May 8, 2009

Freakin' Friday! Flip UltraHD Camcorder

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If you still haven't made your claim to fame on YouTube, Flip has a new UltraHD Camcorder. Our Flip has enabled us to upload with such simplicity that we are positively addicted to shooting everything in sight (including our cat.) They have also released a tripod that Amazon will toss in for free (or another accessory) if you purchase before May 13. Sure there are others for less, but as far as we are concerned, if it ain't broke...

Via Free Accessory w/ Flip UltraHD Camcorder

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May 1, 2009

Transform Your PC Into HDTV

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Sabrent has a new solution for bringing unencrypted digital cable TV to your PC with HDTV quality. The TV-DGUSB 2.0 Digital HDTV Tuner turns your computer into a DVR while recording movies and TV shows in full-original quality and you can set it to record while you are away. The Windows compatible tuner comes with a remote and is priced around $40.00, depending on where you shop.

Via Sabrent

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April 23, 2009

KDDI au Box Driven By Android

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Motorola will be using Android to create KDDI's multipurpose set top box. The "au Box" can play and rip CDs, has storage for transferring to a mobile device via USB and of course play DVDs through video encoding. They will be on display at Japan's CEATEC this October and Masataka Miura, chairman of Open Embedded Software Foundation (OESF), says that JVC is also considering developing an Android TV.

Via Android Guys

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April 22, 2009

Think Green on Earth Day

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It's Earth Day! Get out there and:

Visit the Earth Day Site and send an E-Card or sign up for the Every Day is Earth Day Facebook app and help reduce your carbon footprint.

Via Celebrate Earth Day

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April 8, 2009

Atlona Video Scaler Has 11, Count 'em, 11 Inputs

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One can never have too many inputs. Atlona Technologies has launched their AT-LINE-PRO3. The video scaler has two HDMI outputs and 2 Composite AV, 1 S-Video, 2 Component, 1 VGA, 1 DVI-I and 4 HDMI. Any of the inputs can be scaled to different resolutions including 1080HP. The PRO3 converts 50Hz/60Hz for American Televisions in Europe and PAL to NTSC for the opposite usage. It's due out the end of April with a price of $699.99.

Via HomeToys

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April 7, 2009

AmeriCorps to Assist in Digital Transition

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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 30, 2009

Blockbuster OnDemand Coming to TiVo

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Watch out, Netflix. Blockbuster OnDemand is also coming to TiVo. Members can rent for $2 - $4.00 or purchase thousands of their titles for instant viewing for $15 - $20.00. The service will be available to TiVo Series 2, 3, HD, and HD XL DVRs and Blockbuster will sell TiVo units in their retail stores as part of the deal.

Via TiVo

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March 23, 2009

More Stations to Switch to Digital Before June

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If you wake up one Sunday morning and cannot get your fix of Bill Moyers on PBS, it may be because another 158 TV stations, about a third of them public broadcasting, will switch from analog to digital before the deadline June 12. The reasoning is undoubtedly because PBS is hurting for support these days. That leaves about 51%, or 927 channels that will make the crossover later. The FCC has released PDF lists of those that will make the transition early and those that have decided to wait.

Via FCC

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March 16, 2009

Miro 2.0 - Now Customizable

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Miro is a free HD video player that can handle almost any video file and has access to over 6,000 Internet TV shows and podcasts. The open source device has integrated search and will also stream from sites like YouTube and Hulu. The new 2.0 version is customizable and has keyboard shortcuts, while the built-in guide connects you for downloading to your computer. With such extensive free viewing available online, it is no wonder that some of the networks are increasing their output there as well.

Via Miro

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March 13, 2009

Philips Cinema 21:9 LCD, Ulta-Wide Viewing

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Philips certainly gets our attention with their new Cinema 21:9, the perfect addition to any home theater. Because the 56" diagonal TV comes close to the 2:31:1 aspect ration of film, it gets rid of those irritating top and bottom bars. The HDTV includes auto-formatting to resize to 16:9 that can be disabled and their Ambilight technology. Available in select European countries in limited distribution, it has a MSRP for €4000 (~$5,000.00.) There are no plans to make it available in North America as yet, but one can hope.

Via Home Theater

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