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PS2 & PS3 Holiday Price Drop, 40gb Model Rumors

PS2 & PS3 Holiday Price Drop, 40gb Model Rumors
The holiday shopping season is just around the corner, and rumors are starting to emerge that the video game console market is about to get a lot more competitive. The guys over at Opposable Thumbs are reporting that a reliable source has given them details on some significant pricing changes coming down the line for Sony’s PlayStation 3 consoles.

Darkchip 4 Gives Dlp Projectors a Contrast Boost

Darkchip 4 Gives Dlp Projectors a Contrast Boost
Texas Instruments today took the wraps off their latest DLP chipset (the “It’s the mirrors…” projection engine). TI claims the new DarkChip 4 chipset improves the contrast ratio over the previous series by 30% or more.
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Sony Bravia Vpl-Vw200 Sxrd Projector Coming This Fall

Sony Bravia Vpl-Vw200 Sxrd Projector Coming This Fall
Fans of Sony’s SXRD line of projectors, start getting your checkbooks ready. The latest entry in Sony’s line of high-quality front projectors has emerged and it’s looking pretty badass. The Bravia VPL-VW200 is the top-of-the-line successor to Sony’s flagship VPL-VW100 projector.

Magnetox V120 Dvr Looks Nothing Like Mac Mini

Magnetox V120 Dvr Looks Nothing Like Mac Mini
From the separated at birth file comes this digital video recorder from China’s Magnetox, which looks more than a little like Apple’s Mac Mini computers. The Magnetox V120 features the same white and aluminum accented case design as Apple’s popular compact computer.

Jvc Dla-Hd100 Lcos Projector Revealed

Jvc Dla-Hd100 Lcos Projector Revealed
If you’re a regular reader of Technabob, you probably know that I’m a big fan of LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) based projectors. In terms of image quality, contrast and lack of visible pixel structure, they’re second only to good old CRTs.

Philips Aurea Video Shows TV’s True Colors

Philips Aurea Video Shows TV’s True Colors
A few weeks back I told you about the new Philips Aurea flat screens, and their illuminated color LED frames. Now Philips has just posted a dramatic video clip by director Wong Kar Wai which really shows off what the set can do.

Directv Hr21 Pro HD Dvr Image Leaked

Directv Hr21 Pro HD Dvr Image Leaked
I was over on DBSTalk this morning reading about some fun I was having with my DirecTV HD DVR, when I stumbled across this interesting image. The upcoming DirecTV HR21 PRO looks like a whopper of a high-definition DVR, capable of recording up to 100 hours of HD programming.

Doori Digital Tv Tuner Bugs Me

Doori Digital Tv Tuner Bugs Me
What’s the one thing that insects and televisions have in common? Antennae, of course. That’s the thought that inspired these whimsical digital television tuners from Korea. The Doori insect TV tuner looks like a giant ladybug and clips onto your laptop or flat screen to provide your computer with digital television capabilities.

Sony Bravia Gets New 40, 46 and 52-Inch Displays

Sony Bravia Gets New 40, 46 and 52-Inch Displays
Sony Japan has just announced a number of new flat-panel LCD televisions in the BRAVIA line. The W5000, V5000 and V3000 series come in sizes ranging from 40 to 52 inches. All of the models feature a full HD 1080p 10-bit LCD panel.

Holographic Display Shows 360-Degree Digital Images

Holographic Display Shows 360-Degree Digital Images
At the recent SIGGRAPH 2007 conference, a team of engineers from USC showed off a display system that’s capable of projecting interactive 360-degree viewable images produced by a computer. By using a high-speed video projector, a spinning platform with a holographic diffuser and special decoding hardware, the display can crank out up to 5,000 real-time images per second.

PS3 Playtv Tuner and Dvr Announced

PS3 Playtv Tuner and Dvr Announced
At this week’s Leipzig Gaming Conference, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) revealed an add-on for the PlayStation 3 gaming console which will give it full television and digital video recording capabilities. The device and software bundle, called PlayTV will provide high-definition reception of television signals and scheduled recording of shows.

Sharp 52-Inch LCD TV Just Over an Inch Thick

Sharp 52-Inch LCD TV Just Over an Inch Thick
While most of us who cut our teeth on CRT televisions think of LCD and plasma screens as really thin, Sharp certainly doesn’t seem to think they’re thin enough yet. The Japanese electronics maker recently showed off a prototype LCD screen that’s just 1.14-inches thick.

Philips Aurea Tv: Ambilight Gets an Overhaul

Philips Aurea Tv: Ambilight Gets an Overhaul
Philips Ambilight technology has been around for a few years now, providing flat-panel televisions with color-enhanced ambient backlighting. While placing lights behind of television screens has long been known to improve perceived contrast ratios and decrease eyestrain, Ambilight’s color-cycling was always a bit more superflous in my opinion.

Oppo Dv-980h DVD Player Outputs 1080p and 7.1

Oppo Dv-980h DVD Player Outputs 1080p and 7.1
Oppo Digital, makers of the famed DV-971H upscaling DVD player has just released a new player, the DV-980H. This one claims to be the first to offer both 7.1 channel audio and upconversion to a full 1080p resolution.

46-Inch 1080p Sceptre HDTV on Sale for $1299

46-Inch 1080p Sceptre HDTV on Sale for $1299
While Sceptre isn’t necessarily as well known as brands like Sony and Samsung, they do actually make pretty decent HDTVs. That said, if you’re looking for an bargain-priced way to break into the high-def big screen world, check out this limited time deal from Costco.

Mitsubishi 73-Inch 1080p Dlp Tv Gets X.V.Color, Hdmi 1.3

Mitsubishi 73-Inch 1080p Dlp Tv Gets X.V.Color, Hdmi 1.3
Mitsubishi has started to trickle out shipments of their latest massive DLP rear projector set, and it’s loaded with all sorts of newfangled goodies to give you the best picture possible. The new Mitsubishi WD-73734 features a huge 73-inch diagonal widescreen, but is only 17.5-inches deep.
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