Take a look at Westinghouse Digital’s 40-inch 1080p Combo. The VK-40F580D HDTV has an optimal resolution of 1920 x 1080 with 16.7 million colors, an integrated front slot load DVD player, preset and custom video modes, and 2 HDMI inputs. It also features their Pixel Direct tech and SpineDesign side connectors. We actually caught a couple of Westinghouse’s displays recently and were pleasantly surprised that the company has its handle on something other than refrigerators.
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Bluedot plans to release its BDP-1725 DVD Player next month in Japan. At a size of 190×142×29mm and a weight of 740g, the portable device features a 480 x 234p, 7-inch display with LED backlight, supports DVD±R/RW, CD-R/RW, and MP3 and JPEG files. The player will run for five hours of play and can take on an SD memory card. Its functions include zoom, bookmark playback, AB repeat, and search, and you can hook it up to your TV once you get home. Look for a price of ~JPY 23,000 (~$206.00.)
Coby has come up with a “two-fer.” Use the TF-DVD 1591 flatscreen as a monitor with its 1024 x 768 resolution and 15-inch TFT LCD or utilize it as a TV with its built-in tuner. Even more creative is its slot-loading DVD player neatly packaged on the side. The digital device has a 500:1 contrast ratio, built-in speakers, a size of 15.18 x 15.37 x 2.16-inches, and is wall mountable. It comes with a full function remote and AV cable and has a MSRP of $293.00.
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We stopped to chat with Rome Eselin of iRiver to talk about the new Unit2 that they are working on. While not available yet, the device looks to be a winner. It’s a PMP sporting a 30GB hard drive, 7-inch LCD display, with integrated WiFi. It has a docking station that has multiple inputs and outputs as well as an integrated DVD player, so you can both display the Unit2 content on a TV, but also send signals from your cable box or DVD player to the Unit2 wirelessly over 802.11n. They are even trying to incorporate point of interest into the device, so by way of the internet connection, you can find local restaurants. Even Internet radio is being considered. This device could be hot when released in the fourth quarter of 2007 - no pricing details have been released.
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