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Open Air Inflatable Movie Screen Goes Well With The Rest Of Your Inflatable Furniture

Open Air Cinema Inflatable Movie Screen

Now I realize you’ve been drooling over those new mini-projectors for a while now, but if you’d rather have an extra-large experience and already own a normal projector, you’re in luck:

Remember that “velvety” inflatable couch you had in college? Well, we’ve found you the perfect TV to go along with it – the Open Air Cinema 16 Foot Inflatable Movie Screen. The 16ft x 9ft, widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio, 20-pound inflatable movie screen is the perfect compliment to any backyard (if you’re lucky enough to have a backyard, ahem). Just don’t go filling it with helium - that’s a very, very bad idea; this potential balloon is available at an introductory price of $999, or purchase their CineBox Home complete backyard theater system which includes projection, sound and all necessary cables for $3,299 - you’ll instantly have the most popular backyard on the block and you can recoup the expense by charging admission and selling refreshments…

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2008 Holiday Gift Guide: Roku Netflix Player

Roku Netflix Player

Sure, has come to the , but if you want streaming access to the Netflix service and don’t own a game console, this is your cheapest barrier to entry. Definitely a great gift for movie buffs, the Roku Netflix player is able to stream over 12,000 movies and television shows from the Netflix Watch Instantly catalogue. The set-top box currently outputs at 480p (DVD quality), but we know that high definition streaming is on the way. The box is tiny, so it takes up barely any space, and setup takes just a couple of minutes - very simple. Of course, a Netflix subscription is required, but once you have that, everything else is a piece of cake.

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3M MPRO110 Projector

MPRO110We have shown you a few mini-projectors this year, including the minute Microvision SHOW. Now 3M has unveiled their MPRO110, a battery operated device that can project movies, photos or files. It is compatible with laptops, iPods, digital cameras and mutimedia cell phones with an extra cable. The MPRO features LED technology and can get up to 10,000 hours of use. At a size of 11 x 5 x 2cm, it can fit into your pocket or backpack. The projector carries a MSRP of around $359.00.

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Star Trek Phaser and Communicator

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Movies, Toys,

Star Trek SetThe ultimate Star Trekkor can now beam up properly while fighting Klingons with the Phaser and Communicator Set. The Phaser has 4 power settings with appropriate lights and sounds, a flip up sight and an overload setting, also with fitting effects. The Communicator is full size with sounds and lighting, a hailing function and 20 effects and phrases such as “Spock here, Captain.” Both run on batteries (included) and have a price of $39.99.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2008: The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight Blu-rayWe have yet to come across anyone who didn’t appreciate this movie (and we’re sure they’ll come out of the woodwork in the comments now that we said that,) and it is with good reason. The Dark Knight has so much going for it in terms of entertainment value and action. Batman’s voice aside, everything about this movie screamed “awesome.” This is why we have to recommend it in our Holiday Gift Guide. Now, primarily we are recommending The Dark Knight Blu-ray, because that is going to give you the amazing visuals and sound you come to expect from a movie like this. That said, we understand that not everyone is equipped with the latest in high definition gadgetry, so we will also recommend The Dark Knight Special Edition DVD as well. The Blu-ray version retails for $35.99, but we found it on Amazon for 33% off at $23.99. The special edition DVD version sells for $34.98, and we found it for 40% off on Amazon at $20.99.


Samsung BD-P2500 and P-2550 Feature Netflix in HD

BD-P2500

And the Netflix/Blockbuster beat goes on. Samsung has announced that its BD-P2500 and BD-P2550 Blu-ray Players, as of the first week in December, will have access to movies and TV shows via Netflix in HD via a firmware update. While both models can already access over 12,000 videos, so far they have been in standard definition. At this point, there are 300 titles available in HD, with many more expected in the months to come.

 

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Blockbuster Debuts MediaPoint Player

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

MediaPoint Player

Still trying to compete with their nemesis, Blockbuster has announced their own set-top box. The MediaPoint Player was made by 2Wire and will set you back $99.00 with an initial 25 films. After that, customers can download HD movies via broadband for $1.99 and keep them up to 30 days. However, once play is pushed, it must be watched within 24 hours. Blockbuster OnDemand is available now and will be to future customers who do not subscribe to Blockbuster Online.

 

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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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South Park’s Last Hurrah: A Big Screen Sequel

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Animation, Comedy, Cable, Gossip,

South Park

When Trey Parker and Matt Stone decide to pull the plug on , they won’t quietly fade from the scene with a single half-hour TV stint. These two comedy masters will say good-bye in a way the fans can appreciate (and spend a lot more money on): with another big-screen version of the show.

Don’t worry, avid Park fans, the show isn’t scheduling to end itself anytime soon. Parker and Stone are signed on with Comedy Central until 2011, at which time they may or may not decide to renew their contract.

“We talked about maybe some day doing a movie to sort of end it all, and that seems like the best idea,” said Parker to the press recently. “That’s been a big thought, to do the last show as a movie.”

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Darth Vader Toaster

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Household, Misc. Tech,

Darth ToasterStar Wars fans should be thrilled with the new Darth Vader Toaster every time they sit down to breakfast. The Dark Lord’s image will burn itself onto every waffle, PopTart or piece of bread you place into the small black appliance. Perhaps you can fashion your pancakes to look like little Yoda heads to go with them and use your sausage links to have a go at the Light Side. Pre-order for $54.99 for a January 29 delivery.

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