June 23, 2009

Eye-Fi Share Wireless SDHC Memory Card


Would you like a latte to go with that slide show? Eye-Fi has released a wireless SDHC Memory Card that allows uploading of images from a camera to 25 online sharing sights through a PC without need of the Internet or a router. The Share card has Selective Transfer so that the user can choose which photos they want and each of them will be automatically saved and geotagged. All photos stay on the card until manually deleted. Pictures can also be uploaded ad hoc at any hotspot or Wayport.

Via Eye-Fi

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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 2, 2009

AMEX Venice V-38HD Media Player


AMEX Digital will soon be releasing the Venice V-38HD. The media player has a Sigma Designs SMP8635/4 chipset, 2TB SATA hard drive, HDMI connectivity, NAS support and DVD backup and playback for digital audio and video. The Venice comes with handy remote but there is no pricing or date of availability as yet.


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May 28, 2009

Recent Viewing Trends in US Households


Nielsen has determined that as of February, 1/3 of US TV homes had at least one HDTV and that they were the single most popular home entertainment purchase during the holidays. The survey also claims that they are not replacing other sets, but instead relocate their older ones to other rooms. The average household has 2.6 total sets.

NPR's "Entertainment Trends in America" report claims that the US spends 80% of its hard earned bucks renting or buying discs as opposed to downloading. Sixty three percent was spent on DVD, while 7% went to Blu-ray. The remaining amount went to non-physical media such as VOD. While these two announcements certainly let us know the trends in viewing habits, we want to know if that 2.6 figure is like having 2.3 kids.

Via Nielsen

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May 21, 2009

LG Blu-ray Player to Feature Nero


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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April 16, 2009

Moxi Plays Harder


Digeo, trying to keep up with TiVo, has announced that their
Moxi DVR
has plenty of new features like PlayOn, a program for streaming video from YouTube, CNN, Netflix, and Hulu, among others, using DLNA. The good news is that for now it is free and will also stream content stored on your computer as well as browse the Net. While the Moxi HD will set you back $799.99, it is a one-time charge as there are no monthly fees.

Via Digeo

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April 7, 2009

AmeriCorps to Assist in Digital Transition


The FCC has asked AmeriCorps to participate in a coordinated effort to help make the digital transition simpler. Volunteers will help connect the converter boxes, apply for coupons, work in walk-in DTV help centers and visit non-English speakers, seniors, the disabled and outlying areas that aren't up to speed before June 12. AmeriCorps is composed of about 2 million members, aged mostly 18 - 24, who will begin the task in Denver. If you need help, still have questions about the changeover, or would like to volunteer yourself, contact them.

Via AmeriCorps

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March 25, 2009

Companies Team to Create Set Top Box


Samsung has teamed with STMicroelectronics and Metalink to come up with a new set-top box. The SMT-H6155 is wireless and equipped with an STi7109 chipset for HD video decoding and a Metalink's 802.11n WLANPlus chipset for delivery of multiple HD streaming throught an entire house. No date or price has been mentioned.

ABI Analyst Mike Arden had this to say, "STMicroelectronics holds the leading market share for STB decoders, and Samsung is the leading STB vendor in Asia-Pacific and second worldwide. Together, these companies will be in a strong position to capture market share in the IPTV STB market, which will grow from 4.7 million units shipped in 2006 to 41.2 million units shipped in 2011."

We believe it. We here at NAV know that technology is moving forward at an incredibly rapid pace and to combine companies for better products is always a good move.

Via ST Online

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March 20, 2009

Panasonic Debuts New Blu-ray Home Theaters


We suspect the reason that the Panasonic Home Theater we found last week was such a deal may have been because they were readying their two new 7.1 channel Blu-ray systems. Both the SC-BT200 and SC-BT300 come with an integrated iPod dock, multi-channel sound card and 7 wireless ready speakers. Connect to the Internet for bonus content and play games on BD-Live. Included is a Smart Set-Up Guide with a graphical user interface. The SC-BT200 has a price of $599.95 and the SC-BT300 has a $699.95 tag. Both should be out next month.

Via PR Newswire

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March 18, 2009

FiOs TV Adds Sony and Turner to Lineup


We have previously mentioned FiOS TV, the free service for Verizon subscribers of Home Media DVR. The company has announced even more VOD in their library. Both Sony and Turner Networks have signed on. That mean you can watch shows from CNN, Cartoon Network, TBS, and other networks along with lots of free movies including:
"The DaVinci Code"

"Final Destination 3"


"Anaconda III"

Okay, so watching Jon Voight or David Hasselhoff wrestling an enormous rubber snake is not your idea of incredible viewing, but don't knock the free ride.

Via Verizon

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