It's a slow news day, so I'll share with you this review, which I believe is the worst gadget CNet has ever seen.
John "The Sheriff" Falcone has seen a lot of crap in his day, but it wasn't until last November that the copy for the Xploder PS2 HDTV Player article landed on his desk.
In each of our tests, changing to the 720p and 1080i modes did indeed change the system's output to those respective HD resolutions, however the image was stretched and squashed in both cases, creating a windowbox effect—we had to shrink the image even further and change the aspect ratio to 4:3 for the things to look playable.
For reference, they did a head to head with a piece of rubber dog shit, and the dog shit scored a 4.0.
(The dog poop doesn't even have component out, but its price point is much lower.)
What other shitty gadget reviews have you seen? Send em in, we'll make a list.
Xploder PS2 HDTV Player [CNet]