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If your MacBook (any model) is not charging to 100%, it may need to be recalibrated. Apple explains how to do this, but basically it comes down to three steps: Fully charge your MacBook (and leave it charged for about 2 hours) Fully drain your MacBook (by using it on battery until it t...

August 20th 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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To the question if there's really demand for eco TVs, the answer is apparently no, but not necessarily for the reasons you'd think. In a Retrevo survey, 75% of people answered that energy efficient products were important to them, but less than half had actually bought one, with the number dropping...

April 3rd 2009 at 10:31pm 0 Comments
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For most of this month, one of the top 10 ranked Community Games on Major Nelson's list hasn't been a game at all, the TV Calibration app is a 200 point ($2.50) tool loaded with plenty of test patterns to make sure your video setup is configured perfectly. There's also a free trial, so we loaded it...

March 31st 2009 at 3:13pm 0 Comments
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We'll go ahead and get this out of the way: seasoned HDTV owners won't likely gain much from this one, but those brand new to the world of high-definition are probably wondering what on Earth "calibration" even means. Rather than simply brushing it aside and dealing with those factory settings, we'...

July 22nd 2008 at 9:37pm 0 Comments
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Just uttering the word "calibration" around an HDTV newbie will either elicit a blank stare or a lowered head. Nah, that hasn't been scientifically proven or anything, but we'd surmise that most folks avoid advanced tweaking for fear of screwing something up or just wasting too much time and effort....

June 3rd 2008 at 5:30am 0 Comments
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It's apparently not too late for THX to squeeze its high definition test material onto a Blu-ray disc, as it's informed CNET of plans to do just that. Look forward to an "expanded version" of the THX Optimizer that ships with certain movies, but built for a less technical audience than a disc like D...

May 15th 2008 at 1:39pm 0 Comments
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Lets face it, no matter how many tools, USB sticks or discs we have, calibrating an HDTV properly is simply beyond most consumers, even if they understand why it would be a good idea. Those are the people targeted by THX and Portrait Displays new partnership, allowing content creators to use THX Med...

January 7th 2008 at 7:06pm 0 Comments
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High-def can give you one of two things. One - an amazing breathtaking image or two - a really poppy picture. HDTV's can be harder to get a good picture from a normal TV if you deviate from the factory presets. many people will turn up the brightness and sharpness to give them a picture that really...

July 5th 2006 at 12:34pm 0 Comments