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On-chip CEC HDMI transmitter reduces system cost and complexity

On-chip CEC HDMI transmitter reduces system cost and complexity

If you’ve paying attention to the HDMI gimmick, you probably heard of HDMI CEC that promises to operate basic controls of your home audio video components connected via HDMI cables with just one remote. Some of those are known as Sony BRAVIA’s Theatre Sync, LG’s SimpLink or EZ Sync from Panasonic; much like some manufacturer advertises the IEEE link with Denon link or Sony's I.link. Those traditional CEC feature devices require a separate CEC controller for its HDMI transmitter but Analog Devices looks to offer CE makers with much simpler solution and industry’s first on-chip CEC from its ADV7510 HDMI transmitter.

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Dell Optiplex line gets a refresh

Dell Optiplex line gets a refresh

Dell is keeping up with the pack as they've announced plans to refresh their Optiplex desktop line today. Most interesting is the Atom processor-based computer that's slated to be super thin.

The updated machines use less power and would be a wise investment for those with older computer models that are power hogs. That's the hope anyway, in pushing new computers out the door in the midst of a recession. But the Optiplex line up updates are compelling. Included will be more availability for Flexible Computing and Manage Desktop services.

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Plextor PX-B300SA and PX-B920SA HD optical drives

Plextor PX-B300SA and PX-B920SA HD optical drives

Plextor has been known as one of the leaders in manufacturing the best in the optical drive market, and these two are no different. Both support SATA, and can read and write to both CD’s and DVD’s, but the catch is what they can do with the new HD optical formats.

Plextor’s portable HDTV tuner reviewed

Plextor’s portable HDTV tuner reviewed

Portable TV tuners have reached such a low price point that one of the only ways for profit-seeking manufacturers to turn is HDTV; for the entertainment-seeking road warrior, that means a new generation of portable television that promises super-high resolution.  However, with even standard definition tuners sometimes suffering from poor quality except when used with a fixed aerial, the difficulty is not in building the USB dongle itself but an antenna capable of receiving a strong enough signal.  TabletPCReview picked up Plextor's PX-HDTV500U to see if it could manage.

 

HD3 Complications Vulcania highly complex watch

HD3 Complications Vulcania highly complex watch

I found a list of the top 8 most complex watches in the world the other day. I am a pretty big fan of good watches, chances are I am not talking about that one your aunt got you last Christmas, and if I am, is anyone in your family adopting 21 year olds?

The one at the top of the list is made by a company called HD3 Complication. It’s called the Vulcania. It was designed with Jules Verne in mind, and with a bi axial tourbillion. I am not entirely sure what that is, but it’s in several of these watches. Anyways, the best part about this watch is that it costs 166,500 pounds, which means you can double that number to get an estimate of price in USD.

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