Yamaha and DivX today made a joint announcement of the worldwide release of a range of 3D-Ready DivX Certified Blu-ray Disc Players. Both companies said these new 3D-ready players bring the best in visual quality and full-featured media capabilities, enabling stunning playback of full 1080p DivX Plus HD video using the MKV container. First to market is the BD-S1067 (in Europe), with other models for North America and other areas coming later.
Coming this September is the Asus WiCast EW2000, a PC to TV connectivity kit. Developed on WHDI (Wireless Home Digital Interface) technology, the WiCast kit allow you to project 1080p high definition content from your PC (notebook, netbook or desktop) onto a television or LCD Monitor. The kit can transmit images up to a distance of 33feet, with no noticeable latency (less than 1ms). The adapters will come as a set (HD video transmitter and receiver) in a compact consumer friendly design, and will interface to the PC and TV. In addition the adapters are powered the PC’s USB ports for ease of use and making the solution highly portable for use with laptops or netbooks.
BenQ is making it easier for us to enjoy 3D entertainment from the comfort of our home with the new 3D W600+ projector. The W600+ features a 2600 ANSI lumen brightness, 4000:1 high contrast ratio. With two built in 2W speaker to offer sound as well. In a proper home theatre you might need your own high performance sound system to get the 3D sound effect as well.
Telekom Slovenia has upgraded it IPTV infrastructure with Netgem TV Middleware Device Management System (DMS) which include Netgem’s smart Set-top Box technology. Telekom Slovenia said from 1 September 2010 they will be using Netgem’s intelligent client to roll out tailored applications to its IPTV customers, and that working with Netgem is part of a bigger plan to expose its 120,000 customers to advance television and to experience a new level in home entertainment.
Onkyo's newest Blu-ray player, the BD-SP808 will offer Blockbuster On Demand. This month, the model will be rolled out in electronics stores nationwide, adding to a list of more than 85 consumer electronic devices that have integrated the service to boost consumer access to the latest releases.Onkyo's BD-SP808 offers other features in addition to Blockbuster On Demand, including a High Quality Video Scaler and full-featured Blu-ray Disc Play Back.
According to the Boxee blog they have added a new a Movie Library to Boxee to complements it TV Show library. The New library is a combine of films from Indie Movies Online, Openfilm, MUBI and EZTakes. Most of the movies are for free (supported by ads), and is accessible using the ‘filter by provider’ option on the Movie Library sidebar. The service, said Boxee is still in hit beta stage and highlight what is available from the different partners.
Broadcom has announced that TiVo, the advance television service provider has selected Broadcom’s Bluetooth technology for a new remote. The new QWERTY keyboard remote control will help TiVo customers to take full advantage of the application services available through its TiVo Premiere, TiVo HD and TiVo Services boxes. The new TiVo Slide QWERTY keyboard remote control is the first TiVo remote to feature Bluetooth, enabling comfortable text entry for search and discovery of content.
VIZIO XVT (Xtreme VIZIO Technology) Series HDTVs are now on general release. They feature the latest in picture quality in the sleekest designs. The range includes five screen sizes: 32 inch, 37 inch, 42 inch, 47 inch and 55 inch, the XVT553SV, XVT473SV and XVT423AV offer an unprecedented 10,000,000:1 contrast ratio. Included in all XVT Models is the VIZIO Internet Apps, with integrated Dual Band 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking and for added comfort a Bluetooth/IR remote with slide out QWERTY keypad.
Remember the Niam UnitiSystem, well except for the wireless multiroom functionality HDI Dune has launched a similar range of media center components that offers a modular approach to building your home entertainment center. Called the Dune HD Smart, the new line offers users the option to buy one of the three starter modules (Smart B1, Smart H1 and Smart D1), which are media players and act as the base unit. The starter modules are slightly different, you have media player with or without hard drive or built in display.
Meet the new Dune HD Max from HDI Dune the promises to be the next big system form HDI Dune, a universal all in one media player that plays video up to full HD 1080p, Blu-ray player and almost everything else. The Dune Max along with the Dune HD Smart series are the latest in HDI Dune range of media players. They are the latest in media player design and functionality for the home entertainment enthusiast.