In the market for a complete home theater setup without a lot of clutter? The iLive iHTD8817DT DVD Virtual Surround Sound Speaker Bar (now that’s a mouthful,) is a complete home theater in one piece of hardware.
The folks over at Home Theater Blog got their grubby little mitts on a Toshiba’s second generation HD DVD player, the HD-XA2 and we’re pleased to hear that the horrifically slow load times of the first generation HD-A1 and HD-XA1 appear to be a thing of the past.
The new $499 model is reported to load discs in under 20 seconds in most cases, which is a significant improvement over the minute-plus load times of the earlier models.
OPPO Digital, makers of arguably the best upscaling DVD player ever made, has just released a new version of the player, complete with a variety of new features.
The $229 OPPO DV-981HD is an updated version of the award-winning DV971H player.
If you’re looking for a creative way to get rid of those military secrets your copied to CD-R, or just want to destroy your ex-girlfriend’s Justin Timberlake disc, you might want to check out Elecom’s SCR-CD001 portable CD/DVD killer.
The portable device etches a nasty series of spiral patterns into any CD or DVD, rendering the data unreadable.
At this week’s CEATEC show in Japan, Toshiba showed off their TDP-ET20 front projector which is capable of projecting a 100-inch diagonal picture from about 4 feet away from the screen, or a 60-inch diagonal picture from just 2 feet away.
The DLP-based projector is ideal for small rooms with limited space.