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Call Me When Streaming Matches Blu-ray

Call Me When Streaming Matches Blu-ray

I’ll be the first to admit that when Blu-ray first launched, I was skeptical. I wasn’t sure if the new technology was a worthwhile investment for someone like me. Sure, it delivered more storage and higher-quality video and audio, but I simply saw it as another way to take my hard-earned cash for little benefit over DVD.

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OmniVision OV10810 10MP CMOS shoots 1080p HD & stills simultaneously

OmniVision OV10810 10MP CMOS shoots 1080p HD & stills simultaneously

OmniVision has outed its latest mobile CMOS imaging sensor, the OV10810, offering 10-megapixel resolution stills and 1080p Full HD video capture for smartphone-scale devices. The OV10810 can manage HDR photography, full-resolution 30fps image capture, and the ability to shoot photos while simultaneously recording video.

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iXtreamer goes on sale: iPad dock, HDD streamer & 1080p 7.1ch

iXtreamer goes on sale: iPad dock, HDD streamer & 1080p 7.1ch

The iXtreamer iPod/iPad dock has landed in the UK, and you're getting plenty for your money. As well as an extra-wide docking slot suitable for Apple's iOS tablet, there's WiFi b/g/n, a 3.5-inch hard-drive bay, HDMI and network connectivity.

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JVC GS-TD1 Full HD 3D Camcorder hands-on

JVC GS-TD1 Full HD 3D Camcorder hands-on

JVC's new Everio GS-TD1 camcorder isn't the first 3D example we've seen, but it is the first to manage Full HD 3D recording. The new JVC Falconbird image processing engine is paired with two 3.32-megapixel CMOS sensors, each capable of 1920 x 1080i, while even the preview display is 3D-capable. Check out our hands-on impressions after the cut.

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Verizon stream Blu-ray quality 1080p 3D over FiOS [Video]

Verizon stream Blu-ray quality 1080p 3D over FiOS [Video]

Verizon has demonstrated streaming Full HD 3D 1080p video over FiOS fiber-optic networks. The system promises double the quality of some rival systems, and uses a Panasonic Blu-ray player on the receiving end.

Video demo after the cut

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Acer Aspire One 522 AMD Fusion 1080p netbook gets official

Acer Aspire One 522 AMD Fusion 1080p netbook gets official

Acer's Aspire One 522 - which leaked back in December - has been made official, with the netbook packing AMD's latest C-50 1GHz Fusion processor and Radeon HD 6250 256MB graphics. Fronted by a 10.1-inch 1280 x 720 display, the AO522 promises 1080p HD video output from an HDMI port, along with real time image processing with auto color and contrast adjustment.

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Intel push Core 2011 chips for entertainment; Intel Insider 1080p HD movie store

Intel push Core 2011 chips for entertainment; Intel Insider 1080p HD movie store

Intel made its Sandy Bridge based 2011 Core i3, i5 and i7 processors official earlier this week, but it's still making a song & dance about them at CES 2011 today. More than 500 desktop and laptop PCs using the chips are expected to debut in 2011, with features like Intel Quick Sync Video - for speedy transcoding - and WiDi 2.0. Meanwhile there's also Intel Insider, a hardware feature of the chips for purchasing and renting 1080p HD movies on their PC.

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Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910 gets Mac support

Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910 gets Mac support

Logitech has added Mac support to its HD Pro C910 webcam, bringing full HD 1080p video recording and plug-and-play support for iChat, Photo Booth and FaceTime for Mac. Alternatively, Logitech's Vid HD app is also available for Macs, offering 720p HD video calls to other Vid HD users as well as those who have picked up the Google TV based Logitech Revue.

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Cowon D3 Plenue Android PMP gets official

Cowon D3 Plenue Android PMP gets official

Cowon has finally got official on its long-rumored D3 PMP, and as teased it does indeed run Android. The Cowon D3 Plenue has a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen display and uses Android 2.1, paired with WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1 and a T-DMB TV tuner.

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ASUS O!Play MINI offers Full HD at under a ton

ASUS O!Play MINI offers Full HD at under a ton

ASUS has pushed out a new version in its O!Play media streamer range, slimming down the STB and simplifying the onboard connections. The ASUS O!Play MINI drops the USB 3.0 connection found on the O!Play HD2, making do with a single USB 2.0 port and a multi-format memory card reader; you still get HDMI connectivity, among other ports, and a healthy clutch of supported media standards.

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Iain Sinclair Poco Pro camera promises the works: 1080p HD, 14MP in a tiny form-factor

Iain Sinclair Poco Pro camera promises the works: 1080p HD, 14MP in a tiny form-factor

With cellphone cameras improving all the time, point-and-shoots have to aim high if they want to stand out of the crowd. Iain Sinclair's Poco Pro certainly makes plenty of promises; tipped to launch in Q2 2011 for a bargain £200 ($308) or thereabouts, there's a 14.6-megapixel sensor, 1080p HD video capture, a 2.4-inch AMOLED preview display and a microUSB 3.0 port for data and option HDMI output, all in a credit-card sized black-anodized magnesium chassis.

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Vizio XVT3D650SV Unveiled, Brings 3D to 65-Inch $3,500 TV

Vizio XVT3D650SV Unveiled, Brings 3D to 65-Inch $3,500 TV

Vizio is certainly investing itself in the 3D market, and they look to be making a bigger push as of today. In a late announcement, the company has officially unveiled their latest, and largest, 3D-capable TV. The XVT3D650SV is said to be more aggressive in the pricing area due to the fact that, instead of using active shutter technology, it focuses on the passive 3D glasses.

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