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Let us start with the television. It has been a steady feature in the homes of many people and yet it is one thing that has probably changed the most throughout the years. Last year, the flat panel televisions that were only four inches deep were the big thing. As the thinnest televisions on market, people flocked to the electronics store so that they could have the very best.
But this year, there are televisions that are making their panels only one inch, and in some cases even less, which means there is a new version of the flat televisions on the market. Many of the big name companies such as JVC, LG, Sharp, Sony, Mitsubishi, Samsung, and Hitachi are all jumping on the bandwagon and creating a television that will truly make history with how deep it is, or rather how deep it isn't.
But why do the televisions have to be so thin? The biggest reason is because the thin television gives the consumers much more flexibility with where they put it. The flat televisions help to improve a home, as it is truly a space saver. With how small the televisions are becoming, how does a person hide their DVD players, the cable box receivers, and the connections to their satellite receivers? The lowboy was something that was rather popular in the 1960s and 1970s but is finally making its comeback in 2009. Even though there are other products on the market, the lowboy is certainly the item that is the trendiest for this year. It is deep enough for the flat panel televisions and it is able to hide all of those connections so that the aesthetics of the wall display are not lost.
Blu-Ray Enters More Homes
When it comes to Blu-ray, many people feel as though it is something of the past. The thing is though, there have never been as many choices and options as there are in 2009. People are trying to get their movies and their normal everyday television viewing into the best picture possible. Even though this could not be done before, there are products out there that can now deliver high definition content to several televisions throughout the house. Instead of just having one television with the best viewing or having to purchase separate HD systems for all of the televisions, you can now get great viewing from all TV's with the help of a video distribution system that is HD-compliant.
The least expensive models on the market come from Sony with a price tag of anywhere between two thousand to two thousand five hundred dollars. These systems are the basics. But what about the homes that about more then two televisions? For that, Sony has developed a system as well. The HomeShare HD system can send HD video to up to four televisions. The cost is about one to two thousand per room.
When it comes to wanting the best of the best, 2009 has something great to offer those who love laptops. The Eee PC 1000HE is certainly the largest of the Eee series to date but there are more benefits to it which over shadows the size with no problem. The high-speed wireless capabilities are incredible and the battery life will last a person all day. This truly means that someone can work all day out in the sun or in the local coffee shop without having to worry about plugging in.
The ten-inch display makes seeing what is on the screen incredibly easy and the keys on the keyboard are ninety two percent of the size that would commonly be found on a laptop. This means that the spacing between each key is similar to what would be found on the common desktop keyboard. All in all, this is the netbook that is the best buy. While it may not be as pretty as another laptop or as compact, the features on it far exceed anything else out there for 2009.
And when you are shopping for the latest technology in netbooks, the thing that will be on your mind is what it can do for your personal and business life, not how pretty it looks.
Can It Get Better Then This?
With all of the various things that have already hit the shelves throughout the world in 2009, one would wonder if it could still possibly get any better then it already is. As far as designers and engineers are concerned, there is always room for improvement. There can always be something a little better, a little faster, and a little smaller. 2009 is truly a year that has brought many surprises and will probably bring even more before it is all said and done.
And what will next year bring? A half-inch thick television? Televisions that think more like computers? No one in the general public really knows for sure. What is known though is that we will most likely be continue to be amazed with what technology brings our way.
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