On today's Tekzilla, we talk about protecting your tech, the difference between entry level and professional cameras, Kim DotCom's Mega project and much more!
We're talking Windows 8 deals ending, reseting your HDTV, the difference between entry level and professional cameras and Netflix SuperHD... can you get it? Plus, can secret HDTV service menus break our HDTV? Windows 8... is about to get a lot more expensive. Where are Tekzilla's show notes? Lastly, Kim DotCom's Mega project delivers 50 GB of encrypted online storage for free! And, hey! What about Skydrive's online office collaboration features? Don't forget about SugarSync!
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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Don't forget that January 31st is the last day to get Windows 8 upgrades for $40 with free Media Center upgrade. After that date the full Pro version is going to be $200!
Adam in Utah wants to know why professional cameras are so expensive compared to entry level models. Robert and Patrick go over pro differentiating features like physical buttons, construction, and sensor design. See the segment to get an idea of what really makes a "Pro" camera.
Netflix announced Super HD streams recently, but the only catch is that network providers have to join the Open Connect Content Delivery Network. Hopefully more Internet providers will jump on the bandwagon soon.
Google recently added the functionality to control YouTube apps on TV connected devices with smartphones. Robert gives a demo of connecting an Android device with the PS3 YouTube app and queuing up media.
Rick was curious about the service menus in his HDTV, but didn't want to mess things up. Luckily Robert has extensive experience with these menus and knows the dos and don'ts. Most everything is a don't! Don't mess with the service menus! Exclamation marks!!!! Anyway, here's the reset code for a Sony TVs: with the TV on, hold Volume + on TV while pressing power button on remote. New Sony sets: hold down the UP ARROW on remote, and then hit power on the TV.
Want to make sure burglars can't get do your precious gadgets? We give a rundown of quite a few methods to help secure your home. Some suggestions include hardening your house and talking to local PD. See the segment for our whole list, and check out this Consumer Reports article!
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