Sharp ships new twin-tuner Freeview PVR

Sharp has just released a new DVR with twin Freeview tuners. The 160GB model supports the 8 day Freeview EPG along with a PIP function. As well, this model will record subtitles if recording your favorite foreign language film. From the article: Other features of the R160H worth a mention include an unusually low power consumption rate of 0.5W in […]

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What Are the Ugliest Products on the Market?

I really can;t think of too many ugly products at the moment. Luckily, CE Pro News has a couple of them. Any product that looks "a bit too much like Charlie Brown's teeth" has to be one only its mother could love ;). What ugly products can you think of? My wife says the Silver Sensor style antenna's fit into […]

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Before You Buy A Home Theater Receiver – AV Receiver – Surround Sound Receiver

About.com has another great article covering the basic technology of receivers. They cover everything from the "More Watts is Better Myth" to defining decibels. This is a must read before you start out shopping for your next receiver. From the article: Don't base your buying decisions from a single specification, such as a Watts-Per-Channel rating. A single spec, taken out […]

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RazorVision HDMI video cable

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Friends don't let friends buy expensive gimmicky A/V cables. The Razorvision from Belkin is about as bad as it gets with claims of improving your picture and bringing back lost detail. The $249 cable features "video processing" to bring out these qualities you never new you missed. From the article:  We honestly have to say that these $249 cables are […]

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Logitech Harmony 1000 Advanced Universal Remote

The Logitech 1000, 1000 referring to the price I think, is Logitech's next remote in the Harmony line. $500 is nothing to sneeze at.  However, you do get a remote that is very similar to ones only seen in very expensive custom installations. I would pay a bit more if it offered an interactive solution to MCE or other popular […]

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Onkyo speakers use every part of the buffalo

If nothing else, the title to this article is great. Great titles aside, this $2,000 speakers from Onkyo uses the speaker enclosure and the speakers themselves to make the sound feel more like a larger speaker. You may have to wait in line, these handcrafted speakers come in runs of 50 pair per month. From the article:  If you want […]

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Google buys YouTube for $1.65 BILLION

Wow….um….don't know much to say other than wow. $1.65 Billion dollars in Google Stock now belong to YouTube. They say they're going to keep GoogleVideo alive, but I don't really see that seriously happening as they're the exact same product. Way to go YouTube guys…feel free to buy me a Porsche 🙂 

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missingremote version 1.0

As I mentioned in a forum post earlier today, after 1 week of being live we are officially releasing version 1.0 upon the masses. As with any 1.0 version, the majority of the work was getting all of the widgets and sprockets to work together in a harmonious manner. In this, was getting SMF and Joomla to work together, and […]

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ASUS EAX1600 XT Silent Video Card

In the market for a nice silent video card to warm up your media center's insides? This one will sure do that job, as well as cause you some headaches during installation. Another [H]ardOCP article, this time from their Enthusiast department…and yes, I also wonder just how many departments they have as well.   From the article: "The EAX1600 XT […]

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Vidabox HTPC Wireless Keyboard

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Woohoo! My first news posting! Get used to them…as well as the sarcasm.    Vidabox jumps back to 1999 with their Wireless Keyboard with trackball reviewed over at [H]ardOCP's Consumer Site. Maybe I'm hallucinating, but this seems to be the same thing that I saw years ago, but now it has USB! But hey, if you're desparate to spend $90 […]

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