Category Archives: Technology

5 Things I Learned While Buying A New TV

If you still don’t have digital cable, you probably have seen the big analog symbol at the top of your TV. They constantly remind us about getting a converter box. However, my girlfriend and I decided it would be better to just by a new TV. So we went out looking this weekend and ended up buying an LCD TV (I’ll review it later this week).

Anyways, here are a few things I learned from the whole experience:

1. Best Buy Employees Are Annoying

In my opinion, Best Buy has gotten even worse than it used to be about their employees constantly asking you if you need help. Maybe they are trying even harder now that Circuit City is gone…who knows.

Yesterday, I managed to get 6 or 7 employees to come by me and ask if I wanted some help with something. And this happened in less than 20 minutes and I only looked at one section of the store. So all of the employees came to me.

If that wasn’t enough, I even managed to get two Best Buy/DirectTV employees to come over and offer me some information on their new “pilot” program. Luckily, I lost them at “neither” when they asked if I had Satellite or Cable.

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Kodak Zi6 Review

If you missed yesterday’s post about riding my bike, I posted a video using my new digital video camera. I wanted to see how well the quality was when uploading to YouTube. Anyways, as promised I am doing a review of the camera today.

The camera is a Kodak Zi6, which I picked up at Wal-mart for $170. I wanted something that could shoot good quality videos yet still be small enough to take with me where ever I go. Which is why I decided on the Kodak camera instead of a more expensive video camera.

The Size And Weight

Like I mentioned above, the Kodak Zi6 is small enough to fit in my pocket. I can even hold it in my hand and record while I am riding my bike. Here is a picture of the camera next to my Apple iPhone:

As you can see, it’s basically the same size as my iPhone. It’s a little thicker but that is not a problem.

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A Quick Ride To The Coffee Shop

Since I wrote a few posts about my bike, I thought I would share a quick ride with you. The main reason is because I just bought a new video camera that shoots in high definition. I thought I would test it out and see what the quality is like on YouTube now that it offers HD. So check it out:

The Quality Is WAY Better

The quality is far better than my old Casio point and shoot camera that did video. It was always grainy and hard to see things in detail.

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Testing Out My New Nikon D80

This past weekend, I managed to do something I have been wanting to do for a long time. I have been wanting to upgrade my camera to a better one and finally did it. I sold my Nikon D40 for a good price and ended up buying a Nikon D80. At first, I had my heart set on the D90 but after doing a lot of reasearch and talking to a photographer, it just wasn’t worth the $400 extra right now.

Phoenix Sunset With Skyline

Sunset Over Phoenix

Why The Upgrade?

There were a few reasons why I wanted to upgrade. The D80 is overall a better camera and offers the following four things:

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Do You Need A Flickr Pro Account?

I finally took the plunge and reactivated my Flickr Pro account I had one awhile back, but it expired and I was too cheap to renew it. Now that I am getting back into organizing my photos, I decided I really wanted it back because for the small cost of $24.95, I can get a […]

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