The Internet - The first Worldwide Tool of Unification ("The End of History")

" ... Now I give you something that few think about: What do you think the Internet is all about, historically? Citizens of all the countries on Earth can talk to one another without electronic borders. The young people of those nations can all see each other, talk to each other, and express opinions. No matter what the country does to suppress it, they're doing it anyway. They are putting together a network of consciousness, of oneness, a multicultural consciousness. It's here to stay. It's part of the new energy. The young people know it and are leading the way.... "

" ... I gave you a prophecy more than 10 years ago. I told you there would come a day when everyone could talk to everyone and, therefore, there could be no conspiracy. For conspiracy depends on separation and secrecy - something hiding in the dark that only a few know about. Seen the news lately? What is happening? Could it be that there is a new paradigm happening that seems to go against history?... " Read More …. "The End of History"- Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“…5 - Integrity That May Surprise…

Have you seen innovation and invention in the past decade that required thinking out of the box of an old reality? Indeed, you have. I can't tell you what's coming, because you haven't thought of it yet! But the potentials of it are looming large. Let me give you an example, Let us say that 20 years ago, you predicted that there would be something called the Internet on a device you don't really have yet using technology that you can't imagine. You will have full libraries, buildings filled with books, in your hand - a worldwide encyclopedia of everything knowable, with the ability to look it up instantly! Not only that, but that look-up service isn't going to cost a penny! You can call friends and see them on a video screen, and it won't cost a penny! No matter how long you use this service and to what depth you use it, the service itself will be free.

Now, anyone listening to you back then would perhaps have said, "Even if we can believe the technological part, which we think is impossible, everything costs something. There has to be a charge for it! Otherwise, how would they stay in business?" The answer is this: With new invention comes new paradigms of business. You don't know what you don't know, so don't decide in advance what you think is coming based on an old energy world. ..."
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

LCD to LED: Is it worth the move?

Zatni Arbi, Contributor The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Mon, 12/28/2009 10:54 AM

Samsung LED TV 8700

After inviting a group of journalists to a sneak preview at its head office, Samsung Electronics Indonesia let us play around with one of its LED TVs.

I said I was interested. “Can I see the largest LED TV you have?” I asked Shinta Wardiastuti from corporate marketing, in my email. After a few days, I received a huge box, almost as large as my refrigerator. Thereafter, courtesy of Samsung Electronics Indonesia, I have been able to watch TV broadcasts, DVD movies and even YouTube on a 55-inch screen.

Yes, a huge 55-inch TV. I almost regretted asking for the biggest model as I had to make space for it in my tiny living room. It will be a relief when they take it back early January, although I will miss it. But I will feel more at ease because not only can I reclaim the space, I will no longer have to worry about protecting this Rp 60 million ($US6,000) item.

Samsung, reportedly the worldwide leader in LCD and LED TVs, currently offers three different series of LED TV. These are the B8000, B7000 and B6000.

The numbers have nothing to do with size. Instead, they indicate their features. The B8000 has the most features. The one that has dominated my living room is the UA55B7000WR.

Setting it up is extremely easy. The TV can be hooked up to a conventional aerial, a TV cable network, a DVD player, a Blu-Ray player — it has the full 1,920 by 1,080 resolution, a PC and a number of other digital media players.

It has two gigabytes of internal memory, it supports USB 2.0 and it can play movies from any equipment using the USB connector. It has an RJ-45 port to connect it to our home network, or we can use an optional wireless adaptor, both DLNA and LAN. It has Samsung’s media player named Medi@2.0, which also supports Internet@TV, the Content Library, USB 2.0 Movie and wireless DLNA.

Incidentally, my wife once refused to use the netbook, saying the screen was too small for her. When I hooked up the same netbook to this LED screen, she still refused it because it was way, way too big!

At first, I could watch any TV broadcasts off the air. It turned out that I had to tell the TV tuner to scan them first. Once the scanning was completed, I could watch local TV broadcasts.

Although I was using an indoor antenna, some of the local stations had sharp images. I did not hook it up to my cable TV decoder because the only location spacious enough for it was too far from the end of the cable.

The TV, which uses SRS TrueSound HD, relies on a pair of down-firing speakers and a subwoofer for audio. But, honestly, you should hook it up to a home theater system to really enjoy the sound.

The infrared remote control, which is also quite large, illuminates when buttons are pressed. It is loaded with functions, but amazingly, it is simple to use for straightforward operation.

One problem with the cable TV services is that the volume levels are not the same across the channels. As we move from one channel to another, we often have to scramble for the volume control button because the sound suddenly becomes very loud. This also happens with lots of commercials, as the stations want to ensure the commercials capture our attention. The good news is that all these three LED TVs have an auto volume leveler.

While the list of specs is more than two pages long, another important feature of the latest LED TVs from Samsung is their slimness. They are less than 3 centimeters thick. They can easily be bolstered on the wall easily.

Samsung even supplies the kit, including the fire resistant cable that is stronger than necessary to sustain the 22.4 kg weight of the LED TV.

The big question now is what makes the LED TV different from LCD TV? Not much. The LCD panel on an LCD TV has many Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps (CCFL) tubes behind it to light the display. The LED panel uses Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) for the same task. The diodes are far more expensive to make, compared with the CCFL, so they are used on the top and bottom of a typical LED screen to provide lighting.

One of the innovations of the Samsung LED TVs is the LEDs are located on all four edges. Samsung calls it “edge-lit LED”. It sounds a simple solution, but the Korean company has deployed almost all of its researchers to develop the technology and design the super-thin LED TV.

Among others, they had to design the Light Guide Panel/Plate (LGP) to direct the light from the LEDs into the transistors in the panel.

In addition, the engineers also had to create Samsung’s own chip, as they were obsessed with the idea of developing the best TV on earth. The results were these three series, each with its own 40-, 46- and 55-inch versions.

Are there real benefits in moving from LCD to LED? There are. First, an LED TV is more energy efficient. Samsung claims that it uses 40 percent less power than a comparable LCD TV. No mercury is used in the production. In terms of picture quality, the LED also has a far better contrast level. This gives us a darker black than what the LCD panel can achieve.

So, if money is not an issue and you are looking for a full HDTV TV, go for a LED TV. You will not be disappointed.

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