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Wii2HDMI Does What It Says

June 3, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

If you’ve always wanted a way to use HDMI with your Wii setup, you’re in luck. Online retailer Neoya is selling a Wii2HDMI adapter which does exactly that, the adapter plugs into the back of your Wii and lets you use an HDMI cable instead of one that is¬†component or composite. This is especially useful [...]

Xbox 360 Elite No Longer Shipping With HDMI Cable

August 24, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

Add the Xbox 360 to the list of HD capable¬†items that require you to pay extra to get the “HD experience”. According to various GameStop employees, new Xbox 360 Elite shipments do not contain a HDMI cable. If one wants to experience 1080p HD on their Xbox 360 they must buy a third party HDMI [...]

Roku NetFlix Box Debuts, Jaws Drop

May 20, 2008 by · 4 Comments 

While it was only a matter of time before a Netflix set-top-box was revealed, few would have expected it today. The box from Roku is capable of pulling, from your Netflix queue, any “watch now” titles/shows and thereby streaming via the Roku unit. The box itself is HDD-less, and simply buffers the stream from Netflix. [...]

Toshiba Releases Firmware 3.0 for First Gen HD DVD Players

April 29, 2008 by · 4 Comments 

In what very well may be the final update, Toshiba has released firmware version 3.0 for the HD-A1, HD-D1, and the HD-XA1 HD DVD players. Toshiba says the firmware "Improves network connectivity for supporting the download of web-enabled network content associated with certain HD DVD discs, improves certain video and audio processing capabilities, and also [...]

Sound Off: What’s Your Auditory Weapon Of Choice?

April 20, 2008 by · 4 Comments 

We’re lovers of all types of auditory experiences — with the exception being papal oratories — but our favorite just so happens to be films.  Go figure.  In particular, we especially love demo discs with which we can fully crank up our home theater systems, simultaneously enveloping ourselves in the heavy hitting sound field and [...]

LG BH200 HD DVD/BD Combo Player Reviewed By Sound&Vision

December 21, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

The guys from Sound&Vision Mag have released their review of LG’s BH200 Super Blu combo player. The player supports the full HD DVD specifications, unlike its predecessor the BH100. The player’s hardware also supports Blu-ray Profile 1.1, but will need it enabled via a firmware update. It will be very interesting to compare the BH200 [...]

Is Onkyo’s DV-HD805 HD DVD Player Just A Rebadged Toshiba?

November 21, 2007 by · 3 Comments 

The dudes over at AreaDVD.de got their hands on the new Onkyo DV- HD805 HD DVD player. They really dig deep into the player including a tear down that confirms our report that the player is just a rebadged HD-XE1 (EU version of the HD-XA2). We wonder who would waste their money on the Onkyo [...]

Daewoo Presents BD-Live Blu-ray Player at IFA

August 30, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

Daewoo is showing its first Blu-ray Disc player, the DBP-1000, at IFA this week. The players is reportedly full BD-Live capable including Picture in Picture and Internet Connectivity features. The 1080p player supports scaling of video and images including DivX material and has a USB flash drive connection. It also supports the full range of [...]

OEMs: Are your repeater-chips HDMI 1.3 compatible?

May 16, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

Here is a link to a great **very technical** article on HDMI 1.3 repeater/switcher compatibility issues. We wonder how the consumer is suppose to figure this stuff out, when even OEMs are struggling to understand the issues surrounding HDMI 1.3. Read

Samsung’s 2nd Gen Blu-ray Player Passes Simplay HD(TM) Testing

May 10, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

Samsung’s BD-P1200 marks the first HD DVD or Blu-ray player to pass Silicon Image’s “Simplay HD” certification. The Simplay HD Testing Program helps consumers identify HD components, such as HDTVs and next-generation DVD players, that will work together to provide a consistent “plug and play” user experience and maximize users’ access to premium HD content. [...]

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