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  1. TPM Support in older BIOSes can be terrible (especially for retail consumer products). I have an ASUS laptop with a 2019 BIOS that does have TPM (Windows can see it), but the BIOS can't enable it properly. It's the big brand integrators that usually have this running even on older machines (I have a 2013 HP that has TPM working properly). Somewhat related: I don't know if it's a placebo, but the updated task scheduler in Win 11 seems to get better use out of my older AMD FX processors. Applications seem to run smoother on these devices versus Windows 10 (no noticeable change for my
  2. It can do quite a bit with the right user, so master its controls and shoot as much as you can. As for gear to add, you'd learn about that as you encounter limitations. You'd realize the limits of the kit lens and the built-in flash down the line, for example.
  3. Sigma is giving it some love with their new prime lenses. Let's hope that they make some more.
  4. The SL3 is a great camera overall; 500 sounds like a good price for it. The M50 is another solid option.
  5. I suggest looking at the Canon EOS RP or the Sony A7 II. These cost a bit more, but the larger sensors can grow with your kit. You can adapt your lenses and run in APS-C mode until you get full frame lenses. The Canon SL3 and M50 are also great options that'd give you back some funds for a brighter lens (you'd probably want it for video indoors).
  6. I actually prefer VA over IPS on TVs because of the much better contrast ratio. Blacks appear to be grey on most IPS TVs when the lights are down.
  7. I was astonished with the results of this A/B comparison: http://youtu.be/2U9Vw0U1f0A The Building 1 and Building 2 tests threw me off, as I am partial towards dedicated cameras.
  8. 2:2 pulldowns are done on 50, 75 and 100 Hz panels too (2:2:2:2:2:2:2:2:2:2:2:3 pulldown to be precise; some people just call it 'Euro pulldown'). They still call it 2:2 pulldown to be concise, but it is converting 24 Hz to 25 Hz. Panasonic sold a lot of 100 Hz Plasmas (mostly to PAL countries). I actually own one (and it lets you choose if you want it to run at 50Hz or 100Hz). These TVs exhibit noticeable judder when displaying 24 Hz material.
  9. You are correct in saying *most*. Panasonic and some other makers released Plasma TVs that cannot handle 24Hz natively (they had to perform 2:2 or 3:2 pulldowns); it stayed this way for a long time (especially for entry level models).
  10. An ADS panel is virtually the same as IPS. I suggest looking for a model with a VA panel if you want good contrast. Direct LED is generally better for uniformity, especially for entry level TVs with IPS panels.
  11. PowerDVD is probably the best PC software for this right now, but it sure isn't perfect.
  12. Nobody ever said that the A1 is a poor option. I like how it has a good amount of RAM and is in the Android One program. Its main downside is the under-performing camera (especially under low light).
  13. It is because the TS is looking for a phone at that price range. At the size of the J5 Pro, the 720p isn't a big disadvantage. It is sharp enough for most people (ppi not far from the iPhone 8), the contrast is top-notch, and it helps in keeping frame rates high (despite the midrange SoC).
  14. The Galaxy J5 Pro is a same-priced alternative. Better camera, modern SoC and AMOLED screen (though it does have less memory).
  15. The Mi Note 3 is plenty good for the price (good performance, build and camera). That is like their Goldilocks product at the moment, in my opinion. Way better than the Nokia 6, but it only supports 1 out of the 2 LTE bands used by Bell (locked out by software, afaik).