May 2007 Archives

May 14, 2007

7.1 Surround Sound on a Mobile Phone

Posted by in Audio, MP3 Players
7.1 Surround Sound system on a mobile phone

If you’re into your home theater, then the thought of listening to anything other than full 7.1 surround sound is simply too hideous to bear. If this sounds like you, then even the music that comes from your mobile phone is simply not up to the job. Fortunately, an enterprising mobile phone company from China […]


May 13, 2007

Pinnacle launches HDTV card in a USB stick!

Posted by in HDTV, Video and TV
Pinnacle Dazzme HD Pro stick - HDTV on a USB stick

Pinnacle have launched a new HDTV card (wittily titled the Pinnacle Dazzle HD Pro Stick) that lets you watch HD TV from your PC. What’s special about Pinnacle’s new card is that all the HD gubbins are squeezed inside a USB stick! You can even record your HDTV programs with it. It’s not quite plug […]


May 10, 2007

The Pioneer BDP-94HD – a cheaper Pioneer Blu-Ray player

Posted by in Blu-Ray player, DLNA, Pioneer
Pioneer BDP-94HD Blu-Ray player

No sooner had I posted about the Pioneer BDP-LX70, than I came across the Pioneer BDP-94HD, another stunning looking Blu-Ray player from the company. As its name suggests, the BDP094HD also offers full HD quality pictures, as well as Dolby True HD sound and DLNA support, but it doesn’t support 1080p/24p (it supports 1080p, just […]


May 10, 2007

Pioneer BDP-LX70 Blu-Ray player with DLNA

Posted by in Blu-Ray player, DLNA, Manufacturer, Pioneer, Video and TV
Pioneer BDP-LX70 Blu-Ray player

Pioneer have announced the pioneer BDP-LX70 Blu-Ray player. Apart from looking simply glorious and obviously offering excellent playback, the BDP-LX70 has one other trick up it’s sleeve – it’s DLNA-compliant, meaning it can stream all manner of media direct form your PC, including MPEG2 and WMV videos, and MP3 tunes. More details of the Pioneer […]


May 7, 2007

Cowon Q5 – a PMP with Wi-Fi, HSDPA and GPS

Posted by in Bluetooth, Portable Gadgets, Video and TV, Wi-Fi
Cowon Q5 personal media player

Cowon have announced the Cowon Q5 Personal Media Player. The Q5 looks like your average PMP – slim design, huge screen, perfect for watching video on to stop yourself being bored on long trips (oh how I needed this on my recent 20-hour flight to Las Vegas!) What makes the Q5 special, though is its […]


May 7, 2007

Why the Media Streaming industy is still in its infancy

Posted by in Articles, Opinion

One day in the not-too-distant future, media streaming as a technology will be so ubiquitous, we’ll look back on this period as the prototype phase, when all manner of devices were released by many different electronics companies, each offering something vastly different from the other. Apart from being amused by the fact that you need […]


May 6, 2007

Mediagate MG-350HD media streamer reviewed

Posted by in Media Receiver, Video and TV
Mediagate MG-350HD

The Mediagate MG-350HD media streamer has been comprehensively reviewed by PCMag, who aren’t entirely sure whether they like it or not. The Mediagate streamer is designed to stream media (tunes and videos) form your PC to your TV or Hi-Fi, and so competes with the Apple TV and Netgear’s Digital Entertainer. However, as with the […]


May 4, 2007

SkyDigital launches full-HDTV USB receiver

Posted by in HDTV, Media Receiver, Video and TV
SKYDigital SKYHDTV USB receiver

SkyDigital have launced its new SKYHDTV USB receiver, which is, well, an HDTV USB receiver (wonderfully original name!) The receiver plugs into your HDTV box (satellite, cable, even XBox360), and from there into your PC via USB, giving your PC the ability to record your TV programs in full HDTV. But wait, it’s not quite […]