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JVC SR_DVM700

JVC’s SR-DVM700 three-in-one video recorder makes it possible to utilize formats of mini-DVD with MPEG-2 at 25Mbps, DVD with a high speed of up to 8x, and a 250 GB HDD storage for extended recording time of up to 473 hours. The system uses A-D encoding, allowing both digital and analogue duplication and archiving. You can use the DVM700 as a stand alone editing/dubbing/viewing system, or utilize its RS-232C interface for custom installation. The unit is available now at an MSRP of $1,795.00.

 

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LG BH100Every year, CNET grants awards to their pet tech from the CES. Their Best of Show this year goes to the versatile LG BH100, the first disc player with both Blu-ray and HD DVD capabilities. The player will be available in February at such retail outlets as Circuit City and Best Buy for $1,999.00. This is especially good news for those of us who, back in the “old days” actually purchased a Betamax, because it truly was the best of its kind, but phased out much too quickly. We’re hoping that other companies will join in on this video bandwagon and realize it is better to compromise rather than start a tech war.

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Apple TV

Steve Jobs has just announced that iTV has become Apple TV. For those keeping count feature-wise, this thing has USB 2.0, WiFi, HDMI, Component, digital audio, etc. It also has a built-in 40GB hard drive, allowing you to store content directly on the device. Steve made sure to note that the Apple TV is powered by an Intel chip, along with an 802.11 b/g/n wireless antenna. While we were hoping for 1080p support, we knew it was a long shot. However, we do get HDTV support at 720p. The Apple TV can sync with one of your computers, but can stream content from five others. The interface is very close to what you see in Front Row, but obviously upgraded. The Apple TV ships in February, and will retail for $299 USD - available for pre-order now.

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Viewsonic has decided to enter the fray with their 1080p 42-inch LCD. The N4261w includes dual HDMI inputs, a 1,500:1 contrast ratio and a launch date in March with a price tag of $1,799. Low-priced 1080p might seem a bit anachronistic, but we’re glad to see them coming down the pipeline sooner rather than much later. Its 46-inch bigger brother, the N4661, will launch in Q2.)


JVC HD Everio

JVC has just given out the details on their HD Everio camcorder. Recording at a full 1920 x 1080i resolution, the GZ-HD7 Everio outputs at a full 1:1 pixel ratio to high definition displays, which in turn results in an even higher quality image. The camera also features three 1/5-inch CCDs, USB 2.0, iLink / FireWire / IEEE 1394, and HDMI. Everios are also known for their built-in hard drives, allowing for tapeless recording. This one doesn’t disappoint, as it includes a 60 GB hard drive - not a ton of storage for recording 1080i video, but definitely enough for the average consumer/prosumer. This all comes to you at the price of $1,799.95 USD, and is scheduled for an April 2007 release.

UPDATE: Check out our video look at the JVC Everio GZ-HD7.


This is an entry from our Holiday Gift Guide. We will be updating it daily through the holidays, so be sure to check it often for some great gadget gift tips!

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This is an entry from our 2006 Holiday Gift Guide. Check it out for suggestions on what to buy your loved, liked, and hated ones this holiday season!

Samsung BD-P1000

Alright, so if you want Blu-Ray playback this holiday season without the hassle of trying to find a PS3, then you are gonna want to look at the Samsung BD-P1000. This player delivers on all the promises of the Blu-Ray format, including great shadow detail, vibrant colors, and deep blacks. The sound is uncompressed and goes up to 7.1, and is fantastic. The BD-P1000 will also upscale standard DVDs as well as digital images to a high definition progressive scan signal. The bad side? Load times when you first pop in a Blu-Ray movie are a bit slow, averaging about 30 seconds. Still, this one supports 1080p outpout and has both component and HDMI outs - and for $1,000, it’s probably cheaper than you will find the PLAYSTATION 3 selling for on eBay.

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peerless x-armSo you have finally decided to buy yourself a 60-inch HDTV but don’t want to commit to a wall. We have a perfect solution. The peerless motorized X-arm can support TVs between 42 and 60-inches that weigh up to 180 lbs. Available in black or silver, it can retract to only 4.6-inches from the wall, can swing left and right 28º, tilt up 7º, and down 25º. It even comes with an IR remote with preset buttons for two channels. 

X-arm is available at peerless and will be featured at next year’s 2007 CES. Although $2,474.00 is a hefty price, you know what they say. If you can afford the castle, you can afford to heat it.

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