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Magco allows you to play Blu-ray discs in OS X

Macgo Blu-ray player

OS X users have been waiting for years for the priviledge of being able to play their Blu-ray discs on their Mac computers, and the day has finally arrived where they can. Sort of. You see, Apple has not officially built Blu-ray playback into OS X Lion or anything like that, instead the magic comes from a company called Macgo. Their new software, called "Mac Blu-ray Player" of all things, is what is used to view the discs. However, you'll need your own Mac-compatible internal or external Blu-ray drive, since that isn't a first-party option on Macs yet, and we doubt if it will ever be.

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Deal of the Day: 25% off Samsung PN43D490 43-Inch 3D HDTV with 2 pairs 3D glasses

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Displays, HDTV, Hot Deals

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Our  today brings you 25% off the Samsing PN43D490 43-inch 3D HDTV. These are the 2011 models of the 720p plasma televisions, and they usually sell for $799. WIth the 25% discount, the price comes down to $599, saving you a whopping $200. However, you also get a $100 Dell gift card, and two free pairs of 3D glasses as well. Free shipping makes this a super deal:

Samsung PN43D490 for $599

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Deal of the Day: 66% off Sony BRAVIA XBR-46HX909 46-inch 3D HDTV

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Displays, HDTV, Hot Deals

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Our  today brings you 66% off the Sony BRAVIA XBR-46HX909 46-inch 3D 240Hz 1080p LED HDTV. These are the 2011 models of the full-panel LED televisions, and they usually sell for $3499. WIth the 66% discount, the price comes down to $1199, saving you a whopping $2300. It's LED backlit, 1080p, and supports 802.11n Wi-Fi. The television is even shipped free:

Sony BRAVIA XBR-46HX909 HDTV for $1199

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Deal of the Day: 32% off VIZIO XVT3D474SV 47-inch 3D HDTV

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Displays, HDTV, Hot Deals

VIZIO XVT3D474SV HDTV

Our  today brings you 32% off the Vizio XVT3D474SV Razor LED HDTV. These are full-panel LED televisions, and they usually sell for $1699. WIth the 32% discount, the price comes down to $1049, saving you $500. The television is even shipped free:

VIZIO XVT3D474SV 47-inch 3D HDTV

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Comcast Spectrum will bring revamped Xfinity guide, Facebook to your TV

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: HDTV, Home Entertainment

Comcast is set to show off the next evolution of their Xfinity TV offerings, which they are calling Xfinity Spectrum, tomorrow at NCTA 2011. We've gotta say, Comcast has been long overdue for a revamp, and it's nice to see that the company is looking to step things up in a major way. As you see in the video, things are much more integrated and easier to navigate. You're even able to share things about your viewing habits with Facebook, and of course this is likely the way that Comcast will bring Skype to your television. No word yet on how long it'll take to roll these boxes out, or when it will start, but let's just keep our fingers crossed on that one. Hit the video above for a look at the new hotness.


Comcast to bring Skype video calls to Xfinity

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Home Entertainment, Internet

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Today, Comcast and Skype announced a partnership that will let Comcast customers make and accept wide-screen, high-definition video calls (as well as communicate via instant messages) through their television sets.

Skype on Comcast will let users identify incoming Skype calls via caller ID, accept incoming calls while watching TV, and import friends and colleagues' contacts from Facebook, Outlook, Gmail, and smartphone address books.

The Skype service will be delivered to Comcast customers via a combination of an adapter box, video camera, and a special remote that will let them input text as well as control their televisions. The other party does not need any special equipment beyond what is normally needed to use Skype.

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Deal of the Day: 25% off Samsung PN43D490 43-Inch 3D HDTV

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: HDTV, Hot Deals

Samsung PN43D490 43-Inch 3D 720p 600hz Plasma HDTV

Our  today brings you 25% off the Samsung PN43D490 43-Inch 3D plasma HDTV. This is a new 2011 model, featuring 3D support with 720p playback. You end up saving $200 on the price, and they'll even ship it to you for free. This is the lowest price we've seen for the PN43D490:

Samsung PN43D490 43-Inch 3D 720p 600hz Plasma HDTV for $596

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread. Oh, and if you're on Twitter, be sure to follow @TechPromos for the latest deals, or you can Like TechPromos on Facebook.


Deal of the Day: Samsung UN46D6300 46-Inch 1080p HDTV + $300 Dell gift card

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: HDTV, Hot Deals

Samsung UN46D6300 46-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV promo code

Our  today brings you 16% off the Samsung UN46D6300 46-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV, with a $300 Dell gift card thrown in! This is a 2011 model HDTV, featuring 1080p resolution, Samsung TV Apps, an ultra-slim design, Auto Motion Plus 120Hz with Clear Motion Rate, Wide Color Enhancer Plus, four HDMI inputs, and two USB ports. Also, you get it shipped free:

Samsung UN46D6300 HDTV + $300 Gift Card

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread. Oh, and if you're on Twitter, be sure to follow @TechPromos for the latest deals, or you can Like TechPromos on Facebook.


Deal of the Day: $350 off Sharp LC-60LE632U 60-Inch 1080p HDTV

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Displays, HDTV, Hot Deals

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Dell has our  today with their 19% discount on the Sharp LC-60LE632U 60-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV. Features on this set? Try 1080p resolution, 120Hz Fine Motioned Advanced, X-Gen LCD panel with 10-bit processing, 4,000,000:1 contract ratio, built-in Wi-Fi, Vudu apps, Netflix streaming video, CinemaNow capability, and 4 HDMI ports. These usually sell for $1799, and this 19% discount brings the price down to $1449, saving you a nice $350 - and shipping is free:

Sharp LC-60LE632U 60-Inch 1080p HDTV for $1449

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread. Oh, and if you're on Twitter, be sure to follow @TechPromos for the latest deals, or you can Like TechPromos on Facebook.


AMD looking to enter tablet game with their Densa chip

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Corporate News, Handhelds

AMD Densa

Is Advanced Micro Devices finally making a major push into the tablet market? That's the signal sent by leaked product roadmap slides showing plans for an AMD tablet chip codenamed Desna that surfaced on NGOHQ.com last week.

The slides don't offer any specs for AMD's Z-Series accelerated processing unit, or APU, nor do they name a release date other than the heading "2011 AMD HD Tablet Platform Overview."

Here's what we do know. AMD thinks Desna is well-suited for both consumer media tablets and devices built for business use. The chip maker is playing up its graphics prowess with promises of "smooth streaming HD video," AdobeFlash 10.2 acceleration, Microsoft Office 10 visual enhancements, and support for DirectX 11 and Windows 7 Effects.

Desna also runs accelerated HTML 5 and Internet Explorer 9, while "leveraging the Microsoft Windows application base," which sounds a bit like AMD saying, "we don't actually have an app store for this chip."

The Z-Series platform's commercial play seems to be summed up with promises of "full integration and support in IT environments," "unparalleled versatility and security," and "enhanced productivity."

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