July 17, 2009

Freakin' Friday! MediaGate M²TV

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Turn your TV into a mini-home theater with the MediaGate M²TV. Plug and play any hard drive, SD/SDHC/MMC digital memory card/stick or other USB device in its USB port. You get full HD 1080p playback and navigation of video, audio and/or photos. With RealVideo 10RMVB support, the portable device is portable and flexible. Need more space? Add more USB drives. We will be taking a closer look at the M²TV soon, so stay tuned (pun intended.)

Thanks, Tony

Via MediaGate

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Sony is Latest Company to Team With Netflix

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Sony has teamed with Netflix to add their streaming to Bravia Internet Video-capable TVs and older models through the Bravia Internet video link. Netflix's CEO Reed Hastings commented that the company is "proud to include Sony Electronics among our CE partners" such as MS, Roku, Tivo and LG. We would be proud as well if we just upped our market by an entire company.

Via Hacking Netflix

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July 16, 2009

Boxee Updates Sites, Support

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No sooner did Boxee release their new version than they have updated their site, including the ability to find your buds that may be scattered over the Net. Finally, check out their support site for any questions that may come up.

(Thanks, Avner)

Via Boxee

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July 15, 2009

Sony DVDirect More Compact, Less Expensive

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Sony's next gen DVD recorder can transfer standard and HD home videos and digital photos without a computer. The DVDirect VRD-MC6 has a 2.7" color LCD screen for preview of up to 6 images or one video and is about 60% smaller than its predecessor. Connect to a Sony hard drive, memory stick or Handycam recorder by USB and play back on Blu-ray players and PC drives, as well as PS3s via Digital Video (i.LINK(R)/FireWire(R)/IEEE-1394.) The recorder can hold up to 6 hours of SD video, 95 minutes of AVCHD video or up to 2,000 digital pictures. Choose between 4 preset menus, add music from your MP3 files and automatic DVD chaptering and you have yourself quite a show. Look for a $229.00 price when it debuts this September.

Via PR Newswire

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July 13, 2009

AMEX Blu-Ray Super Multi-Drive for Mac

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AMEX's new Blu-ray Recorder Super Multi-Drive for MacBook, Pro and Air is multi-functional with Dual/Double Layer recording. Attachable by USB 2.0, it has a Crystal Tilt/Blur Compensator for better recording/playing and a SATA drive with 30% faster data transfer rate. The BDR-S1 / BDR-T28 4X can play or record, make back-up for CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs. The tray-loading recorder uses ECO S.M.A.R.T that will maximize its battery life about 40%. This is a good thing as the recorder will set you back $599.00.

Via AMEX Digital

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July 8, 2009

Onkyo 7.2-Channel A/V Surround Home Theater Receiver

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Onkyo's TX-SR607 is the newest member of the company's home theater solution. The 7.2 channel surround home receiver has Faroudja DCDi EdgeHDMI 1.3a inputs for up to 6 components and features Dolby Pro Logic IIz. Connect to your PMPs, satellite box, DVD players and upscale analog video signals. The receiver also has 4 gaming modes and Audyssey technology for room correction.

Via Onkyo Home Theater Receivers

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July 7, 2009

Boxee Windows Version Available, Adds MLB and More

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Boxee has added some new features. One of them is the streaming MLB.TV Premium that includes live and on-demand games, with the ability to pause and rewind. Users can now stream music and create photo slideshows from Tumblr and CurrentTV is available now for news and entertainment. Check their blog for other improvements But perhaps the best news is that
their Windows version is now available in public beta, so if you have wanted to try it out, now is the time.

Via Boxee

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July 6, 2009

Emtec MovieCube Media Centers

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The Emtec MovieCube P800 is not just an external hard drive that stores up to 500GB data with an HDMi port for viewing. The all-in-one media center can read most audio, video and photo formats with analog and digital TV tuner. Its Xvid HD 720p/1080i decoding gives it Internet radio access and an Ethernet port for transference of data. It is available now at a price of £280 (~$455.00.) Need less storage but still want one? Emtec also has a 40 GB MovieCube for about half that price.

Via Emtec Storage

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July 3, 2009

Freakin' Friday! Michael Jackson 25th Anniversary Thriller

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What better way to pay tribute to the King of Pop giving someone Michael Jackson's Thriller 25th Anniversary. It has the complete original album, plus 7 bonus tracks. They include artists Fergie, Kanye West, will.i.am and Akon and a previously unreleased track "For All Time." The MusicPass also features the 'Beat It' and 'Billie Jean' videos.

Via Michael Jackson

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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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