April 2007 Archives

Apr 30, 2007

HDTV Info – an HDTV Buyer's Guide

Posted by in Articles, How To
HDTV Info - how to choose an HDTV

Before you even think of buying an HDTV, you need all the HDTV info you can get your hands on. From the different HDTV resolutions to the HDTV source you choose, from your DVD player even to the HDTV connections you choose, all can make a difference to the quality of the picture you see […]


Apr 27, 2007

Sharp Aquos DV-ACV52 – a 21st Century Video Recorder

Posted by in Media Recorder, Sharp, Video and TV
Sharp Aquos DV-ACV52 media recorder

Sharp have announced the new Sharp Aquos DV-ACV52 media recorder, which offers not just a DVD player, not even a DVD player and 250GB HDD, but a DVD player, 250GB HDD and something called a VHS video recorder. Apparently, VHS is an old analogue tape format for recording TV programmes in the days before digital, […]


Apr 26, 2007

JVC Sophisti Home Theater System review

Posted by in Home Cinema, Media Receiver
JVC Sophisti DD-3 home theater system

The JVC Sophisti Home Theater System is a brand new network media player from JVC. Also known as the JVC DD-3, the Sophisti may sound like it’s a few characters short of a full word (presumably the brand designers had something against “cated”!), but don’t let that fool you – it’s a full-on media hub […]


Apr 25, 2007

Samsung Cannes SPD-50P91FHD – world's first Bluetooth HDTV

Posted by in Bluetooth, HDTV, Technology
Samsung SPD-50P91FHD HDTV with Bluetooth

Samsung have launched what they claim is the world’s first Bluetooth HDTV. Samsung like claiming world’s first, and by bolting Bluetooth onto an HDTV, it’s a claim that they can make loud and clear, as it’s not an obvious addition to your usually wired TV. Despite this, a Bluetooth HDTV is actually quite useful… More […]


Apr 25, 2007

New Microsoft Windows Home Media Server already outdated

Posted by in Media Center
Microsoft Windows Home Media Server media hub

Microsoft and HP have announce a new Windows Home Media Server that the two companies have been working on. Like similar devices already on sale, the Windows Home Server is designed to store and backup all of your media from several different PCs around the home, and distribute the content wherever it’s needed. So far […]


Apr 22, 2007

Yamada HTV-200XU crams home theatre into Boombox

Posted by in MP3 Players, Portable TV
Yamada HTV-200XU Hi-Fi and home theatre in one

German Hi-Fi manufacturer Yamada (Yes, Yamada, not Yamaha) have released the Yamada HTV-200XU, a Hi-Fi boombox crammed with so many features, it’s more like a PC in Boombox clothing. As you can see, it’s got a 7 inch LCD screen, plus a DVD player capable of playing DivX, DVDs, MPEG 4 movie files, and even […]


Apr 20, 2007

Microsoft working on next-gen home entertainment system

Posted by in Coming Soon, Prototypes
Microsoft Multi-Component Gaming System network home entertainment centre

A new Microsoft patent reveals the company’s plans to quite literally take over every conceivable home entertainment device in your home, combining them all into one huge distributed home entertainment network. The patent shows a “console” (presumably an XBox 360 or a next-gen XBox) being the central hub of the network, communicating with dozens of […]


Apr 19, 2007

Pinnacle PCTV – a TV and PVR in a USB stick

Posted by in Portable TV, Video and TV
Pinnacle PCT Tv and PVR in a USB stick

Pinnacle have announced the Pinnacle PCTV, a TV tuner and PVR all magically crammed into a tiny USB stick. The PCTV plugs into your PC via a USB 2.0 port, letting you watch TV instantly without installing any software. With its built-in PVR functions and 1GB of on-board flash storage, you can record up to […]


Apr 9, 2007

Panansonic D-Dock Bluetooth Hi-Fis

Posted by in Audio, Bluetooth, Video and TV
Panasonic D-Dock Hi-Fi: Panasonic SC-PM770SD and Panasonic PM770SD Hi-Fi

Panasonic have announced the Panasonic D-Dock Hi-Fis, which integrate tightly with Panasonic’s D-Snap MP3 players, and which also have Bluetooth built-in, so you can stream your tunes through the Hi-Fis using a suitably-equipped MP3 player or mobile phone. More details and pictures of the Panasonic D-Dock Bluetooth Hi-Fis after the jump.


Apr 9, 2007

Bluesens G40 PMP – with Wi-Fi, without DRM

Posted by in Audio, MP3 Players
Bluesens G40 PMP

This is the Bluesens G40 PMP, what could possibly be the holy grail of Personal Media Player. Much of its features are common to most PMPs: 2.5″ screen, support for a wide variety of music and video formats, storage up to 4GB via SD/MMC cards. What really differentiates the Bluesens G40, though, is its ability […]