July 3, 2009

Freakin' Friday! Michael Jackson 25th Anniversary Thriller


What better way to pay tribute to the King of Pop giving someone Michael Jackson's Thriller 25th Anniversary. It has the complete original album, plus 7 bonus tracks. They include artists Fergie, Kanye West, will.i.am and Akon and a previously unreleased track "For All Time." The MusicPass also features the 'Beat It' and 'Billie Jean' videos.

Via Michael Jackson

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Marantz CD6300 CD Player


Marantz has unveiled its latest CD player. The CD6003 supports CD and CD-R/RW, WMA (48-320kbps,) MP3 (32-320kbps,) AAC (8-320kbps) and WAV files. With a frequency response of 2 - 20,000Hz, a signal to noise ratio of 110dB and a THD of 0.002%, the player will released in July with a MSRP of ¥49,800 (~$523.00.)

Via Akihabara News

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July 2, 2009

Curtis Mathes Blu-ray Player


Curtis Mathes has kindly released a less expensive Blu-ray Player. The
CMMBX130 has an MP3 player, photo viewer, USB card reader and can upscale to HD. Watch movies, view family photos or listen to CDs. At a price of less than $160.00, use it to start your own home theater system as it has Coaxial Digital, 5.1 Channel, Component Video, HDMI, Optical Digital, Stereo Audio, Audio, Composite Video and S-Video outputs.

Via Curtis Mathes Blu-ray Player

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June 25, 2009

Mobidapter Transfers Media Without PC


Elan's Mobidapter connects by an SD slot to instantly transfer images, music and data between cell phones without a PC from a USB drive. It will work with any cell phone, smartphone or PDA with a socket and can also be used with TVs, Sat-Nav devices and digital picture frames. Compatible with any op system, it has a price of $65.00.

Via Elan Digital

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June 24, 2009

SilverPac Advanced Digital Picture Frame


This is no ordinary digital frame. SilverPac's Advanced Digital Picture Frame (ADPF) has a 10.1" 1024 x 576 touchscreen, connects via Wifi, Bluetooth, and full and micro-USB ports. The SilverFrame has Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2 and supports Windows SlideShow and Live FrameIt for content that has been stored online. It can show photos, play online tunes and video, can sync up to email and calendars, or hook up with Facebook, Windows Live and Flickr. The ADPF comes with remote and 1.5W built-in speakers, is driven by a Freescale processor, has 1GB flash storage and 512MB of RAM. No price as yet, but expect a hefty one.

Via Slash Gear

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June 23, 2009

QNAP NMP1000 - Deluxe Media

QNAP's NMP1000 is beginning to hit stores in Japan, so perhaps the network media player will make it here by the holiday season. At a price of ¥45,000, (~$470.00,) the HDMI 1.3 device has a 3.5" HDD, a 1GB Ethernet port and can double as NAS (network attached storage.) What more can we say? We'll let the video speak for itself.

Via Engadget HD

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June 22, 2009

Popcorn Hour C-200 Internet Settop Box


Syabas, the company behind the Popcorn Hour A-100, has announced their next-gen Internet settop box, the C-200. Stream content from the Net or your PC's hard drive to your stereo or TV. The box has a front-loading bay to install a hard drive for storage and playback and a gigabit Ethernet connection for rapid file transfer. With support for over 30 A/V types of files, it comes with a wireless RF remote and LCD display for easy search, stream and download. Look for the C-200 next month with a MSRP of $299.00.

Via Popcorn Hour

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June 19, 2009

Samsung MP3 Player Reads, Plays Games


The latest PMP from Samsung does more than play music. The YP-R1CB 8GB MP3 Player features a 2.7" WQVGA (400×240) touchscreen and is compatible with video RMVB, MPEG-4, WMV, H.264, Divx, Xvid and audio MP3, WMA, Ogg, FLAC and AAC files. When you tire of the A/V usage, the Bluetooth device has an FM tuner, an E-book reader and can play games. Look for a price around $180.00.

Via DAP Review

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June 18, 2009

Convert Your Router to a WiFi Radio


Jeff Keyzer took an Asus WL-520gU Wireless Router and turned it into a DIY WiFi Radio. He removed the USB connector and wired it directly to simplify things. The cabinet was built from scratch by one of his neighbors. Excluding the case, it only cost him $147.09. Check out his other materials and instructions if you would like to duplicate his efforts. Nice job, Jeff.

Via mighty Ohm

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Convert to HD Audio with Gefen Box


So you finally dealt with the DTV transition successfully, so now it is time to do the same for your audio system. The Gefen Converter Box will take your S/PDIF or TOSLink source and convert it to standard analog left/right audio to your DVR, CD players or other devices with RCA jacks.

Via Gefen

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