April 8, 2010

Dune BD Prime - Definitive HD


The Dune BD Prime 3.0 brings everything HD into one convenient box. It has full HD playback and a built-in Blu-ray drive. Play video, music and photos from any media source. Included are three USB 2.0 ports, eSATA port, Ethernet, HDMI 1.3, S/PDIF, 7.1 analog audio, 2.0 analog audio, component video and composite video. The Prime is available for $449.99.

Via Dune

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April 5, 2010

Sanyo Improved Gorilla PNDs


Sanyo has released a new series of Gorilla PNDs with some extra features. The NV-SD740DT, NV-SB570DT and NV-SB550DT have 16GB SSED memory, backlit LED, better mapping with a 5m zoom and 5 levels of color scale. Record and save video, photos and music and use it as a digital photo frame when not in use. The Gorillas have a 1SEG TV tuner, a 2×1W stereo speaker set, a 7" monitor, a VICS Traffic module and 3 hours of battery life.

Via Akihabara News

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March 26, 2010

Is Google TV Coming?


In their constant quest to conquer the Internet galaxy, the New York Times reports that Google has teamed with Intel and Sony to produce the next generation of TVs built on Android that can run applications. While some set top boxes can already stream content from the Net, they are somewhat limited. Google TV will be open source. Similar to Apple's ailing TV, you will be able to watch videos from sites like YouTube, stream on-demand channels and customize with 3rd party apps. Look for more information this summer.

Via New York Times

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March 19, 2010

Loewe Open Source Reference Mediacenter


The Loewe Reference Mediacenter will play CDs, DVDs and any music stored on its integrated hard disk, existing home network with music server and USB memory stick. With an open platform, it can access media from your iPhone, iPod and control your Blu-ray player. It displays all on your TV and can be placed in party mode for sending music to other rooms or can handle simultaneous playback of several music sources. Due out this fall, contact Loewe for more information and pricing.

Via Loewe

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March 18, 2010

Volar Video Capture Converts VHS to DVD


The AVerMedia Volar Video Capture USB allows watching and recording digital TV to your PC. It will take all those outdated tapes and turn them into a DVD or VCD format with no quality loss. Add to that iPod and PSP format recording, both schedule and wake up recording, and electronic program guide. The Volar can run on both AVerTV 6 and Windows Media Center and carries a price of ~$100.00.

Via AVerMedia

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March 17, 2010

Archos to Release Android Tablets


Archos has two new Android based tablets designed for those who want more than a smartphone and less than a PC. Due out in June, both can play videos, music and photos, and can also access the Interweb at prices around $200.00. The 7 Tablet has a 7" touchscreen with built-in WiFi and USB for transferring files. It will be available in both 2 and 8GB models.


The 8 Home Tablet features an 8" touchscreen and holds 4GB memory. This would certainly be a good addition to any kitchen with the ability to download recipes and be used as a digital frame while cleaning up the dishes.

Via UMPC Portal

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March 16, 2010

RealNetworks To Cease Selling RealDVD


RealNetworks will stop selling software that allows users to copy DVDs after several major studios took them to court. The major complaint was that consumers would buy a movie, make copies then return the movies. RealNetworks is now forced to pay $4.5 million in litigation fees to the studios and refund the purchase price to the 2,700 who bought RealDVD.

Via RealNetworks

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March 5, 2010

Freakin' Friday! TiVo to Deliver Premiere


TiVo will finally be releasing two new DVRs that allow access to both TV and the Net. The Premiere displays both on its on-screen guide and can hold up to 45 hours of HD at a price of $299.99. Want more? The TiVo Premiere XL will cost you $499.99 but holds up to 150 hours of programming. Both require service subscriptions and will ship next month, but can be pre-ordered now.

Via TiVo Premiere

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March 2, 2010

Walmart Acquiring VUDU


Walmart is in the midst of purchasing VUDU. They claim it will give the megastore chain "a powerful new vehicle to offer customers the content they want in a way that expands the frontier of quality, value and convenience." Uh-huh.

The online movie service, now with a library of about 16,000 movies and licensing partnerships with major studios and distributors, will continue to develop Apps.


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February 25, 2010

StorE Saves 2TB Media Files


Toshiba's StorE TV will save up to 2TB of media files. It can stream audio, video and images from your PC to your HDTV, as well as via USB, an external DVD drive or SD card from your camera. The device will be available in Q4 with no price announced as yet.

Via Electric Pig

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