Disney plan to fill out the gaps in the classic animation collection with confirmed February releases of Lady and the Tramp Pocahontas, late 2012 release of Cinderella, but releases of Robin Hood, Tarzan and possibly The Hunchback of Notre Dame are all widely tipped. Sony`s multi-year restoration of Lawrence of Arabia is finally set for a mid-year release, and their much delayed release of Bad Boys 2 will finally see the light of day. Monty Python and The Holy Grail will return in a 35th anniversary set mid year. Fox will release one of the final entries in the classic Rogers and Hammerstein collection The King and I later in the year. Panasonic`s timed exclusitivity for the 3D Blu-ray release of Avatar expires in February, so a wide retail release can be expected along with a new transfer of The Terminator which will likely take centre stage to a special edition Blu-ray re-release, along with first time releases of True Lies and The Abyss. Hitchc ock`s Dial M For Murder will likely see a 2D and 3D release midyear from Warner, and Universal will unleash The Birds around the same time. To coincide with the theatrical release of the latest James Bond title Skyfall in November, now that MGM`s financial woes are over, look for all of the outstanding James Bond titles including my personal favourite GoldenEye, along with Tomorrow Never Dies, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds Are Forever, On Her Majesty`s Secret Service, The Spy Who Loved Me, Octopussy and the truly awful A View To A Kill."
We have reviewed a number of media players in the past, from the Boxee Box to the Dune HD Smart H1 unit. The decision on which player is right for your home is never simple, given the wide array of options available to consumers and depending on their price points and needs. We hope our Media Player Comparison Guide has helped in the past and today the Pivos AIOS HD Media Center is up for an in-depth review to see how it performs. The AIOS HD Media Center is the new-found company?s only product offering, and like others, it aims to replace your need for a full, home theater PC (HTPC) with its affordable, smaller package. *"
With more and more smartphones and tablets in people`s hands, Soundgraph is aiming to bridge the gap between the HTPC and these devices by offering the Smartbay. We take the device for a spin to see if Soundgraph has done their homework or if the money could have been spent in a more efficient manner."
Getting our hands on a new product is always exciting so we thought we would share it with you! We`ve been anxiously awaiting the Hauppauge WinTV-DCR-2650 ever since we first saw the prototype of the CableCARD product at CES. If you haven`t heard by now, the WinTV-DCR-2650 is a dual-cable tuner that connects to a PC via USB--a great option for small form factors or a situation where there`s no free PCIe slot available. It also happens to be the most inexpensive way to gain access to the entire subscription package from a cable provider on a PC with a retail price of $149. Enough about what it is, let`s take a look at it after the break! *"
I`ve been looking at quite a few different media players recently and contemporary ones are all quite similar. Around 8 inches across, internal hard drive of varying size and internet connectivity. Today I`m looking at one that`s a little different though. It`s compact, missing a few traditional connectors but manages to include built in wireless connectivity. There`s no internal storage to speak of, but the applications and games available make this one of the -- on paper -- most fully featured HTPC replacements out there. Let`s check it out.,,,,,,,,"
Connected media streamers, like the pair from Roku and NETGEAR that we reviewed recently, focus on providing access to IP content but generally cannot handle local media well enough (if at all) to be a viable unifying solution. Until we have enough bandwidth, and services able to deliver quality audio/video services over the Internet, those devices act as a supplement to players like the Dune HD Smart H1 that we will look at today. Locally cached content includes a diverse set of file types and formats, so H1?s support for disc-less Blu-ray, M2TS, MKV, and all of the codecs commonly found within is an essential starting point. *"
For more than a year enthusiasts in the Home Theater PC (HTPC) community have known Ceton as the Kirkland, WA company that delivered the first true PCIe, and until recently only, Digital Cable Tuner (DCT) available on the market. Discontent to sit out the recent, relative glut of CableCARD devices and form factors they have introduced a new external USB member to their four tuner product line with planned availability on September 19th -- aptly named ?InfiniTV 4 USB.? We recently reviewed two similarly external CableCARD tuners from Hauppauge and SiliconDust which entered the market ahead of Ceton, but time to market is only part of the equation as both devices have struggled with maturity; so the real question is if Ceton?s experience in the field can provide the same quality of experience we have come to expect from their earlier device. *"
Asus`s O!Play Mini media player packs a lot of punch into a tiny black box that can fit just about anywhere. The tradeoff for its small size is no internal HDD support, but the front panel has a card slot and USB 2.0 port for accessing media files. Playback of 1080P videos is flawless in terms of both picture and sound, and it reads all the popular video, audio, and photo formats right out of the box.,,,,,,,,"
Patriot Memory today expanded its media player
ecosystem with the introduction of its new PBO Alpine media player. Offering the
flexibility and functionality of the Android platform, the PBO Alpine will make
the leap into the next generation of home media players.
The PBO Alpine is powered by an ARM926 Processor which will support HD video
output in full 1080p resolution at 30 frames per second. Providing entertainment
right out of the box, the PBO Alpine will come preloaded with iRadio, iTV,
YouTube, Picasa, and a fully functional web browser. For enthusiast buyers, the
PBO Alpine will offer support for user developed Apps that can be side-loaded
for custom functionality.
“Flexibility and full support will be what differentiates the PBO Alpine from
other available media player solutions”, says Mo Monh, Patriot Memory’s Product
Manager. “Providing the flexibility of the Android OS paired with support for
commonly supported media file types, the PBO Alpine will provide endless
possibilities for both mainstream and enthusiast consumers.”
ARM926EJ-S Android OS Support for M-JPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4,
H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, Xvid, RealVideo, VP6, and .MKV 2x USB 2.0 ports
SD card storage Audio support for ACC-LC/HEACC/HE-AAC v2, DTS, AC3,
AMR-NB, DTS, MP3, OGG, and RA_COOK HDMI and Dolby Digital
There haven?t been very many products in the market that has truly fired me up and got me as excited as the MC001-BD. Many companies have tried to make HTPC that are compact and quiet but I usually find that I can do better for less. The MC001-BD is probably the first where I wouldn?t be able to do that. With over ten years experience in system cooling they were able to engineer an Entertainment Center that was both compact and passively cooled."
While Microsoft and Nintendo might be hoping that their next generation of home consols will ultimately become our HTPC, media centres of the future, for now the trend is for media players like the one I`m looking at today. The Eminent RT3 is an HD video, music and image player with built in web functionality. Let`s check it out."
HABEY USA, an Associate member of the Intel® Embedded Alliance and leading designer and manufacturer of industrial PCs, today is pleased to release the BIS-6625-IV HDMI ultra compact connected embedded computer developed around the latest Intel® Embedded Atom E600 Series System-on-Chip (SoC).
With processor thermal design power (TDP) of no more than 4.5W, the BIS-6625 features Intel's GMA600 GPU that support full hardware acceleration of H.264, MPEG4, VC1, WMV, and Adobe Flash high definition videos. Using Intel's Media and Graphics Driver, the Intel E6XX supports hardware accelerated Adobe Flash Player 10.1/10.2 on select flavors of Linux (BIS-6625 playing HD YouTube video on Linux Meego) and can handle more than one instance of Adobe Flash Player plug-in being hardware accelerated on Windows 7*. The system also performs advanced 3D rendering and hardware accelerated encoding of MPEG4 part 2 and H.264 up to 720p. The BIS-6625’s Intel Atom E600 platform supports embedded operating systems including Android* 2.3, MeeGo* 1.2, Fedora* 14, and Microsoft* Windows* XP/Embedded Standard 2009, Embedded Compact 7, and Windows* 7/Embedded Standard 7.
- Ultra-compact for space-constrained applications - Low power consumption
and fanless design - Supports hardware accelerated HD Adobe Flash Video
decoding on Linux - Supports HD video hardware decoding and encoding -
On-case VESA mount for easy installation and mounting - 3 mini-PCI express
expansion slot for 3G/4G cards, WiFi, and other expansions - 2 SIM slots for
multiple carriers and redundant connectivity - Built-in dual Gigabit Ethernet
ports and WIFI support - One external COM port, three built-in internal COM
ports - Drive bay supports 2.5” SATA HDD, SSD, and Half-Slim SATA SSD -
One mini PCIe slot with SSD support option - One internal 24bit LVDS
Specifications of the HabeyUSA
Processor: Intel Atom E6xx 0.6GHz/1.0GHz/1.3GHz Chipset: Intel Platform
Controller Hub EG20T RAM: Onboard DDR2 800MT/s memory up to 2GB Display
Interface: HDMI via LVDS with max resolution of 1280x768@60Hz Graphic: Integrated GMA600 with
2D/3D Graphics Engine 400MHz; Supports OpenGL ES2.0, OpenVG1.0,
DirectX9.L Hardware Decoder: Full hardware acceleration of H.264, MPEG2,
MPEG4, VC1, and WMV9 up to 1080i @ 30fps Hardware Encoder: Full hardware
acceleration of H.263, H.264, and MPEG4 up to 720p @30fps (Linux) Storage
HDD: 1x 2.5” internal HDD/SSD bay, support SATA II COM: 4x COM (internal) via
pin header; 1 full RS232; 3x Tx & Rx only CAN: CAN Bus via internal
header; Supports CAN protocol version 2.0 part A and B via PCA82C250T USB: 2x
Front USB2.0, 3 x Rear USB2.0 Audio: Integrated Intel Hi-Definition Audio; 1
x Mic-in, 1x Line-out interface Wireless: Optional via internal mini-PCIe or
USB module Ethernet:2x GbE, 2x RJ45, Realtek RTL8211CL +
RTL8111D Expansion: 3x mini PCIE slot with SSD support option, 2x SIM
Slot System Control: Power On/Off LED Indicator: Power and HDD
indicator Power Supply: DC +12V Cooling System: Proprietary fanless
thermal design OS Support: Supports Windows Embedded Standard 2009/7/POS
Ready 2009/CE 6.0 R3, Windows XP SP3/7, Fedora Core 11 Linux*, MeeGo 1.0, QNX
Neutrino, Wind River VxWorks
Dimension: 125mm×125 mm×45 mm (W×D×H) Net weight: 2 lbs Mounting: VESA
Mount Ready (100mm x 100mm)
Today we`ve managed to get the Samsung Series 9 ultra-portable laptop to review for you guys. With a very thin and lightweight design, the Samsung Series 9 900X3A laptop is very similar to the Apple MacBook Air. As well as this, some very impressive hardware is also present with a 1.4GHz Intel Core i5-2537M processor and 4GB of RAM. We`re expecting great things from the Samsung Series 9; so let`s take a closer look..."
?This 47-inch LED-backlit set employs passive 3D technology to deliver outstanding 3D imagery with the use of lightweight, inexpensive glasses that can be worn comfortably for hours. But that`s only part of the story: inky blacks, excellent color quality, low power usage, and a robust feature set all help to make the 47LW5600 our latest Editors` Choice 3D TV.?"
Up here in the cold frozen wastelands of Canada, we are celebrating thanksgiving almost a month before our American friends down south. (Editor`s note: This review was written over Thanksgiving, so we are not stuck in any sort of time lag, haha.) So, what do I have to be thankful for? Well, I am thankful that it hasn`t snowed yet, and that UEBO has sent us the M50 media player to review. I am also thankful for the massive turkey dinner that I had on the weekend, among many other things. While I`m sitting down on the couch after being more stuffed than ever before, wouldn`t it be nice to just plug in my flash stick to quickly show my family some vacation pictures on the large screen TV? How about if I was to go over to a friend`s house, and show some of my friends some pictures of a concert I went to? As you can tell, having something quick and easy to attach to a TV and play movies or show pictures is a typical issue for many people. The solution I have here is the UEBO M50, a pocket-sized portable media player. Media players are handy to have, but one that you can take with you to other places is potentially invaluable. I can think of countless places where I would want to plug a USB flash drive to play videos or view some pictures, or heck, even listen to music. The only real question that remains is whether or not the UEBO M50 is really worth its price tag of $65 at press time. As always, you will have to read on to find out the answer!"
A few years ago, I was chatting with my buddy Devin after class (Who is now also my colleague here at APH Networks), and somehow we came across the topic of relationships with members of the opposite gender. Looks are what that gets it started, he said. But personality is what that keeps it going. What can I say? As a guy, I will admit it is quite literally impossible to completely look past a girl`s physical appearance, and go straight for the inner beauty. Okay, maybe there are exceptions out there, but I am pretty sure we were created with a natural appreciation for good looks; not that I am superficial or anything. At the same time, one thing we must agree on is appearance is not everything. Yes, it gets you attracted to that person in the first place, but have you ever been with anyone that you simply cannot stand? Sure, looks are great, but so is their personality. In other words, what makes an attractive person is not exclusively outer beauty or purely inner beauty, but instead, it is a balanced combination of both. A few weeks ago, my colleagues Devin and Jeremy reviewed the UEBO M50 and UEBO M100, respectively. To finish off our trio of reviews at the climax, what we have here at APH Networks this afternoon is the king of all UEBO products -- the UEBO M400. On the outside, the company`s flagship device is probably the best looking digital media player I have ever seen. But does it have the personality to boot? Read on to find out!"
Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen Oct 02 | Beginners Guides Rating:
A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing
PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.