HDMI

  • It’s 10pm And You Need A HDMI Cable – No Problem This Week in Vegas

    It’s 10pm And You Need A HDMI Cable – No Problem This Week in Vegas

    TechCrunch TV is using a LiveU mobile pack provided by our partner Ustream for our live streaming coverage from CES. Our camera connects to the pack via a HDMI connector cable. But at the end of our evening Showstoppers coverage, the HDMI plug snapped and broke. At 10pm in Las Vegas, how do you find a replacement HDMI plug? Actually, of all the places in the world to have this happen, we were in… Read More

  • Is Sony Ditching Component Video On Future PS3 Models?

    Is Sony Ditching Component Video On Future PS3 Models?

    Component video's glory days are behind it. Sony might even be getting rid of it on future PS3 models. But, if this is true, it's likely more to do with the Blu-ray's restrictions than Sony's hatred of the average consumer. Kotaku posted a screenshot of what is supposed to be info on a new PS3 release. The important thing to note is the statement that indicates the PS3 will no longer support HD… Read More

  • Bow Before The $2,200 HDMI Cable!

    Bow Before The $2,200 HDMI Cable!

    Even if you had the money I'm not sure we should go recommending things like this. It's the AudioQuest Coffee, a $2,200, 40-foot HDMI cable. That works out to $55 per foot. Not even Alexandria at its height would have supported such excess!* Read More

  • Video Review: Aluratek USB To HDMI 720p Adapter

    Video Review: Aluratek USB To HDMI 720p Adapter

    Short version: The AUH100F is Aluratek’s new USB to HDMI adapter. If you don’t have a digital video out feature on your computer this is the perfect solution. Perfect for those of us that are tired of watching Hulu or Netflix on the small screen and want something bigger. Read More

  • Was HDCP Just Cracked?

    Was HDCP Just Cracked?

    Potentially big news here with respect to DRM, our rights, donuts, etc. Supposedly the HDCP master key has been released. Effectively, that means the copy protection found in your HDMI connection (which prevents you from easily copying anything going through that HDMI connection, including Blu-ray discs, over-the-air HDTV broadcasts, and so on) has been cracked. Maybe—things are still a… Read More

  • Don't Fall For The HDMI Marketing Blitz

    Don't Fall For The HDMI Marketing Blitz

    Most of us know that big-box HDMI cables are generally not worth any more than the packaging they come in, but yet they can cost in some cases hundreds of dollars. Sure, it’s shady, but snake oil A/V cables are nothing new. Gary over at HD Guru just posted a fantastic article where he goes into the different schemes used by cable manufacturers to trick consumers into believing they need a… Read More

  • Onkyo's new picture frame boasts an HDMI port, doubles as secondary display

    Onkyo's new picture frame boasts an HDMI port, doubles as secondary display

    Onkyo Japan announced [JP] the LPF10M01 today, a digital picture frame whose main selling point is its HDMI port. Apart from displaying photos, the 10.-1-inch frame can be used as a sub display for computers, to view movies, watch digital TV etc. Read More

  • HDMI coming to more netbooks in 2011

    HDMI coming to more netbooks in 2011

    HDMI can be found on a few netbooks right now, but it's set to become standard next year when Intel's Cedar Trail-M platform hits the tiny lappies. Most of the current netbooks with HDMI are built around Nvidia's ION GPU platform, which also drives up the cost. But by moving HDMI support to the CPU, it should come on nearly every netbook. Read More

  • Harman Kardon releases HDMI 1.4a upgrade for selected receivers

    Harman Kardon releases HDMI 1.4a upgrade for selected receivers

    And just as I was getting used to my HDMI 1.3a! Harman Kardon is releasing updates to its AVR2600,3600, and 7550HD receivers, enabling HDMI 1.4a through a firmware upgrade. "In order to meet the requirements for HDMI ver1.4a it is true that a combination of hardware and software specs must be met. The underlying hardware architecture of these models is configured in a way that does not require… Read More

  • Cables To Go unveils TruLink WirelessHD Kit

    Cables To Go unveils TruLink WirelessHD Kit

    Cables To Go, a provider of cabling and connectivity solutions, just announced the release of the TruLink 60 Ghz WirelessHD Kit that enables wireless transmission of a high definition 1080p signal between televisions and HDMI components such as Blu-ray players or gaming consoles. Although it's not the most aesthetically pleasing product, it does allow you to finally reduce that clutter of HDMI… Read More