Here’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 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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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 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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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.
Start-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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Following 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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Asus has released its M70 notebook with lots of features for Blu-ray fun. The WUXGA widescreen has 1920x1200 pixels with a 16:10 resolution, Al Light for auto-bright adjustment, and Splendid Video Intelligence Technology to improve its picture. The notebook also features a fingerprint scanner, Dolby sound from Altec Lansing Speakers, and a built-in 1.3M pixel swivel webcam. The touchpad can be converted to a control deck for music or video. Contact Asus for price and availability.
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Sony has released a hi-def video camera, claiming that it is the smallest and lightest on the planet. Available in Japan later this month, the HDR-TG1 measures 1.3 x 4.7 x 2.5-inches and weighs a mere 10.6 oz. With storage of 55 minutes, the camcorder has a 2.7-inch touch LCD and resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. The cam comes with a start-up 4GB Pro Duo Mark2 media card. We dig Sony’s cameras and have used them for years, but we are thinking that with a price tag of 130,000 Yen ($1,271.00,) we think we will purchase two larger ones at half that amount.
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Acer is taking their laptops and entertainment to a whole ‘nother level with their new Gemstone Blue line. The computers are meant for those who don’t travel much but still want the latest in high tech on a laptop. On sale next month, the Aspire 8920G will have 6 speakers and an 18.4-inch HD display with a 16:9 screen and 1920 x 1080 resolution. It also has a built-in Blu-ray drive and a price of $1,999.00. The Aspire 6920G comes with three speakers and a 16-inch screen and will carry a $1,699.00 price.
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