Jason bought a Panasonic Viera 4K TV two years ago. What he wants to know if he buys a newer Samsung 4K TV, will it be as good? Leo says in fact, it'll be better. Todays' 4K TVs have HDR, which is great for color and dynamic range. Leo says they're all pretty good now and you can't even notice upscaling on lower resolution content. So buy all means, pick up a Samsung.
Bob wants to know where he can get a basic answering machine. Do they make them anymore? Leo says that he can still get them from AT&T and Panasonic. Most of them are cordless though, with a base station for the wireless phones. So it's a phone system and an answering machine all in one. And they're all digital, so there are no tapes to buy. Bob should check Best Buy, Staples, and even Amazon. Leo likes Panasonic because they use the DECT standard.
Walter wants a good cordless phone that is secure. Leo says that DECT is the current state of the art for cordless phones and Leo likes the Panasonic phones. Just make sure it has DECT on the box. It also uses FDMA/TDMA which works to spread out the signal across 10 different channels. There is a rudimentary encryption on it, but it's generally regarded as being rather weak. But weak is better than none.
Keetahn wants to know if he can hardwire a speaker to his cell phone that will let people hear the phone ringing in another room. Leo says that a Bluetooth speaker would be ideal, but the problem is that it can lose connectivity and would need re-pairing. Leo says the best is a base station corded phone that he can pair with his cell phone service.
Mark needs to buy a camera for his daughter for her video production class in high school. Leo doesn't recommend a camcorder much anymore, though. The budget is $500. Leo says that any camera can take great videos now.
Brian is thinking about getting a second TV, his first was a Pioneer Kuro, which he loves. Leo says that plasma is still the best, but sadly all TV manufacturers are getting out of the plasma game. Leo says that the Pansonic ST60 is the best on the market. It's an amazing product.
Barbara wants to get a cordless landline phone. Leo says he likes Panasonic, and says that Barbara should make sure that whatever model she gets, it come equipped with DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunciations). Leo also says she can get them to also answer the cellphone number while she's at home.
Leo says it's still important to have a regular phone with a landline through an actual phone company (not a cable provider) for emergencies. That way, if the power goes out, there's still a phone that would work from the power provided through the phone jack.
Morgan has a Panasonic VHS / DVD recorder and she's trying to record TV sequentially on her DVD. She gets error messages, though. Leo says that the recorder could be finalizing the DVD as it stops recording. It could also be the media discs that Morgan is using. They could be cheap or defective. There are companies online that sell DVD sampler packs. She can also try DVD-RW discs. Morgan is having trouble with both formats, however.
Leo says that all the Blu-ray players nowadays are pretty much the same. It's important to get one that can connect to Wi-Fi though because they do sometimes need updates. Other than that, it should be fine.