I bought three HDMI cables from Taobao. Price is much lower than those on Ebay.
I just noticed that the HDMI is version 1.4 now.
Based on the Wiki:
HDMI 1.4 was released on May 28, 2009, and the first HDMI 1.4 products were available in the second half of 2009. HDMI 1.4 increases the maximum resolution to 4K × 2K, i.e. 3840 × 2160p (Quad HD) at 24 Hz/25 Hz/30 Hz or 4096 × 2160p at 24 Hz (which is a resolution used with digital theaters); an HDMI Ethernet Channel (HEC), which allows for a 100 Mbit/s Ethernet connection between the two HDMI connected devices so they can share an Internet connection; and introduces an Audio Return Channel (ARC), 3D Over HDMI, a new Micro HDMI Connector, expanded support for color spaces, with the addition of sYCC601, Adobe RGB and Adobe YCC601; and an Automotive Connection System.HDMI 1.4 supports several stereoscopic 3D formats including field alternative (interlaced), frame packing (a full resolution top-bottom format), line alternative full, side-by-side half, side-by-side full, 2D + depth, and 2D + depth + graphics + graphics depth (WOWvx), with additional top/bottom formats added in version 1.4a. HDMI 1.4 requires that 3D displays support the frame packing 3D format at either 720p50 and 1080p24 or 720p60 and 1080p24. High Speed HDMI 1.3 cables can support all HDMI 1.4 features except for the HDMI Ethernet Channel.
HDMI 1.4a was released on March 4, 2010 and adds two additional mandatory 3D formats for broadcast content, which was deferred with HDMI 1.4 in order to see the direction of the 3D broadcast market. HDMI 1.4a has defined mandatory 3D formats for broadcast, game, and movie content. HDMI 1.4a requires that 3D displays support the frame packing 3D format at either 720p50 and 1080p24 or 720p60 and 1080p24, side-by-side horizontal at either 1080i50 or 1080i60, and top-and-bottom at either 720p50 and 1080p24 or 720p60 and 1080p24.
HDMI 1.4b was released on October 11, 2011. One of the new features is that it adds support to 1080p video at 120 Hz. All future versions of the HDMI specification will be made by the HDMI Forum that was created on October 25, 2011.
I have an old usb cable for my iPod shuffle. It is broken and I fixed it. At the same time, I ordered one New USB Data Cable Sync charger 60cm for IPod Shuffle 2nd Gen USA, at eBay.
It is only US $2.19 plus 0.99 postage.
I make an online order at DX.com. Actually I just did an order last month. But this time there is a little bit different when I use PayPal to pay this order.
It displayed an option on PayPal payment window. The option is to let me choose Pay After Delivery. What is the Pay After Delivery?
With Pay After Delivery, you don’t have to pay for your purchase until after you receive your item. Only certain purchases offer Pay After Delivery as a payment method. If it’s available, you’ll see the option on the Review Your Information page during checkout. There is no fee to schedule a payment using Pay After Delivery.
When you use Pay After Delivery, we pay the seller right away, so there’s no delay in sending you the item. We withdraw the payment from your bank account 14 days later.
You still have full coverage on your payments. If you don’t receive your item or the item isn’t what you expected, just let us know by reporting a problem in the PayPal Resolution Center. If you report the problem within 14 days of making your purchase, we’ll put your payment on hold and you won’t pay until the dispute is resolved.
It is so fast. I just make an order two days ago. Now I received the UPS pack afternoon.
See the pictures.
More pictures here
I am still thinking about what purpose for this Raspberry Pi board. Maybe start from the linux distribution.
The box of it shown the link to GETTING STARTED http://raspberrypi.org/downloads
I ordered another eReader, Kobo, on Futureshop. It is Kobo 6″ eBook Reader (N416-KBO-W) – White – Refurbished. No, it is not brand new one, but still have one year labor warranty.
I would like to have a simple ebook without any wifi, 3G, this kind of things. I just want a e-reader to read pdf files.
Let us see the details of it.
Screen Size 6″
Screen Resolution 600 x 800
Screen Technology E Ink
Colour Screen No
Greyscale Levels 8
Backlit Display No
Front-lit Display No
Screen Rotation Support No
Document Formats DRM ePub, PDF, Adobe DRM
Image Formats PDF ePub
Audio Formats No
Video Formats No