Who needs DMB?

Written by admin on April 12, 2008 – 6:25 pm -

Digital Mobile Broadcasting (DMB) allow South Koreans to watch or listen to their favorite TV or radio shows on mobile phones, PMP’s, GPS receivers or Laptops. Unfortunately all the programs are in Korean .

For the rest of us there’s the Slingbox,  its a gadget that streams (transmits) any video source to the internet. Plug in the cable TV and internet cable at the back of the unit, run the configuration software (you only do this once) and install the Slingplayer on your PC, Laptop or mobile phone.Thats it! I personally watch TV on my UMPC with Wibro, this allows me to watch TV  vitually anywhere.

How does the Slingplayer find your Slingbox over the internet? You enter your Slingbox ID which is a unique number into the Slingplayer, then you enter the password you provided and click watch. The best thing about the Slingbox is that you have a virtual remote on your computer screen which allows you to control the remote device allowing you to change channels.

Now you can get your daily fix of your favorite Philippine TV shows for free! Well almost….

The Slingbox is available in Korea, click on this for their homepage. I’ve also seen it for sale at Bandi and Luni bookstore at the COEX. For those who have relatives in the U.S. and want to watch U.S. programs, it’s available online or at Best Buy, Circuit City and Fry’s. For more information in English visit Slingmedia.

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Seoul Photo and Imaging Show 2008

Written by admin on April 12, 2008 – 3:26 pm -

All you shutterbugs and digital imaging enthusiasts better scoot off to the Seoul International Photo and Imaging show which is going on at the COEX. The show which kicked off Thursday (10.04.2008) ends this Sunday (13.04.2008). Admission is free to the public, at least I think it is since I just signed up by presenting my business card. I’ve also seen whole families including children getting in.

Most of the major players are represented in the show such as Nikon, Canon, Sony, Sigma, Olympus etc. 

The COEX is accessible by car and there is ample parking available but can be expensive, W2,000 (US$2) for the first 30 mins. and W1,000 (US$1) every 15 mins. A cheaper alternative would be to take the Subway and get off at Samseong Station (Green Line).


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