Onkyo’s upconverting DV-SP504 gold DVD player

With this news story coming across my desk, I just realized I have not made a news category for traditional DVD/CD players. I'll file this under General news for now. Getting to the story at hand, Onkyo is releasing a new upconverting DVD player to replace the DV-SP502. Format wise, expect it to support DVDs, CDs, SACDs, DivX, MP3 and […]

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DIRECTV’s New HD DVR: One Man’s View

TVPredictions has a one page review of DirectTV's new HD PVR. They are not convinced its ready for prime time mainly because of the instability while attempting to record something. No matter the bells and whistles, if a recording is missed there is hell to pay from the significant other. From the article: Overall, I'd have to say it's a […]

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Sony Bravia KDL-46X2000 46in LCD TV

For all that Sony does wrong these days, they still manage to do some things right. The new Bravia X series is one such example. Priced to match its features ($5000 or so), the 46X2000 comes equipped with two 1080p capable inputs, a couple of component inputs, a PC connection, three Svideo inputs and a digital tuner. From the article: […]

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Zune and iPod Photo Comparison


I don't often post about gadget news, but when two titans come to battle with guns-a-blazing, its hard not to take notice. Its just a quick photo comparison of the Zune and the iPod that really emphasizes how much bigger the screen size of the Zune. Should Steve be worried?  From the article:   I got face time with a […]

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Panasonic PT-AX100U Review

1080p projector love is still out of the ball bark for many consumers. However, there are many 720p gems on the market that can satisfy the need for a more theater like experience. I am not one to argue with 120" pictures. Coming in at $2000 on the street, the AV1000U has a 6000:1 contrast ratio and 800 to 1400 […]

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Denon confirms autumn AV receiver range

Technology creep is a great great thing in AV receiver lineups and Denon's fall lineup really drives this point home. The have confirmed four new receivers for the fall lineup with some nice features for all price points. This years models will include a new style remote, fully automatic setup, and full iPod configuration. The four models are: AVR-1507, AVR-1707, […]

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Are Blu-ray and HD-DVD Discs Region Coded, Like DVDs?


  About.com's Home Theater question of the week is – "Are the next gen formats region coded like the original DVD they are replacing?" The answer is yes for Blu-ray and no region coding for HD DVD. From the article:  While the North America, Japan, and Latin America employ an NTSC-based 30 Frames-per-second video system, most of the rest of […]

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Data over power line kicks into high gear

I am always very skeptical when a company claims great networking performance over powerlines. As we have found out in the past, the only way to achieve these lofty goals is to have the components networked in the same room. The new spec is supposed to be much more resistant from interference from other household products. There is nothing worse […]

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Slingbox Palm client coming soon

Slinbox recently introduced a new line up of tuners and placeshifters to the general public and now it looks they are going to release a client for Palm OS. With this final OS supported, you would be able to placeshift your content to just about any portable device out there. From the article:  Right now, you can use a Silngbox […]

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