HP rolls out HD (DVD) for the holidays

I guess we know where HP stands in the next generation format wars. You can expect to find HP HD DVD drives in their m7600n desktop, the dv900t laptop and as an external drive. From the article:  Press Release:  We all know the story, HP went from being a "strong" Blu-ray supporter (like Samsung and LG) to pushing for changes […]

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Logitech Harmony 720 Review

The 800 and above series from Logitech are great universal remotes but suffer from the arm and leg syndrome. The 720 follows closely due to the technology creep that we have come to know and love in lower end models. The "activity" functions are the same but the looks and feel have changed quite a bit from the Harmony 880. […]

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Niles IntelliControl ICS Multiroom Audio System

Taking a cue from PC's, the Niles IntelliControl Multiroom Audio system is a 12 channel/6 Zone expandable audio distribution system. It uses cards to expand its functionality. Of course an iPod expansion card is available and other systems such as XM, line level inputs and traditional FM/AM radio are all available. Wisely, Niles has chosen Cat-5 cable for signals and […]

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Klipsch iGroove HG Speaker System

You can hardly walk five feet without finding something to stick your iPod into. This non-iPod news guy is simply amazed at the accessory love the iPod gets. I tried to find a FM transmitter for my generic DAP and everything I found had big bold iPod stickers all over it. Seeing reviews like the iGroove system does make me […]

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Pioneer PDP-42MXE10 42″ Plasma TV

Pssst.. Pass it on! Secrets Of Home Theater And High Fidelity have a review of the Pioneer 42MXE10 Plasma TV. The main attraction for this TV is the support for multiple frequencies. It has proper support for 50, 60, 48, 72 and 75 Hz. This will certainly attract the globetrotters among us who have to deal with varying broadcast frequencies […]

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ZigBee’s improved spec incompatible with v1.0

The ZigBee Alliance released a new spec that will incorporate some significant changes over the initial spec in 2004. ZigBee's market penetration is pretty small to date, so it should not have a large impact on consumers going forward. A lot of the changes in the new specification are targeted at the industrial market. If you are interested in further […]

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Early Adopters Give The Thumbs Up To HD DVD?

HDBlu has no problem stirring the flames of the format war as evident from their latest article. The claim here is that HD DVD is getting higher marks then Blu-ray from early adopters. The scientific study was done by examining product reviews at Amazon.com. Take it with the proverable grain of salt, people posting on the internet typically do not […]

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Akimbo Internet video on-demand set top box

A little late in the making, Akimbo has finally announced plans to release their RCA co-branded set top box. Your typical box is usually used for cable or sat tuning, but Akimbo's can be used to tap into a library of 13000+ movies and documentaries. I like the idea of mixing something like this with a standard offering from cable […]

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Xbox 360 HD DVD Drive For $200

As widely reported on the web today, the Xbox 360 HD DVD add-on will be hitting stores in November for a price of $200. This really isn't that attractive when you think about it. By them time you add on the HD DVD player, you are quickly wading into PS3 territory. You can expect the HD DVD Add-On to hit […]

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