September 2007 Archives

Sep 9, 2007

Pioneer Blu-Ray player first to support all surround sound formats

Posted by in Blu-Ray player, DLNA, Ethernet, Pioneer, Technology, Video and TV
Pioneer BDP-95FD Blu-Ray DVD player

Pioneer have announced the Pioneer BDP-95FD, a cool looking fully specced top-end Bl-ray DVD player. The BP-95FD is the first Blu-ray player to support all four HD-level surruond sound formats (Dolby Digital Plus, TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution and Master Audio – yes, as if HD TV technology wasn’t confusing enough with all the different resolutions, […]


Sep 9, 2007

Samsung unveils budget 46 inch LCD TV

Posted by in HDTV, Samsung, Video and TV
Samsung 69 series budget LCD TV

Samsung have unveiled the Samsung LN-T4069F, a budget LCD TV that comes in 40 inch and 46 inch variants, and which supports 1080p. Other than 120Hz refresh rate, not much else is known at this stage, but it will be cheaper than the Samsung 71 series. [Source: Akihabara News]


Sep 9, 2007

Philips Streamium WAC3500D – now with added good looks

Posted by in Audio, Technology, Wi-Fi, Wireless Stereo Systems
Philips Streamium WAC3500D

Philips have announced a new model in their wireless Streamium range. The new Philips Streamium Wireless Music Center WAC3500D (great name!) combines a traditional stereo with wireless downloading and playback of tunes more typical of a PC. OK, so all Streamium’s do this, but the new WAC3500D differs from its predecessors in that it looks […]


Sep 7, 2007

New Apple Nano eats pies, plays video

Posted by in Apple, Audio, Manufacturer, MP3 Players, Portable Gadgets, Video and TV
Apple iPod Nano

As well as the iPod Touch and iPod Classic, Apple have also released a new iPod Nano. The new, improved Nano can play videos, unlike its older brother, but this comes at a cost, as it’s now considerably fatter than its older sibling. Still just as thin, though, and so just about gets away with […]


Sep 7, 2007

Apple iPod Classic pushes the MP3 limit

Posted by in Apple, Audio, Manufacturer, MP3 Players
Apple iPod Classic

As well as the Apple iPod Touch, Apple also announced an updated version of its iPod Classic. The new iPods get bigger hard drives, with a choice of 80GB or 160GB models, which apparently is good for 40,000 tunes. 40,000 tunes?! Have we reached the limit of what’s sensible in terms of MP3 player storage […]


Sep 7, 2007

iPhone and iPod media streaming through your house

Posted by in Audio, Wireless Stereo Systems
iPort iPhone in-dock media streamer

The iPod and iPhone are great music gadgets, but they’re somewhat, well, solitary creatures. Sure, you can stuff thousands of tunes on them, but only you can hear them. You could buy some speakers and dock the music players into those, but then you’ve negated the whole point of a personal music player – it’s […]


Sep 7, 2007

Silent discos with Samsung YP-P2 and T10 media players

Posted by in Audio, Bluetooth, MP3 Players, Samsung, Technology
Samsung YP-P2 and Samsung YP-T10 MP3 players

Samsung have announced the Samsung YP-P2 and YP-T10 MP3 players. Well, I say MP3 players – they both play video as well, making them more PMPs than MP3 players. Whatever, both gadgets look pretty nifty, coming as they do with support for Bluetooth 2.0, and the badass P2 looks like it’s quite capable of taking […]


Sep 6, 2007

New iPod Touch an iPhone without the phone

Posted by in Apple, Audio, MP3 Players, Technology, Wi-Fi
Apple iPod Touch MP3 player

Apple have announced a raft of new iPods, with the most drool-worthy version being this, the iPod Touch. The interesting thing about the new Touch is that it’s really just an iPhone without the phone. It’s got the same interface, the same Safari browser, CoverFlow, and even Wi-Fi connectivity – they both even share the […]


Sep 6, 2007

PlusDeckEX converts cassettes to MP3

Posted by in Audio, Gadgets
BTO PlusDecEX cassette to MP3 converter

Readers below the age of, say, 20, may have heard of ancient technology known as the cassette tape. These were crude, unreliable strings of tape onto which you could record music. Nothing digital, just pure analogue technology, which sold by the bucket load in the days when numbers greater than 1 were actually used. BTO […]


Sep 6, 2007

Grundig unveils monster Home Entertainment System

Posted by in Home Cinema, Technology, Video and TV, Wi-Fi
Grundig Home Entertainment System

Grundig have been showing off a monster Home Entertainment System at this year’s IFA 2007 show in Germany. The new Grundig system seemingly offers everything you could ever want from a home entertainment system – integrated hard drive, DVD recorder (though only standard DVDs), plus LAN and WLAN connectivity. This last features will let the […]