Networked media tanks (NMT) are becoming an integral part of any home theater setup. This has been brought about by the rising popularity of high definition media files – the quality of which is already perfect even for those who have demanding home theaters. [Read more…]
Wii U is Nintendo’s new console
The Electronic Entertainment Expo is much anticipated not only by gaming industry professionals and gamers, it is also a haven for the gadget fans who can drool over the latest electronic gaming gadgets and equipment that are usually previewed in this event. In terms of gadget surprises, Nintendo has captured the attention of E3 followers worldwide for the second year in a row. Last year they announced the Nintendo 3DS and this year the announcement of the successor to the hugely popular Nintendo Wii has everyone talking. [Read more…]
Toshiba shows off new high definition Camileo camcorders
Toshiba has got quite a bit of mileage from its Camileo camcorders, and late last week it announced a further three high definition models: the S20, H30 and X100.
Let’s take a look at their features in turn.
First up, the Camileo S20 is touted as one of the world’s slimmest HD camcorders, at just 17mm thick, yet it still packs in a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor capable of shooting in full 1080p high definition video.
Blu-ray specification to get 3D update
Ahead of IFA this week, where 3D TV is going to be a big tech topic, the Blu-ray Disc Association has announced that it’s right behind the concept.
Unlike the movieIQ system (covered in yesterday’s Take Ten article) which is already a part of the specification, a 3D standard hasn’t yet been devised for Blu-ray.
Sanyo’s next pistol-grip HD camcorders on the way: Xacti CG11 HD
I’ve always been a fan of Sanyo’s “pistol grip” high definition Xacti camcorders, and there are now reports that those lucky Japanese will be the first to get hold of the new Xacti CG11 HD.
Looking at the basic specifications, it’s not a huge step up from the CG10. It still shoots in 720p HD using the H.264 format — you’ll need to pay more if you want full 1080p recording — and can take SDHC cards up to 32GB.
Nokia Booklet 3G: 5 Reasons Why I’m Excited
Everyone’s buzzing about the Nokia Booklet 3G, the mobile manufacturer’s planned entry into the netbook market. Here are five reasons why I might put off my netbook purchase until this baby comes along. [Read more…]
Canon intros two new HD LEGRIA camcorders: HF21 / HF S11
Hot on the heels of Canon’s new digital cameras comes the latest two camcorders in its LEGRIA HD range.
The LEGRIA HF21 is a dual-flash memory camcorder offering 64GB of internal memory (that’s around 24 hours of HD recording) and serves up a huge range of features including 15x optical zoom, face detection, video snapshot, dynamic image stabilisation and low light shooting.
HANNspree launches new high definition TVs
HANNspree might not be the first name you think of when it comes to high definition TVs, but features wise there’s nothing much wrong with the new ST series.
The full HD (1080p) sets are initially available in 25- and 28-inch screen sizes and incorporate HANNSpree’s X-Celerate technology that reduces motion blur and improves 3D rendering, plus a 10,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, de-interlacing, digital noise reduction, several pull-down processing modes to correct frame rate errors, and multiple aspect ratio support to ensure that pictures aren’t distorted whatever format the source broadcast or video arrives in.
Toshiba gives in, applies for Blu-ray membership
Do you remember the “war” between rival high definition disc formats HD DVD and Blu-ray?
Toshiba backed HD DVD, then effectively pulled the plug on the format early last year, handing a rather strange victory to Sony-backed Blu-ray.
For a long time it seemed that Toshiba would go its own way, developing new forms of upscaling technology for its DVD players and shunning high definition optical discs altogether.