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Viliv HD5 1080p PMP gets listed; launch imminent?

Viliv HD5 1080p PMP gets listed; launch imminent?

We've generally stuck to Viliv's MID and netbook ranges before now, but the company's HD5 PMP deserves a second look.  Built around a 5-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, the HD5 supports a bevy of video codecs at up to 1080p HD resolution, complete with an HDMI port for hooking up your big-screen TV.  Announced officially back at CES 2010, it's fresh to the company's website and presumably preparing for an imminent launch.

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OmniVision Takes Samsung’s Crown of World’s Smallest 1080p Camera

OmniVision Takes Samsung’s Crown of World’s Smallest 1080p Camera

All of these companies get passed around so much, from providing one thing to another, that it can be hard to keep up. Samsung, which just last month announced that they had the smallest 1080p camera module on the market, have now just been usurped. And, sure enough, it's from OmniVision, which probably got bumped out of the iPhone HD game by LG Innotek. It's a vicious world, the tech world, but we're happy that we're viewing it from the looking glass.

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LG BX580 3D Blu-ray player Shows up on Amazon

LG BX580 3D Blu-ray player Shows up on Amazon

LG's first network Blu-ray player has just shown up on Amazon. Even if it's everything that you may have been waiting for from the Life is Good company, don't get too excited just yet. There's always a catch, and as much as we'd love to say that it's something as simple as, "Hey, it comes in pink!" That's simply not the case. You'll have to test your patience level a bit longer, we're afraid.

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Sony NEX-7 with 1080p coming later in 2010

Sony NEX-7 with 1080p coming later in 2010

Sony's NEX-3 and NEX-5 are all well and good, but with high definition recording topping out at 1080/60i there's a distinct lack of 1080p HD goodness in the range.  According to EOSHD's sources - previously accurate in their NEX predictions - that'll be taken care of with the Sony NEX-7 later in the year.  That camera will use an APS-C chip, though a different one to what's found in the NEX-3/5, capable of 1080p@60, 1080p@24 and 720p@120/60 for super slow-motion.

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Dell and HP out new sub-$300 20 to 23-inch LCDs

Dell and HP out new sub-$300 20 to 23-inch LCDs

Looking for a new monitor?  Both Dell and HP have a few they'd like you to consider, ranging in size from 20- to 23-inches and priced from $149.99 to $299.  Dell's duo are the 21.5-inch U2211H and 23-inch U2311H, each running at 1080p resolution, while HP's trio are the budget-minded 20-inch S2031, 22-inch S2231 and 23-inch S2331, the former running at 1600 x 900 and the latter two at 1080p.

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ASUS Eee PC 1215N: dual-core 1.5GHz Atom, NVIDIA Ion, Optimus & July release?

ASUS Eee PC 1215N: dual-core 1.5GHz Atom, NVIDIA Ion, Optimus & July release?

More details on the ASUS Eee PC 1215N are seeping out, ahead of the netbook's expected debut on May 13th, and it's shaping up to be a pretty impressive ultraportable.  According to AllAboutEeePC the 1215N will indeed have the new dual-core 1.5GHz Pine Trail Atom N500 processor expected to hit production in July, together with NVIDIA's Ion GPU.  However, unlike the Eee PC 1215PN, the 1215N will support NVIDIA Optimus for automatic graphics switching.

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Intel Moorestown graduates: Atom Z6xx promises smartphone/MID/tablet prowess

Intel Moorestown graduates: Atom Z6xx promises smartphone/MID/tablet prowess

We've been talking about Moorestown for months now, but the platform has finally come of age and matured into Intel's Atom Z6xx series of mobile processors.  The new 45nm chips currently range from 1.5GHz through to 1.9GHz, and bundle Intel GMA600 3D graphics, video encode and decode, as well as memory (up to 2GB) and display controllers onto a single SoC; that's good enough for PC-style multitasking, 1080p Full HD video and lengthy battery life in smartphones, MIDs, tablets and smartbooks.

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Ainol V8000HDW PMP gets reviewed: slick 1080p from HDMI output

Ainol V8000HDW PMP gets reviewed: slick 1080p from HDMI output

PMPs should have HDMI ports.  It's a pretty straightforward - and common-sense - idea, but most big-name portable media player manufacturers would far prefer to fit a proprietary socket and then sell you a pricey adapter cable afterwards.  Ainol may not be a brand name you're familiar with, but judging by MP4nation's review their new V8000HDW certainly should be on your shortlist if you're keen on HD playback.

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Diamond BVUMD3 USB Display Adapter supports 1080p HD

Diamond BVUMD3 USB Display Adapter supports 1080p HD

DisplayLink adapters capable of outputting 1080p Full HD are relatively rare beasts - so far we've spotted a Lenovo model on the market, for a heady $129 - so Diamond Multimedia's $75 BVUMD3 USB Display Adapter Plus tickles us exactly where we want it to: in our wallets.  The compact device allows you to hook up a DVI or VGA monitor to a regular USB 2.0 port on your PC, notebook or netbook, and you can plug in up to six at any one time.

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