July 2, 2009

Mvix to Release Ultio Media Player

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Mvix is about to release their latest media player. The Ultio MX-800 is hard disk based and will reproduce up to 1080p video. Pre-equipped with a network port, it features a samba server and UPnP implementation. View movies or photos or listen to music as it supports most HD codecs including AVC-HD and FLAC. Stream content with integration with services like PlayOn or Tversity for such sites as Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, CNN and ESPN. It also has 2 USB 2.0 slaves for extending storage, adding media cards or USB drives. Look for the Ultio sometime this week with a decent price of $169.00.

(Thanks, A. Jay)

Via Mvix

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June 16, 2009

LG HDTV Packed with Netflix

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Netflix seems to be slowly taking over the planet with these two new LG HDTVs equipped with the service. Both the 42" 42LH50 and the 50" 50PS80 have NetCast Entertainment Access with over 12,000 movies, TV episodes and YouTube available. They feature a 1080p Full HD resolution 1920 x1080p Trumotion 120Hz panel with 4 HDMI v 1.3 digital inputs. Add to that energy efficiency, an invisible speaker system with Dolby Digital 5.1 and Clear Voice, and a 70,000:1 Dynamic contrast ratio and you have one state of the art TV.

Via LG HDTV

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June 8, 2009

LG Network Blu-ray Players with Netcast

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LG has released two Network Blu-ray Disc Players with "NetCast Entertainment Access," a new generation of the BD300. Both the BD 370 and the BD 390 were on display at the CES 2009 and feature WiFi capability, 1080p up-scaling, instant access to Roxio, CinemaNow, Netflix, and YouTube, as well as other entertainment channels. The BD 390 has 1GB memory for BD Live, wireless capability and has the very cool option of download-to-own and pay-per-view with one remote click.

Via LG Blu-ray Players

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May 27, 2009

Netflix Streaming For Windows Vista Media Center

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Microsoft now has a Windows Vista Media Center Netflix Streaming application available. It needs either Windows Vista Home Premium or Ultimate, but not if you have a WMC extender. Using your Netflix account, you can search, manage your queue and find out what is available for instant viewing. Setup is promised to be quick and easy.

Via Microsoft Green Button

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May 21, 2009

LG Blu-ray Player to Feature Nero

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Fans of Nero will be glad to know that soon they will be bundling their new
MediaHome Essential with the LG BD390 Blu-ray Disc Player. With it you can stream photos, audio and video from your PC. The BD390 can already get Netflix HD, YouTube, Cinema Now BD-Live and upconvert to HD, as well as 7.1 surround sound channel audio output.

Via VPO Press Release


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May 4, 2009

All 2008 Academy Award Winners Released

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We try to make it a practice to see every movie nominated for best anything. Would that Netflix could get them to us faster. The good news is that we finally got to see "The Wrestler" this past weekend, a movie that seemed more of a remark on the life of Mickey Rourke than a remarkable film. It was overshadowed by "Milk" which, if you haven't seen, must put at the top of your queue. (See the original documentary as well!) We give "Frost/Nixon" and "Changling" strong B ratings and although Slumdog Millionaire," "Benjamin Button," and "The Reader" have all been released, we have yet to view them. Sometimes patience pays off in the long run.

Via Academy Award Winning Movies


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April 22, 2009

Plex Media Center Adds Netflix

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If you already own a Mac, then you are probably familiar with the Plex Media Center. They have added a Netflix application that can be downloaded for free from their store. You will need the Silverlight plugin from Netflix and the latest version of Plex for the plug-in to work properly.

Via Plex

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April 15, 2009

Boxee Launches App Store

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Boxee media center software, which can play local media types as well as access to cable networks, Netflix and Hulu, has launched an open store for new apps such as Pandora and Radiotime. The latest Mac version 0.9.11.5591 is the AppBox which should encourage developers. If you can come up with one or several, it looks like a payment platform will be your reward.

Via ARS Technica

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April 6, 2009

Samsung Launches New Blu-ray HTs

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Samsung is launching 3 Blu-ray Home Theater Systems in a box at super decent prices. The HT-BD1250 is a $549.99 HTiB with a 5.1 channel system and will be available this month. The HT-BD8100 is priced at $799.99 and is a first to feature a sound bar with surround sound and an embedded Blu-Ray player. Wall mountable, look for it in July. The HT-BD7200, with virtual surround sound and2.1 speakers retailing at $799.99. All three can access BD-Live, services such as NetFlix and Pandora, as well as content from a synced computer. In addition, the HT-BD1250 and HT-BD7200 are iPhone compatible.

Via High-Def Digest

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April 2, 2009

ZeeVee Zinc Beta 3 Download Available

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The Beta 3 version of the ZeeVee Zinc Internet browser has been released. Previously called Zviewer, you can navigate with a simple interface that can be controlled with a remote and watched on a TV or monitor. The company has incorporated new features such as more detailed descriptions, release dates and ratings, as well as the ability to tag favorites. There are also alerts when new content is available and Netflix and CBS have been added.

There are about 15,000 feature length movies and thousands of TV shows that can be watched on demand. Best of all, Zinc is free. The software app works on most PCs with support for Mac due out by the end of April. Head over to their site to catch the download.

Via ZeeVee Zinc

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