Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Is 1080p worth it?

Last time I researched HDTV it seemed that I would have to wait for 1080p (or 'Full HDTV') TVs to come down in price if I was to get the most out of high definition telly. Now it seems that this is not necessarily the case.

There is no doubt that 1080p will provide better quality images than the current more widely available crop of 720p and 1080i resolution HDTVs, but what I was failing to take into account was visual acuity viewing distance.

I, like many people, view my TV from a distance of 8-10 feet. At this distance it seems that the difference between 720p and 1080p may not really be apparent.

Take a look at this interesting site for more information.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

XP Startup Tweaks

Old news now that OS XI, sorry I mean Windows Vista, has gone gold, but here are some tips to speed up your old XP installation's startup time:


Friday, March 23, 2007

XXCOPY and FreeTextBox

Here are two useful things I've found.

For batch file nerds check out this excellent extension to the XCOPY command:


And for ASP.NET code monkeys here is a free HTML editor control:


Thursday, January 11, 2007

Default button in ASP.NET page

This is a neat way to make a button on an ASP.NET page the default button:

Page.RegisterHiddenField("__EVENTTARGET", "MyDefaultButton")

You can find a full explanation here.