06/02/2010, Blu-ray players have been around for some years already, and while pricing isn’t as low as DVD players, they have certainly fallen down to acceptable levels across a wide range of the population – Stateside, at least. Well, this could prove to be fertile grounds for Toshiba as they introduce a couple of Blu-ray players – the Toshiba BDX2500 and BDX2700. Both machines offer Wi-Fi connectivity, Netflix support and VUDU […]
06/02/2010, We touched briefly on the Sharp BD-HDW700 and BD-HDW70 Blu-ray Disc Recorders earlier this morning, and here are more information on both devices thanks to a press release. As you know, they are both more than capable of offering Blu-ray 3D disc playback that contains 3D Blu-ray content recorded in conformance with the MPEG4-MVC technical standard for compressed 3D video. When hooked up to the newly announced 3D-compatible AQUOS Quattron […]
05/11/2010, Kaleidescape has just announced its line of M300 and M500 Blu-ray players that will aim to fill up the high end home entertainment niche, where the latter boasts Blu-ray copying capability for you to run that pirate ring – we jest. Well, at least you get to import Blu-rays, DVDs and CDs onto your server at home with this offering from Kaleidescape. Apart from that, you will require the physical […]
05/06/2010, So you have built yourself a pretty impressive array of DVD movies over the years, but with the advent of Blu-ray, the thought of starting all over again from scratch just disheartens you? Well, if you do not have any sentimental attachment to your collection and are too lazy (or poor) to built a duplicate collection in both formats, Warner Bros. has a way out – mail in your old […]
04/22/2010, Sharp knows that you are a busy executive, and cannot be on hand to watch all your favorite TV shows all the time, which is why they have come up with the BD-HDS55 and BD-HDS53 Blu-ray recorders. Arriving in Japan this May 24th onwards, the players were specially designed to play nice with Japanese SKYPerfectTV and other Digital TV programs. Being DLNA compatible, they will record in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 formats, […]
03/17/2010, If you happened to have pre-ordered the Samsung BD-C6900 Blu-ray player on Amazon a while ago, you’ll be pleased to know that shipping hsa commenced, where it retails for $399.99, where it will come equipped with 1GB of built-in memory, explosive 3D capabilities and DLNA streaming among others. Looks pretty phat to us – any takers, or do you prefer to pick up a PS3 instead?
02/10/2010, Sony has just outed its first 3D-ready Blu-ray player known as the BDP-S740, where a firmware upgrade that will roll out later this summer will enable viewers to enjoy 3D content with the player. The BDP-S470 is also a social beast, allowing users to stream content from Amazon, Netflix, YouTube, Slacker, NPR and Sony among others. Heck, there is also a brand new iPhone app known as BD Remote which […]
02/09/2010, Still don’t have a Blu-ray player in your living room? Why not kill two birds with one stone if you’re thinking of upgrading your current standard definition TV to one of those newfangled HDTVs? Sony has just the thing with their latest Bravia TV which will come in 32″ and 40″ sizes, known as the KDL-32EX40B and KDL-40EX40B. As it is under the Bravia umbrella, you can expect staples such […]
12/24/2009, Blu-ray players have come down in price over the years, but the adoption rate has been far from satisfactory. Oppo Digital decided to join the Blu-ray game by offering their $499 BDP-83 Blu-ray player and a $899 Special Edition version in the past, but word has it they will use CES 2010 to roll out a newer model that will be much easier on your pockets. Could it be cheaper […]
12/11/2009, It seems that there is a strong possibility that we might be able to enjoy 3D Blu-ray videos from the comfort of our living rooms by the end of summer 2010. NVIDIA’s PR manager for the UK and Northern Europe, Ben Berraondo, has confirmed that the Blu-ray Association has finally settled on the details of 3D Blu-ray. NVIDIA’s 3D Vision Technology will be able to display the newly agreed on […]
12/02/2009, Universal Studios made a promise a long time ago, touting to launch a Blu-ray/DVD hybrid disc, and they’re finally going to make good on their promise where the ‘Flipper discs’ are concerned. This technology enables one side of the disc to hold a 50GB Blu-ray version of the film, while the other side would contain 9GB DVD technology. Would this somewhat future-proof media move more sales? We believe so – […]
11/18/2009, Asus and NVIDIA have just announced that several new models of the award-winning Asus Eee line are shipping with NVIDIA’s Ion chipset (the same one used in the Macbook Pro). The new products include: Eee PC 1201N: Ion + dual-core CPU (Atom) netbook EeeTop PC EB1012: All-in-one 20″ with touch screen and DVD EeeBox PC EB 1012: Nettop that is HD video capable EeeBox PC EB1501: A more powerful box with […]
11/18/2009, The VOT550 mini computer has been spotted online during the summer, but ViewSonic just launched it (as in: you might be able to buy it soon). Don’t mistaken the VOT550 for a Nettop – despite its small size, it packs a lot of punch: 2.2Ghz Core Duo processor, 4GB of RAM, 500GB hard disk and a Blu-Ray drive. ViewSonic has cleverly used a slim optical drive design, and has extracted […]
10/30/2009, VHS doesn’t want to die nicely it seems, as the format is still hanging around the likes of DVD and Blu-ray as evident by the JVC DR-BH250 which is full well capable of recording in VHS and Blu-ray physical formats apart from copying over other digital content onto its 250GB hard drive. Expect the JVC DR-BH250 to arrive in Japan for $1,400 from the beginning of November onwards.