The Daily Button: October 24th, 2008 Edition
If you recall, earlier this year we put out a call for help for graphics artists. Karl answered the call and will be helping MissingRemote.com with another revamp of The Daily Button.
I would like to thank everyone who has stepped up to help MissingRemote.com. It really means a lot to us that folks would step up to make MissingRemote.com a better site and a better community.
Along with their Plasma review, Sound & Vision also has a Top 10 list of the movies they want converted to Blu-ray .I can’t really argue with any of the movies they picked on the list. What classic movies do you want on Blu-ray?
LG finally got their Netflix enabled Blu-ray player to market and now it is Samsung’s turn to partner with Netlfix. This offer comes in the way of a free firmware upgrade for a couple of select Blu-ray players.
A bunch of Blu-ray news courtesy of Digital Bits has hit the web today. Topics include Best Buy’s $199 Blu-ray player and a ton of new release news.
TV Squad ponders if TV execs have gotten kinder this year by not pulling the cancel trigger early on.
CEPro’s 7 Products for the Connected Bathroom had me wondering what you could possibly put in your bathroom to enahnce your digital lifestyle. I like the idea of a small touchscreen to enable music and video streaming. I am not sure I require an iPod dock toilet paper holder.
It isn’t very often we get to report on a TV that is best out there but the HD Guru is certainly very impressed with Mitsubishi’s LaseVue L65-A90 .
For around $7000 you can have the first laser light-sourced TV that
will get you the same quality has the premium TV’s on the market such
as Pioneer’s Kuro Elite Plasmas.
Speaking of Plasmas, Sound & Vision has the Hitachi P50X902 in house for a look-see . It is no Kuro but it still does a pretty good job for its $3000 + price tag.
In other tech lines, offering a firmwar upgrade for $100 would get you raked over the coals. I guess Denon offering a firmware upgrad for thier AVR-3808 and 4308 receivers for $100 is nothing to write home about in the Home Theater world.
HTPC & Extenders
If you are a SageTV user, you will want to check out the Hauppauge HD PVR. Gear Diary has a review of the HD PVR but doesn’t cover the third party software support.
AutoExit 2008 R2 WHS plugin has been released. This spiffy plugin allows you to shut-down, wake and reboot machones in your home network.