May 18, 2009

Asus My Cinema Dual TV Card

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Asus has released a Dual TV card that can allow recording and watching analog and video at the same time while reducing CPU loading. The (take a breath) My Cinema-EHD3-100/NAQ/FM/AV/MCE RC PCI-express card has a speed of up to 500MB/second, about 3 times faster than a conventional bus. Asus also has a new widget they have named GadgeTV, an enlargeable screen that allows watching, recording and taking single shots of live TV from a sidebar.

Via Fareast Gizmos

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Vudu Teams With Entone IPTV

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Vudu has decided to think outside the box by piggybacking on 3rd party devices like DVD players, set top boxes and IPTVs. The company has joined with Entone that makes its own IPTV hardware. This summer, expect to see Vudu's software in an Entone update. Although the press release states, "This is the first time two competing visions are coming together in one unified service," we think it is more like survival tactics.

Via LA Times

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May 15, 2009

Freakin' Friday! Roth ALFiE Media System

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Roth's ALFiE combines an iPod dock, DVD and CD player and AM/FM radio with digital clock and dual alarm. The dock's drive plays DVD, CD-DA, Video CD, DVCD, CDR, CD/RW, and MP3 tunes. A built-in audio engine can crank out 40W while a 2.1 amplifier, subwoofer and two front speakers complete the system. The ALFiE has an auxiliary input as well as earphone, video, S-Video and RGB outputs.

Via ALFiE

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Kito Mini-Projector Prototype

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The Kito Mini Projector may look like an alien, but the prototype, designed by David Magnier, is a media viewing system that is battery powered. The LED projector can be connected to laptops, PMPs, game systems and digital cameras. Incorporated in the concept is a detachable remote with headphone jack, two wireless speakers and a washable beanbag base.

Via David Magnier

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May 11, 2009

RealDVD Suit Heats Up

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We have mentioned before that the six largest film studios and the DVD Copy Control Association claim that RealDVD violates copyright laws and are taking them to court. The RealNetworks program was finally launched last week and allows DVD owners to duplicate a single DVD. The digital version can only be played on the computer that made the copy. The judge that is presiding is Marilyn Patel, who was also involved in the demise of Napster. Let's face it. There are already plenty of ways to copy DVDs besides what the studios refer to as "Steal TV." If you want to keep track of the proceedings, click here.

Via BBC

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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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Virgin Media Now Streams HD on iPlayer

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Virgin Media customers, rejoice. You can now get HD BBC iPlayer content. There is VOD streaming, plenty of programs to choose from, as well as highlights that will include the last two Dr. Who specials. If you are in the UK and don't yet subscribe, you need an iPlayer and HD ready TV with HDMI socket. Check with Virgin for special deals that are going on until May 31 that can save you £100.

Via Virgin Media

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May 4, 2009

All 2008 Academy Award Winners Released

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We try to make it a practice to see every movie nominated for best anything. Would that Netflix could get them to us faster. The good news is that we finally got to see "The Wrestler" this past weekend, a movie that seemed more of a remark on the life of Mickey Rourke than a remarkable film. It was overshadowed by "Milk" which, if you haven't seen, must put at the top of your queue. (See the original documentary as well!) We give "Frost/Nixon" and "Changling" strong B ratings and although Slumdog Millionaire," "Benjamin Button," and "The Reader" have all been released, we have yet to view them. Sometimes patience pays off in the long run.

Via Academy Award Winning Movies


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May 1, 2009

Freakin Friday! Get High Speed Connection With Existing Wiring

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The D-Link HD Mediabridge Coax Network Starter Kit uses your home's existing wiring to create a high-speed network connection. It comes with 2 HD adapters, each with an Ethernet port and coax connector. The DXN-221 can be connected to your router, then to game consoles, media players, Blu-ray players or other electronics, including Internet access if your router already has it. Password protection is included for security.

Coax Network Starter Kit

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April 30, 2009

Media Cowboy Set-top Box Debuts

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Giddy-up! The Media Cowboy DC-MC35ULI set-top box works with a 3.5 SATA hard drive that can play most audio and video formats in 720p. With RCA and USB inputs, and TCA, optical audio and HDMI outputs, view movies, TV shows, YouTube clips, Picasa images or other media stored on the drive. The box also has a handy iPod dock for more fun. Digital Cowboy has plans to release the device in Japan next month at a price of ~$250.00.

Via Digital Cowboy (translated)

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