4K Is Amazing

Let’s Be Perfectly Clear… 4K or Ultra HD televisions are up-converting the incoming signal to 4K resolution. They are taking 1080P, 720P, 1080i or whatever signal you are sending to them and letting you watch a 4K image. Just like your old 1080P set took whatever resolution you sent it and up-converted it to 1080P. OK, so right now there is very little 4K content available but you still get to watch 4K. Netflix, Amazon and others will begin streaming 4K content this year. Sony has a server that you can purchase and download movies (pay per movie) in actual 4K right now. But even if you are just using an antenna for over the air broadcasts, you will be viewing it in 4K on your new 4K/Ultra HD television or projector. If you see a 4K set next to a 1080P set and there is not a big difference, then the 4K unit is not set up correctly. There is a difference and it is... read more

I WONDER WHY THIS WIRE WAS SO CHEAP!!

I have said many times, how do you know what you are getting when it comes to generic wires and cables. The companies have no integrity or standards to live up to.  Here is an example of one of the bigger ones getting caught. Falsely labeled Cat6…… I wonder how these cheaters can sell wire for a little less? UL warns of potentially hazardous communications cable (Release 12PN-65) NORTHBROOK, IL – January 31, 2013 – The following is a notification from UL to consumers, retailers, manufacturers, regulatory agencies and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) that the communications cable identified below bears a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States and may pose a hazard.  The communications cable has not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standard for Safety for the United States, and is not authorized to bear the UL Mark or any reference to UL. Name of Product:  Communications Cable, Type CMR Hazard: This communications cable is missing required flame retardant elements.  This may cause an increased risk of fire. Identification:  On the cable: The surface of the cable jacket displays the following description: MONOPRICE TYPE CM 23AWG 4PR UTP CMR FT4 C(UL)US VERIFIED (UL) CATEGORY6E TIA/EIA-568-B-2.1 550 MHZ CABLE MASTER Identification:  On the box:       Photos of Product: ... read more

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