makes this camera stand out. It's a clear picture (mostly -- see below), and it is 100% accurate in predicting the size and clarity of the final photo.

6. Advanced features -- the camera has some advanced flash features (low light, portrait mode, etc.) that prove useful in some circumstances. More impressive, though, is that the camera has an auto-flash mode that 'knows' when to use the special features.

Neutral
1. The zoom lens isn't as powerful as some other APS cameras, but it does its job. Basically, it allows me to get slighly closer than my eye can see, but you're not going to see a basketball player's eyes if you're shooting from the upper level of the arena. For that, you'd need at 35MM camera with a zoom lens. But, if you're using this camera for ordinary landscapes and close-ups, the lack of a strong telescopic lens doesn't make much of a difference.

Cons:
1. The flash is rather weak, and if you're doing a lot of nightime photography, even with fast film, you'd want to get a 35 MM camera that can accomodate a wider range of flashes and lenses. I've had several good scenes not turn out so well, because I overestimated the reach of the flash.

2. The LCD screen is great with photos in daylight or dusk, but does less well with photos in the dark. I've had a few photos look completely blacked out on the screen but then actually come out looking *okay* when they came back from the lab. But, unless a whole bunch of your photos are taken at night, this shouldn't be too much of a problem.

Overall:
For what you're paying, you're getting a great APS camera with some digital features that takes great pictures, allows you to correct your mistakes, and preview your work. Unless you're a professional photographer, it's hard to beat. I'd definitely buy mine again.

2-0 out of 5 stars I just cannot find this cameera anywhere
Why can I notfind this camera anywhere

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Camera I Have Owned!
I purchased this particular camera July 2003. Thus far I have taken 7 rolls of film with this camera. First off I found loading the film to be the easiest I have encountered. You just drop the film in, shut the door and the film sets itself. All of the features in this camera allows the photographer to take GREAT pictures. Every picture I took, using this camera, looked as though a professional had taken them. To get familiar with all of the features I purposely took pictures that utilized each feature. Again every picture came out GREAT! Close ups of people did not have the red-eye due to the Flip Flash feature. Photos I took of objects far away seemed a lot closer due to the Infinity feature. Photos I took at night looked as though they were taken in the day light due to the Night View feature. The 3 picture sizes also produced fabulous pictures. The Preview screen, on the back of the camera, came in handy for viewing the picture right away to make sure I got the shot I was after. I also like that I can set the date, time and event to print on the photo. I love this camera so much that I am trying to find one for several members of my family.

5-0 out of 5 stars What I've Been Looking For!
I absolutely love this camera! I was considering a digital camera but wasn't impressed with the clarity of the pictures, and yet I really wanted to send pictures to family via e-mail. This camera gives me the best of both worlds and for a lot less money!
My husband and I have three children and I also am a licensed day care provider and I take a LOT of pictures on a weekly basis. Two of my day care parents are already considering buying this camera after seeing the pictures it takes, and how easy it is to handle.
Being able to see the picture after you take it is wonderful! If someone steps in front of you, you can tell right away and don't have to waste money getting a picture developed you know you don't want. On the other hand, the pictures that you see that you know Grandma and Grandpa are going to want a copy of, you order a few extras of just that picture!
I also do a lot of scrapbooking, and this camera is a life saver! When I have all three boys in a picture, I can get three of just that one for each of their scrap books.
I have gone through four rolls of film with this camera, and I haven't had one picture that had even a hint of red eye in it. I just can't say enough about this camera! I absolutely love it! I was crushed when my other camera "died" on me and I had to get a different one. I've gotten over it! ... Read more


108. TERK HD-TVS Slim Profile Outdoor HDtv Antenna
list price: $149.95
our price: $123.99
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Asin: B0006N2PDQ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Terk
Sales Rank: 17210
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Product Description

passive (non-amplified), directional antenna, optimized for HDTV * VHF and UHF capability for reception of channels 2-69 * adjustable antenna element, for optimal signal reception * mounting mast and foot included, with required mounting screws * 15-3/4"W x 29-1/2"H x 9"D * ... Read more

Features

  • Lightweight and compact designed directional HDTV VHS/UHF antenna
  • Utilizes non-traditional electromagnetic antenna design for superior performance
  • Designed with a very high 20-to-1 front to back ratio that accomidates the reception and modulation of reflected signals
  • Includes mounting mast, foot bracket, and mounting hardware

109. Sony DSCP51 Cyber-shot 2MP Digital Camera w/ 2x Optical Zoom
list price: $349.99
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Asin: B000066EW5
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 3074
Average Customer Review: 3.66 out of 5 stars
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Sony's affordable DSC-P51 combines a 2-megapixel sensor, 2x zoom lens, and AA battery power in a pocket-sized package. If you're shopping for a family point-and-shoot that's easy to use, versatile, and small enough to take anywhere, the P51 is a great choice.

Optics and Resolution
The DSC-P51's 2-megapixel sensor captures enough detail for sharp prints at sizes up to 8 by 10 inches. For the typical family photographer, 2 megapixels is a great balance between price and performance. If you want a camera with even more resolution, you'll need to step up to a 3- or 4-megapixel model like the DSC-P71 or DSC-P9.

The autofocus lens features both a 2x optical zoom and a 3x digital zoom. Remember, however, that digital zoom tends to reduce the sharpness and detail of your image, so it's a good idea to use it sparingly. In low-light situations (a particular weakness for many digital cameras), a focus-assist lamp sends out a small patterned beam to help the camera accurately determine distance, and special circuitry automatically reduces the "static" that typically plagues nighttime digital shots.

To compose your images, either use the traditional camera viewfinder or the 1.6-inch LCD display (which is also used to review the shots you've taken). Having both types of viewfinders offers the best of both worlds: if you're used to using a film camera or want to conserve battery life, use the viewfinder. If you want to see exactly the picture you'll be capturing, use the LCD display.

More Features
Though the P51 is designed for point-and-shoot simplicity, there are several options for more adventurous photographers, including manual focus with macro, adjustable ISO and white-balance settings, exposure compensation, and the ability to shoot black-and-white, sepia, solarized, and negative images.

Power
The P51 uses two AA batteries--a pair of high-capacity nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) rechargeables and charger are included. The benefit to using standard AA batteries instead of a custom proprietary battery is that AA batteries are widely available, so missing a once-in-a-lifetime shot due to dead batteries won't be an issue. The downside is that a digital camera will kill a set of alkaline batteries extremely quickly, especially if you're using the camera's LCD display. To ensure you'll be ready for action, we recommend getting a second pair of batteries so you can always have one set in the camera and the other set in the charger.

Movie Mode
In movie mode, the camera captures silent video clips. Most digital cameras' movie modes are limited to 15- or 30-second clips, but in EX mode, the P51 can keep shooting until you've filled the memory card. The limited resolution of your movies guarantees that this feature won't replace your camcorder, but it's perfect for when you just want to capture a quick movie and e-mail it to a friend or relative.

Storage and Transfer
Images are stored on Memory Sticks, Sony's proprietary memory-card format. The included 16 MB stick holds approximately 24 images at the camera's default settings. Memory Sticks are reusable, but if you tend to take more than 24 images per outing, then you'll want a bigger card. A 128 MB stick is a great size for this camera, storing around 200 images. To transfer images to your computer, simply attach the included USB cable between your PC and your camera. Your computer should automatically recognize your camera and let you move the pictures to your hard drive. If you own a Sony desktop or laptop, your computer may already have a built-in Memory Stick reader.

Size
At 5 by 2.4 by 1.75 inches and 10.4 ounces fully loaded, the P51 is a very compact and portable digital camera.

Contents and Recommended Accessories
The package includes the DSC-P51 camera, two rechargeable NH-AA-D1 rechargeable batteries, BC-CS1 charger, video and USB cables, wrist strap, 16 MB Memory Stick, and software on CD.

Everything you need to get started is included in the box, but we recommend these accessories to make the most of your camera: a carrying case, a spare set of NiMH rechargeable size AA batteries, and a higher-capacity memory stick. Compatible accessories for this camera are listed near the top of this page.

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Features

  • 2-megapixel sensor captures 1,600 x 1,200 images for prints at sizes up to 8 x 10 inches
  • Autofocus lens with 2x optical zoom and 3x digital zoom
  • Includes MSA-16A 16MB Memory StickĀ® media
  • Connects with PCs and Macs via USB port
  • Uses 2 AA batteries (rechargeables included)

Reviews (50)

4-0 out of 5 stars Good deal for a great camera!
First of all - the information that...is showing is incorrect. I have my Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P51 sitting in front of me - it DOES have a 2x optical zoom as well as a 6x digital zoom.

We bought this camera mostly to take pictures of our kids to e-mail to family overseas. Something it does very well. The pictures look great - the features the camera offers are even better!

The features - (as listed on the box)
2.0 mega pixels
6x digital zoom
2x optical zoom
mpeg movies (without sound)
multi burst

Also in the box are the following -
battery charger
size AA nickel metal hydride rechargable batteries
video cable (to connect and view on TV)
memory stick (16mb)
USB cable
CD-Rom

Overall this is a great camera - at a good price. I would recommend going to a store to look over your options though!

5-0 out of 5 stars A gem of a camera packed w/ features
I Just got this camera as I'm now stepping into the digital world. I did some research and this camera has some of the best features you can get for under $300. The 2.0 MP is nice even though I never need that high a resolution. The 2x optical, 3x digital is what seperates this camera from p31 but the extra 50 bucks is worth the extra zoom. Very easy navigational menu.Very compact camera. The only 2 things I wish the camera had are:
1) capable of recording mpeg audio and 2) bigger LCD screen.

To get these features you would need to spend another $150 for the Mavica and I can't afford it.
W/ the 16 mb memory stick, i can take 200 pictures before i go to my computer. Also, SOny is having a deal where you get $20 off sonystyle.com if you purchase this camera so i got another 16 mb stick for $5 in case i need a backup.

Overall, Great deal. If you can afford it, get a Mavica cd or floppy camera but if you don't need the extra features i mentioned, this camera is for you.

2-0 out of 5 stars Good camera- until it stops working
I really loved this camera- until the screen recently went black and all pictures came out black as well. I wanted to get another Sony because of the ease of use and decent pics I got (don't like my dad's Olympus camera, have to use the manual just to figure out how to turn it on). However, I read the reviews and found out I had the same problem as many other people. I looked up reviews for other Sony models, and they had problems as well. Guess I won't be getting another Sony.

2-0 out of 5 stars for those with black screen problem
I also have had the black screen experience but I've found that you can temporarily correct the problem most of the time:
Reseting the camera by pressing the button located at the bottom
Striking the camera against your hand
For my camera, I think the problem resides in some bad connections.

1-0 out of 5 stars Do not buy SONY cameras
LSD display went black! I think this will happen with all Sony cameras! I have 2 cameras Sony DSC-P51 and Sony DSC-P72 and both cameras LSD display went black!
One after 6 mns and 2nd one after 11 mns. ... Read more


110. Sony DCRTRV27 MiniDV Digital Handycam Camcorder w/ 3.5" LCD, MPEG EX, Memory Stick& Mega Pixel Video/ Still
list price: $1,119.99
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Asin: B00006686Q
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 3685
Average Customer Review: 4.07 out of 5 stars
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The Sony DCR-TRV27 is a solid MiniDV camera with a load of functions, including that of a 1-megapixel digital still camera. Demanding video enthusiasts will find their needs satisfied with a 10x optical zoom, manual focus ring, a night-shooting function, and a large 3.5-inch LCD screen.

Lens
The lens is a famous, high-quality Carl Zeiss construction with a single 1/4.7-inch CCD capturing the image, enabling the camera to produce 520 lines of resolution. The SteadyShot function stabilizes the picture and reduces camera shake. Use the infrared NightShot for shooting at night or in dark settings. The TRV27 also sports a 10x optical zoom, which is enough for most purposes. Turn on the digital zoom, which electronically magnifies the optical image, and reach up to 120 times.

Digital Stills
Digital stills can be stored on a Memory Stick, which works independently from the DV tape system. The camera performs with 1-megapixel resolution, making it capable of sharp images that are up to 1,152 x 864 pixels in size. The camera can also shoot in MPEG movie mode, storing 320 x 240 videos onto the memory stick. MPEG movie lengths range from five seconds to the length allowed by the capacity of your Memory Stick.

Inputs and Outputs
The TRV27 is equipped with the standard DV IEEE 1394 port (also known as FireWire) for a super-fast, lossless connection to a PC or other DV machines. The USB connection is used to transfer digital photos and MPEG movies. The traditional S-video and RCA connections are also present for direct viewing on a television or VHS dubbing.

The DCR-TRV27 comes with one 8 MB Memory Stick. Memory Sticks are reusable, but if you tend to take a lot of digital images, then you'll want a bigger card.

MiniDV Format
MiniDV digital technology delivers clear, sharp video with over 500 lines of horizontal resolution--far superior to the 240 lines of resolution offered by 8mm camcorders. You'll also get minimal color noise interference for a more stable picture.

You'll also get excellent sound quality, recorded in either 12-bit or 16-bit audio recording modes.

  • 16-bit audio includes on set of stereo audio tracks to produce CD-quality sound.
  • 12-bit audio utilizes two sets of audio tracks so you can easily add background music or commentary into your videos while maintaining the existing soundtrack.

This is all delivered on a cassette that's 1/12th the size of a standard VHS tape. A MiniDV tape offers digital recording time of two full hours--20 times the capacity of a CD. ... Read more

Features

  • MiniDV camcorder
  • 10x optical, 120x digital, zoom with image stabilization
  • 3.5-inch color LCD monitor; color EVF
  • Records still photos onto tape or included Memory Stick media
  • Analog-to-digital conversion with pass-through analog inputs

Reviews (27)

4-0 out of 5 stars Sony DCRTRV27
I've been wanting to get a new camcorder for about two years now. I've put it off until recently when I saw the TRV27. It had pretty much what I wanted in a camcorder. Digital, large LCD, usb and firewire connections and i'm partial to Sony anyway.
After about two weeks of messing around with it I can certainly recommend this camera to anyone willing to spend the money for it. There are comparable cameras out there so it comes down to personal taste and affordability.

I can only give this 4 stars though because of a few things.
1. The included PixelView DV editing software sucks. I downloaded a trial version of Ulead Videowave and it had more features and was easier to use. Sony should've included better software to compliment their equipment.

2. Filming in low light is almost useless. The film comes out near total black. I would recommend a video light.

and lastly,
3. The still shots at standard settings aren't the greatest. The still shots are at 1.0 megapixels so to get the best output you need to have those settings at the highest resolution and hightest quality. That takes up space on the included 8 meg memory stick. If you are planning to use it as a digital camera for still shots, I would recommend the 128meg mem. stick.

Other than those concerns I'm completely happy with my purchase and having a good time learning video editing.

4-0 out of 5 stars Little Giant
After reading many reviews and shoping at several stores, I took home my new Sony Handycam. ( DCR-TRV27 )
Don't let the compact size of this little giant fool you!
The power and fetures found in the TRV27 are many you might pay more money for in other cameras. The image quality was great!
I used it to record live music with very nice sound & video.
Low light video was brighter than stills in same light.
I found the controls laid out well and easy to use.
The manual that came with it was good for basic operation, but when geting onto some of the advanced operations it was some times confusing. My bigest dislike about the camera is loading tapes is done from the bottom of the camera. If you have it mouted on a tripod, you must remove it for tape loading. Overal I love the camera and would recomend it to anyone.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent value
I've used the DCR-TRV27 for almost a year and a half now. Excellent image quality, light weight, great battery life, data flows through FireWire to computer very well.

Down sides: Sony's web site doesn't even acknowledge they ever made this camera; searching on its model number will not produce any results. So if you lost the manual, the best source to get it in .pdf form is Amazon! Also, the zoom is a little over-sensitive.

These are minor quibbles though. For the money, this camera is a bargain.

5-0 out of 5 stars Versatile and High Quality
I bought this unit for Christmas 2003. After one year, the device is still flawless.

The features are more than enough to satisfy the recreational videographer. I usually use the automatic settings (auto focus, auto brightness, etc.) whenever I can, but I'm glad the device has so many options, if I find myself in a situation where I need them.

The 9-point auto focus is spectacular. While most camcorders use a single point to focus, this unit has a group of 9 points or boxes it uses to determine the optimum focus for the shot. It's really amazing, and almost instantaneous.

I love the small size, and the 3.5" LCD screen is much better than the 2.5". When taking video of people, especially kids, they love it when I flip the screen toward them, so they can see themselves. To them, it's like they are on TV. They tend to be more expressive. When I do this, I just look throught the viwfinder to keep the subject in frame.

It's rugged. My wife dropped it at Disney World 9 months ago. It scratched the case a bit, but otherwise the unit wasn't phased.

I've made a few CD-ROM-based videos on my computer. The Sony TRV27 easily transfers video to the computer through the Firewire connection. The USB connection also works, but the compressed image quality is far worse the the pure Firewire transfer.

It's nice to have the capabilities to shoot digital stils. However, the 640x480 1 megapixel image is too low-res for printing phoro-lab quality prints on a photo inkjet printer.

I think of the digital camera feature as a quite a bit above most cell phone cameras, and quite a bit below most 3+ megapixel cameras.

Battery life is great. I have not yet bought a spare, and haven't needed it. If I shot more video, I would probably get one of the larger batteries, which would, however, make the unit a little heavier.

All in all, this is an excellent product. I'm sure the newest models are even better. Sony costs a bit more than some of the other brands, but when it comes to camcorders, you can't beat 'em.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not satisfactory
I bought this camcorder 11 months ago. Used it 7-8 times. Now the tape is getting stuck. It is difficult to get through with Sony customer support and when I get in, they said parts are under warranty , but labour is not. It costs usd 220 to repair it. Picture under low light is not good. ... Read more


111. Nikon Lite Touch 130 ED/QD Zoom Date 35mm Camera

Asin: B0000643EK
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Nikon
Sales Rank: 3673
Average Customer Review: 3.73 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Effortlessly take photographs of sweeping mountain ranges and close-ups of flowers with Nikon's 130 35mm camera. Weighing only 6.7 ounces, the compact 130 gives you a wide range of shooting options with its 3.4x (38-130mm) zoom lens. The passive autofocus system lets you effortlessly take sharp photos without taking you out of the moment. The built-in, pop-up flash illuminates clearly with five modes of operation, and the red-eye reduction feature always comes in handy. The viewfinder has easy frame marks to help you center your image properly, and the diopter adjustment makes viewing easy for every user.

The panorama mode creates wide photos for that special creative touch. Film operation is fully automatic, including film loading, frame advance, rewind, and midroll rewind to make operations a snap. With the built-in quartz date function you can print the time and date onto the pictures you take. Also, the 10-second self-timer is perfect for those group photos. The sliding cover prevents damage to the lens when you are not using it. ... Read more

Features

  • The world’s smallest and lightest 35mm compact camera with sliding lens cover and 3.4x zoom
  • 38mm-130mm (3.4x) Nikon Zoom lens, featuring exclusive Nikon ED glass lens technology for incredibly sharp photographs
  • Up to 628-step, wide-area passive Autofocus system ensures focusing accuracy for great pictures
  • Real-image zoom viewfinder with diopter adjustment for easier viewing
  • Built-in Pop-up flash features 5-mode operation; quartz date allows you to imprint the date/time

Reviews (11)

3-0 out of 5 stars Update on this camera
Ok, I took this camera to Key West and Mexico and found that the quality of my photos were "OK" meaning they weren't exceptional like my old Nikon Zoom Touch. The pictures weren't as clear as Nikon quality is. Even though I had used the HD Kodak film. I'm still on my regular role of Kodak 400 film, so I will update again. Usually with high end cameras you get high quality photos and crisp pictures but not with Kodak HD film in this camera. The pictures were grainy and not sharp quality, but... it might be the film I used on my trip so you'll have to wait for and update.

2-0 out of 5 stars Very fuzzy closeups!!!
I bought this camera for my daughter for her baby shower and am very disappointed. It is not up to par for the Nikon name. Point and shoot quality very nice, BUT any close shots taken were very fuzzy!!! Not good when shooting pictures of a newborn baby! Every roll developed had poor quality pictures of her.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not Satisfied
My Canon Sure Shot was the best camera I ever had. After a few years, the flash wouldnt recharge. I purchased the Nikon based on the new lenses claiming high clearity. I havent seen the clearity. Delays from the focus feature is another disappointment. If given the choice again, I would purchase the Canon Sure Shot and pay the difference.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great, compact, point and shoot
I tried the Pentax 130, the Canon 115u, an Olympus Stylus 120 all with the same result... a trip back to the store with a camera to return. The Pentax took great pictures, but had horrendous red-eye issues. The Canon had red-eye issues and the pictures seemed dark and underexposed. The Olympus Stylus was nice, did not have red-eye problems, but too many of the photos came out fuzzy and seemed slightly out of focus. And to be fair I developed the photos from all of the above at the same place. Since I liked the Olympus, but wasn't pleased with the results, I bought the Nikon Lite Touch 130, which has a similar body style to the Olympus with the sliding front cover and pop-up flash. The pictures I took with the Nikon Lite Touch 130 were very clear and in focus, had minimal to no red-eye, and were the most color-accurate of any of the cameras I tried. The photos I took with the zoom also turned out great. Note: using zoom over about 90mm on distant subjects will probably produce somewhat grainier photos unless you use a tripod and at least 800 speed film. The main reason I like a higher zoom is so you can zoom in on a subject which is fairly close and in focus, while at the same time achieving a blurred background effect. Also, to be fair all these little point and shoot cameras have a fairly long delay before the picture is taken for two reasons: ONE - It takes a moment for the camera to focus on the subject, and TWO - if you use the red eye reducer at all, it takes another moment for the red eye reducer to activate before the picture snaps. I am a perfectionist and know what I want to see. I'm finally seeing it with this camera. The Nikon Lite Touch line is a little more spendy than comparable brands, but well worth the money in my opinion. I would highly recommend any of the Nikon line, particularily the Lite Touch 130 and Lite Touch 150, for their superb optics, focusing cababilities, and accurate color matching.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Shots!
As I have always trusted Nikon. This is the best camera that I have owned since my other Nikon Zoom Touch 400 got to big to carry around. I hated to give up my old camera but this one was the smallest and less bukier camera that I have. I even had to hunt down a Nikon case for it, since no one on the web had the right case for this model. I also searched for the remote that was optional and it wasn't cheap ($25) so I said, "don't really need it". I am a litte concerned about the way cameras are being designed, I don't like the sliding cover as you know things wear out in time. So I am keeping my old camera for back up. Because the sliding cover shuts it on/off, what happens when it wears out. It's hard to find a dependable camera out there with the features and quality that are supposed to be in the camera. I love Nikon but I think the quality of camera is being ignored. ... Read more


112. Sony XVM-R75 Motorized Fold-Down Widescreen 7" LCD Monitor (Silver)

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Asin: B00006AGO1
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 28692
Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Whether keeping the kids entertained on the drive to grandma's or rehearsing your sales presentation on the way to the next meeting, the Sony XVM-R75 7-inch flip-down LCD provides a welcome distraction (as long as the driver isn't watching). The monitor provides wireless viewing in your choice of widescreen or conventional 4:3 formats. It connects through the included XA-117 connection box which transmits data directly from your trunk-mounted DVD changer, game system, or other compatible peripheral device.

The screen offers adjustments such as brightness and contrast (dimmer) control to let you view images clearly in most lighting conditions. The unit also features a built-in IR receiver so that it can be operated with the included remote control. An IR transmitter lets you listen using Sony's wireless headphones (not included).

The XVM-R75 relies on your cars battery to provide power, so when the key is not in the ignition, the panel will automatically fold closed. This is a helpful feature for preventing car break-ins, as it renders the monitor much less visible.

The XVM-R75 comes with everything you'll need for initial installation. Sony recommends that you have this product professionally installed to prevent accidental interference with or damage to your car's safety and operational systems. Additionally, you are urged to make sure that the XVM-R75 is mounted in a location that will not obstruct the driver's view.

What's in the Box
XVM-R75 LCD, XA-117 connection box, RM-X123 remote control with lithium battery, extension cable (5 m), power cord, DC-DC cord, stereo mini plug-to-plug cable (5 m), mounting plate, screws, tapping screws, cord stopper, crimper, operating instructions, warranty information ... Read more

Features

  • Motorized, flip-down design for car installation
  • Supports 16:9 widescreen and conventional 4:3 aspect ratios
  • Built-in IR transceiver for use with remote and optional headphones
  • 3 A/V inputs, 1 A/V output; power output terminal for peripheral devices
  • Sony recommends professional installation

Reviews (1)

2-0 out of 5 stars looks good, but not dependable.
Great monitor with a cool factor of mototrized fold-down. The problem is the fold-down motor is not durable in regular use. I have owned this monitor for just barely 2 years, and the motor is defective. At every bump on the road, the monitor would automatically close, which drove the kids...and me crazy!! I originally had this professionally installed, and now, the technicians stated that the motor is defective/broken. I am disappointed and really was expecting a much more reliable product from Sony. ... Read more


113. Netgear MA701 802.11b Wireless Compact Flash Adapter

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Asin: B00006B9HN
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 8292
Average Customer Review: 3.25 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

If you're a mobile professional using a Pocket PC or other Windows CE-based mobile computer, you'll want to get hold of Netgear's MA701 CompactFlash card. It gives handheld devices a new level of connectivity and versatility. Slip it into either a Type I or Type II card slot on your handheld device and you can send and receive e-mail, wirelessly synchronize with your notebook computer, and browse the Internet--all from the palm of your hand. The indispensable MA701 delivers the ultimate in convenience to enterprise and public IEEE 802.11b wireless LAN systems for access to the Internet, e-mail, and corporate servers. Now you can work wherever you're most productive--in a conference room, on the road, in a coffee shop or hotel, or at the airport. The reliable MA701 protects your privacy with 40/64- and 128-bit WEP encryption and allows you to roam between 802.11b access points without resetting or reconfiguring.

The MA701 lets you make the most of your wireless network by giving you the freedom to roam throughout the office and stay connected. It plugs into your PDA so you can immediately share data, printers, or high-speed Internet access over your existing 802.11b wireless network at speeds up to 11 Mbps at distances as great as 500 feet (150 meters).

The ability to work on the road or away from the office or school is becoming more important to today's mobile computer user. Netgear's MA701 lets you take full advantage of public hot spots--such as coffee shops, hotels, shopping malls, and airports--as they increasingly offer wireless Internet access based on the Wi-Fi 802.11b standard.

The MA701 features built-in flexibility. It works with both Type I and Type II card slots. User-friendly software guides you smoothly through installation and configuration. Auto fallback automatically adjusts the speed of the adapter according to its distance from the access point. The MA701 supports both ad-hoc mode (for point-to-point wireless networks) and infrastructure mode (using your existing 802.11b wireless access point), and is compatible with Windows CE 2.11, 3.0, and later.

Hardware-based, secure 40/64- and 128-bit WEP encryption provides shielded data communication across the network without degrading network performance.

Thorough testing ensures quality and dependable operability, and Netgear backs this up with a three-year limited warranty. Upgradeable firmware allows for future enhancements. ... Read more

Features

  • Reliable 40/64 and 128-bit WEP encryption
  • Roam between 2.4 GHz 802.11b Access Points without resetting or reconfiguring
  • Works with Pocket PC or other Windows CE-based mobile computers
  • Works with both Type I and Type II card slots
  • Supports Ad-hoc and Infrastructure modes

Reviews (16)

4-0 out of 5 stars NETGEAR MA701 802.11b Wireless Compact Flash card on your Z
I have to say that if you are out there for a compact flash wireless network card and have a Linux PDA such as Sharp Zaurus SL5x00 Personal Mobile Tool, then this card may just be what you are looking for. This battery hungry monster will work right out of the box without any need for additional software or drivers and what not. If all you care about is compatibility this card will eat-u your batteries in about 4 hours(fully charged brand new Sharp Zaurus). It makes me charge my Z every 4 hours or so. I usually charge my Z every couple of days or so. Not when on the network. So. MA701 does not use a Prism2 chipset and eats up the battery on my PDA if it was honey to mad Grisly Bear. My assumption is that this card is designed for a laptop user with more powerful batteries then PDA user is able to have but other then battery life while using this card I am very pleased with its performance and can't say that it's a bad product. So if you got extra batteries and need Linux compatibility on your Z this is the card that will allow you to have your Instant Messaging and all the Internet you can allow yourself to grasp with your mobile, or personal mobile pc.

4-0 out of 5 stars It works on both PocketPC and PC
I use this card on my Audiovox Maestro. It works fine and makes PDA really powerful and having a lot of fun. Potability and mobility, that is really PDA should do. But without internet connection, the functions of PDA are really limited.

Another great thing is it also works on laptops if you buy a PCMCIA to CompactFlash adapter (less than $10 anywhere). Netgear doesn't provide the driver of MA701 under Windows, but you can install MA401's driver for MA701. It works perfectly. If you have both laptop and pda, it will save a lot of money to buy another PC wireless card...

Problem I have met: sometimes it (used on PDA) takes long time (more than 1 min) to get connection while the signal is weak. However no such problem if used on my laptop.

Overall it is a good product and highly recommended.

1-0 out of 5 stars broke and broke again
I bought this card in early November, the first one quit working within a month, Netgear warrantied it, but now 3 and a half months later the new card is having the same problem. I expect it to quit working altogether soon. I know it is the card not my pda because I also have a CF GPS that has never given me a problem. I won't buy Netgear again when I replace this card.

5-0 out of 5 stars Works great!
I've been using this card for about a year now and haven't ever had any problems with it. First used it with my Audiovox Maestro and now my Dell Axim. I can go outside, to the garage, or anywhere else in the house and never lose my connection. Great product!

1-0 out of 5 stars Very unreliable
When I first got this card I had a jornada 568 (pocket pc 2002). After a few weeks of it working fine, my pda stopped recognizing it saying "Unrecognized card". I RMAed it and when I got the replacement it worked for just long enough for my warranty to run out and then did the same thing, by this time I had a pocket pc 2003 device (axim). I don't recommend this card to anyone, as 2 bad cards in a row is terribly unreliable. ... Read more


114. Panasonic KX-TG2700S 2.4 GHz DSS Expandable Cordless Speakerphone with Caller ID
list price: $149.99
our price: $77.99
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Asin: B000068CNG
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Panasonic
Sales Rank: 7857
Average Customer Review: 1.87 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Panasonic's KX-TG2700S 2.4 GHz frequency hopping digital phone system randomly changes frequencies several times per second to eliminate the worry of cross-talk or eavesdropping. And, it's privacy mode even allows users to block all other handsets from joining your conversation. The system is expandable to eight handsets (one included) with up to seven model X-TGA270S extension units (optional).

When not using privacy mode, the KX-TG2700S facilitates four-way conferencing on a single outside line and offers a full digital duplex speakerphone through the base unit and handsets. Two-way intercom and paging features allow you to contact others throughout your office or busy home, and the handsets can even double as room monitors so that you can hear what's going on in any room of the house.

Each handset features a four-line backlit LCD for call status, programming options, and up to three lines of caller ID information. Handsets can share caller ID information as well, so you'll always be able to return your missed calls.

TheKX-TG2700S also offers six programmable ring tones, a head set jack and belt clip, and wall mounting. It is backed by a one-year warranty. ... Read more

Features

  • 2.4 GHz frequency hopping digital spread spectrum technology
  • Expandable to 8 handsets with optional Panasonic KX-TGA270S
  • Digital duplex speakerphone; 4-way conferencing
  • Handsets feature privacy mode, intercom/paging, and room monitor functions
  • 6 selectable ring tones, 4 line backlit LCD on handsets

Reviews (15)

1-0 out of 5 stars Believe the bad reviews
The battery is worthless. I've had the phone for about 9 months, and the battery cannot hold a charge and continues to get worse, and I'm about to buy a new phone to replace my new phone. As the price on this baby already has fallen steeply, I guess panasonic has realized its a dud and you should avoid it all costs.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Phone!
I've had the phone now 5 months or so. Its base speakerphone is very clear and strong, as is the speakerphone on the handset. Programming #'s to save is easy. Programming #'s to save from caller I/D, however, is somewhat tricky until you master the learning curve. I'm glad I took my business associate's advice and paid more to get this model, it has been worth it.

1-0 out of 5 stars Horrible Battery Life
I bought this phone since our old, and still working, cordless phone was reliable and also a Panasonic. I even bought an extra handset. Well I haven't had this set but a year and the battery life has gotten horrible. If it's on the charger all night, I get about 45 minutes of talk time before it dies. I am always babysitting this phone by making sure it's on the charger. I never had to do that with the old one, and still don't. I am really disappointed in this product.

I spent a lot of money on these phones and it infuriates me that I'll need to go and buy a new set of phones. Only this time it will not be Panasonic.

1-0 out of 5 stars I wasted money on this
Phone looks cool. But, you can talk only for 10 minutes using speakerphone and battery gets exchausted completely and 90% of the time caller id is not displayed. So, please don't waste money on this!!

1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible phone
I have this phone and its the worst as far as battery life.I thought buying a extra handset would help but that battery life is just as bad.they tell you talk time is so many hours,I am lucky if I get 10 minutes talk time and its dead.I have never been so disappointed in a product like this.For what I payed for this phone it is more hype than anything.Its horrible.I will never buy a panasonic product again. ... Read more


115. Samsung Syncmaster 170MP 17" LCD Monitor with TV Tuner
list price: $1,109.99
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Asin: B00004ZA7W
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Samsung
Sales Rank: 5498
Average Customer Review: 4.56 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 1,280 x 1,024 maximum resolution
  • TV tuner supports NTSC and PAL signals
  • Multimedia speakers and stereo amplifier
  • High 400:1 contrast ratio; wide 160-degree viewing angle
  • PC and Mac compatible

Reviews (25)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great monitor, so-so video
As a computer monitor, the 170MP is very easy on the eyes, with good (and adjustable) color rendition, contrast, and brightness. The viewing angle is about as wide as it gets-almost on par with Apple's overpriced 17 inch; not only does the brightness not fade, but there is little color shift. There really isn't much to say, as it performs as well as I would want it too.

As a video monitor, it is lacking. I have fed it with satellite and DVD signals, using both the S video and RCA inputs (no real difference in viewable quality). At default settings, the picture was grainy and had the same sort of problems I associate with over sharpening on digital images. The major tweaking I did was to turn down the sharpening, using the nicely designed menu system. This made the picture soft, but to me far more acceptable.

Please note, I have not tried the built in tuner, as I don't have a good antennae to hook it up to. I just tried satellite and DVD feeds. I use a Samsung HDTV 30 inch "TV" (which has an incredibly good picture-try this beffore you spend the extra money on Sony, Philips, Panasonic, et al...) so I am comparing it to a VERY good benchmark. However, I think that it should have the circuitry inside it to produce a video image that is as good as my last TV did. Compared to the HDTV (which is upconverting the feed), the 170MP was lacking in brightness, contrast, resolution, and blackness. This seems odd because it really does look great (wide contrast range, good blacks, etc.) as a computer monitor.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great alternative to big CRTs
I did a lot of research on flat panel monitors when I finally decided to get back a hug piece of desk space. I had been using a 19" Mitsubishi CRT and was happy with it. The 170MP gives me nearly the same viewing area and great quaility.

I almost bought the Envision 17" TV/Monitir combo. But when I saw this one, it had better contrast ratio which has a big impact on the TV quality. I had not been planning on a TV feature, but the cost of this monitor is in the same ballpark as many monitor only 17" flat panels and the specs are better in some areas, plus you get a TV.

The TV features are good and the 2 size PIP options make using the TV while surfing or emailing easy.

Some of the reviews of this monitor mention the difficult angle for plugging cables into the back. I agree. It is a pain, but how many times do you have to plug something in.

Overall, totally happy with this monitor.

5-0 out of 5 stars It just perfect
I am working with it already 2 years and absolutly satisfied.
Very good picture, absolutly no problems.

5-0 out of 5 stars SAMSUNG COMPLAINTS
In a recent project to further consumer satisfaction, Samsung Electronics has been diligently searching the internet for consumer complaints. We are trying to contact the consumers but they are only identified by a user name on this website. If you have any comments or futhure complaints, please email me at JAYRJR@SEA.SAMSUNG.COM

Our customer's satisfaction is our #1 priority!

5-0 out of 5 stars It is the one that you need
This LCD monitor has TV tuner ans great sound speakers in it.
Even it has picture in picture function. So, you can work and watch TV at the same time.
It doesn't need a word. You got to use it. ... Read more


116. AM/FM Amplified Stereo Antenna with Pin-Dot Pre-Tuning

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Asin: B00005T3PP
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Terk
Sales Rank: 8686
Average Customer Review: 1.4 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (5)

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't buy it!
We purchased this two years ago for the same price and have felt ripped off ever since. I can't believe it is still on the market. It does not do what an almost $80 piece of equipment should do. It barely improves the reception. Keep shopping for a better quality antenna. There is no "Pin-Dot Pre-Tuning" with this hunk of junk.

1-0 out of 5 stars Read Below Befor You Spend Aa Dime
. A good antenna is of the essence: an inexpensive radio with a good antenna will outperform an expensive radio with a poor antenna.

2. A good antenna where there's no signal won't make a difference: the antenna has to be in the path of the radio signal.

Starting with these two simple principles, you can go a long way toward improving your AM reception without having to spend a lot of money or time.

Let's take a look at the first truth of AM reception - a good antenna. Outside of a few select radios engineered with AM radio listeners in mind (such as the CCRadio plus), most radios treat AM radio like an afterthought. Many radio manufacturers have relegated AM radio to the past, to the days before FM, and they aren't fully aware of AM's continued popularity across the country. The consequence of this move away from AM is that many radios just don't have very good AM antennas. That means it's up to you to find a suitable AM antenna. More on this in a moment, first let's look at basic idea number 2.

If you're trying to listen to a radio station that doesn't broadcast in your direction, chances are very slim that you'll have much luck. Also, if you're antenna isn't directed correctly at the signal coming your way, you'll also experience diminished reception. Ideally, your antenna should be at right angles to the AM signals coming toward it. Think of it in terms of trying to hit a baseball with a bat. Even if you are a phenomenal hitter, it is difficult to hit a pitch with the narrow tip of the bat. Sure you might come close, or if your lucky, you might even make contact with the ball, but you'll never make a good solid connection needed to hit a home-run or even get a base hit. The same is true with radio signals that aren't hitting your antenna.
Now for the finer points. Choosing the right antenna requires that you get to know a bit about your specific needs. What type of building are you in? Wood frame buildings with wood siding shouldn't cause much interference. If you're inside a brick, block, stucco, aluminum, or metal-sided structure, you might get a lot of interference inside the building. The easiest way to check the amount of interference you're getting from your building is to take a portable AM radio outside. If you get good reception outside, but poorer reception inside, it most likely has something to do with the structure of the building.

One of the best ways to overcome most AM radio reception issues it to use the Justice Antenna with Twin Coil Ferrite. It's far more adjustable than ordinary AM antennas, can be fine-tuned, and can also be wired from an internal radio or stereo to a distant window that allows better reception - the antenna element can also be mounted externally to overcome even the most stubborn internal interference.
After reading this short piece does it seem like the Justice Antenna was designed specifically to address the two basics of AM Radio Reception? Well it should, at C. Crane we're proud to say that the Justice Antenna reduces nighttime AM fadeout by up to 99% - that means many more hours of clear radio listening than you'd get with an ordinary radio or radio antenna. Just remember though, even with a good antenna like the Justice Antenna, the second basic idea still holds true - if the antenna isn't in line with the signal, you will not get perfect reception.

1-0 out of 5 stars Simple Wire Does Better
Got this, it added nothing to the simple wire that came with the radio. I got a more substantial wire antenna ... at [local store] that did worlds better than this.

2-0 out of 5 stars You're better off with the cheaper tower
I bought this antenna to replace a Terk tower antenna I had in my office that wasn't able to pick up AM stations very well. It turned out that I was MUCH better off with the tower. This thing didn't pick the AM stations well at all. I immediately returned this thing and went back to the tower.

2-0 out of 5 stars good packaging, slick design, but does it do anything?
I bought the Terk antenna in an attempt to pick up some AM and FM radio stations I was struggling with on my new bookshelf stereo system. Perhpas because of my apartment building, or the quality of the stereo, the antenna didn't offer me much success in picking up stations any better than the factory-provided antenna. I did notice improvement in the static (or lack of it) on stations that were already tuning in fairly well (they went from great to excellent), but the stations that were tuning in "poorly" got no better with the Terk antenna. Overall, it was probably not worth the money paid. ... Read more


117. Sony DCRTRV50 MiniDV Digital Camcorder w/ 3.5" Touch Panel LCD, Mega Pixel Video/ Still, Memory Stick &Network Capability
list price: $1,699.99
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Asin: B00006686S
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 4909
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

From its professional Carl Zeiss lens to the 3.5-inch LCD, and everything in between, the DCR-TRV50 screams quality. It is unequivocally Sony's top consumer model, and well worth the expense.

Imaging System
The foundation of any camcorder is the imaging system: the lens and CCD. The lens is a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar. While less expensive models may have a larger zoom, the truth is that the larger the optical zoom, the larger the chance that any lens defects will show up in the video you are shooting. A 10x zoom is a good tradeoff in terms of image quality and zoom length. Additionally, Super SteadyShot technology helps keep your video from suffering from the common malady known as handshake, an unavoidable consequence of high zoom levels. Super SteadyShot essentially means image stabilization. There are varying types of image stabilization, but the Super SteadyShot variety moves the internal mechanisms of the camcorder to compensate for any camera movements. Finally, the lens on the TRV50 also has a manual focus ring--a step better and more immediate than the clunky interface most often used in digital camcorders with a manual focus.

The CCD in the TRV50 is of enough resolution to capture 1,360 x 1,020 digital stills onto the included 8 MB Memory Stick--about a 1.38-megapixel image. That resolution is currently tops in the digital-camcorder world (the digital still resolution of camcorders hasn't risen nearly as fast as that of digital cameras), and is good for prints up to about 6 by 9 inches. As far as video is concerned, Sony claims the high-resolution CCD translates into a video resolution of around 530 horizontal lines.

LCD
LCDs are probably the best way to frame your shots on a camcorder, and that usually means the larger the screen the better. At 3.5 inches, the argument could be made that the TRV50 offers the best, just based on size. The only downside? The larger the screen the larger the battery drain. This isn't that serious an issue, as there are many other factors in battery life besides LCD size.

Inputs/Outputs
Two items jump out as features that should be included on all camcorders: a headphone jack and a mic input. Not only do most camcorders have poor built-in microphones, but also they are often situated too near the tape mechanism, meaning you get the annoying throbbing sound of the tape pulled through the heads. Additionally, a headphone jack takes some of the guesswork out of your audio sources. For example, if you're recording a child's presentation, you'd most likely want to make sure you can hear the child.

Of course, the TRV50 also has a slew of other ports, including the standard IEEE 1394, which is used to transfer footage to a computer digitally. Other important ports include S-video, a special AV port, and USB for transferring stills and use with the USB-streaming mode. Additionally, the analog ports (S-video, special AV), allow you to archive your analog footage. Sony has taken the extra step of making the ports pass-through, which means you can plug an IEEE 1394 cable into your computer and archive directly to that without going through the extra step of recording to a tape first.

Special Features
USB streaming essentially allows you to use your camcorder as a Webcam, broadcasting 320 x 240 video at 30 fps. It's a fun feature that should allow you to get even more use from an already loaded machine.

Finally, Sony also added an MPEG movie mode; essentially, this allows you to record movie clips onto a Memory Stick. While the quality won't replace MiniDV anytime soon, it's easier to shoot short MPEG movies and e-mail them than it is to edit your DV footage to a manageable length, render it into a format that's easy on the bandwidth, and send it off.

Included with the DCR-TRV50 are a power adapter, InfoLithium battery, remote control, stereo AV cable, lens cap, shoulder strap, 8 MB Memory Stick, USB cable, and a software CD-ROM. ... Read more

Features

  • MiniDV camcorder
  • 10x optical, 120x digital, zoom with Super SteadyShot image stabilization
  • 3.5-inch color LCD and color EVF
  • Records 1.3 megapixel stills onto included 8 MB Memory Stick
  • USB streaming turns your camcorder into a webcam

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars great machine
This is a very nice camcorder with the best video imaging available in a single-chip camcorder. Video pictures are crystal clear, digital images are the best of any consumer level camcorder anywhere, and the manual switches on the camcorder put you in control of important functions. i must say this is better than any other camcorder. buying this camcorder is not overkilling. if you want good quality go for this. but if you think this is expensive then you have choice. you can go for trv27. but remember you cann't compare TRV50 with TRV27 becoz the features are different. TRV50 is latest....for this century.

5-0 out of 5 stars real handycam
Sony's MiniDV DCR-TRV50 is their upgrade to the popular DCR-TRV30. The camcorder is a standard form factor, with many neat features and good still quality. The DCR-TRV50 carries a street price around [$$$].

The Sony DCR-TRV50 has a 1/4 in. 1.5 Mega Pixel HAD CCD. The effective video pixels used is 970K while the still is 1,390K, but more about the still performance later. The DCR-TRV50 has a 10x optical, 120x digital zoom while the horizontal resolution is rated at 530 lines, the top for the MiniDV format.

An upgrade of the DCR-TRV50 over the DCR-TRV30 is the addition of a touch panel LCD screen. The LCD is 3.5 in. and 246K pixels. The camcorder also has a color viewfinder. When you first hear of the touch screen feature you?re likely to think it?s frivolous, but it?s actually quite useful. Using the touch screen LCD you can adjust the focus and the exposure. If you have an area that is under or over exposed or an area that you want to put in focus all you have to do is touch on it an the camcorder adjusts automatically. This is a great intermediate between automatic and manual control. It gives the inexperienced user a way of tackling the camcorder controls which can be very daunting. Sharp was the first company to add a touch screen LCD but I think Sony has really taken this option and flown with it. It?s a really great feature, especially for those less experienced camcorder users.

5-0 out of 5 stars all neat
if you are planning to buy a good handycam go for trv50. if you are planning to buy trv950 or sony vx2000 please have a look this camera too. i bought this camera last month....it is really nice. picture quality is excellent. still mode is wondeful and touch screen is very useful. the only gimik is bluetooth technology, but other features are just fantastic...you cann compare trv50 with trv950 only.the difference is only 1ccd and 3 ccd. but otherwise you will not feel much difference. i recomend this handycam to semi professionls too.

5-0 out of 5 stars Feel like professional
I bought Sony DCRTRV50 MiniDV Digital Camcorder last week. i can say that this is the camera of my dream. this is my second handycam. before this i used sony trv120. even i have tried sony trv900 too (trv900 was good). but trv50 is very cool. nice features. very good video quality. if you want to buy a handycam in mid range (i prefer not very expensive like trv900/950 or vx2000) this the machine you will love. compact size, looks good, video quality is just like professional and still is far better than my 1.3 mega pixel fuji camera. sound quality is really nice. just check the trv50 in stores, i'm sure you would love to buy this camera for this price. i must say this is the camera for 21st century. a new generation handycam. ... Read more


118. Bose VCS10 Center Channel Speaker

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Asin: B00005T3NH
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Bose
Sales Rank: 12518
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Compound loaded drivers optimize low frequency output for rich, cinema-like dialogue from a small enclosure
  • Two flared ports help reproduce bass with no audible distortion
  • Compatible with surround sound receivers rated from 10 to 100 watts/rated 4 to 8 ohms
  • Electronic protection circuitry prevents the speaker from being over-driven, offering increased reliability
  • Magnetic shielding prevents interference with your television

Reviews (13)

5-0 out of 5 stars Nothing wrong with this Center Channel Speaker
Some of these reviews are unbelievable. Can you believe the person who writes, "I have had mine for 3 years now and have not once been able to hear the actors speaking during a movie". Yeah, sure...real believable.

I have owned this speaker for about a year, and dialogue is crystal clear, and a big improvement over my previous center channel speaker. I have this speaker plugged directly into my surround sound receiver's center channel plug, not into a Bose subwoofer unit, and it still works great.

You won't be disappointed with this speaker. At the $200 center channel speaker level, it is king. If you don't like it, don't complain about it, just return it. Bose has an unconditional 30 day money back guarantee.

2-0 out of 5 stars weak sound
I bought this primarily based on the BOSE reputation as well as the fact that it would sit nicely on top of the TV and fit in my stand.

I could not have been more disapointed. I was replacing a KLH 3 way center channel, and the sound was not even close to that.
The sound was weak, with little presence. After bringing up the center channel 12db and dropping the left and right channels -10db I could finally hear the dialogue from the center channel. I was not expecting bells and whistles, but I was expecting that I could actually hear the dialogue CLEARLY, and without a 22db difference in loudness between center and left/right.

1-0 out of 5 stars Do Not Buy This
Like everyone else has said, this thing is a waste of money. I have had mine for 3 years now and have not once been able to hear the actors speaking during a movie. I thought it was my tuner, but it must be this piece of garbage

4-0 out of 5 stars Better than it's reputation!
I almost didn't order this based on the poor reviews and Consumers Reports findings. I needed a thin center speaker to go with the acoustimass cubes - this was the logical choice. After researching it at length there were mixed reviews with many negative comments. I called Cruthfield and the Bose Outlet to get their opinions. They were surprised to hear that there were negative comments. The Bose outlet advised theirs sounded great and noted it must be hooked directly to the receiver - not the module like the cubes. I have had the speaker for a couple weeks and it sounds great. I have two other surround systems, one high end and a lower end system and the Bose performs admirably for such a compact system. The articulation of words coming from the center speaker sounds like a real person. I don't understand the bad reviews - unless it's not being connected properly. Worked for me - and as most retailers note you can always send it back.

5-0 out of 5 stars Bose VCS-10 Center Channel Speaker - Well worth the money!
I would have to say that I'm a bit surprised by the number of negative reviews for this exceptional product. I purchased a Bose VCS-10 Center Channel Speaker as soon as Bose started selling them. Given the overwhelming quality that is always associated with Bose speakers and my past experience with their speakers in the 401's and 301's; this choice, for me, was an easy one.

If you're like myself and the years has done a bit of a job on your hearing, the Bose VCS-10 Center Channel Speaker and the proper settings on your receiver will make a world of difference in your home theater system and ultimately your movie watching experience. With those proper settings on your receiver, this speaker will beautifully bring the dialogue out in your favorite movies that has previously been somewhat drowned out by the other speakers in your system and you will soon find yourself rarely asking what it was that they said!

Along with the exceptional quality in speakers that Bose is known for, this speaker will sit right there on top of your television set and as it is magnetically shielded, it will not have an effect on your television set at all.

I highly recommend the Bose VCS-10 Center Channel Speaker to any and all that are in the market for a center channel speaker and are of a mood to get the highest quality product available without spending way too much money. I've used one for years and have been thoroughly happy with it, only recently replacing it on one system with a Bose Acoustimass system but that VCS-10 is right there, leading the way on another system! For years of quality output, you'd be hard pressed to do better for the meager price! {ssintrepid} ... Read more


119. Netgear FS-105 5-Port Fast Ethernet Switch-Metal Case
list price: $72.00
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Asin: B00002EQCW
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 6874
Average Customer Review: 4.53 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Netgear FS-105 Port 10/100 autosensing switch simplifies 100 MBps switching technology for the small-office marketplace. This product provide a way to instantaneously boost network performance while preserving your network infrastructure, including installed cabling and desktop software and hardware.

All five ports automatically sense speed, installation is Plug and Play, and each connection can easily be upgraded from 10 to 100 Mbps. Each port provides dedicated 10 or 100 Mbps bandwidth for connecting PCs, servers, and hubs. In full duplex mode, each port supports up to 200 Mbps of throughput.

The switch supports n-way autonegotiation, and each port automatically senses and operates at the proper duplex mode while built-in LEDs clearly indicate port status. These features take the burdens of configuration, installation, and troubleshooting off the user.

The switch is Plug and Play, so there's no software to configure. The switch is protocol independent and is compatible with all popular networks such as the Internet, TCP/IP, NetWare, Windows, and LANtastic. ... Read more

Features

  • Fast Ethernet switch
  • 5 switched 10/100 Mbps ports
  • Automatic speed and full or half duplex
  • Vista jacks with built-in LEDs
  • Compact and easy to install

Reviews (17)

4-0 out of 5 stars Fast router, flexible, design is a bit uncomfortable for me.
I originally had a hub, and when I realized that I wasn't getting anywhere near the throughput I would get with a switch, the obvious choice was netgear. the switch is fast, slick looking, and has LED's to tell you everything about your connections. the downside? design. the ethernet cables plug into the front of the unit, while the power cord plugs into the back. the problem here is that if your ethernet cables are as flexible as warm butter, they get in the way of the led's or each other. when i plugged three cables in, the box sat to the side because the weight of the cable held up up. if you are going to wall mount the unit (it comes with screws to do so) then that might help, but if you are going to set it on your desk, the ethernet cables have to run from the front of it, instead of behind... the unit also gets warm, so make sure you have clearance on all sides so it gets air. otherwise, despite the design issues, the product is slick. has led for 10/100mb, full duplex, collisions, and the 5th port doubles as an uplink.... for fast networking netgear makes a quality product.

5-0 out of 5 stars A good, solid switch. A little nicer than others.
With switch prices coming down to about $10-per-port, it's hard to justify buying anything less than a 10/100-switch for all but the most cost-conscious buyer.

As most 5-port 10/100 switches have the same capabilities and cost about the same, there's not much to distinguish one from another. Still, I particularly like the Netgear FS-105 5-port switch. Like other products from Netgear, this switch is a little nicer than the competition because it has:

- Nice sturdy metal construction instead of plastic. The case also has a grounding tab in case you're using the switch in a (electrically) high-noise environment.

- Connection status indicators built into the jacks, so you can easily tell which cable is connected and is active. (The "vistajack" feature.)

- Right-angled barrel power connector which reduce the likelihood of disconnecting power accidentally.

- An easy-to-access switch to toggle port 1 between station mode and uplink mode. Unlike some hubs where two jacks are wired together, this design prevents accidentally shorting a station to an uplink.

- Screw-mount notches on the underside allows for easy attachment to the wall, underside of a counter, etc.

With a 1000-MAC address buffer and 200 Kbytes-per-port packet buffer, this switch can easily handle the typical traffic load of small- and medium-sized networks.

The Netgear product is not the cheapest 10/100-switch (check out the D-Link Fast Ethernet Switch, for example), but for overall design and value-for-money, I still like the Netgear the most.

4-0 out of 5 stars I wish the ports were on the back
I agree with the other reviewers, in that this is a very solid built and reliable product. I've been using mine for six months now and have not had to touch it. It performs very well, as I've ran multiple file transfers simultaneously among four computers and it was amazingly faster than when using an older 10/100 hub.

The one complaint that I have about Netgear switches and routers is that many of them have the ports on the front of the unit instead of the back. If you're installing this in some out-of-the-way place like your attic or basement, or if you're installing in a computer rack where you want everything facing front, this is a non-issue. If you want to put this on your desktop it is a major inconvenience, because the cables coming into the switch will either be strung across the front of your desk, or will snake over and behind the unit. In either case, you have cables on your desktop and it's quite unsightly.

All things considered I'm still happy with the Netgear switch, but if I had it to do over again I would have probably bought one that worked better in my home office.

5-0 out of 5 stars Reliable switch
Sturdy construction in an unobstrusive yet eye-catching package, the FS105 is an excellent workhorse! I have been using one for the past 1 1/2 years without a hitch. Setup is easy and quick so there is very little hassle and headaches involved.

Only one problem is that it tends to run rather warm so I elevate the switch on 2 jenga blocks to allow for better heat dissipation.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good Device, Small Size is a +
I'm not hiding that I like Netgear products for entry level use. This device has a 5th port that you can use in uplink or normal mode. It is very compact with indicator lights for connection and collisions. It is also very reliable. ... Read more


120. Panasonic SLBD20D Semi Automatic Turntable
list price: $179.99
our price: $119.99
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Asin: B00005T3Y8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Panasonic
Sales Rank: 1343
Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Technics' SLBD20D is an entry-level semiautomatic turntable. It's capable of playing at either 33-1/3 or 45 rpm (using the included adapter) with no need to adjust tracking force or anti-skating. The low-mass tonearm and supplied P-mount moving magnet cartridge will coax sweet sounds out of your record collection. The P-mount cartridge (supplied) requires very little setup (it simply plugs in to the end of the tonearm) and is easily user replaceable.

An antiresonant base cuts down on vibration, and a DC servo motor keeps platter rotation in tight control. All controls are outside the acrylic cover and can be accessed when the cover is closed. Plugs into your receiver's phono inputs.

What's in the Box
Turntable with attached cartridge, turntable cover, rubber platter mat, 45-RPM adapter, 68-inch AC power cord, 32-inch stereo RCA cable, ground wire, 2 manuals (English/French), 2 repairs/parts lists (US/Canada), product registration card, notice with precautions

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Features

  • Panasonic-Technics DC servo belt-drive semi-automatic turntable
  • Auto return and auto shutoff; includes premounted P-mount cartridge
  • Turntable plays at 33-1/3 and 45 rpm speeds using the included adapter for playing 45 rpm records
  • Antiresonant base cuts down on vibration; all controls can be accessed with the turntable's protective cover closed
  • Component measures 16.9 x 3.8 x 15.8 inches (W x H x D)

Reviews (5)

2-0 out of 5 stars Last of the view budget tables
This and its pitch controllable sibling BD22 are the very last semi listenable semi automatic entry level turntables below 300 dollars on the market. If you are looking for a machine that will lift the arm at the end of the record, this is pretty much the only one left that will do it and not sound like a plastic cup string telephone. Not the worst I've heard, but PLEASE don't pay attention to die-hard "Technics is the best" fans. Most of them only read manufacturer's hype sheets and have never tried a Thorens, Dual, Music Hall, Project, etc, not even mentioning a real high end machine!
If you are on a strict budget, then for sure this is the best choice under 200 dollars, but don't expect exceptional sound. A good homebaked player to revive your vinyl collection, and take it as such.
If can you get yourself to get out of the chair at the end of the record to list the arm and return it, then look for a HiFi dealer that carries the contemporary audiophile turntables made by Music Hall or Project. You will have to spring around 300 dollars for their lowest offerings, but you get a real turntable - one that can accept standard 1/2 inch mount cartridges.
Even the factory cartridges on the Music Hall MMF 2.1 and the Project 1.2 (both use Goldring cartridges) will sound much better than the T4P style cartridge on the Technics BD20 (there is NO good T4P cartridge on the market) and if you need a new needle or want to upgrade to a better one, your selection will be much bigger down the line.

Almost forgot - Gemini, GLI-Pro, and Stanton have completely manual "DJ" tables for around 120 to 180 dollars on the ,arket, that are much sturdier, heavier, with a better platter and base, and thwey take 1/2 inch mount cartridges as well and allow full adjustment and balancing of the tone arm - for good listening DO NOT get the "straight" DJ tone arms though, you'll ruin your records! Get either the S shaped arms, or make sure the head is angled in.

Keep in mind that a stylus (the "needle") should be checked at least every 300 hours, and is likely due for replacement after 1000 hours, earlier if your records are worn and scratchy.
If you cannot tell the difference between a cheap portable Walmart pocket CD player plugged into your stereo and a good full sized CD player, then the Technics BD20 may be for you, but if you can tell any difference at all, then do yourself a favor: Save the 120 bucks for a better turntable - you won't end up throwing it to Goodwill like so many have done (i've been through a lot of turntables - it's a hobby, and I keep peeking around what's out there)
The problem with the new cheap machines is that they are too light. Flimsy platters, and light flexible bases mean a plasticky sound.
If you can't afford a new 300 dollar machine you are much better of buying an old used table. SOME of tyhe Technics player were good, the later and current 1200 series is overrated and over priced. Technics models 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1301 are suitable hifi players, never mind the DJ machines. Old Pioneer, Dual, Sansui, etc are all potentially good choices.

The bargain hunter's real secret for a cheap frills table are the OLD Sanyo, Hitachi, Pioneer, and a Dual semi auto model 510 is tue audiophile grade and can be on ebay for as little as 25 bucks and will not have the problems of the more complex full auto models!

Beware fully automatic stacking tables in any case. I love them and have a Dual belt drive collection, but they may take a lot of tinkering to get them to work right!
Look for a solid belt or direct drive machine with a platter weighing at least 2 pounds, preferrably with a floating chassis (the platter and arm are spring suspended). You can find them for under 50 dollars. Add a new cartridge (Audio Technica AT110, AT70, AT440, Shure M91, M97, or a Stanton - Ortofon is rated high, but always sounds dull to me) for around 50 to 100 dollars, and you have a much better setup. If that's too much see below for the Grado.
I have an Audio Technica OC-9 moving coil cartridge (expensive), but that is strictly used for burning CD copies. For daily listening the Audio Technica AT440 is hands down one of the best values, along with the Shure M97.
Grado has ONE offering worth the money, the "Grado Black", which retails for around 35 dollars - sensitive for feedback, but except for a slightly soft (but pleasant) base reproduction you can just about the grass grow with it! I say ONE offering, because the higher priced models are the same thing in a different wrapper. Wanna talk marketing???
Also keep in mind that you need a "phono" input on your stereo. If you have a modern stereo amp or receiver, chances are you don't have one. A so called phono-preamp will boost the player's signal for use in the "aux" input of your receiver. A good phono preamp is around 50 dollars.
So never mind the comments about built in phono preamps, the players that have them are mostly shoddy sounding.
Summary: the Technics BD20 is ok if you're on a budget, but you can do better with a little snooping and effort.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent No-Fuss Turntable
Attempting to transcribe some rare soundtrack albums unavailable on CD, I discovered to my dismay that my venerable Dual automatic turntable - buried for more than ten years under several stacks of CDs - had given up the ghost.
No strobe light. No motion. No nothing. Dead.
I saw the Technics SL-BD20D at a refurbished sale recently and decided to take a chance. I'm very glad I did; this is a solid no-frills turntable that does all the basics right and will satisfy the needs of all but the most demanding audiophiles.
I did replace the cartridge that came with the machine. Surface noise seemed excessive and the sound seemed a little distant or hollow; in fairness, there was other evidence that the refurbishers might not have done their job properly, and perhaps I bought a unit with a worn needle.
At any rate, equipped with a Shure MP94E P-Mount Cartridge, the SL-BD20D sounds great. As I say, it handles basics superbly. This is a serious turntable that will treat your vinyl with respect, not one of those retro novelty machines you see advertised.
The SL-BD20D has a straight low-mass tone arm, and the playing geometry is correct. I don't hear the sibilance at the end of record sides that I have heard when a cartridge is improperly aligned or a tone arm improperly mounted. Surface noise is surprisingly low. The servo motor and belt drive provide good steady speed, with no audible hum, wow, or flutter.
I read a user griping that you can't set the tracking force or anti-skating on this machine. The whole idea of the P-Mount design is you don't need to; P-Mount cartridges are designed to track properly at this machine's pre-set 1.25 gram force. After several hours of playing records, the SL-BD20D with the Shure cartridge has tracked perfectly, never skipping once in either direction.
With the low-mass tone arm and anti-resonant base, bass is full but well damped. I am listening to Fleetwood Mac doing Rhiannon now, and it sounds as good as I remember ever hearing it - even with my beloved old Shure V-15 Type IV.
The SL-BD20D is a semi-automatic design; you lower the stylus onto the record with the well-damped cueing mechanism, and the machine returns the tone arm to rest and shuts off automatically at the end of the side.
As someone who grew up with generations of what we used to call record players, from Webcors to Garrards to Miracords to Duals, I have seen my share of eccentric and unreliable mechanisms. I am happy to report that the mechanism on the SL-BD20D works very quietly, with smooth and precise movements. Traditional Japanese attention to detail.
Otherwise, the SL-BD20D is handsome and comes with a hinged smoked dust cover, 45 adapter, and full-sized turntable to support your vinyl properly. It should be noted, however, that the unit does not include a preamp.
You can spend hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on an audiophile turntable. But if you simply want first-class sound with a minimum of fuss and bother, you can have the SL-BD20D with a good cartridge that's a snap to install for well under $200. That's impressive indeed.

3-0 out of 5 stars solid turntable , but no built-in pre-amp
This is a great basic turntable if you're just looking to play the old LPs, however, be warned that if you plan on hooking this up to a mini-stereo system without phono jacks, then you'll need to purchase a seperate pre-amp which runs around [dollar amount]. This brings the total cost of the unit to about [dollar amount] which is not worth it if you're just a casual user of LPs (plus this is only a semi-automatic). You'd be better off purchasing a cheaper system (e.g. the sony) with a built-in pre-amp so that it can connect to mini-systems.

4-0 out of 5 stars Technics Stands the Test (For the Casual LP Listener)
I personally own this turntable. It is not a heavy duty dj constructed turntable such as their MK 2 series or the new M3D. It was designed by Technics for practical and casual in home use.It provides excellent and almost perfect accuracy with regard to very low wow and flutter (speed differences that would audibly affect playback).This is for the couch potato who likes to put an lp on and not have to worry about turning it off.The semi-automatic operation takes care of that.In addition, anti-skating and tone arm weight adjustments have already been pre set at the factory so there is no guess work for the owner.The plug in cartridge is easy to replace without having to gauge stylus contact and performance as with a pro dj turntable. However,heed my warning, here are the drawbacks: If you are a heavy vinyl user and enjoy adjusting anti skating or counter weight balance for optimal high end quality sound, this is not the table for that. Their MK2 or M3D are the tables that are suitable for those tasks.Also, I have been able to compare this table's tracking abilities using a slightly warped record (warped around the edge only) and the SLBD20D could not keep up. However, when I tried it on a Technics M3D I was able to adjust the counterweight balance and tracking force, anti-skating, etc. and low and behold the M3D stood its ground.Don't get me wrong, the SLBD20D is a well constructed table run by a very quiet belt-driven dc motor. It's a fine simple machine that sets out to do the simple operation of just playing a record. Also, not everyone can nor is willing (on a tight budget)to fork over several hundreds of dollars for a dj turntable if their lp collection is very limited. This is a great budget turntable with the feel of remarkable Technics engineering behind it !!!

4-0 out of 5 stars Technics Semi-Automatic Turntable (SL-BD20D)
If you want to spin and you don't use Technics, don't even bother. Technics make the longest lasting tables that produce the best sound. And Technics Semi-Automatic Turntable (SL-BD20D)
is the best for your money. I wouldn't Dj any other way. ... Read more


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