Home Entertainment - Other Video Gear http://www.hemagazine.com/taxonomy/term/13/0 en Elgato: EyeTV HD DVR http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22534 <div style="text-align: justify"><strong>Full-featured DVR Captures TV &amp; Delivers it Live to Macs in Full HD, While EyeTV 3.4 Software Enables Streaming of Live &amp; Recorded TV on iPad</strong></div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <p style="text-align: justify">From our &quot;good-things-in-small-packages&quot; department: The Elgato Eye TV HD DVR provides full access to premium cable and satellite TV on a Mac. You can watch, record and edit in HD, including premium channels. For you stimulation junkies, a dual capture mode records in iPad and iPhone formats at the same time. The Eye TV records in H.264 for clear HD and a smaller file size, in case you're counting. You can also capture and archive analog sources, like VCR recordings (remember those?). Eye TV's 3.4 software also enables streaming of live and recorded TV on your iPad. And the Eye TV is Blu-ray compatible.</p> <p> Available at: Apple stores and online at<a href="http://www.elgato.com/" target="_blank"> www.elgato.com</a></p> <div style="text-align: justify">
MSRP: $199.99</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22534">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22534#comments Hot Products News Other Video Gear Wed, 09 Feb 2011 11:26:41 -0800 MarkE 22534 at http://www.hemagazine.com Tributaries® New HDMI Cables Perform Over Long Distance http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22530 <div style="text-align: justify">As a consumer, you might not be aware of the critical role cables play in your system, especially when sending HD signal over significant distance. Consider your cables as the final components, responsible for preserving pristine signal quality. In that light, it's big news that Tributaries® has unveiled its new line of cables - HEC HDMI with Ethernet The new models conform to the performance requirements consistent with all the new HDMI v1.4 upgrades. Additional improvements on the connectors and the cables provide easier installation and improved signal transfer over long distances. The new HEC cable has one extra conductor in the number 14-pin position, previously unused on the HDMI connector for the dedicated Ethernet Channel.</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22530">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22530#comments Tech Talk Hot Products News Other Video Gear Video Talk Tue, 08 Feb 2011 12:49:43 -0800 MarkE 22530 at http://www.hemagazine.com If You Had Watched the Superbowl on a Pantel Outdoor TV, You Could Have Frozen Like a Die-Hard Football Fan. http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22516 <div style="text-align: justify">Outdoor TVs used to be strictly for warm weather. But hey, if you would brave the ice and snow and sit for hours in a stadium, why not do the same thing but stay home? It's never a bad time of year for outdoor entertainment. Depending upon where you live, just bundle up (or not), grab a thermos of hot (or cold) beverage of choice, sit down and flip on the Pantel Outdoor Weatherproof TV.</div> <p style="text-align: justify">Pantel TV models range from 20&quot; , 32&quot;, 42&quot; , 52&quot; and 65&quot;. All models provide 1080p high resolution images and more than double the brightness of a standard indoor TV. And they can operate from - 40 degrees Farenheit up to 140 degrees Farenheit.</p> <p style="text-align: justify">How are Pantel TVs built to withstand such punishment? Count on a rust-resistant, powder coated aluminum chassis and anti-reflective tempered glass. The internal design includes sophisticated filters to allow for the TV's heat dissipation while keeping the insides dirt and bug free.</p> <div style="text-align: justify"><a href="http://www.panteltv.com/" target="_blank">To learn more about Pantel TV and locate a nearby professional installer, click here. </a></div> <div style="text-align: justify"></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify">MRSP ranges from $2,999 to $25,999</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22516">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22516#comments Hot Products LCD TVs Other Video Gear Sun, 06 Feb 2011 15:31:58 -0800 MarkE 22516 at http://www.hemagazine.com 3D Without Glasses http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22512 <p>We won't even begin to describe this innovative technology. You'll just have to see it for yourself. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uef17zOCDb8" target="_blank">Click here:</a> <p></p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22512">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22512#comments 3D News Other Video Gear Thu, 03 Feb 2011 10:57:52 -0800 MarkE 22512 at http://www.hemagazine.com Panasonic’s Newest Digital Camera Round Up http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22506 <p><strong>Just Unveiled, Four New Advanced Digital Cameras from Panasonic</strong></p> <p>Frankly, the press release is so chock full of information and features that we had to revert to bullet points instead of full sentences, otherwise you'd just ignore the whole thing. It's worth the plod.</p> <p>Lumix DMC-TS3 12.1 Megapixel Camera, for the Outdoor Shutterbug:<br />• Waterproof (40 ft.), Shockproof (6.6 ft.), Freezeproof (14 degrees F), Dustproof<br />• GPS covers 203 countries &amp; 1,000,000 landmark recognition, compass, altimeter, barometer<br />• 1,920 x 1,080 HD Video recording<br />• 3D<sup class="glossary-indicator" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..."><a href="/taxonomy/term/68" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..." class="glossary-indicator">i</a></sup> Photo mode for HDTV &amp; easy Facebook &amp; YouTube uploads<br />• 28mm Leica wide-angle lens with 6X zoom, shutter release .005 second<br />• Built-in LED Light with 2.7&quot; LCD screen<br />• Powerful Image Stabilization and Blur Suppress<br />• Face Recognition &amp; Detection<br />• Available in red, orange, silver, and blue.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22506">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22506#comments Hot Products News Other Video Gear Wed, 02 Feb 2011 14:50:16 -0800 MarkE 22506 at http://www.hemagazine.com Sherwood Unveils Two New High-Performance Components http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22435 <div style="text-align: justify">At the recently held Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Sherwood announced the introduction of two new high-performance audio/video components, branded with the Sherwood Newcastle designation: model R-876 network A/V receiver and BDP-876 Internet-enabled Blu-ray Player.</div> <p style="text-align: justify">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify"><strong>Sherwood Newcastle R-876 Audio/Video Receiver</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify">
The R-876 features Trinnov Optimizer Room Correction system, which performs a unique 3D<sup class="glossary-indicator" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..."><a href="/taxonomy/term/68" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..." class="glossary-indicator">i</a></sup> spatial correction by recreating the original soundfield heard by the sound mix engineer and remapping sound images to their proper location, both horizontally and vertically, even when speakers are not ideally placed in the listener's room.</p> <p style="text-align: justify">Sherwood's first Control 4 certified A/V receiver, the R-876 can directly integrate into Control 4 home control systems. 3D ready, the receiver features two HDTV displays can be used simultaneously and can connect wirelessly to home networks. Internet Audio streaming is available through the Pandora, Rhapsody and Aupeo interactive music services, in addition to Internet Radio from Reciva and ShoutCAST. The receiver also supports Windows 7 'Plays To.' The R-876 provides seven channels of discrete amplification, rated at 125 watts per channel with no more than 0.05% THD with all channels driven. 192KHz/24 bit Digital to Analog converters ensure audio purity, and lossless audio playback of DTS HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD is on board. Additional decoding includes DTS 96/24, DTS ES and Neo6, along with Dolby Digital and Dolby ProLogic IIz. WMA and MP3 audio playback is also provided, and for non-surround sources, eight synthesized DSP surround modes can be selected. A 1080p bypass is available for purists.Three zones of playback are available to accommodate remote listening, with all audio and video sources available in all zones. The R-876 is also iPod and Sirius-Ready. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22435">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22435#comments Hot Products News Other Audio Gear Other Video Gear Mon, 24 Jan 2011 08:12:04 -0800 MarkE 22435 at http://www.hemagazine.com Panasonic’s New 3D Videoconferencing – Coming Soon To Your Block? http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22398 <div style="text-align: justify">Panasonic, has just introduced immersive 3D<sup class="glossary-indicator" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..."><a href="/taxonomy/term/68" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..." class="glossary-indicator">i</a></sup> capability in its Commercial Division's HD Visual Communications System (HDVC).  The 3D HDVC solution, designed to enhance the productivity and collaboration of key commercial and professional applications such as healthcare, manufacturing and education. 3D Videoconferencing was displayed this last weekend at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas, Nevada.</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">Although this advancement specifically targets commercial applications, if Cisco's new Umi home videoconferencing system is any indication, we're going to hazard a guess that 3D videoconferencing will eventually find its way to family rooms around the country.  In the past, we've seen that the commercial tools of today can quickly become the residential toys of tomorrow.</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22398">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22398#comments News Other Video Gear Thu, 13 Jan 2011 08:10:25 -0800 MarkE 22398 at http://www.hemagazine.com Wireless Beaming of Laptop Media to TV in HD http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22396 <div style="text-align: justify">Warpia has unveiled the newest contribution to their line of wireless connectivity solutions, the StreamHD. StreamHD allows users to view any media from a laptop onto a flat screen TV in true 1080P (1920 x 1280) resolution. Content such as streaming video, pictures, movies, presentations, Facebook, Hulu, Joost, Netflix and other applications can be shown on your HDTV without the hassle and clutter of wires.</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22396">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22396#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes Hot Products News Other Video Gear Thu, 13 Jan 2011 07:56:51 -0800 MarkE 22396 at http://www.hemagazine.com Sensio Expands 3D Content Viewing http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22338 <div style="text-align: justify">Press releases today from Sensio Technologies, Inc. report three major announcements regarding 3D<sup class="glossary-indicator" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..."><a href="/taxonomy/term/68" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..." class="glossary-indicator">i</a></sup>. These advancements will be launched at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV, beginning this coming Thursday, January 6, 2011.</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Press Release 1:</p> <p>With the current dearth of 3D content, SENSIO has negotiated the rights to an extensive and varied library including independent movies, documentaries, and blockbusters, which it will encode in the SENSIO® Hi-Fi 3D format, to be distributed through the video-on-demand (VOD) platform of RoxioNow<sup>TM</sup>, a major player in OTT services. Manufacturers of Internet-connected devices incorporating the SENSIO® Hi-Fi 3D decoder will be able to offer viewers access to this expanding library of 3D content.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22338">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22338#comments Tech Talk News Other Video Gear Pre-amps &amp; Processors Video Talk Mon, 03 Jan 2011 10:30:14 -0800 MarkE 22338 at http://www.hemagazine.com Kaleidescape Introduces Blu-ray Movie Server http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22307 <div style="text-align: justify">Kaleidescape, Inc., major manufacturer of music and movie servers, has recently announced shipment of their first Blu-ray movie server. Any Kaleidescape System can be upgraded to be a Blu-ray movie server with the addition of an M-Class player and a Modular Disc Vault. The new Kaleidescape Modular Disc Vault completes the Kaleidescape Blu-ray movie server. Paired with a Kaleidescape M-Class player, the Disc Vault imports, houses, and organizes Blu-ray Discs. With a capacity of 100 discs per each, any number of Modular Disc Vaults may be added to a system, but each must be connected to its own M-Class player.</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22307">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22307#comments Movies/Music/Games Hot Products Multiroom Audio/Video News Other Video Gear Tue, 28 Dec 2010 06:31:04 -0800 MarkE 22307 at http://www.hemagazine.com Way Back Page: The Kinetoscope http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22287 <div style="text-align: justify">The Kinetoscope is an early motion picture device. Though not a movie projector, it was designed for films to be viewed individually through the window of a cabinet housing its components. It creates the illusion of movement by conveying a strip of perforated film bearing sequential images over a light source with a high-speed shutter. First conceived by Thomas Edison in 1888, it was developed with collaborator William K.L. Dickinson between 1889 and 1892. On April 4, 1894, the first commercial exhibition of motion pictures in history was given in New York City, using ten Kinetoscopes. In 1895, Edison introduced the Kinetophone, which joined the Kinetoscope with a cylinder phonograpgh.</div> <p style="text-align: justify">With action shot in the first film studio, the &quot;Black Maria&quot; in West Orange, NJ, films such as &quot;Sandow the Strong Man&quot;, &quot;The Kiss&quot; and numerous vaudeville acts and boxing bouts were produced. They were little more than unedited lengths of footage, no longer than the action itself.</p> <p style="text-align: justify"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PaJ1r0udvQ" target="_blank">Click here to see &quot;Fred Ott's Sneeze&quot;</a>, the first copyrighted Kinetoscope film, relased January 9, 1894. Running time five seconds.</p> <p style="text-align: justify"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zURTEs8C1lo" target="_blank">Click here to see &quot;The Kiss&quot;</a> </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22287">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22287#comments Hot Products News Other Video Gear The Way Back Page Wed, 22 Dec 2010 13:27:29 -0800 MarkE 22287 at http://www.hemagazine.com Related Topic: Mall Tour Kicks Off Home Telechat http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22157 <p style="text-align: justify">So I'm promenading through one of country's premier malls and I come across a small shed with glass walls. Peering in, I see two people at opposite ends, talking to video images of each other on flat panel displays. It's Cisco's Umi Telechat. Little known - this is a consumer version of Cicso's &quot;Telepresence&quot;, a staple of the corporate world. So reliable, lifelike and secure, this videoconferencing system is used in the highest levels of government. Cisco has now packaged it for us consumers for $599. </p> <p style="text-align: justify">To find out Umi's Mall Tour locations, <a href="http://home.cisco.com/en-us/telepresence/umi/mall-tour" target="_blank">click here:</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify">To see a cool YouTube clip, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVgyi0NxrM0" target="_blank">click here: </a></p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22157">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22157#comments Hot Products News Other Video Gear Show-Offs Mon, 29 Nov 2010 15:21:07 -0800 MarkE 22157 at http://www.hemagazine.com Onkyo Debuts Audio-Video & Stereo Mini Systems With iPod Docks http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22130 <div style="text-align: justify">Onkyo has introduced an audio-video and a stereo mini system, both with built-in iPod/iPhone docks, suited for offices, bedrooms, dorm rooms, dungeons, gyms or other small environments. The AV mini system CS-V645 consists of a DVD/CD receiver with a built-in dock for iPod, a USB connection, HDMI video output with 1080p upscaling, and a pair of two-way loudspeakers. It plays a wide range of audio and video formats - DVDs, CDs, iPod, and USB. In addition to standard DVD and CD playback, the CS-V645 supports MP3, WMA, JPEG, and DivX file formats. The dock for iPod is located on the top of the receiver, as you can see, and the USB jack is on the front panel for easy access for flash drives and cable-connected systems.</div> <div style="text-align: justify">I ran into a problem when I hit ‘random play' on my iPod. Have you ever experienced the same songs repeated over and over? Well, for some reason, I guess, because of Onkyo's USB jack for flash drives, I kept hearing &quot;Jumping Jack USB Flash&quot; by the Stones. Weird, huh?</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22130">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22130#comments News Other Audio Gear Other Video Gear Fri, 19 Nov 2010 08:43:15 -0800 MarkE 22130 at http://www.hemagazine.com Zoom's New Handheld HD Video and Audio Recorder http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22024 <div style="text-align: justify">Zoom, known for its recording gear and guitar effects processors, has announced the launch of their new Q3HD Handy Video Recorder - the only handheld to record both 1080p HD video and HD audio (24-bit/96kHz). Your home movies, live music performances, sporting events or travel videos will be so clear, you'll be able to see into the next decade. Features include 1080p at 30 frames per second and 720p at 30 or 60 fps. The 4X digital zoom is coupled with three lighting settings, including &quot;concert lighting&quot;. Stereo condenser microphones are configured in a 120 degree X/Y pattern for wide stereo imaging and depth-of-field. Onboard level meters and auto gain offer simple audio control.</div> <p style="text-align: justify">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify">The big question - recording time. Glad you asked. The Q3HD comes with a 2GB SD card for 45 minutes of HD video and accepts a 32GB SDHC card for up to 7 hours of HD video. Expect two hours of battery life from AAs.</p> <p style="text-align: justify">Turn it on its side to watch videos in 16:9 format on its 2.4-inch color LCD screen. Or, use the built-in HDMI port to view on your HDTV. The Q3HD also has a built-in USB 2.0 cable to transfer, view and edit your MPEG-4 movies on your PC or Mac. HandyShare editing software and YouTube uploader software come with. The optional accessory package includes a soft shell case, windscreen, AC adapter, HDMI cable, AV cable and tripod. The Zoom Q3HD is now available at major retailers. </p> <p>MSRP $299.99 <p>To learn more about the Q3HD, <a href="http://www.samsontech.com/products/productpage.cfm?prodID=2062" target="_blank">click here: </a></p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22024">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22024#comments Hot Products Other Video Gear Sat, 30 Oct 2010 12:52:49 -0700 MarkE 22024 at http://www.hemagazine.com AT&T U-verse 3D Review http://www.hemagazine.com/ATT_U-verse_3D_Review <p><strong>World Cuppage</strong></p> <p>This morning ESPN 3D<sup class="glossary-indicator" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..."><a href="/taxonomy/term/68" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..." class="glossary-indicator">i</a></sup> broadcast their first real program, the opening match of the 2010 World Cup, a game between South Africa and Mexico. </p> <p>Using a new Panasonic VT25 series plasma, I take a look at this next generation of television.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/ATT_U-verse_3D_Review">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/ATT_U-verse_3D_Review#comments Product Reviews 3D Other Video Gear Fri, 11 Jun 2010 11:51:12 -0700 geoffm 21758 at http://www.hemagazine.com Netflix on PS3 http://www.hemagazine.com/Netflix_on_PS3 <p><strong>Freebie<br /></strong><br />This one is easy. Streaming content from Netflix onto your PS3. </p> <p>If you have a Netflix unlimited account, you can do stream for free.</p> <p>There are a few quirks, though.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Netflix_on_PS3">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Netflix_on_PS3#comments Product Reviews Other Video Gear Tue, 29 Dec 2009 02:03:56 -0800 geoffm 21482 at http://www.hemagazine.com TV Stands and Media Racks http://www.hemagazine.com/TV_Stands_Media_Racks <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>TV Stands as Furniture </strong></p> <p>More than ever before, TVs are design statements. Sure you could show it off by mounting the TV to the wall and displaying it like a piece of art. But why not take the design statement one step further and mate your new prize with a unique TV stand that serves to elevate the entire room’s aesthetic appeal? </p> <p>Gone are the days of utilitarian steel racks and boring black particleboard. Today’s A/V furniture designers really do offer something for every taste and décor. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/TV_Stands_Media_Racks">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/TV_Stands_Media_Racks#comments Product Reviews Other Audio Gear Other Features Other Video Gear Fri, 28 Aug 2009 02:27:47 -0700 geoffm 21193 at http://www.hemagazine.com Velocity Micro Fuzebox http://www.hemagazine.com/Velocity_Micro_Fuzebox <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>A Smartphone for Your Living Room<br /></strong><br />Today’s consumer doesn’t just want it all; he wants it all in one package. No longer can a product just be a cell phone, gaming console or TV. To really sell, CE devices must wear many hats—and wear them all well. </p> <p>Velocity Micro wears many hats. They offer PCs for business, gaming and digital media. But they also offer a dedicated home theater model that’s more media center than PC: the Fuzebox.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Velocity_Micro_Fuzebox">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Velocity_Micro_Fuzebox#comments Product Reviews Multiroom Audio/Video Other Audio Gear Other Video Gear Mon, 24 Aug 2009 03:00:08 -0700 geoffm 21174 at http://www.hemagazine.com Panasonic DMP-BD80K Review http://www.hemagazine.com/Panasonic_DMP-BD80K_Review <p><strong>Blu-ray. Now with YouTube!</strong></p> <p>Already, Blu-ray players are separating into two camps: the uber-expensive, and the commodity. It’s easy to see what you get with the step-up players.</p> <p>But what about the high end of the low end? What do you get at a step or so above the bargain players? Something like this $400 Panasonic, say. Well, turns out quite a lot. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Panasonic_DMP-BD80K_Review">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Panasonic_DMP-BD80K_Review#comments Blu-ray Players Product Reviews Other Video Gear Thu, 04 Jun 2009 05:35:44 -0700 geoffm 21025 at http://www.hemagazine.com Scalers http://www.hemagazine.com/Scalers <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>The latest video processors seek to minimize picture artifacts and expand system capabilities</strong></p> <p>Jaggies, judder, combing, tearing, mosquito noise, block noise —these are just a handful of the terms to describe picture anomalies that degrade high definition picture quality. </p> <p>Thankfully, the latest generation of stand-alone scalers/video processors aims to fix all of that.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Scalers">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Scalers#comments Product Reviews Other Video Gear Tue, 02 Jun 2009 03:36:00 -0700 geoffm 21021 at http://www.hemagazine.com The Definitive Guide to Video Processing http://www.hemagazine.com/Guide_to_Video_Processing <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>Everything you ever wanted to know about video processing, but figured the answers would bore you to tears. <br /></strong><br />Scaling, upscaling, upconverting, deinterlacing, jaggies, 3:2 pulldown. Chances are you’ve never been able to figure out at least one of these words. No problem. Everyone has to learn somewhere. I’ll admit it: I was not, in fact, born with this knowledge. I know there are those that claim they were, but I suspect some of them are lying.</p> <p>What I aim to do with this guide is to distill down the heady jargon and explain what all these words mean and why you should care (or not). </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Guide_to_Video_Processing">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Guide_to_Video_Processing#comments Product Reviews Other Features Other Video Gear Tue, 26 May 2009 00:24:15 -0700 geoffm 21009 at http://www.hemagazine.com LG BD370 Review http://www.hemagazine.com/LG_BD370_Review <p><strong>The next step in Internet-enabled video-on-demand.<br /></strong></p> <p>“Internet-enabled” could very well be the CE industry’s 2009 catchphrase. Some manufacturers are adding simple Web widgets to their products, like the ability to access news, weather, or online photo albums. </p> <p>Others, meanwhile, have embraced what many of us deem to be the Holy Grail of Internet-enabled functionality: video-on-demand access.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/LG_BD370_Review">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/LG_BD370_Review#comments Blu-ray Players Product Reviews Other Video Gear Fri, 15 May 2009 02:41:02 -0700 geoffm 20994 at http://www.hemagazine.com Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35:1 in the Home http://www.hemagazine.com/Anamorphic_Widescreen <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>Real Wide Screen and No More Black Bars</strong></p> <p>One of the most common questions I get is about the black bars that appear above and below the image with many movies. </p> <p>After all, a spiffy new HDTV and Blu-ray player will banish the black bars we had with DVDs and old TVs, right? Nope.</p> <p>But with the right projector, screen, and lens, you can have CinemaScope in your home. </p> <p>And no more black bars. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Anamorphic_Widescreen">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Anamorphic_Widescreen#comments Product Reviews Other Features Other Video Gear Projectors &amp; Screens Wed, 15 Apr 2009 02:03:21 -0700 geoffm 20936 at http://www.hemagazine.com Netflix Streaming http://www.hemagazine.com/Netflix_Streaming <p><strong>Samsung’s <a href="/node/Samsung_BD-P2500_Review" target="_blank" title="Samsung BD-P2500">BD-P2500</a> and LG’s <a href="/node/LG_BD300_Review" target="_blank" title="LG BD300">BD300</a> will get you instant content via Netflix. But why?</strong></p> <p>I didn’t get it. I sat there in the press conference listening to LG excitedly talk about their new Blu-ray player that had the ability to stream content from Netflix. </p> <p>And they're not the only one. Samsung, TiVo, and several other companies are touting the same feature.</p> <p>I don't get it. This is a dumb idea, right?</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Netflix_Streaming">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Netflix_Streaming#comments Product Reviews Other Video Gear Mon, 06 Apr 2009 01:36:51 -0700 geoffm 20917 at http://www.hemagazine.com Crestron Experience Center - Hands-On Home Automation http://www.hemagazine.com/Crestron_Home_Automation <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>The Crestron Experience Center in Las Vegas is one of the few places in the world delivering hands-on demos of the wonders of home automation.</strong></p> <p>With its new Las Vegas Experience Center, Crestron—which in home automation is perhaps even more pervasive than Microsoft is in the computer business—seeks to make its creations more accessible to dealers and customers. The Experience Center is one of only a few places in the world where one can witness home automation at work. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Crestron_Home_Automation">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Crestron_Home_Automation#comments Product Reviews Home Automation &amp; Remotes Multiroom Audio/Video Other Audio Gear Other Video Gear Receivers Mon, 16 Feb 2009 01:35:11 -0800 geoffm 20807 at http://www.hemagazine.com