Our Deal of the Day today is the BuyDig - Samsung LN55B650 55" 1080p 120Hz LCD TV - $1,479.00 Shipped Free!.
Offer: Great price for this Samsung LN55B650 55" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV.
- Full HD 1920x1080p
- 120Hz Refresh
- 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
- Medi @2.0 Connectivity (Internet @TV, DLNA Wireless, Content Library, USB 2.0)
- 4ms Response
- Four (4) HDMI 1.3 Inputs
Use coupon code: LN55B650 for the $320 discount.
Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - SONY HT-SS360 5.1-Channel Home Theater System - $279.99 Shipped Free.
Offer: A perfect complement to Blu-ray Disc format movies and advanced gaming platforms, this slim, surround sound receiver system offers simplicity in set-up and connectivity. Experience the full benefit Blu-ray Disc technology sound was developed for with three HDMI inputs. Connect HD sources with a single cable and directly access them through the systems remote contro. One button control is also available with BRAVIA Sync technology and the system cosmetically compliments Blu-ray Disc players and TVs.
Everyone that knows me always calls me when they have a TV, computer, or anything that is remotely tech that they need help with. If you aren't the type that understands tech and lack a friend like me who you can call on for help, setting up new gear can be a pain.
Target has announced a new service for shoppers in conjunction with Zip Express Installation to deliver and install TVs and other products nationwide. The service will deliver and set up a TV starting at $99. If you want the new TV wall mounted, you can get that starting at $199.
The company will take your old TV with them for an additional $50. If you need help with a home network or game console, you can get that set up as well for $99. The delivery and install of TVs and other gear includes training on how to use the device.
Our Deal of the Day today is the Buy.com - ASUS O!Play HDP-R1 HD Media Player for $89.99 with FREE Shipping!.
Offer: A great price on an 11.6" netbook folks! This factory refurbished netbook features a ultrathin 1" form thickness, a 11.6" WXGA (1366x768) resolution screen, an integrated webcam, a full size keyboard, 1GB of DDR2 SDRAM memory, 160GB hard drive, 802.11b/g, 10/100 ethernet, 3 cell battery and Windows XP Home! Get it soon before they run out or pull the deal.
Our Deal of the Day today is the Sears - 50" Panasonic TC-P50S1 1080p Plasma HDTV for $899.99!.
Offer: Get a 50" 1080p Panasonic TC-P50S1 600hz plasma with 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast (40,000:1 static), for just $899.99 from Sears. Save an additional 5% by using a Sears card, and 8% from using Bing.com. Expires 1/16/10.
CES 2010 - Even though I didn't get much time to cruise the CES show floor and look around and all the fancy new consumer focused technology, we did manage to stop by the humongous Samsung booth.
Samsung also put on a big showing at CES and this year clearly the focus was on televisions with large fantastic looking and thin OLED HDTVs and 3D TVs getting a big showing. At the front of the Samsung booth was a presentation with about 150 TVs at a rough count with large mirrors placed appropriate to present an excellent show of its technology.
Quite amazing, huh? Samsung went out big this year with televisions and consumers should be excited about what's happening in this section of the market.
Deal of the Day: Viewsonic 8" Digital Photo Frame with 800x600 Resolution for $44.99 with FREE Shipping
Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - Viewsonic 8" Digital Photo Frame with 800x600 Resolution for $44.99 with FREE Shipping.
Offer: A sweet price on an 8 inch digital photo frame that gives you the 800x600 resolution. It comes with a HUGE 2GB of internal memory, does the whole memory card viewing and is in a glossy black frame with stand.
CES 2010 - I have sat in front of my computer or notebook on more than one occasion wishing I could easily get the video from the computer to my big TV in the living room. I would love to watch my favorite Hulu shows on the big screen rather than my computer.
Alereon has unveiled a product at CES called the NoWire Laptop top HDTV Extender kit. The kit uses UWB connectivity to stream video from your laptop to your TV. The kit uses a small USB transmitter for the laptop and a HDMI receiver for the HDTV.
The device can send 720p resolution video up to 30 feet away and supports UWB Band Groups 1, 3, and 6. That means the device will work globally. The Alereon solution won't be offered directly to consumers. It is being offered to OEMs starting in Q1 2010.
Our Deal of the Day today is the Computer Geeks - 12.1" Digital Photo Frame with 800x600 Resolution for $59.99.
Offer: A sweet price on a factory refurbished digital photo frame that gives you a full 800x600 resolution! The price is low because the internal memory is a bit low at just 256MB but, to put things into perspective... I just gave my Mom one of these that had an 1GB internal memory. I almost filled up 100mb of space after I properly cropped and resized the over 300 images to the 800x600 resolution. (If you don't do any editing, ANY digital photo frame will do its best to render the image properly and may botch it altogether) After she looked through the 300 images, she asked me to whittle the number of images down to just 20. :) Special price on this frame expires tomorrow, 1/4/10.
In Asia and other countries there have been standards for mobile TV for a long time now. Devices like mobile phones and portable computers can pick up TV broadcast in formats specifically for portable devices.
LG has announced a couple new devices that will support mobile TV standards that are just now available in America. LG will be showing two products at CES in a week or so including a mobile phone and a portable DVD player that can pick up ATSC-M/H broadcasts.
LG also says that it will be offering the LG2160-A ATSC-M/H tuner chip to other manufacturers. Manufacturers specifically named include Dell and Kenwood. That means the new tuner chip will end up in notebooks and maybe car stereo equipment.
Our Deal of the Day today is the Best Buy - Insignia NS-WBRDVD Blu-ray Disc Player with Wi-Fi and 1080p Output for $119.99.
Offer: This is the cheapest new Blu-ray disk player around that features built-in Wi-Fi and Netflix streaming.
Our Deal of the Day today is the HP Home & Home Office Store - Fully Loaded HP Pavilion dv6t 15.6" Notebook PC w/ Blu-Ray - $899.99 Shipped Free!.
Offer: HP just release this new $500 off $1,399+ coupon for HP Pavilion Notebook PCs! This is a better coupon than last week's stackable coupon. Configure a laptop to $1,399 and get it for just $899! This means you can fully load a HP Pavilion dv6t 15.6" notebook:
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
- 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8800
- 4GB DDR3 System Memory
- 320GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
- 1GB ATI Radeon HD 4650 Graphics
- 15.6" HD LED Widescreen Display (1366x768)
- Lightscribe Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer
- Intel Wireless-N Mini-card with Bluetooth
Use coupon code: NBS44587 for the discount. Expires after 1,350 uses or on 11/16/2009.
New technologies are coming to market all the time. A few years ago, the big push was to move to HDTVs and HD broadcasts. Today many people around the world are viewing in HD. The next big push is going to be 3DTV and Broadcom has announced a new chip that supports Blu-ray and 3D.
The new chip is called the BCM7632 and it is the first single die Blu-ray disc chip to ship. It supports streaming internet applications like Netflix 2.0, Pandora, Vudu, CinemaNow, and others. The chip also supports Broadcom WiFi modules.
The coolest feature is that the new chip supports Blu-ray 3D movies. The specifications for 3D Blu-ray aren't finalized at this time. However, Broadcom expects the chip to meet the final specifications.
Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - Yamaha RX-V365 5.1-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver plus Klipsch SW-350 Subwoofer for $349.99 with FREE Shipping!.
Offer: Buy the Klipsch SW-350 subwoofer (8" high excursion driver, 150w RMS, 350w dynamic amplifier) for $349.99 with FREE shipping. In your cart, use code: FREEGFT128 to add a FREE Yamaha RX-V365 5.1 channel A/V receiver to your cart. Expires 12/10/09, or while supplies last.
EXCLUSIVE - Last Friday we visited the ASUS headquarters here in Taipei and got a look at some of their upcoming products.
Second up we get a look at the second generation HD media player from ASUS, the new O!Play Air HDP-R3. If you didn't know, the consumer market is totally flooded with Realtek based HD media players such as this one. For ASUS to have a chance at selling a decent number of these devices, they had to spend plenty of time on the drawing board and come out with a product that could actually differentiate itself from all of the others.
The Air HDP-R3 does a fairly good job at doing that by adding in 802.11n wireless directly to the device as well as putting in a handy card reader. ASUS also spent considerable time tweaking the user interface of the device with some new thumbnail views and direction tips and so on.
Watch our video below and see our hands-on with the device as introduced by Pearl from ASUS. Hit play now!
Just below here you get a close-up look at the remote control for the device that has also been re-worked.
From what we were told this device should be going on sale soon possibly just in time for Christmas.
Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - Yamaha RX-V365 Receiver & Energy Take 5 Combo - $299.99 Shipped Free!.
Offer: NewEgg has a great combo deal here. Get a Yamaha RX-V365 5.1 Channel Receiver with two HDMI passthrough and the amazing Energy Take 5 speaker set for only $299.99 with free shipping!
One of the things that the Mac Mini is missing before it can be a full on HTPC crammed inside your entertainment center is support for Blu-ray. Apple has so far not seen fit to cram a Blu-ray drive into its offerings and the Mac OS still doesn't support Blu-ray playback natively.
Still, the upgrade kit from Amex Digital adds one of the biggest parts of the puzzle that is missing, the Blu-ray drive itself. You can use Boot Camp to use Windows for Blu-ray playback. The kit will surely break the warranty considering that you have to open your Mini up for install.
If you still want to give it a go, the kit sells for about $199 and while it can't burn Blu-ray media, it can burn DVD and CD discs. Isn't it about time that Apple included Blu-ray drives in their computers officially?
Viewsonic has pulled the wraps off a new large screen PMP that supports 720P HD resolution called the VDP400. The PMP has a 4.3-inch screen with a resolution of 800 x 480, but it can output 720p resolution video to your big screen.
Internal storage for the device is 8GB and it has expandable memory with microSD card slots. The battery has enough juice for 12 hours of audio and six hours of video on a single charge. Supported image formats include JPEG, PNG, BMP, and GIF. The screen supports 160k colors and the devices measures 113.5 x 74.5 x 13.8mm and weighs 143 grams.
The battery is a 2500mAh unit and the PMP has stereo speakers. The VPD400 is available now in pink, black, and white colors for $129.99. Viewsonic also includes a remote for controlling the device from across the room when it's hooked to your TV.
I like the idea of a centralized place to store all of the digital media like photos and videos that I have. As it is the stuff is on several computers scattered around my home and my wife never seems to remember which computer she put the stuff on. Envive has a new device that hosts video and other content for an entire home that is now shipping called the TheaterStation multi-zone digital media management system with centralized networked storage.
The machine can be had in three different form factors. One is a 1U rack mount system, the other is a 2U system, and the third is a tower machine. The 2U system can have up to 14TB of storage. The systems can all support up to 20 zones of independent audio and video.
The TheaterStation devices are compatible with Windows, Linux, and Mac computers. The devices have no need for a TheaterStation server. The devices support most all video formats that are available.
Valve just sent us its second North American TV commercial for its next big game, Left 4 Dead 2.
NOW PLAYING: LEFT 4 DEAD 2 TV SPOT #2
The second Left 4 Dead 2 television commercial begins airing across North America this week, and throughout Europe early next week. The spot, created by Valve, features the song "Electric Worry" by the band Clutch. For more information, please visit http://www.l4d.com
Leave a comment over at the YouTube video page and let us know what you think of the game!
The folks at Lifehacker have discovered that Windows 7's Media Center is now able to stream CBS Television, not to mention Netflix's updated Media Center integration and the soon to be Zune video content library support, as well as more integration from MSN and MSNBC.
CBS Audience Network: Featuring a variety of shows from CBS Primetime, Daytime, Extras, and TV Classics, including full-length episodes of current TV shows, CBS Classics TV shows, short clips, and Web originals.
Full Zune Video Podcast Library: Thousands of hours of entertainment with full TV episodes, webisodes, clips, and videos from providers including ABC News, CBS News, CNBC, CNET TV, Comedy Central, Current TV, The Discovery Channel, Fox, G4 TV, HBO, MSNBC, NBC, Showtime, and Revision 3, along with some of the best user-generated videos on the Web. Some video podcasts are also available in HD.
MSN and msnbc.com: Clips as well as full length episodes from TV shows such as Arrested Development, news and weather from MSNBC, editor picks and most popular videos, five day weather forecasts, news, video playlists, music videos, movie trailers and more.