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Retro Nano TV

Nano TVThe screen on the iPod nano isn’t exactly huge with its 2-inch display. The Nano TV converts your 3rd generation device into a mini-TV. Designed to look like a TV/VCR player combination, the screen moves to a whopping 2.8 inches, ready to compete with the bigger iPods. Lightweight and compact, pop your nano into the top and it will play through its included speakers. Small enough for traveling, pre-order for £14.99 (~$22.00) for an early January delivery.

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Underbed Lift Hides TV

Take your 50-inch HDTV and literally shove it and your DVD player or VCR under your bed. The K2 Underbed Lift will work under a kingsize bed, needs only 8-inches of clearance space, and works in less than 35 seconds. It will also rotate for multiple viewing locations. A queensize version can handle a 42-inch screen.  At first we thought, why would you want it to do this? Large screens look better far away, and if you have that size of a TV wouldn’t you want to flaunt it? Finally, we decided it would be one less thing to dust. Prices run from $13997.00 to $17,997.00 from K2 Mounting Systems.

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Logitech Harmony 1000 One-Touch Remote Launched

Harmony1000

Logitech has announced a new and improved Harmony remote control. With its cool silver and black finish, the Harmony 1000 boasts a 3.5” color touch-sensitive screen, Internet programability, a variety of one-touch activity options, and rechargeable batteries.

Logitech has redesigned its online interface to automatically match to characteristics, discrete codes, and infrared commands of over 175,000 devices from more than 5,000 manufacturers contained in Logitech’s online database. The Harmony can even function behind a closed door and will work with VCR’s, digital video recorders, high-definition televisions, many household appliances, as well as multi-room entertainment systems.
“The Harmony 1000 remote delivers affordable luxury — it simplifies control of today´s complicated home-entertainment systems at a fraction of the price of traditional custom-installed remotes, and it’s luxurious in its sophisticated design, which adds an element of prestige to any living room,” said Bryan McLeod, vice president of Logitech´s remote control products.
Luxurious? That’s putting it mildly. The Harmony 1000 will be available in both the U.S. and Europe later this fall at an SRP of $499.99 You can also purchase a wireless extender at the same time for $149.99.

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TiVo Series 3 HD Digital Media Recorder Released

TiVo Series 3

Tivo Inc. has announced the release of its TiVo Series 3 Digital Media Recorder. The new Tivo is HD compatible and multiple tuners enable the recording of two different shows simultaneously. Its built-in Ethernet jack and USB ports provide advanced connectivity and easy networking, giving it a simpler accessibility. The TiVo Series 3 is also a THX-certified device. “As more and more digital video recorders get connected to HDTVs, the demand for higher playback quality rises,” said Michael Rudd, chief of AV architecture at THX Ltd. “With THX certification, the integrity of HD content won’t be compromised.”

Other Product Features:

  • Schedule from your workplace, on the road, or anywhere else you can access the Internet.
  • WishList finds programs by actor, director, keyword or topic.
  • Automatically record every episode, even if the network schedule changes.
  • Season Pass Recording allows you to skip repeat episodes.

Later this year, TiVo will allow parents to create a pre-approved customized area with KidZone. Future software releases will enable advanced MPEG-4 based download features. The Series 3 will be available at retail stores within the next 60 days, and is already available online.

The bad part? Everyone wants to TiVo, but at an MSRP of $799.99 we’ll keep our old TiVos and VCRs around for another year. Especially when you consider that standard TiVo features like TiVoToGo and Multi-Room Viewing isn’t even available on the new Series 3 just yet. Still, we are sure that won’t stop the early-adopters out there.

Read More | TiVo Series 3 Product Page via engadget


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