Sunday, August 14, 2005

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II 16.7MP Digital SLR Camera - A Savings of $4,000 -33% Off

The film barrier is broken. For years digital cameras have suffered a much lower resolution than film cameras. With this 16.7 Megapixel camera from Canon, that barrier is broken. The successor to Canon's 11.1-megapixel EOS-1Ds SLR introduced in 2002, the new 16.7- megapixel EOS-1Ds Mark II camera utilizes a full-size 24x36mm CMOS sensor that eliminates focal length conversion factors, and features dramatically improved image quality made possible by the combination of new image sensor technology together with Canon's exclusive DIGIC II image processor. The new CMOS sensor features larger microlenses over each photosite compared to the EOS-1Ds resulting in an improved signal-to-noise ratio. On-chip noise reduction has also been improved to produce a cleaner signal before the image data is transferred to the DIGIC II image processor. The DIGIC II processor in turn produces rich, high-chroma color gradations for more naturally rendered images. Indeed, it is the combination of Canon's proprietary CMOS sensor and DIGIC II technology that permits the EOS-1Ds Mark II camera to provide what was once considered near impossible: high definition at high resolution with extremely low levels of false color artifacts.

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Samsung HLR4667W 46" Widescreen HDTV DLP TV - A Savings of 34% - Save $855

Samsung's high-definition HL-R4667W DLP projection TV is loaded with exclusive, video-enhancing features and all the connections you need to make HD viewing as simple and as flexible as possible. The set's broad, 46-inch screen is configured in a 16:9 aspect ratio that matches the dimensions of today's HDTV broadcasts and most DVD movies. And, measuring just 43 inches across and a mere 14 inches deep, the set's ultra-slim bezel and lightweight design enable it fit where other projection and big-screen sets won't.

Topping its stellar features is a built-in ATSC (DTV) tuner, so you'll be set to pull free high-definition programming right off the airwaves. The set is outfitted for easy digital cable reception, too, with a CableCARD slot that saves the hassle and bulk of using a stand-alone set-top box.

The secret to this DLP (Digital Light Processing) projection set's quality is its Emmy-winning technology from Texas Instruments. Samsung has combined its proprietary Cinema Smooth Gen-5 HD light engine and advanced optic enhancements with a single, 0.55-inch digital micromirror device (DMD) capable of generating high-definition video images with film-like resolution, deep blacks, and robust colors. Cinema Smooth enhances brightness while ensuring an astonishing 2,500:1 contrast ratio.

Texas Instruments' DMD panel is immune to the factors that can cause other displays to deteriorate with use, imparting a longer life expectancy than that of cathode ray tube (CRT) sets, plasma display panels, and liquid crystal display systems (LCD, LCoS, HTPS). A host of advanced digital interfaces and video inputs make non-issues of connectivity challenges and future proofing.

A 3D Y/C digital comb filter dramatically reduces image-edge artifacts while improving transition detail, and the set's HD ultra-fine-pitch (.155 mm) screen further clarifies images, especially when you're viewing high-resolution sources like DVD and HDTV.

Samsung's Cinema Smooth Film Mode 3:2 Pull Down correction circuitry addresses digital distortion in 480i (interlaced) video signals generated from 24 frames-per-second film. Finally, Samsung DNIe video enhancer (Digital Natural Image engine) works with all analog NTSC and wideband video signals for improvements in contrast, white level, and picture detail, incorporating digital noise reduction to improve lower-quality sources.

The set offers digital-video inputs in 2 formats. A DVI-HDTV interface with HDCP copy protection permits all-digital rendering of video without the losses associated with an analog interface, and an HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) jack channels both digital audio and video to simplify connections with newer DTV set-top boxes and DVD players by reducing hookups to just a single cable and plug.

Other inputs include dual HDTV component-video inputs (480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i) for high-definition satellite receivers, HDTV tuners, and HD cable boxes with component video outputs (Y, Pb, Pr); 3 each composite- and S-video inputs; and 2 RF coaxial inputs for antennas or older VCRs or cable boxes. An audio/video output--including an optical digital-audio output for passing Dolby Digital 5.1-channel surround programs to a compatible AV receiver--simplifies hookup with external devices.

A 15-watts-per-channel (x2) audio system with a pair of speakers comes with built-in SRS TruSurround XT, which simulates compelling surround sound through any stereo playback system, including headphones and the TV's speakers.

Last but far from least, onboard 2-tuner PIP with side-by-side split-screen viewing grants convenient simultaneous viewing of 2 TV programs, while a supplied universal remote control permits control of the TV, a DVD player, a VCR, and a tuner/surround receiver.

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Sony KDE-42XS955 42" Widescreen WEGA Plasma Flat-Panel TV with Integrated HDTV Tuner 54 % Off - A Savings of $3650

Sony's 42-inch KDE-42XS955 gas-plasma television boasts a bright, detailed, and perfectly flat screen, stylish construction, and abundant image enhancements. The screen features a wide, 16:9 aspect ratio to match the dimension of most movies and HDTV broadcasts, and the set is compatible with standard-definition 480i, enhanced-definition 480p, and high-definition 720p and 1080i signals, delivering full-fledged HDTV reception right out of the box via its integrated NTSC and ATSC (HDTV) tuners. It also offers digital cable readiness with a CableCARD slot and the latest digital-video interface, HDMI.

With a plasma screen you get vivid colors like you've never seen before, extremely wide viewing angles (wider, even, than those of most LCD screens), and easy placement due to a plasma monitor's slim profile--the KDE-42XS955 is a mere 6.25 inches deep, perfect for desk or wall mounting (for wall positioning, use bracket SU-PW3M). Brightness tends to be extremely uniform across plasma screens, which are also impervious to the picture distortion and negative color balances that afflict CRT monitors when placed near lighting or sound systems. You do, however, need to be wary of image burn-in (wherein long-held stationary images leave a permanent impression in the screen).

Sony's CineMotion 3:2 pulldown detection and reversal is a handy feature for watching progressive-scan movie programs in their native 24-frame format. Digital video mastering introduces a common distortion when adjusting 24 frames-per-second movies to 30 fps video; 3:2 pulldown digitally corrects this distortion, removing the redundant information to display a film-frame-accurate picture.

The set's WEGA Engine system maximizes picture performance from any video source by minimizing the number of digital-to-analog conversion processes. This full digital processing engine includes Sony's MID-X (Multi Image Driver), which maintains the integrity of a converted signal by minimizing image loss in the scaling process.

Digital Reality Creation (DRC) circuitry ensures high picture resolution, while proprietary Direct Digital II circuitry increases a video signal's signal-to-noise ratio before it reaches the DRC circuit, ensuring rich, natural-looking images from any source.

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Invicta Men's Ocean Ghost Pro Diver Watch II Automatic Watch 2309 60% Off - A Savings of $143.

Be prepared for a night out on the town or a day's diving the reefs with Invicta's stylish Ocean Ghost II precise, Swiss-made diving watch (model 2309) with automatic movement, which provides water resistance up to 200 meters (660 feet). It features a round, shock-resistant silver stainless steel case with gold-tone embossed unidirectional rotating bezel. The blue dial background is accented by gold-tone triangular dial markers and Tritnite luminous hands (with blue seconds hand). The stainless steel bracelet band mixes brushed and polished pieces in gold and silver tones. Other features include an antireflective mineral crystal with magnifier, Cabochon crown, see-through caseback, and date function at 3 o'clock.

An automatic watch is a mechanical watch that is self-winding. the movement of your wrist and body causes the rotor--a weight attached to an automatic winding mechanism--to wind up the watch. This automatic watch has 21 jewels, which are ruby stones that the gears turn on to protect the metal parts from grinding together. An automatic watch needs no battery, but it will stop if now worn for over a day or if you have been physically inactive for an extended period of time. If this happens, wind the crown ten times clockwise to start the watch and five it some reserve power.

Tritnite is a luminous material with an extended glow exclusively developed by Invicta in Switzerland and added to their timepiece hands and markers. When exposed to regular daylight, it will hold its glow for about 20 hours.

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