Radeon HD 5450 — Next Gen ATI at $50

Half-height, passive, does HDMI bitstreaming and does dual-stream video decode. Now the only question is if it will properly deinterlace 1080i…   AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the introduction of the ATI Radeon HD 5450 graphics card, the latest addition to the award-winning line-up of ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series graphics cards. The ATI Radeon HD 5450 graphics card delivers a […]

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Panasonic admits plasma TV black level change but says picture quality still ‘excellent’

Now here’s a surprising announcement. Panasonic is answering the question posed by many folks as to the deterioration of the black levels of their plasma sets. Considering the black level debate is one of the top reasons consumers choose plasma over LCD, will be interesting to see the fallout of this. C|Net It admitted that "background brightness will increase" but […]

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Popcorn Hour A-200


The Popcorn Hour A-200 has not gotten a ton of reviews, but given its relatively new life on the market that’s to be expected. Of course, after Cedia a lot of the buzz was around the Popbox from Syabas, so you will want to consider that before making any investments in this or any other media player. I’m a fan […]

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Thursday Podcast Roundup

Thanks to some additional editor recommendations, have some great new (for me) podcasts in the roundup. TONS to choose from that should keep you entertained for quite a while. The Media Center Show #242 – OABSoftware apps Joining me this week is Oebele Beetstra from OABSoftware talking about his great range of apps for Windows Media Center. Oebele has been […]

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S1Digital Releases 100 Disc Blu-ray Changer


Now here’s something cool. The old Sony DVD changers never really took off (well, maybe when their prices dropped to under $100), but it’s good to see a Blu-ray solution. The hard drive cost to store a Blu-ray movie is significantly more than a DVD, so being able to store 100 in this changer could save up to 4-5 terabytes! […]

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