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New Kaleidescape Disc Vault Makes ISE Debut

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New Kaleidescape Disc Vault Makes ISE Debut

The latest Kaleidescape Disc Vault system-- the DV700-- makes its global exhibition debut at ISE 2012, together with a companion Kaleidescape App for iPad.

The DV700 handles up to 320 discs, accepting and automatically importing Blu-ray discs, DVDs and CDs. It works with all Kaleidescape servers and should make it "effortless to add content to a system," according to the company.

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Atlona Presents Consumer Collection

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Atlona Presents Consumer Collection

Atlona presents the LinkCast Wireless HD system at ISE 2012-- the latest addition to the Home Collection series, it allows the wireless connection of multiple HDMI-based devices to an HDTV or projector.

The system consists of 1 A/V base station (AT-LINKCASTAV) and 1 LinkCast System Expander (AT-LINKCAST-HTX). The base station connects to either HDTV or projector HDMI input, while the System Expander Continue reading...

Bringing the Stadium Experience to the Home

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Bringing the Stadium Experience to the Home

Your customers would surely like to be able to enjoy the sports stadium experience, only from the comfort of their own homes... Technicolor demos a technology promising that at CES 2012.

Named Personalised Content Rendering, the technology merges feeds from x6 cameras to create a panoramic view users can control-- not only panning form left to right, but even zooming in and out of the picture.

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Netflix Officially Official in UK, Ireland

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Netflix Officially Official in UK, Ireland

It has been a long time coming-- Netflix is now available in the UK and Ireland, with a catalog of video-on-demand content for PCs, tablets and mobile devices.

Supported devices include PCs, game consoles, LG internet-enabled Blu-ray players, iOS devices, Samsung Smart TVs, Philips, WD and Roku STBs and Android devices. Content comes from sources such as All3Media, the BBC, CBS, Channel 4's 4oD, Continue reading...

Xbox to Get Video Search

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Xbox to Get Video Search

Microsoft buys video search company VideoSurf, and will eventually integrate VideoSurf technology to the Xbox ecosystem in order to "evolve search and discovery of entertainment content."

VideoSurf technology "sees" frames inside videos in order to index content, rather than relying on tagging systems.

Microsoft also plans to launch voice search (via Kinect) capability across all Xbox LIVE entertainment Continue reading...

Google TV Learns Some New Tricks

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Google TV Learns Some New Tricks

Google TV gets the long-awaited update to Android 3.1-- with UI improvements, Android Market access and an app handling TV content aggregation.

The going has been rough for Google TV to say the least. Logitech reportws Revue returns were "higher than the very modest sales" back in August 2011, while Google still fails to fix various content blocks from a number of cable suppliers.

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Xbox 360 to Move Beyond Gaming?

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Xbox 360 to Move Beyond Gaming?

Microsoft announces more content will be available for Xbox 360 console users-- specifically TV content, as Microsoft wants to transform the device from console to A/V entertainment hub.

Nearly 40 TV and entertainment providers worldwide will offer content, including BBC (UK), Telefonica (Spain), ZDF (Germany) and MediaSet (Italy), with access to both live and on-demand programming via Xbox LIVE Continue reading...

Lenovo Upates PC Keyboard Remote

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Lenovo Upates PC Keyboard Remote

Lenovo updates the N5901 Multimedia Remote with Keyboard with the N5902, replacing the glossy black finish with a matte fingerprint-proof exterior and adding backlighting to the keys.

The company also includes an optical pointer and a "ridged" scroll bar.

It operates at 2.4GHz frequency, and has an operating range of up to 30 feet according to Lenovo.

Ideal for customers using home theatre PCs, Continue reading...

The Google TV... Non-Success

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The Google TV... Non-Success

Google TV proves to be a flop for Logitech, with returns for its Revue "higher than the very modest sales", according to Logitech's Q1 2011 earnings.

Logitech's Q1 2011 net losses total -$30m-- in comparison to Q1 2010's $20m profits.

The company's EMEA sales show losses of 14% Y-o-Y, due to "sustained weakness in the region" dampening customers' spending. Meanwhile its WW sales remain flat.

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Google's Fishtank Leaks

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Google's Fishtank Leaks

Information shows up online on Google's next update on its TV platform, following the company's sending out reference hardware to a select number of Google I/O attendees (less than 50, apparently) as part of a "Fishtank" testing program.

The hardware itself carries an Intel CE4100 chip-- the same inside first-gen Google TV models-- and runs a bare-bones version of Android 3.1 forming the Google TV Continue reading...

Further Options from Natec Extreme

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Further Options from Natec Extreme

Natec's releases new firmware updates for its Extreme Media HD-200 media player, adding more support and fixes including HDMI connection improvement, bittorent support and a shared folder option.

The Extreme Media HD-200 supports the majority of video, picture and audio file formats, and is able to play films at 1080p. It supports file playback via home network, and can even operate without a HDD. Continue reading...

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