Posts Tagged ‘Samsung LCD TV’

A couple of days back I was talking about buying a new LCD TV since my TV blew up. And at the same time the union budet announced that there will be price reductions for LCD TVs. But it seems like it will take some more time for that change to actually hit the market. And more impotantly its Onam on its way, so that will give some more advantage for the buyer.

But there is no way I can keep watching that old darkbox and of course I cannot stay without watching TV at all. So I thought of buying an external TV tuner card for my PC (or laptop wherever i feel like plugging it). I already have a decent 20″ LCD monitor,so it would be enough to watch TV for now. In fact I bought an external TV tuner card yesterday. It is nothing great. Its a Zebronics make and costs some 1.5K, USB powered and supports S-Video. Got a decent remote control as well. The picture quality isĀ  a bit grainy but I heard that it can get better if we use a better software. One of my friends advised me to use Chris TV.

I was having a hard time configuring it and tuning in all the channels. It was not as simple as they say. Kinda crappy interface also. What else can we expect for 1.5 grands. But I think this one will serve good as a secondary television. Now when the new TV is brought home I will have to ask the cable guys to gimme a split connection at home. Heard some cable guys do consider a split connection as two different connection,but I hope my agency is not that hard on such things.But guys if u are considering an external TV tuner card as a primary TV at home,be advised, thats a very bad idea.


Yesterday was the annual budget day in India and was the first after the general elections. The budget summoned mixed responeses, but altogether it was widely called the common man’s budget. But I call it a budget designed exclusively for me. I was planning to buy a cell phone and an LCD TV and whoa, the budget reduced the price of both of them. A bit childish to hear right,I am sorry, but I have to share my happiness with someone no?

Both the above mentioned appliances were very urgent at home. One fine morning the TV I was using just blew up. When I say blew up,dont get the impression that it exploded with a big bang. It simply went blank. So I better say my TV is now on a blackout. Still on putting the settings to highest values of brightness and contrast we still can see some picture.But the problem is everyone in the cast need to be caucassians. The blacks get too much of camouflague..oh I miss Will Smith..Good that the football is white, so Arjun can atleast see the ball moving on the field.

Now the cell phone, I am still using a Nokia 1100..still remember guys..hmm now we who use it have become a rare species ..To count there is me, Nandu, PS and Binu sir…he he. My mom really hates me still using it and keeps on asking me “Cant u buy a better one for god’s sake”…All these days I have been telling her no its fine with this one.Now I think I am starting to think differently.May be I shud go for a new one. But the one big problem with me is that when I think of buying something only the most expensive catches my heart. This time its the Nokia 5800 Music express. I think thats gonna burn a hole in my pocket with atleast a 20K. Hmmm. Yeah there is still deficit in the fund but its fine..the deficit is as small as 20K. But even with a 5800 I am not gonna throw the old 1100. I will need that whenever I am on a long trip. Noone beats 1100 when it comes to the battery life.

Anyway the priority number one is the TV. I am planning to buy a samsung LCD TV. Hey there is no way I can go for 32″…May be a 22″ or a 26″. There are 26″ models which are affordable but I need the connectivity specs and contrast ratio more than the size. I need a USB connectivity and atleast a 1:30000 dynamic contrast ratio. HDMI comes with every model nowadays. If its a 22″ I will be going for Samsung 22B480. Seems like a decent model. And I think I can adjust with a 22″..Afterall I was watching TV on a 21″ CRT till yesterday.