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Creative MovieWorks HD

MovieWorks HD

Creative’s MovieWorks HD can upscale a video from your iPod to 1080i resolution. Turn ordinary sound into DTS surround sound on a home theater system when you send it through an optical or HDMI cable. Navigate your iPod on your TV, control playback and adjust settings with a wireless remote. Add a Creative wireless receiver to another room and your can hear your tunes there, too. The basic MovieWorks HD will set you back $249.99.

 

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Kodak Zx1 Digital Camcorder

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cameras,

Kodak Zx1 CamcorderKodak has introduced the Zx1 Digital Video Cam, their entry into the inexpensive pocket-sized camcorders. Weather resistant and usable in bright or low lighting, it captures 720p HD at 60 fps and has a 2.0-inch LCD screen. It has an expandable SD/SDHC Card slot for memory of up to 32 GB, giving it up to 10 hours of HD video. Available in 5 different colors this April, a remote is optional and it has ArcSoft Media Impressions software for editing and uploading to YouTube and other sites. An HDMI cable and AA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries are included in the $149.99 price.

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OPPO G11 Touchscreen PMP

G11 PMPHere’s a peek at the OPPO G11 PMP. It features a 3.2-inch rotating HD touchscreen with 432x240 resolution and supports AVI, RM / RMVB, FLV, JPEG, BMP and GIF, MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, OGG, APE, and FLAC files. (Whew!) You can also play around with your images, edit them and add an effect or two. Of course it has the usual fast forward, rewind and playback control, an FM tuner and supports e-books. The 4GB G11 can go about 16 hours on its lithium battery and has a low temporary price of CNY1099 (~$161.00.)

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VUDU XL2 - Video Store in a Box

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: HDTV, Home Entertainment, Movies,

VUDU XL2

VUDU XL2 has been released for home theater owners. There is access to hundreds of HD titles on demand with more than 10,000 films total that can be viewed instantly. The exterior is made of aerospace-grade aluminum bezel with the glowing logo and the device is rack-mountable. The XL2 has a terabyte of storage which equals out to about 500 movies and has both IP and IR control with 1080i HD output. You better love your movies as the player will set you back $1,299.00.

 

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Get to Know the Cast of Survivor: Gabon

Cast of Survivor: Gabon

With the premiere now just days away, it’s time to familiarize ourselves with the next round of castaways.

For the program’s 17th installment, the reality show will be kicking things up a notch. This season, the contestants will be “battling extreme conditions and interacting with wildlife such as elephants and gorillas” during their stay in Gabon. The filthy castaways will also have all of their flaws exposed in high-definition. (That’s a first for the long-running series.)

Host says the African locale is the perfect setting for the contest we will be seeing this year. “In a strange coincidence to Earth’s Last Eden—good vs. evil emerges as a major theme this season. I think the audience will quickly identify with one group or the other.”

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Coby Electronics HD Radio Receivers

Coby HD Radio Receiver

Coby Electronics has released a pair of cordless HD Radio Receivers. The HDR-700 and 650 receive digital HD, AM, and FM stations with no subscription charge. Each features an LCD display with backlighting, a preset station memory, and SDcard slot, and is housed in a brushed aluminum casing. The receivers come with remotes and have both an RCA connection and 3.5mm headphone jacks. Look for prices that start at $99.99, depending on where you shop.

 

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Sony VAIO FW Notebook

Sony VAIO FW Notebook

Sony has released their new VAIO FW Notebook and you know that this one is for those who love their videos. Available in various configurations in a series, the premium model weighs about 6 lbs., is powered by Intel Centrino 2, and plays Blu-ray Disc HD in full 1080 resolution when connected to an HDTV. It has a 16.4-inch LCD with HD, and their XBRITE-HiColor LCD technology. That extra width minimizes black bars on the screen. The FW comes with MusicBox and Click to Disc/Editor software so you can become the moviemaker you always wanted to be. Choose between titanium gray and powder white. The standard notebook carries a $1,000.00 MSRP while the premium has a $1,750.00 price.

 

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Bleeding Edge TV 272: Computex 2008 - AMD Live! Home Theatre hardware

AMD shows us how the home theatre PC arena is getting exciting again. Thanks to AMD Live!, manufacturers are finally creating affordable high-quality and high-performance components for the home theatre PC. Inexpensive platforms supporting full-resolution 1080p HD and 7.1 channel surround sound are being manufactured and will be out for sale real soon.

We love the intiative AMD has taken on this one! We talk with Jay Taylor of AMD Live! and have a look at the new components.


ZeeVee ZvBox Streams HD from Computer

ZvBoxStart-up company ZeeVee has a device that allows high-def web video and other content from your computer to be transmitted to any HDTV. Hook ZvBox to your monitor and it will broadcast to channel ZV, then goes through your cable. The company calls it “localcasting.”

CEO and co-founder Vic Odryna said, “...since ZvBox provides a duplication of what you see on your monitor, anything you can do on your computer you can now do on your HDTVs.”

The privilege doesn’t come inexpensively. Available in June, you can pre-order at Amazon for $499.99. At that price, it should turn any TV into HD.

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Amazon Offers $50.00 Credit for HD DVD early adopters

Amazon logoFollowing the likes of Wal-mart, Best Buy, and Future Shop, Amazon is giving customers a $50.00 credit for any HD DVD Player bought on its site before February 23. If you were one of those that purchased from the company, you might have received an e-mail from them that stated:

“New technologies don’t always work out as planned. We at Amazon.com value our customer relationships more than anything and would like to support customers who purchased these players by offering a credit good for $50 off any products sold by Amazon.com…”

The offer stands until April 9 and the credit can be used for Blu-ray players or more HD products, many of which are up to 60% off on Amazon.

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