home entertainment

Roku joins the voice computing market with smart soundbars, speakers and more built by partners

Roku, which sells the most popular brand of streaming media players in the U.S., is now aiming to carve out a niche for itself as the voice control platform for home entertainment. Today, Roku is unve

The iPad Mini Is The Ideal Second Screen Companion

One thing that's become apparent about the iPad mini during my past few days with it is just how well it fills the role of a second screen device. The iPhone and the iPad both have their merits as a c

Study Shows Why Tablets Could Become The New Center Of Living Room Entertainment

A new report from Flurry Analytics released today details some of the key differences between smartphone and tablet usage. The study finds that tablets are used overwhelmingly during the evening, prim

Netgear launches a digital entertainment streamer

We just saw this box in action and it looks pretty hot. It’s essentially a set-top box that streams and play back multiple codecs. Here’s the money shot from the press release: The Digital

Denon has a low priced Blu-ray player: It costs $750

And you wonder why people are still uncommitted to Blu-ray. Denon, by no means a cheap brand, mind you, has said that they’ll begin shipping its “low” priced DVD-1800BD this October, for $74

Warner Bros. to drop price of Blu-ray movies this fall

Warner Bros., the movie studio that single-handedly killed HD DVD some time ago, will release budget-priced Blu-ray discs starting this fall. By selling certain titles to retailers for as little as $1

Alienware Hangar18 HD Entertainment Center Gets Reviewed

The chaps over at Computer Shopper rubbed their paws all over the Alienware Hangar18 HD entertainment center and it looks good, definitely worth the $3,199 you’ll be spending on it. Here’s a quick

Sony Introduces Pint-Sized Home Theater System

Sony unveiled a pint-sized 5.1-channel home theater system tonight in NYC. The satellites are about the size of an apple, but don’t let the size fool you. The tiny package puts out a total of 450 wa

Next Version of the PlayStation Here in 18 Months?

The PS3’s not even done tanking yet and Sony already has designs on a PS4 of sorts, here within the next 18 months. The always credible Smarthouse Web site says that Sony will take the innards o

Pioneer To Show Off 8th-Gen Plasmas This May

Pioneer is all over plasma TV, and it looks like it’s going to launch its 8th-gen plasmas at an event in Rome this May. Pioneer kept going on and on at CES about how it wanted to make plasma the

Apple TV and the Competitors You Could Have Already Been Using

I swear sometimes it’s like you people aren’t paying attention. Did you not know that digital media adapters or network media devices have already existed for some time? Could you not wrap

Ricavision Vista SideShow Remote Control: Explore Vista's Majesty From The Couch

One of the many wows of Windows Vista is SideShow, a technology that outputs information like e-mail onto screens other than a PC monitor. Using SideShow, this Ricavision Bluetooth remote control lets

The Apple Home: Is Apple Changing The Face Of Home Entertainment???

The first week of Feb. is drawing to a close and the iPhone is still buzzing around the blogosphere like wild fire. In case anyone has forgotten, let me remind you that the AppleTV will be gracing us

Griffin Evolve Really Is Wireless

If you feel like dropping $350 on an iPod dock than Griffin’s new Evolve is it. The Evolve consists of a dock that also charges, RF remote, and two rechargeable dual channel wireless speakers. S

VHS Is Dead At 30

Variety.com has a killer write-up on the death of VHS. For those of you that have never looked it up, VHS stands for Vertical Helical Scan and was developed by JVC of Japan. The 30-year-old format bea