Saturday, November 03, 2007

Portable Player takes on CD player

The CD was introduced with great fanfare in 1982 and soon supplanted the audio cassette due to high quality digital sound.You could bring your portable cd player anywhere to listen to high quality audio music. The next revolution started with the acceptance of mp3 music. MP3 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 1 Audio Layer 3. This mp3 technology allows for the compression of normal CD audio file in WAV format and reduces the size of the file by a factor of 10 to 1. That means you can store thousands of songs in a small portable player while previously a CD player could only hold a CD at a time.

CD player have advantages, in that CD players are cheaper than mp3 players. There is no need to buy storage media which is expensive. Songs in mp3 format have different sound volume levels while in a CD you get consistent sound volume. Why bother with the hassle of encoding, transferring and managing files which is troublesome, time consuming and more demanding when you can just simply pop in anew CD and get instant gratification. Also, if you travel to aless developed country , a CD player proves to be more useful asaccess to broadband is hard to find for downloading of your internet music. In addition, CD can last a life time and are virtually indestructible compared to a mp3 hard drive or flash memory players which have a limited life span and could spoil.

I personally switched from cd player to my 80 gig ipod because otherwise i would have too many cd's to carry around easily. Not that i have a very large cd collection but i want max quality so i wont put them on mp3 cd's even then i would have over 50 mp3 cd's.

But to compete now CD player's are becoming more compact , for household uses best Cd players are available with WIFI options to speakers..these make them compete with mp3 players. has different CD players to choose from...

HDTV hot Gadget these Holiday Season

If you’ve had a big-screen flat-panel HDTV in your sights for a while, it looks like this fall will be a great time to pull the trigger.

Prices this holiday season are expected to hit an all-time low, about 40 percent cheaper in general than a year ago and as much as 65 percent lower on certain kinds of TVs. There’s growing speculation that the season will start off strong on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, with eye-opening deals, particularly on plasma TVs.

Analysts say it’s unlikely TV prices will drop much lower in 2008, so there’s little point in waiting for better bargains next year. True, predictions for less-severe price drops in 2007 haven’t panned out, but this time they could be on the money. According to DisplaySearch presient Ross Young, much of the price cutting we’ve seen this year resulted from a perfect storm of events late in 2006, “where we had too much panel supply, too many brands and too many retailers.” offers consumers study on HDTV and others related products and also gives best deals to buy them.

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