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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. The DV-980H supports Dolby Digital Surround EX, which adds the surround back speaker channels, giving the player a leg up over traditional 5.1

Sharp Bd-Hp20s Blu-ray Player Coming Soon

Sharp Bd-Hp20s Blu-ray Player Coming Soon
Electronics manufacturer Sharp has revealed their first Blu-ray high definition video disc player. The BD-HP20S is expected to hit stores towards the end of this year and looks like a pretty nice player overall. The BD-HP20S will feature full 1080p resolution with 24 frame-per-second playback, which is ideal since most movies are shot at 24fps.
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Portable DVD Player Plays Movies, Tv, Mp4, Fm and Nintendo 8-Bit Games

Portable DVD Player Plays Movies, Tv, Mp4, Fm and Nintendo 8-Bit Games
Leave it to the folks in China to bring us a single portable gadget that crams so much into such a little package. The TX-0088 Portable DVD Player not only features movie playback from DVDs, it can also play MP4 format videos burned to disc or a USB flash drive.

Sony Dav-Is10 Home Theater: Tiny Satellites, Big Boom

Sony Dav-Is10 Home Theater: Tiny Satellites, Big Boom
Shipping this July, Sony’s latest home theater system distinguishes itself by having some of the smallest satellite speakers I’ve ever seen. Amazingly the $800 DAV-IS10’s five tiny little speakers can crank out 50-watts each, which should be more than enough for producing decent levels.

Will Wal-Mart End the HD Format Wars?

Will Wal-Mart End the HD Format Wars?
According to a recent post over on AVS Forum, Wal-Mart is reportedly working with Taiwanese manufacturer Fuh Yuan to crank out HD DVD players for a wholesale cost of just $50 per unit, based on an initial commitment of 2 million players.

Microsoft to Replace Damaged Xbox 360 Discs for $20

Microsoft to Replace Damaged Xbox 360 Discs for $20
I was on the Microsoft Xbox website when I stumbled across this interesting form… Apparently, Microsoft is now offering a disc replacement program for certain Xbox 360 titles. According to the site, they will replace certain discs that have been damaged for any reason for $20 bucks each.

Bluedot Divita: Disc Organizer for Neat Freaks

Bluedot Divita: Disc Organizer for Neat Freaks
If you’ve got a big library of CDs, DVDs or other 5-inch discs, this shmancy storage system can help keep your library organized and looking cool too. The $489 BlueDot Divita Storage Tower holds up to 100 CDs or DVDs and lets you easily access them by disc name using the built-in 1.8″

LG Chocolate J10hd Home Theater System

LG Chocolate J10hd Home Theater System
This new media center from LG is being sold under the “Chocolate” moniker which has become synonymous with “sleek, modern design.” The new LG J10HD system is a full-featured home entertainment system complete with DVD player, 2.1

Bose Media System: Sophisticated Car Audio

Bose Media System: Sophisticated Car Audio
Audio gear maker Bose is showing off their latest in car audio systems, the high-end Bose Media System. It features 5.1-channel surround sound, an AM/FM/XM radio, a multi-format CD/DVD player, navigation and on board music server among other things.

Philips Dcp850 Portable DVD Features Built in iPod Dock

Philips Dcp850 Portable DVD Features Built in iPod Dock
Philips latest portable DVD player has added a feature that just might convince me to pick one up. In addition to the usual DVD player and LCD screen, the player has a sleek integrated dock for your iPod. The Philips DCP850 player offers a nice big 8.5-inch

Which Gaming Console is the Biggest Power Hog?

Which Gaming Console is the Biggest Power Hog?
The hardware geeks over at hardCOREware recently ran a battery of tests to determine which of the current generation of video game systems uses the most power. Unsurprisingly, the Nintendo Wii consumes significantly less power than the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and a typical gaming PC. I was surprised, though that the Wii consumes about 1/10th the power of other modern console while playing games.

Sony Whole Home Audio/Video Systems for New Construction

Sony Whole Home Audio/Video Systems for New Construction
Sony today introduced their new lineup of whole house audio/video systems including centralized rack systems and in-wall speakers. The systems are specifically designed for installation in new home construction, and Sony is offering a complete solution including professional installation.

Xbox 360 DVD Drives Get Quieter

Xbox 360 DVD Drives Get Quieter
Looks like Microsoft has finally solved the issue with the awfully loud DVD drives in their Xbox 360 consoles. According to this post over at Xbox Scene, some consoles manufactured after November 2006 appear to be getting a new BenQ DVD Drive (the VAD6038), which is supposedly much quieter than earlier drives.

A Home Theater Even Your Girlfriend Could Love

A Home Theater Even Your Girlfriend Could Love
Sure, there are countless “home theater in a box” systems out there, but most of them are generic, cheap looking silver boxes that look like something that only belongs on a shelf at your local Best Buy. (*Siamese cat not included.)

Mytellyhd: Linux Media Server Gets High Def

Mytellyhd: Linux Media Server Gets High Def
Interact TV, makers of numerous Linux-based home media servers has just announced the latest in their line-up, the MyTellyHD (what sort of silly name is that?) It features a complete home media server including PVR, DVD, music and photo library capabilities.

Philips Ambisound Hts8100 Home Theater in a Box

Philips Ambisound Hts8100 Home Theater in a Box
Single-box surround systems seem to be all the rage these days, with systems like Yamaha’s YSP line of sound projectors and the iLive Virtual Surround System recently in the news. Now Philips has revealed their entry into the virtual surround market with their Ambisound HTS8100 system. The Ambisound system features virtual 5.1
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