Samsung – BD-P1000 Blu-ray/DVD Player

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THe team at Secrets take the first consumer available Blu-ray out for a spin with their benchmarking suite. THe player does very poor on SD material and performs decently with HD material. For a thousand dollars, this first gen Blu-ray player kind of stinks up the place. It does support all HD resolutions, as well as upconverting standard DVDs to […]

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TiVo Series3 HD DVR

The biggest PVR news of the year has to be the TiVo series 3 release. To be honest, I still have sticker shock. It is hard to take a product seriously that is going to cost you a significant amount more then say a Direct TV PVR or even a five dollar a month cable DVR. The dual HD recording, […]

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Mitsubishi HD1000U Home Theater Projector

As 1080p projectors come onto the market, the price for 720p projectors are dropping like the proverbial rock. The Mitsubishi HD 1000U, reviewed by Projector Central today, is a 1500 ANSI lumen DLP projector with a 2500:1 contrast ration. As you might have already guessed, it is a 720p projector with support for all of the major resolution side. The […]

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Grand WEGA™ SXRD XBR® micro-display HDTV line is now shipping.

SONY’S GRAND WEGA SXRD HDTVS GET SPOTLIGHT AS FALL TELEVISION SEASON WARMS UP   The 70-inch KDS-R70XBR2 and 60-inch KDS-R60XBR2 are full 1920 x 1080 high-definition televisions based on Sony’s Silicon X-tal (Crystal) Reflective Display technology.  The two XBR sets round out the complete SXRD line announced earlier this year. The latest market share figures reinforce the company’s HDTV leadership […]

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Toshiba set to build 55-inch SED TVs

Toshiba has made headway in getting SED TV's to market. The company now has plans to release them to the market in time for the 2007 holiday season. SED TVs are similar to CRT in that electrons are fired at the screen to create images. However, instead of an electron gun, electrons come from nano particles. This allows the TV […]

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Panasonic to launch 1080p LCD projector

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Panasonic is hitting the 1080p projecotr by storm this fall with the launch of the PT-AE1000. This bad boy has 2X optical zoom, 1,100 ANSI lumens brightness and a fantastic 11,000:1 contrast ratio. With specs like these, its not hard to guess what sort of price tag you would be looking at. From the article: Picture processing includes 14-bit dynamic […]

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SageTV

You can take the Alan out of the HTPC but you can't take the HTPC out of Alan. Its probably fitting that my first post be about SageTV and their new beta. After having time to look through the new manual and some of the threads on Sage's forum, it has become apparent to me that this isn't the break […]

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Velodyne calls in SubContractors

Velodyne has released a new range of subwoofers aimed at custom installation applications. The new subs range from $399 for the 8" on up to $999 for the 15". One other model to speak off is the 12" SC-IF/IC that allows the installer to completely hide it in a floor or ceiling. Its amazing what they can do these days. […]

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