Archive for September, 2008

Panasonic 150-inch plasma TV prototype is massive

Panasonic 150-inch plasma TV prototype is massive

You know when you go to the local electronics store and see the biggest TV they offer and think, "Geez, that's just too big for my living room." Well, take that feeling and multiply it by 100 and that's how you'd feel about the 150-inch plasma screen prototype from Panasonic. In a word, this thing is massive.
 

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Sigma Design SoC SMP 8644 to rival PS3 Blu-Ray loading time

Sigma Design SoC SMP 8644 to rival PS3 Blu-Ray loading time

Last week we took a peep at the impressive Sigma Design SMP 8664, we have no doubt the feature-rich SoC is outstanding with potential to dominate next generation IPTV, IP cable set-top boxes and Blu-ray players. What didn’t get mentioned was the multi-core media processor also boasts the frustrating Blu-ray loading time; on par with PS3 at last!

Iron Man gets first ride on Dell’s Content Preload Service

Iron Man gets first ride on Dell’s Content Preload Service

Last time I ordered a Dell PC, I have to go through 10 plus pages of endless configuration steps (exaggerates) . There were too many and countless of optional antivirus, accessories, application and bunch of unnecessary junks for a simple task- order a pc online. As if that’s not enough, Dell has launched a movie preload service on new PC. A new twist that allowing online customers to customize select desktops and laptops with exclusive pre-installed movie bundles.

DVDplay’s promotion, rent Blu-Ray at a dollar

DVDplay’s promotion, rent Blu-Ray at a dollar

Honestly, I never heard of DVDplay before. A quick search at their web site reveals there are handfuls of DVDplay Kiosks at my local grocery stores. So the DVDplay is basically a movie rental Kiosk service and they have over 1400 stores nationwide. You can rent DVD by simply browse the titles at the screen and return it back within 24 hours for a small fee of $1 per rental. Nice! Now with Blu-Ray for a dollar is even better!

The $1 per rental is limited time promotion according to Home media Magazine. It starts tomorrow but no further information has disclosed when it would end.

Dell unveils entry-level monitors, S1901WX and S1709W LCD

Dell unveils entry-level monitors, S1901WX and S1709W LCD

Dell has snuck in two low end but affordable monitors at its online store. Both models feature a new rounded edge design with detachable stand, and 16:10 widescreen resolution of 1440x900 with inexpensive TN LCD panel. The smaller 17-inch S1709w sport a VGA output with moderated 600:1 contrast and 250 cd/m2 brightness. Feature wise is unattractive but great for business class user. But for $20 bucks, you can get the feature-rich S1909WX.

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