• Netgear Drops HD Set-Top Box for Wireless Streaming

    Netgear has beaten Apple’s iTV to the punch with its Digital Entertainer HD media receivers. The set-top boxes work much like the soon-to-market iTV, finding media on your network of PCs or Mac’s wirelessly and allowing you to play it all back on your home theater system. Though not compatible with iTunes downloads, the system can play back most other media formats, including… Read More

  • Xbox 360 2.0 (aka Zephyr) Revealed Somewhat

    Here’s a sneaky photo of the back of the rumored next version of the Xbox 360, codenamed: Zephyr. The most obvious addition is that of an HDMI port for true/easier 1080p output. It’s also rumored that Zephyr will feature a 120GB hard drive to compliment all the downloadable content available on Xbox Live and an upgraded 65nm CPU. No idea when this will be available for the… Read More

  • BenQ FP241W LCD, Now With HDMI

    BenQ is dropping a new 24″ widescreen LCD that includes HDMI support. It also promises a 100:1 contrast ratio, 6ms response time and a brightness level of 500cd/m2. In addition to HDMI, the display has inputs for D-sub, DVI-D, S-Video, composite and component. I got one of those Dell widescreens with the intention of replacing the TV in my room with it, but it never gelled, partly due to… Read More

  • Playstation 3 Drops Price, Adds HDMI

    Finally, some good news from Sony. In Tokyo, Japan, Ken Kutaragi revealed that the lower-end Playstation 3 model will have HDMI support. At least now people will consider buying the cheaper version of the Playstation 3. Kutaragi actually stated that the addition of the HDMI was done because of the bad press Sony was getting! At the time of E3 there was no [consensus on] HDMI, and that Sony… Read More

  • Toshiba Announcing Second Generation HD DVD Players

    Toshiba’s new players, coming later this year, are going to use HDMI version 1.3, which doubles bandwidth, and support 720p and 1080p playback. The two models, HD-A2 and HD-XA2 will replace their HD-A1 and HD-XA1 players, which have had bugs and other quirks that made sales slower than expected. The HD-XA2 will have the HDMI 1.3, 1080p resolution, and 297MHz/12-bit Video DAX with 4x… Read More

  • Blackmagic Design Gets Intense

    Blackmagic Design has announced the first HDMI PCI Express card. As you can see it features two ports and is said to work by bypassing the HDV compression chip to allow raw video. It supports 525 NTSC, 625 PAL, 720p and 1080i. It will be available October 15 for $249. This might be the product many people were waiting on before building an HD media center.

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  • Tzero Tech and Analog Devices Announce Wireless HDMI

    Tzero Technologies and Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) have introduced wireless HDMI suitable for any devices with HDMI compatibility. Pretty good timing if you ask me, the demand for HD and HD accessories is climbing very quickly. So how does the interface work? According to Gizmodo, the HDMI interface compresses data using JPEG 2000, an image compression standard with nearly unnoticeable artifacts. Read More

  • EBGames Listing Xbox 360 HDMI Cable

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/GameStop just got in on the pre-order action with their own "GameStop Universal Premium HDMI Cable". There may not be an official announcement from Microsoft saying whether they support HDMI, but unofficially, there are at least two manufacturers who've jumped the gun. Whether the Xbox 360 will need the HDMI… Read More

  • Onkyo Launches New 1080p Receivers

    Onkyo makes some great stuff. If I weren’t always on the verge of financial ruin I’d probably get myself one of these. Anyway, the TX-SR674 and the TX-SR604 receivers feature a bevy of high end features and is aimed at mid-level home consumers. Both receivers have two HDMI inputs and 7.1 surround or multichannel sound. They each have Audyssey 2EQ for automatic acoustic calibration… Read More

  • Toshiba Qosimo G35-AV660: Merom Inside

    We’ve already seen a few additions of the Intel Core 2 Duo Merom to Dell’s XPS line of laptops. We’ve also gotten a benchmark of the Merom performance that shows how much better it is over previous chips. Today we see the release of the Qosimo G35-AV660 from Toshibo. The G35-AV660 features a 2Ghz processor with 4MB cache. It has two 120GB SATA drives that run at… Read More

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