Thursday, March 29, 2007

KODAK Disc 4000 Camera

In 1982 Kodak was launching a camera that using disc as the film, but don't ever thinking about CD or DVD, the disc film is made from negative film that built in round format, the images of photo shot are printed on the side of the disc and you can put 15 images on a single disc.

I have one of this camera, it was an unique and innovative camera in the 80's era, fit in the pocket and easy to use, with its sophisticated and modern looks, this slim silver camera can made other person attention while I use it outdoor. But as a compact camera the picture production is not sharp, because from the tiny negative image you will get blurry picture while printed on photo paper.
Nowadays I can't find the disc negative film for this camera, Kodak is discontinuing this product.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Polyvision Television

I went with my entire family to Glodok Plaza to buy a television to replace our old Nordmende 14 inch television. There was a lot of type and brand, but we choose this Polyvision 21 inch television, a brand from Polytron Group. The price is cheap for 21 inch television with sub-woofer, stereo surround sound, picture in picture, NICAM/Zweiton multi sytem, and Teletext facilities, only 1.5 million Rupiah, while other brands were prices above 2 million.


This TV has build-in Sub-Woofer speaker on its back cassis, two speakers that mounted in the side direction with air hole that directed to the top. These speakers can produce big bass sound that spreading to the entire room. But you can set the bass level to high because this sub-woofer speaker box made from plastic that will make a vibrating noise.


I like this facility because I can see other channel in small screen, without disturbing the program that I watch. I can switch the program between big screen and small screen in one click using remote control. Nowadays you will difficult to find a 21 inch television with picture-in-picture facility, usually you can find it on big screen TV such as projection TV or widescreen LCD/Plasma TV.

Now this TV is more than ten years old age, and had been repaired several times, but I don’t want to replace it with the new one, because I need this picture-in-picture facility.