Archive for December, 2007

Helio Mysto has finally arrived

Helio Mysto has finally arrived

Vincent got his Mysto by way of FedEx this morning, it looks great. He hasn’t yet taken the time to review it, so this is just pictures of a more or less dead phone, there is one with the phone on, but that’s it.

Pioneer Flagship Blu-Ray Player BDP-LX80 gets Firmware Update

Pioneer Flagship Blu-Ray Player BDP-LX80 gets Firmware Update

The pricey line of Pioneer Elite Blu-Ray player, BDP-LX80, reported as US equivalent BDP-95FD, gets an update to version 3.2 at Japan. It improves subtitles usability as well as BD-Java menu. Current 95FD version at Pioneer US’s site is 3.15. It’s a 1.0 profile player so one could only hope continued support on the troublesome Java menu. Frankly, I think all this java interactive menu is piece of costly garbage. I just want to watch the movie with best audio and video quality available, finish it and probably never watched it again. I don’t fancy picture in picture nonsense much like the multiple angle crap they have in legacy DVD and who is using it anyway?

Pioneer, BD player "BDP-LX80" Update - Interactive features such as improved stability [via impress]

Warner Bros’s Replacement Programs with Blu-Ray Media

Warner Bros’s Replacement Programs with Blu-Ray Media

Whether they’re going for exclusive endorsement or stand neutral as it, maybe they need to get a clue first to how to put together a simple bundled set and provide an error free media. They’ve been clumsy. First the mix-up with hd-dvd version in Harry Potter box Blu-Ray Box sets, and then duplicated disc found on Blade Runner box set a week later. If that’s not enough, a bug was found in the recently released Terminator 3. Apparently, the native content of 1080p will display at 1080i if In Movie Experience is not activated.

Get your Pink Earbud for a Good Cause.

Get your Pink Earbud  for a Good Cause.

My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer back when I was still in college. It was a difficult times for our family especially me as I was away in boarding school. She had mastectomy followed by chemotherapy, but she survived thanks to the effective medical treatment and continue research dollars support on innovative cancer treatment. If you ran out of Christmas gift ideas, get the Sennheiser earbuds for a good cause. Sennheiser announced the release of pink-colored version of CX 300 ear-canal headphones to support Susan G. Komen’s cancer research. The limited version headphone costs $89.99 and they will donate 10% of the sale directly to the breast cancer charity group. I know, pink doesn’t looks too manly for a guy. We've seen what happened to Tony Romo with Number “9” pink jersey televised on national TV. Get it for your mom, aunt or GF, they will love it!

Sennheiser CX 300 Pink to help Susan G. Komen for the Cure [via krunker]

Blu-ray Disc Association Official Site Got Hacked

Blu-ray Disc Association Official Site Got Hacked

Folks, the Hi-Def war is barely getting started. The official website of the Blu-ray Disc Association was breached in more than once today. The intruder/s didn’t put any naked goodies there but have the web content redirected to the main competitor side… “HD DVD, the look and sound of perfect”. If that was the ‘red’ effort to get more even on discouraging sale figures, they were probably going the wrong way.

Samsung F700 aka the Vodafone Croix Reviewed

Samsung F700 aka the Vodafone Croix Reviewed

Vincent Nguyen got his grubby little hands on another phone the rest of us will just have to dream about, Samsung F700 or the Vodafone Croix. We’ve written about this phone several times before eventually getting some hands on time at CeBIT a few months ago, but Vincent actually got one in for review.

Asus Eee officially a success says Asus

Asus Eee officially a success says Asus

So Asus only expected to sell at most 300,000 of these things, they’ve already sold over 350k of the little buggers. If they could have made them as fast as people were buying them, they probably could have sold a few tens of thousands more.