Got a Problem with your SSD and Standby?

This is the first I’ve heard of this issue, and since I’ve been using SSDs and S3 standby for quite a while I was skeptical at first.  After checking it out there does seem to be a serious problem (some users report a bricked drive!) going on at least with SandForce based SSDs and standby. Anyone had an issue with […]

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CNET Reviews Denon’s 1912

I’m happy see Ethernet appearing on mid-level AVR, mostly for control but also because of the IP features it provides.  Hopefully it also means that firmware updates won’t require a trip back to the manufacturer. It’s unclear from the review whether AirPlay support is an optional (and additional cost) feature with this year’s Denons, so Apple users will need to […]

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Boxee Box D-Link DSM-380


As we can see from the video Boxee provides an excellent first experience with the device with friendly retail packaging and includes an HDMI cable so most users will be able to get started when they bring it home. Device Love it or not, the Boxee Box is certainly unique–sure to stand out in any environment.  How desirable that is […]

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AMD 5 Series GPUs Support 3D Blu-ray


I haven’t had a chance to go through AMD’s driver release notes to find out when they snuck frame sequential 3D Blu-ray support in for their 5 series cards, but I can can confirm that it works, at least for the 5550.  This page indicates that the whole lineup is supported, starting with the 5450.  So if you have a […]

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cnet Reviews Panasonic’s GT30 PDP

Last years GT25 was a decent set, but the general consensus was that it straddled unnatural space between the G25 and VT25 with a price that wasn’t quite right given the feature set.  With a year to correct that, maybe 2011 is the GT30’s time to shine. Panasonic has consistently been among our favorite televisions over the last few years, […]

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CyberLink PowerDVD 11


Spring is here, so as usual it is time for CyberLink to release an updated version of PowerDVD (PDVD) making this number 11.  With PDVD 10 already a solid product we were not expecting a revolutionary shift in the Blu-ray (BD) playback software, so the rather evolutionary changes brought to the updated application including better 3D support, a richer media […]

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2011 Denon CI Models Announced

In itself, there isn’t much newsworthy in a product announcement of an updated line of AVRs, but the expansion of the CI (custom integrator) features downward towards consumer pricing is – and hopefully the beginning of a trend.  One of the main reasons I’ve been eying the current generation AVR-3311CI vs. the non-CI models are its RS232 and Ethernet (including […]

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