A few weeks ago I signed up for Amp’d Mobile service, and shortly thereafter received my new Kyocera Jet multimedia phone via Fedex. I was immediately very impressed with the look, size and form factor. I’ve always been a flip man, but I’m very keen on this slider from Kyocera.

The new OS is very cool, user friendly, and customizable. The Amp’d multimedia service is pretty sweet, effectively replacing my previous phone, mp3 player, and even the game system for short trips, etc… The microSD capability adds even more value, as you can simply transfer your existing content from the PC using the provided SD adapter. It should be noted that you cannot transfer purchased music from iTunes to the device or card as it is protected; however, you can rip CD tracks all day long or transfer other unprotected content (music, vids, images) - supports mp3, aac, mp4, 3gp, 3g2, m4a, and m4b file types.

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Please note that this article was originally published in February, 2005.

Let me start by saying that I am by no means trying to imply that DVR, NVR or any other digital or IP based video system cannot produce good quality video evidence. There are even 2 or 3 high-end, mega-pixel quality digital surveillance cameras and systems on the market today whose capabilities far exceed those of a traditional analog based system. However, to my point, it seems more often than not digital based systems are producing very poor quality video evidence regardless of the system's actual capabilities.

So why do DVRs typically provide poor quality video evidence? Here are a few of the common reasons:

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