Media Receiver

Jun 28, 2008

Reshape your pits to squeeze 42GB on a DVD

Posted by in Bluetooth, Media Receiver, Miscellaneous, News, Technology, Video and TV
Reshape your pits

Japanese researchers have been hard at work fiddling with discs and they have come up with a way to multiply the capacity of a CD or DVD by 9 fold. The researchers have managed this magnificent feat by reshaping the pits on the media surface, which are normally flat, into ‘v’ shapes. Unfortunately you won’t […]


Sep 17, 2007

Vudu, the Blu-Ray killer

Posted by in Blu-Ray player, Media Receiver, Video and TV
Vudu media streamer set top box

The great Blu-Ray vs HD-DVD battle may about to be relegated to a meaningless squabble as a new streaming technology threatens to render the whole concept of watching movies on a disc as antiquated as recording them onto a magnetic tape. The technology in question comes in the form of the new Vudu, a set […]


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 […]


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 1, 2007

Asus Wireless HDMI makes media streamers redundant

Posted by in CeBIT 2007, Media Receiver
Asus WL-HDMI500 wireless HDMI transmitter and receiver

Asus have been showing off the Asus WL-HDMI500 Wireless HDMI transmitter and receiver. The WL-HDMI500 plugs into any device with an HDMI port, and broadcasts the HD signal to any other device with another WL-HDMI500 plugged into its HDMI port. More details of the Asus WL-HDMI500 wireless HDMI after the jump.


Mar 20, 2007

TransTechnology DVX-700 media streamer chooses Google Video over YouTube

Posted by in DLNA, Media Receiver
TransTechnology DVX-700 M20n media streamer

TransTechnology have announced the TransTechnology DVX-700, a new all-singing all-dancing media streamer. The M0 version is armed to the teeth with a plethora of codecs and connectivity options, including Wi-Fi, DVI and Japan’s own HDMI equivalent D4, plus so much internal wizzardry, it’s almost a PC in its own right. In fact, it even comes […]


Mar 16, 2007

Pegasus Cynalynx Media Streamer from Barbados

Posted by in Media Receiver
Pegasus Cynalynx media receiver

The Pegasus Cynalynx (now that’s what I call a name!) is a new media receiver that wirelessly streams all your music, pics and films from your PC onto your HDTV. So far, so like every other media receiver. The Pegasus Cynalynx has two tricks up its sleeve, though. Firstly, it can stream content directly from […]


Mar 15, 2007

CeBIT 2007: LinkSys KiSS 1600 media receiver adds DVD player

Posted by in LinkSys, LinkSys KiSS 1600, Media Receiver, Video and TV, Wi-Fi
LinkSys KiSS 1600 WMP media receiver at CeBIT 2007

It’s CeBIT time, and LinkSys have been showing off their new LinkSys KiSS 1600 WMP media receiver (why don’t these media receiver companies give their products some decent names?!). Following hot on the heels of NetGear’s Digital Entertainer HD, the KiSS 1600 is another media receiver that connects to your PC wirelessly, indexes all your […]


Mar 14, 2007

NetGear Digital Entertainer HD – the media streaming holy grail

Posted by in DLNA, Media Receiver, Netgear
Netgear Digital Entertainer HD EVA8000 Media Receiver

Netgear have released the nattily-titled Netgear Digital Entertainer HD EVA8000. First unveiled at CES2007 a month or so ago, the Netgear Digital Entertainer is a media receiver that could be the holy grail for all streaming media fanatics. Not only can the Digital Entertainer stream digital content form PCs and Macs, it’ll also stream YouTube […]