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Panasonic focus on 3D: Viera GT20 & VT20 3D plasmas, 3D VOD service

Panasonic focus on 3D: Viera GT20 & VT20 3D plasmas, 3D VOD service

Panasonic's IFA 2010 press conference has just finished here in Berlin, and while we knew that the company would be concentrating heavily on 3D it was still surprising that they spent the whole time talking about their 3D home entertainment strategy.  Top billing went to the Panasonic HDC-SDT750 HD camcorder complete with the WV-CLT1 3D adapter lens, but there are also two new Viera 3D plasma HDTV ranges, plus news regarding the company's 3D content plans including games and video-on-demand.

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Roku slash Netflix streamer prices; 1080p HD update promised

Roku slash Netflix streamer prices; 1080p HD update promised

Roku has slashed prices of its media streaming range, with the entry-level Roku SD now priced at just $59.  Meanwhile, the company is also promising to update their Roku HD-XR model - which has dropped from $129 to $99 - to support 1080p HD, up from the 720p HD of the current version.  That will join the USB playback support, which is also due later in the year.

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Thanko HDDV-506 Camcorder Features Swivel Lens

Thanko HDDV-506 Camcorder Features Swivel Lens

Fortunately for cameras and camcorders out there, the price tag doesn't necessarily mean you're getting terrible features, if you're not finding yourself paying a month's paycheck in one sitting. For example, while it may not be the most attractive, or have plenty of features that may shove it to the top of the hill, but it's not terrible, either. Plus, it's got a swiveling lens -- how cool is that, right?

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Sony BRAVIA KDL 60NX810, 55NX810 & 46NX810 LED LCD 3D HDTVs Announced

Sony BRAVIA KDL 60NX810, 55NX810 & 46NX810 LED LCD 3D HDTVs Announced

Sony loves to bundle their announcements. No problems here, especially when they all fall in the same line of HDTVs, featuring that 3D technology you either love or hate. This time around its 3 brand new BRAVIA sets, all of which are littered with features, but also come packing that price tag we all love or hate. Jump in after the break to take in the feature set, and start saving your pennies for what could very well be your next splurge purchase.

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Netgear NeoTV 550 HD network media player outed

Netgear NeoTV 550 HD network media player outed

Netgear has outed their latest HD-capable home media player, the Netgear NeoTV 550, together with a range of new HomePlug AV compliant Powerline adapters delivering up to (a theoretical) 500Mbps connection speeds.  The NeoTV 550 (NTV550) has HDMI, component and composite video outputs (together with analog and S/PDIF digital audio outputs) and can play local 1080p HD files on attached USB, eSATA or SD storage or stream from UPnP, DLNA or WMP11 network sources.  Meanwhile a second version, the NeoTV 350, swaps the eSATA for another USB port and has a more basic remote.

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JVC PICSIO GC-FM2 and waterproof GC-WP10 Full HD camcorders outed

JVC PICSIO GC-FM2 and waterproof GC-WP10 Full HD camcorders outed

It's the week for upright point-and-shoot camcorders, with JVC outing a pair of touchscreen models in their PICSIO range.  The JVC PICSIO GC-WP10 and PICSIO GC-FM2 each record Full HD 1080p footage and have 3-inch touchscreen preview displays; the FM2 gets a pop-out USB plug, for cable-free connectivity, while the WP10 is waterproof to up to 10ft.

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Kodak PLAYTOUCH point-&-shoot 1080p camcorder outed

Kodak PLAYTOUCH point-&-shoot 1080p camcorder outed

Forgive us, Kodak, but calling your new PLAYTOUCH video camera makes it sound like a bra.  If you can get past the daft name, the PLAYTOUCH seems a decent little pocket camcorder, with a 3-inch capacitive touchscreen, on-device editing and Full HD 1080p recording.

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Apple TV to Become iTV, Gain Applications

Apple TV to Become iTV, Gain Applications

One product that Apple has seemingly skipped over again, and again, over the last few months is Apple TV. Everyone was wondering, with the launch of the iPad, where Apple TV stood amongst the Apple-branded products, and how it would relate in today's market. Always seen as a niche product, and more of a project rather than a mainstream product, Apple TV seemed to be just there, and nothing more. But, alas, things change, and now Apple TV is changing, too.

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Samsung HMX-E10 swivelling 1080p HD pocket camcorder outed

Samsung HMX-E10 swivelling 1080p HD pocket camcorder outed

Samsung's second imaging product of the morning is the HMX-E10 camcorder, a point-and-shoot model capable of Full HD video and packing a 270-degree swivelling lens.  The E10 shoots 1080p 30fps video and 8-megapixel stills, and as with similar pocket camcorders has a pop-out USB plug that's used for offloading content to your computer together with recharging the battery.

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Panasonic HDC-SDT750 3D camcorder official: $1,400 in October

Panasonic HDC-SDT750 3D camcorder official: $1,400 in October

Panasonic has made good on its promise to unveil a consumer-level 3D camcorder - though we did catch a glimpse of it on Monday - and the HDC-SDT750 certainly looks interesting.  In effect a regular Full HD camcorder with a new, image-splitting lens attachment, the SDT750 can shoot 960 x 1080 resolution 3D footage, or - with the lens taken off - 1080/60p HD 2D footage.

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Vulkano place-shifting DVR hits preorder

Vulkano place-shifting DVR hits preorder

Monsoon Multimedia are taking preorders for their Vulkano set-top box, which the company reckons can replace not only your TiVo but your Slingbox and Roku too.  Basically a place-shifting streamer with optional DVR functionality and various smartphone clients for remote use over 3G/WiFi, the Vulkano also promises to keep pace with new STBs; the company has said they'll be releasing updates to add Google TV compatibility, among other things.

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New Toradex Colibri module squeezes Tegra 2 computer onto SODIMM-sized board

New Toradex Colibri module squeezes Tegra 2 computer onto SODIMM-sized board

We might still be waiting for the first Tegra 2 tablets to arrive, but computer module specialist Toradex are looking to put NVIDIA's next-gen chipset into even smaller packages.  Having graced these pages before with an ultra-compact Atom based system on a credit-card sized 'board, Toradex are now promoting their Colibri Tegra T20 Module [pdf link], which does the same thing only with a dual-core 1GHz Cortex A9.

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