It’s easier than ever to increase your computer’s memory. LaCie’s d2 Quadra Hard Disk has a quadruple interface for PC/Mac/Time Machine compatibility, eSATA transfer rates up to 115MB/s and is loaded with FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0. It comes with Setup Assistant that helps format your disk for creating digital content, A/V editing, animating or DVD authoring. We like the looks of the NAS that comes in 1.5TB for $269.99, 1TB for $229.99 or 500GB for $159.99.
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GE has debuted their first waterproof digital cam that can handle depths of up to 10 ft. The G3WP has a 4x digital zoom, a 12.2 megapixel resolution, a 2.7-inch automatically adjusting LCD display and support for up to ISO 3200. It also features Pan-Capture Panorama, Auto Scene, Blink, Face and Smile detection and red eye removal. The G3WP will be available in red, black or gray and comes with Li-ion battery and charger, AV and USB cables, editing software and wrist strap.
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Connect Freecom’s MediaPlayer XS to a USB 2.0 hard drive or stick, put the other end into your TV and you got game. The remote-controlled device is palm sized at 91 x 67 x 21mm and is compatible with most AV files including MPEG-1, 2 or 4, DivX, Xvid, and MP3/WMA/WAV audio files. Have a digital slide show or watch a movie or music video. Included in the deal are firmware upgrades and free helpdesk support. The XS comes with connection cables, power adapter, and a price of € 89,000 (~$132.00.)
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Okay, the holidays are right around the corner. In our continuing effort to hook you up with the best gear, we had to point out the Onkyo TX-NR905. This is a product that has blown us away in our testing.
Let’s be clear - the Onkyo TX-NR905 A/V receiver isn’t the lightest device in the world, as it weighs in at 54 pounds - but that’s just about where the negatives end when it comes to this beast. This thing is like a classic Mustang - all muscle. You can throw anything at it - you know, HD DVD players, game consoles, TiVos, Blu-ray - and expect phenomenal 7.1 surround sound. And we mean pristine. Even better, the TX-NR905 bridges the gap between your entertainment center and the Internet by way of it’s Ethernet port. Hook up to the Internet, and you can stream Internet radio directly through this system. Moving on the picture quality - again, top notch all the way here. It will pump out 1080p signals, it supports 24p framerate, and has 2 HDMI outputs along with component out for your HDTV needs. Oh course, this thing is all about the sound. You get 140 watts per channel, and this is the most inexpensive receiver to feature THX Ultra2 certification. Believe me, if you haven’t heard it, you will be the envy of your block. Don’t worry though, you won’t be able to hear the complaints if you crank this thing up. Rounding out the feature set here, it will upconvert all inputs to 1080p, supports multiple zones, and also has HD radio built-in. Retails for $1,999. Compare prices on Onkyo TX-NR905.
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For those of you who just can’t wait for another gadget to shift time, Sling Media’s Slingbox Tuner allows you to control and watch basic cable, including on-demand and and pay-per-view, on your PC or mobile device anywhere you can access the Internet. The Slingbox is also available in an AV model for your digital cable, satellite, or DVR system. Go for the Pro Slingbox and hook up with your entire HD home entertainment system (up to 4 devices), although you will lose your high-definition once you hit the Net. The Slingbox Tuner and AV models are available online and in retail stores at an MSRP of $189, while the Pro (pictured) goes for $250.
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