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The latest LCD TV Trends: Wal-Mart makes the move in 2009

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Just a few years ago, consumers interested in purchasing an HDTV were looking at pricetags that came close to $10,000? As prices for LCD and plasma HDTVs fall due to production capacity expanding for higher glass, flat panel TVs sales continue to climb. You can stand outside many big-box retailers and you’ll see waves of customers rolling TVs to their cars.

If you do searches on facebook or twitter (the new places to do marketing research), you can see that consumers are trying to figure out the LCDTV market when looking to buy a flat panel TV today. Users need to determine what resolution they need, how well the television produces a wide contrast ratio compared to the room lighting, and whether the sound system is adequate, whether you can connect the LCDTV to the internet. There are even new features coming out and heavily marketed, such as LED backlighting, Consumers need to how to separate important features from marketing gimmicks. A LCD HDTV Buying guide that explains some of the features has been recently updated to cover new information about Local dimming.

The LA Times recently reported that LCD TV sales are strong. Despite the weak economy, sales reports indicate that U.S. families continue to upgrade their televisions and are keeping sales of flat-panel HDTVs strong. Trend observers (such as me) is based on several factors: The continued price drops in large sized HDTVs along with competitive price cutting by retailers who want to make room for new models, and the recent switch to all-digital TV signals. The long term trend seems true, consumers are creating a home theater experience that effectively competes with the local movie theater. Movie ticket sales are slower than anticipated as a whole this summer. Evidence that more people are staying at home these days for entertainment.

Discount giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has gained market share as consumers have flocked to lower-priced stores for TVs. In the first three months of the year, ISuppli said, 22.3% of U.S. flat-panel purchases were made at Wal-Mart, up from 13.8% in the first quarter of 2008. An example of these amazing LCD TV deals is the SANYO 26 LCD HDTV w Built-in Digital Tuner, DP26649. You can use this link or the banner below to find those “Walmart low prices” people keep talking about in the press.

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Where to buy the Palm Pre?

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Here is the buzz online for the Palm Pre product launch Saturday June 6th. The main places you can buy the Palm Pre are Walmart, Radio Shack, Best Buy, or the Sprint Store. Palm Pre will be made available through sprint.com and Telesales sometime after the initial launch date of June 6th, however neither Sprint or Palm have given a timeframe. If it’s true that Best Buy will give an instant $100 rebate instead of the mail-in rebate at a Sprint store, people will definitely be standing outside Best Buy’s door on Saturday. If you’re looking to get the Pre on launch day, you’re going to need to get yourself to a physical Sprint store, Best Buy, RadioShack, or the Sprint support desk within Walmart stores.

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Palm Pre Nears Launch: New Features Cause Stir

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The D: All Things Digital Conference kept attendees through the final session by scheduling a demo of the new Palm Pre as the very last event.  The news is streaming online fast from this presentation today. A Fortune magazine article mentioned that if you plug a Pre into a Mac computer, it syncs seamlessly, with Apple’s iTunes. It is assumed that the Palm software and hardware configuration the iTunes Store treats the Pre just as it would an iPod or an iPhone except for  Digital rights management songs and iPhone applications.

Third party programs that sync music with various non-Apple MP3 players — including the Palm Treo and 700p –  have been available for some time. But team Pre has apparently built the necessary code right into the device’s firmware. Several members of the engineering team behind the Palm Pre previously were employed at Apple and worked on the original iPod.

Other reporters following the announcement at the D7 conference mentioned that the Palm Pre will be Twitter friendly. This is important since some people do not want to have a text plan to use twitter on a mobile phone. Eric Schonfield, a reported for tech Crunch, observed a  demo of the Palm Pre at the D7 conference, and Twitter search was showcased as one of its universal search options (along with Google and other search engines). Other features shown in the demo included the ability to, download music over the air from the Amazon MP3 store, run multiple apps at the same time, and integrate third-party applications with other palm applications on the Palm Pre such as the calendar. For instance, The prensenter claimed that if you buy a movie ticket through a Fandango app, it can make an entry on your calendar.  This has to be seen to be believed. Integrating applications from different vendors is very difficult.

The most interesting news bit coming out of the Palm pre buzz is the news that Verizon Wireless’ CEO said the largest US carrier will have the Palm Pre in about six months.

Good Ideas for Storage in the Home

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If there is one room where space is usually at a premium, its the bathroom. Storage solutions will let you make the most of every inch. Some great ideas include under-sink storage area constructed of simple plywood covered 2 x 4’s then painted to replace a vanity. Simply contructed, this can add more room. The sectioned-off shelves make organization easy, preventing the deep pile up that usually occurs in under sink storage.

You can accessorize the bathroom with chrome baskets that slide out easily for access to rolled up handtowels, washcloths, toilet tissue and bath products. Above-counter basins take up less under-sink space providing even more storage area. A niche cut into the wall for a narrow cabinet and shelves adds plenty of hiding space but does not intrude on the room.

Get in the habit of looking up, rather than around for more room. You can usually find vertical space for shelves and storage.

Living room storage is slightly different. The secret to finding space is simple as looking at something in a new way. Use a hallway console table or a dining room sideboard in the living room. Stash everyday items in the drawers and save the top for beautiful accessories. Tuck a large woven basket in an out o way spot to corral throw pillows and afghans. The key is double duty furniture.  New home and garden items, such as the home decor items mentioned in this post, are added daily to comfortchannel.com.

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