The Hoarder’s Dilemma

Nov 27, 2012 No Comments by

Tech Fogey has initiated an audit.  How many electronic gizmos do we have, both in daily use and abandoned in boxes?  The more we delved, the worse things became.  It’s already embarrassing and there might well be forgotten contraptions that will only emerge when the loft is properly explored and thus make the accumulation truly [...]

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FOGEY 5 DIGITAL SLRs

Jun 06, 2012 No Comments by

With so many digital cameras on the market – from hybrids to compacts to DSLRs to superzooms – even the most equable snapper could get brain-ache deciding which to buy. Anyone who wants to be seen as though they know what they’re doing, though, will buy a DSLR. And this lot (apparently) are the best.

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Adios Analogue TV

Apr 06, 2012 No Comments by

If anyone out there who has the wherewithal to buy a new TV is still clinging to their old cathode ray tube (CRT) monstrosity out of some codgerish nostalgic whimsy, please stop it. Throw it away.

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FOGEY 5 Blu-ray disc players

Sep 12, 2011 No Comments by

Want Full HD content for your 1080p Full HD TV? Then get a Blu-ray disc player. And spend fortunes on Blu-ray discs, which are more expensive than nasty, standard def DVDs, naturally.

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Micro Four Thirds Compact Camera Systems

May 20, 2011 No Comments by

Former editor of Professional Photographer magazine, Ian Farrell, on whether the new breed of ‘micro four-thirds’ ‘bridge’ cameras are sounding the death knell for the DSLR

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TVs Buying Guide

May 20, 2011 No Comments by

As manufacturers pack ever more features into their TVs, those sets that don’t have the spangly new additions are flogged off on the cheap. So for even the slightly tardy adopter there are some serious bargains to be had.

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Digital Compact Cameras overview

Feb 21, 2011 No Comments by

What constitutes a ‘compact’ digital camera has been changing over the past few years.  After digital usurped film two significant categories emerged: basic point-and-shoot snappers and digital SLRs; pretty much a mirror image of what had been the case with film cameras. Then superzooms came along; cameras with powerful, non-interchangeable zoom lenses that were larger [...]

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Digital Compact Cameras buying guide

Jan 28, 2011 No Comments by

What will you use your camera for? Some compacts are more compact than others.  The Sony Cybershot DSC-T99 and Samsung ST100 are very slim, making them easy to carry in a pocket and less obvious to thieving bastards. Does your camera need to be rugged and/or waterproof?  The Canon Powershot D10 and Casio EX-G1 are [...]

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Blu-ray overview

Jan 12, 2011 No Comments by

Blu-ray: proper high definition content for your HD TV. None of your 720p bollocks, Blu-ray is 1080p Full HD and right now it’s the best quality sound a vision experience going.

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FOGEY 5 Blu-ray Disc Players (older)

Jan 11, 2011 No Comments by

The Fogey 5 are the best five products in their class by virtue of expert and consumer review from at least 10 respected and authoritative websites. This is a Fogey 6 because all these machines featured in four or more top ten lists.  It’s due for an update. Sony BDP S760 The S760’s ‘big thing’ [...]

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