Where can I find accurate tech specs? Which free encryption software is best? What about Blu-ray playback? No iPhone 5 this summer! Google TV 2.0 is coming. How do I use bit rate to balance file size and audio quality? And our favorite new Blu-ray releases for May 10th, 2011!
Tekzilla feeds your tech hunger! Patrick Norton, Robert Heron and Veronica Belmont bring you hands on reviews of the latest gear, tips and tricks that improve the tech you already own and conversations with the most informative experts around.
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Intel's new Ivy Bridge CPUs will be using the Tri-Gate transistors which will allow for faster performance and lower power consumption. Apple will not be releasing a new iPhone in June, as has been the tradition. And Veronica's getting crafty with The Star Wars Craft Book. Watch the video for all these and more in the tech news world.
Need to encrypt your files without spending cash on a piece of software? Look no further than TrueCrypt! Watch the video to find out why this open-source program has everything you need.
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DVD sales are down, and streaming is up, according to the Digital Entertainment Group. We could be seeing a peek at the new version of Google TV soon, and Warner Bros. has bought Rotten Tomatoes parent company, Flixster. Watch the video for more home theater news.
Want the best room for your home theater setup? Viewer Crimson is remodeling and needs to decide between wood floors or carpet. Watch the video to find out which one is the best choice for excellent audio.
Want the best black levels on your new HDTV? Many offer dimmable zones, but is there more to it than that? Watch the video for tips on choosing an HDTV that provides the best quality.
Need software to play your Blu-ray movies? TotalMedia Theatre 5 is our app of choice, but watch the video to find out what else is out there!
If you buy a Full HD 1080p TV that's capable of showing 3D movies, then your 3D experience should be in Full HD ñ right? Well ñ not if your 3D HDTV uses Passive 3D technology. The only way to enjoy 3D at home in Full HD is with Active 3D glasses. All Samsung 3D TVs use Active technology. That's the wonder of Samsung. Check out www.samsung.com/smarttv for all details and pricing on the different models. Also be sure to go to Revision3.com/SamsungTV for details on how you can win a Samsung SmartTV!
Viewer Gary wants to swap RAID controllers, but needs some advice on migrating his data to the new setup. With 14TB of data, temporary cloud storage is definitely out of the question. Watch the video to find out what his options are, or if he's screwed.
Want to build the best Sandy Bridge-based PC for under $1000? The Thermaltake Armor A30 Case is a good start, and PCPer.com's Leaderboard has some awesome suggestions as well. Watch the video for details on our favorite parts and pieces.
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How do you choose which bit rate to rip your cds with? With limited storage space, it's a delicate balance between getting the highest quality without huge file sizes. Veronica uses Levelator to help, but you can watch the video for more tips on finding that compromise.
Wish you didn't have to layer those 3D glasses on top of your prescription pair? Now you don't! Samsung and Polaroid are coming out with 3D prescription glasses, or you could try these Ultra Lightweight 3D Glasses, which are said to fit comfortably over regular glasses. Watch the video for more tips on avoid those migraines while enjoying 3D content.
When we recommended HDMI switchers a few weeks back, we forgot to take into account HDCP support. If you have a device that requires your switcher to be HDCP compliant, there are many options for you, including the HDMI 4x2 Matrix Switch v1.3 HDCP swither splitter. Watch the video for more.