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New update enabled YouTube on LG’s BD300 Blu-ray player

New update enabled YouTube on LG’s BD300 Blu-ray player

The amateur, highly compressed Youtube videos on small screen is tolerable, anything bigger than 50-inch is completely useless, the expanded low quality picture surfers, more like pixilated boxes all over the screen. But they do have HD version now , and yesterday, LG has released software upgrade to enable Youtube streaming on their networked BD300 Blu-ray player.

By-Design digital frames incorporated Digital Tuner

By-Design digital frames incorporated Digital Tuner

With new features continue to evolve in digital frames, it’s hard to differ nowadays’ photo frames from PMP or MID devices. They stay stationary and much bigger but not longer burden a single role digital slideshow device for photo display. A recent Japanese frame maker even went as far as incorporating a digital TV tuner.

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Luxman unveils D06 high end stereo SACD player

Luxman unveils D06 high end stereo SACD player

With the worsen economy, we aren’t sure the market is ready for a $5,725 stereo SACD player, but considering the targeting audiences are likely audiophiles with exquisite taste in high-dollar home audio refinery, the cost of a $6000 finest audio equipment barely break a sweat. Luxman Japan has announced its second in command SACD/CD stereo player, D06, with features derived from the flagship, D08, at nearly half the price.

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IBUYPOWER intros two Dragon-based AMD gaming systems

IBUYPOWER intros two Dragon-based AMD gaming systems

The PC industry may not hear much of the new Phenom with Intel getting all the headlines, the sequel is now manufacturing with 45nm process -- a new platform codename “Dragon” -- a synthesis of computing power and strength with ultimate visual experiences when paring with AMD 790GX chipset and ATI Radeon HD 4870. To cover all bases from their existing Intel-based desktops to the best of AMD have to offer, iBUYPOWER have announced two new Dragon-powered gaming systems – Gamer HAF 91B and Gamer Fire 585 with AMD Phenom II Quad core processors.

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Sony preps hybrid Blu-ray disk – Movie/video game

Sony preps hybrid Blu-ray disk – Movie/video game

The Sony’s PS3 may be shy in gaming department but the DLNA-enabled device is huge in Blu-ray video playback. Despite the console successes in HD movies and multimedia supports but it got completely outsold by the Wii and fallen behind the Xbox 360. Experts were predicting worst to come on the gaming console. The company latest strategy is squeezing that extra space on Blu-ray movie disk with video game- a hybrid Blu-ray combo disk with movie and video game Sony hopes to turn the tide around later this year.

Canon launched $200 MIR program, 5D Mark II is on the list

Canon launched $200 MIR program, 5D Mark II is on the list

The Canon 5D Mark II launched six months ago but it didn’t get shipped until late November, and today, it’s still nowhere to be found. There’s no question that the 21mp DSLR is incredibly high in demand, and logically, you wouldn’t be able to find any discounts on this camera; but now you can.

Canon USA has launched a $200 MIR program for a list of products which includes the newest EOS 5D Mark II DSLR. It’s slightly tricky, as you have to purchase an additional Speedlite 580 EX II and a high dollar (nearly $1000) lens to be eligible for the rebate. Nevertheless, those are must have items for a much-serious photography, they worth every penny and now you can take advantage of an additional saving.
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