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Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
- DATE WITH A WOMAN
Express the Feelings, Dont ever cheat yourself...
Thursday, July 22, 2010
HOW DO LCD TVs WORK
This is important as a larger display when viewed from closer distance shows grainy or pixelated images. It also causes eye strain.
The accepted distance for LCD displays is two to five feet for 20-27-inch displays, six to eight feet for 32-37-inch displays, 10-14 feet for 42-46-inch displays and 16 feet for 50-inch display and above.
Also, LCD scores over CRT models in physical depth. Most are less than 3 inch in depth. Along with size, it is important to check viewing angle. LCD TVs have a good side-to-side view angle, with wide angle ranging from 160 degrees to 80 degrees from the center viewing spot.
Average LCD TVs offer a minimum pixel resolution of 1280x720. This should be treated as the minimum pixel count one should go for.
Some large screen LCD TVs have as high pixel resolution as 1920x1080 , accompanied by obviously a high price tag.
Like LG's popular Scarlet range which comes in 47 inch to 42 inch range has 1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution while the 37 inch and 32 inch models offer 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution.
If LCD TV has a low contrast ratio, dark images will look grey and while light images looks washed or blurred. An average contrast ratio to have in an LCD TV is 10,000:1 for 32-inch.
Toshiba's new range of LCD TVs offer Higher Dynamic Contrast ratio (maximum 30,000:1 in 37-inch LCD). Samsung's latest LCD LA46A650 has a Dynamic Contrast Ratio of 50,000:1 in 46-inch.
LG's Scarlet series also has a Dynamic Ratio of 50,000:1 in all models.
MOTION RESPONSE TIME
This is important as otherwise fast moving scenes like say a speeding car or in a tennis match scene, you may see notice a blur. It is described as fast motion blur.
So, before you buy, check the specifications for Motion Response Time (ms = milliseconds). On an average, an LCD TV should have a Response Time of either 6 ms, 8ms or 12ms.
Also, your LCD TVs can work as a computer screen. So, check for connections for composite, S-video, component video and RGB SCART inputs.
You may also want to connect your TV to gaming console, HD DVD or Blu-ray player.
ADVANTAGES OF LCD TV
- Easier to watch as LCD TVs are significantly brighter and feature higher contrasts than traditional CRT sets
- Improved LED backlighting system enables better black levels and a brighter more energy efficient TV performance
- Direct-view models are only a few inches deep.
- Saves space
- Good picture quality
- Environmentally friendly
- 15" flat panel gives same viewable screen as a 17" CRT monitor
DISADVANTAGES OF LCD TV
- LCD has the problems producing true blacks. Some light always passes through when the liquid crystals untwist, so the best black on most LCD panels is a very dark gray.
- Because of the way light passes through an LCD cell, direct-view LCDs usually have a narrower viewing angle than plasma TVs.
- Low-resolution LCDs exhibit distinct pixelation and screen-door effects when blown up to big screen sizes. For front projection, using a model with XGA (1,024 x 768) or higher resolution will reduce screen-door effects
LCD TV and LED TV
LED TVs are better than LCD TVs though are more expensive currently.
You can check more in the article: Compare LCD TV, LED TV, plasma TV, DLP TV and OLED TV
LCD TV vs Plasma TV
LCD TV PRICE AND BUDGET
Sony's Bravia series (W,V,S) is priced between Rs 24,990 to 299,900. Sony's new Bravia series BX, EX and NX are priced between Rs. 16,900 to Rs. 3,49,000. You can check more about them here.
Panasonic's recently launched LCD TV line-up is priced between Rs 45,000 to Rs 75,000.
LG's Scarlet series is priced between Rs 57,000 to Rs 1,60,000 depending upon the model variant. Sansui Kyuuten LCD 324H is available for Rs 39,990.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
If you have come across any bright students coming from poor financial background who have finished their 10th standard this year (April 2010) and scored more than 80%, please ask them to contact the NGO-Prerana (supported by Infosys foundation). The NGO is conducting a written test and those who clear the test will be eligible for financial help for their further studies. Please ask the students to contact the people mentioned below to get the form:
580, Shubhakar, 44th cross, 1st A main road, Jayanagar, 7th block, Bangalore.
1. Ms. Saraswati - 99009 06338
2. Mr. Shivkumar - 99866 30301
3. Ms. Bindu - 99645 34667
Even if you don't know anyone,
please pass on this info, someone might be in need of this help.
Four Days old baby becomes India's youngest organ donor
Kishore Kumar is a young Revenue Inspector in Mahabubnagar District, Andhra Pradesh. His wife, Hymavathi, a school teacher, delivered a pre-term female baby on 8th July at Durgabai Deshmukh Hospital, Hyderabad. Although the infant was normal for two days, she developed complications, as a result of which, the doctors ventilated her, and informed the parents that the chances of survival of the child were remote. Unfortunately, the baby expired on the morning of 12th July. While the parents were still in a state of shock, uncle of the baby, (also named Kishore Kumar), who is a Reporter at Saakshi newspaper broached the subject of organ donation with his namesake. He took the initiative of calling MOHAN Foundation's CEO, Mr. Raghuram and enquired if the child's organs can be used. Mr. Raghuram mentioned to him that her heart valves and eyes can be used.
Kishore Kumar, Saakshi Reporter, motivated his cousin and convinced him that the child's organs can give life to other children, and that he should consider this option. He also spoke to other members of the family who responded positively as this was going to save lives of those unfortunate children that are suffering due to absence or underdeveloped heart valves, and give vision to two people. After obtaining a consent from the family, Mr. Raghuram, CEO of MOHAN Foundation swung into action and had the baby shifted to Innova Hospital, Secunderabad, where her heart valves and eyes were retrieved under sterile conditions.
Unfortunately, some children are born with absence / under developed heart valves. These birth defects in the heart are called Pulmonary Atresia and Truncus Arteriosus etc. The babies born with such conditions do not have proper blood flow to the lungs. They need re-construction of blood vessel from the right ventricle to the pulmonary artery (which supplies blood to the lungs). This can be done by harvesting heart valves from deceased donors. Obtaining small sized valves from the baby donors is very difficult and rare. Commercially available heart valve tubes are to be imported from abroad and are very expensive. Neonatal donors give a fresh lease of life to these unfortunate heart disease babies.
Baby of Hymavathi and Kishore Kumar has managed a "big achievement" in her "short span of life". Her heart valves will breathe life in two children and two patients will enjoy the beauties of this world.
#6-3-634, Flat B-1/A, Second Floor
Green Channel, Khairatabad
Hyderabad 500 004.
Ph : 040 66 369 369.
Mobile : 98490 28795
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.mohanfoundation.org
Don't take your organs to Heaven
Heaven knows they are needed on earth.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Here is a small proof (did not verify the facts, but a funny read nevertheless!):
1.Brazil won the world cup in 1994. b4 tat they also won in 1970.. 1970+1994=3964.. 2.Argentina won the cup in 1986.b4 tat in 1978.. 1986+1978=3964.. 3.Germany won the cup in 1990.b4 tat in 1974.. 1990+1974=3964.. 4.Brazil also won the cup in 2002.b4 tat in 1962.. 2002+1962=3964.. 5.so this time.. subtract ...2010 from the magic number 3964.. 3964-2010=1954.. 1954 world cup was won by Germany..:):):)
We will see if this theory holds fort, either in a week's time or as early as tonight, in Germany's showdown with Spain !