July 27, 2010

Sharp Developing 3-Layered Blu-ray Disc


Sharp is working on a 100GB, triple-layered Blu-ray disc. With the added space, instead of holding a mere movie or two, it can contain an entire season of your fave TV series. That equals out to 12 hours of terrestrial digital TV or 8.6 hours of satellite digital broadcasts. The new format is called VR-100BR1 and will be available in Japan sometime this month for $60.00. Whether it is compatible with current players remains to be seen.

Via cnet

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July 26, 2010

XStreamHD Adds Lionsgate to Video Stable


If you are a Dish Network subscriber then you will be pleased to know that XStreamHD will be offering Lionsgate films and TV series in HD. Over 12,000 titles will be available in 1080p and in up to 7.1 channels of audio. In order to reap the benefit you will need an HD media server, available in two packages, the Fast Stop priced at $399.00 or the Pro Stop for $499.00.

Via XstreamHD

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Coby Portable Media Player


Planning an extended road trip? Coby's Portable Media Player features a 10.2" LCD swivel screen TFT with 180ยบ rotation, anti-skip circuitry and headphone jack. The TFDVD1023 supports DVDs and CDs, and can read JPEG and MP3 files. Analog and digital outputs mean that it can be hooked up to home theaters or other media systems and an A/V input can be used for video game consoles. The device can handle multiple languages and has parental lock control.

Via Coby

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July 21, 2010

Netflix to Stream WB TV Titles


Netflix has one upped its agreement with Warner Bros. by expanding the number of TV series offered. 'Nip/Tuck,' 'Veronica Mars,' 'Pushing Daisies' and 'The Sarah Connor Chronicles' will be available for four years. Earlier this year, the two companies came to a deal with Netflix agreeing to wait 28 days after a new DVD release in exchange for a discount on Warner movies and TV shows.

Via PR Newswire

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July 14, 2010

mSpot Launches Free iPhone/iPad App


mSpot has launched a free app that allows users to rent movies on both 3G and WiFi with an adjustable bitrate depending on the connection. mSpot Movies cost between $3 and $4.00 and can be viewed on your iPhone, iPad and PC. Other versions for BlackBerry, Android and webOS devices are also available.

Via iTunes Store

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July 7, 2010

Blockbuster De-Listed by NYSE


Another blow for Blockbuster as they have been de-listed and suspended from trading by the New York Stock Exchange after refusing a reverse stock split that would have adjusted their shares from $.18 to above the $1.00 threshold. The company has one month to get out of debt although it still seems that bankruptcy will be their ultimate end.

Via TechFreqNews

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July 2, 2010

Freakin' Friday! Aiptek 3D Photo Frame


A while back, Aiptek introduced their i2 3D Camcorder and now they have released a digital Photo Frame to go with it. The 7" parallax LCD display can show images and videos taken by the i2 or other 3D cam without the viewer needing glasses. You can get both for ~$400 when the frame is released in August, certainly a less expensive deal than opting for a 3D TV.

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June 28, 2010

Sling Media Releases Android Mobile App

Sling player owners can now access them by Android device with a Mobile App. The application works via 3G or WiFi and, in addition to streaming video, provides full control with channel navigation, VOD content and pay-per-view. SlingPlayer Mobile is available for $30.00.

Via Sling Media

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June 24, 2010

Viewsonic HD Media Player


Viewsonic, the company that usually concentrates on LCD screens, has come up with its own HD media player.
displays videos, music and photos from storage devices. It can also stream Netflix and access content from YouTube, Flickr, ShoutCast and other online sites. With support of Dolby and DTS, you can connect the media player to your A/V system.

Via Viewsonic

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June 23, 2010

Quisple Desktop Media Player


Register on their site and Quisple will provide you with a free, handy desktop media player that will stream from the Interweb. You simply enter an artist name and track, and your wish is automatically granted. The site also encourages playlist sharing and social networking.

Via Quispie

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