Samsung has just recently started shipping a new Blu-ray equipped HTiB (Home Theater in a Box) for just $549. This represents a new low price point for an HTiB with this feature set. While there are three models in the line that Samsung introduced in January at the International CES (Consumer Electronics Show), this is the first model to become available. The entire line seems to offer exceptional features and great value for the price.
Featuring a 1366 x 768, 11.6-inch LED-backlit display, the dm1 is not lacking for bright, vibrant color. Iron Man’s signature red and gold armor gleamed and glinted against the night sky in the QuickTime trailer of The Avengers. Thor’s majestic crimson cloak was breathtaking, as was Captain America’s bright red, white, and blue uniform. Explosions were at once impressive and beautiful with their perilous plumes of orange, red, and yellow.
The Audio connection is basically the same, the HDMI connection will most likely be your best option to provide great high resolution surround sound. But again, you need to consider what is best for your TV’s sound system. If you use an older Audio/Video receiver, they might not be equipped with a HDMI input. Some Blu-ray Players will offer 7.1-channel Analog Outputs that can be use by those with non-HDMI A/V receivers. The most common audio connections found on Blu-ray Players are HDMI Outputs, Audio Digital (Optical,Coaxial) and Analog Outputs (2.0-ch or 7.1-ch).
Sony has stuffed all the ports and slots on one facet, other than for the DVD and headphone jack on the other, which could be a bit crowded, we believed. It is a complete-highlighted set of ports, even though – two USB two., 1 USB 3. port, in addition HDMI and VGA outputs and Power over Ethernet Switch jack. A VGA webcam is set into the bezel. Sony’s chiclet keyboard and trackpad are mostly unchanged. Typing on the the delicate, matte-finished keys is hushed. It’s possible a bit shallow to kind on, if we have to make a criticism. And the mousepad could be a bit major-heading as well, with a whole lot of friction.
Although the QuickDock doesn’t have its own power cord and you have to use the cord of your laptop, the dock charges the laptop so it works just like a power cord. But if you have issues about that, then I suggest you don’t buy it. I don’t have problems with that, but I do have a problem with the short wire. I need an extension to be able to use it and plug Ethernet switch it to the wall at the same time. Other than that, and the lack of other older ports for other peripherals (which I think aren’t too necessary as they are already much extended for the use of a laptop), I would say that this machine is absolutely satisfying.
We also ran the OpenOffice spreadsheet test on the dm1, which involves a spreadsheet macro that matches 20,000 names to their corresponding addresses. The dm1 finished the test in 19 minutes and 9 seconds, which is about three times longer than the category average of 6:14.
The Wii by Nintendo is the most interactive video game system out there. With extensions such as Wii Fit and Wii Sports Resort there are plenty of ways to not only stay in shape but have fun as well.