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AC Ryan is at Home at CeBIT

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AC Ryan is at Home at CeBIT

Sitting around was just part of CeBIT business for AC Ryan....the company shows off their product focus on Full HD network media players and recorders at CeBIT. Their Playon! and FLUXX series completed a living room scene in Hall 14.

AC Ryan says Fluxx is "the first Full HD media player to ship with Intel's Atom CE4150 processor." With 1.2GHz processing, 400MHz graphics and 1GB DDR3 memory, 2GB NAND-flash, Continue reading...

Kaleidescape's Cinema One, an Out-of-the-Box DVD Movie Server

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 Kaleidescape's Cinema One, an Out-of-the-Box DVD Movie Server

Call it a Kaleidescape-for-All as Kaleidescape launches Cinema One, an out-of-the-box DVD movie server that provides instant viewing and management of your customer's movie collection.

This is the company's first system priced below £4200 MSRP, as Cinema One hopes to bring the Kaleidescape experience to a broader set of customers.

Cinema One is a single component movie server capable of storing Continue reading...

Purelink HDMI Cables Win Design Nomination

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Purelink HDMI Cables Win Design Nomination

Purelink may be in its first showing at IFA, but the company is well known for connectivity products in the HDMI/DVI sector.

Catching retail interest attention at IFA, one Purelink product  recently won a 2011 nomination from the German Design Council award. "Retailers wanted a unique HDMI cable so we designed this in Germany," says Christian Ahrens, MD.

Normally HDMI cables only work well up Continue reading...

The $1000 HDMI Cable

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The $1000 HDMI Cable

Wireworld debuts a $1000 per meter HDMI cable.

"The Platinum Starlight HDMI cable features molded carbon fiber connectors, the company's unique new 24-conductor DNA Helix design with solid silver conductors, and high-speed/high-bandwidth capabilities to meet even the most stringent system requirements, including the new HDMI v1.4 High Speed with Ethernet specification."

Wireworld says Continue reading...

Blu-Ray Releases 3D Standard

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Blu-Ray Releases 3D Standard

The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) releases the Blu-ray 3D, a long-awaited standard for full 1080p viewing of 3D movies on home TVs.

The first Blu-ray machines for 3D will be shown at CES in Las Vegas in January but shipped later in 2010. 3D movies (yes, Avatar!) will be play on these Blu-ray 3D machines (they can also play regular 2D disks). Current Blu-ray players can't handle the new Continue reading...

Movie "Avatar" Adds to 3D Gold Rush

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AVATAR: It's the most expensive production Fox Films has ever made.

Director James Cameron probably spent more than $300 million, the cost of the last "most expensive film ever made," Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.

Fox teamed up with Cameron for Titanic (1997) which at the time cost a record- breaking $200 million but earned more than $1.8 billion worldwide.

Now Fox is Continue reading...

Dolby Plans to Bring 3D Home

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Dolby Plans to Bring 3D Home
Dolby is talking with content providers about encoding its digital 3D technology into Blu-ray movies. Dolby is already a player in digital 3D cinema, now used on more than 400 screens in 24 countries.

Dolby's home 3D technology is designed so viewers would not be required to buy additional hardware. It would work on any 3D enabled TV(like Mitsubishi and Samsung) with a standard Blu-ray player. Continue reading...

HDTV in Europe

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HDTV in Europe

HDTV Homes Rise in Europe to 59 Million
Research from Paris-based Euroconsult and NPA say HDTV-equipped households in Europe reached 59 million and will rise to 170 million by 2013. Between now and 2010, Euroconsult and NPA predict a rapid climb to 116 million, a 51% penetration rate. By 2018, researchers say Europe will have 220 million HD-enabled homes.

The continued fall in prices of HD flat screen Continue reading...

CEA/CEDIA to Work on Residential Systems

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CEA and CEDIA form the R10 Residential Systems Committee to establish bulletins and standards for design and installation of residential systems. One of the R10's first projects will be revising ANSI/CEA-2030, Multi-room Audio Cabling Standard. The group will also work on CEA/CEDIA Home Theater Recommended Practice: Audio Design.

Leading the new effort are co-chairs Mario Leone (Electronic Solutions Continue reading...

No More VHS Players, Says JVC

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No More VHS Players, Says JVC

When inventories run out, JVC won’t make any more stand-alone VHS players and that ends Japan's presence in the VCR market they created.



JVC will continue to make a combo DVD recorder with VHS player. Since 1976, more than 900 million VCRs have been produced WW and JVC sold more than 50 million of those. But DVDs finally unwound the VCR business. 6.41 million VCRs were still shipped in Japan Continue reading...

SlingCatcher: One Device to Rule Them All

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SlingCatcher: One Device to Rule Them All

The Slingbox is one of the great all-time hits for home viewing but hasn’t resonated in Europe the way it does is USA. The newest product, the SlingCatcher, may change this. 

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