Curtis Mathes Blu-ray Player

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Curtis Mathes has kindly released a less expensive Blu-ray Player. The
CMMBX130 has an MP3 player, photo viewer, USB card reader and can upscale to HD. Watch movies, view family photos or listen to CDs. At a price of less than $160.00, use it to start your own home theater system as it has Coaxial Digital, 5.1 Channel, Component Video, HDMI, Optical Digital, Stereo Audio, Audio, Composite Video and S-Video outputs.

Via Curtis Mathes Blu-ray Player

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July 1, 2009

Plextor Mini Digital HDTV Receiver

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Turn your PC into an HDTV with Plextor's Mini Digital HDTV Receiver. Plug the PX-HDTV500U into your USB 2.0 port, load the software and, as long as your computer can display it, it will show your favorites in HD. An integrated Electronic Programing Guide is included for recording and viewing as is automatic channel scanning. The device supports DTV standard ATSC protocol and provides scalable or full screen view.

Via Plextor

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June 30, 2009

TW and Comcast To Test Online TV

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Time Warner and Comcast are one step closer to bringing cable TV to the Internet but there is a catch. It is only for cable subscribers for now. A test beginning in July will involve 5,000 Comcast customers who will get TNT and TBS on a fast-speed connection. Users will be required to log on with name and password and the system will know if you try to cheat. There will not be any additional fee, but there may be some alteration to the schedule as the test progresses.

Via USA Today

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June 26, 2009

Blu-ray Managed Copy to Become Mandatory in 2010

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Managed Copy, the ability to make a single copy of a Blu-ray disc to BDs, DVDs, PMPs, or other electronics has to this point been optional. But as of next year, the AACS LA, the agency that is in charge of Blu-ray digital rights, is making it mandatory, meaning that any downloader will be able to save at least one copy. A couple of notes here. While it is mandatory in software, you will have to look for it when purchasing hardware. And don't forget that the download may not be a freebie, depending on the studio issuing it.

Via Video Business

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June 25, 2009

Mobidapter Transfers Media Without PC

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Elan's Mobidapter connects by an SD slot to instantly transfer images, music and data between cell phones without a PC from a USB drive. It will work with any cell phone, smartphone or PDA with a socket and can also be used with TVs, Sat-Nav devices and digital picture frames. Compatible with any op system, it has a price of $65.00.

Via Elan Digital

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June 24, 2009

SilverPac Advanced Digital Picture Frame

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This is no ordinary digital frame. SilverPac's Advanced Digital Picture Frame (ADPF) has a 10.1" 1024 x 576 touchscreen, connects via Wifi, Bluetooth, and full and micro-USB ports. The SilverFrame has Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2 and supports Windows SlideShow and Live FrameIt for content that has been stored online. It can show photos, play online tunes and video, can sync up to email and calendars, or hook up with Facebook, Windows Live and Flickr. The ADPF comes with remote and 1.5W built-in speakers, is driven by a Freescale processor, has 1GB flash storage and 512MB of RAM. No price as yet, but expect a hefty one.

Via Slash Gear

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June 23, 2009

QNAP NMP1000 - Deluxe Media

QNAP's NMP1000 is beginning to hit stores in Japan, so perhaps the network media player will make it here by the holiday season. At a price of ¥45,000, (~$470.00,) the HDMI 1.3 device has a 3.5" HDD, a 1GB Ethernet port and can double as NAS (network attached storage.) What more can we say? We'll let the video speak for itself.

Via Engadget HD

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June 22, 2009

Popcorn Hour C-200 Internet Settop Box

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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 19, 2009

Samsung MP3 Player Reads, Plays Games

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The latest PMP from Samsung does more than play music. The YP-R1CB 8GB MP3 Player features a 2.7" WQVGA (400×240) touchscreen and is compatible with video RMVB, MPEG-4, WMV, H.264, Divx, Xvid and audio MP3, WMA, Ogg, FLAC and AAC files. When you tire of the A/V usage, the Bluetooth device has an FM tuner, an E-book reader and can play games. Look for a price around $180.00.

Via DAP Review

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June 18, 2009

Convert to HD Audio with Gefen Box

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So you finally dealt with the DTV transition successfully, so now it is time to do the same for your audio system. The Gefen Converter Box will take your S/PDIF or TOSLink source and convert it to standard analog left/right audio to your DVR, CD players or other devices with RCA jacks.

Via Gefen

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