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Sony Blu-ray range gets VUDU 2D/3D streaming

Sony Blu-ray range gets VUDU 2D/3D streaming

VUDU's streaming movie service can now be found on Sony's latest Blu-ray players, with a choice of 1080p 2D and 3D pay-per-view titles available. Promising 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound and, in many cases, availability on the same day as DVDs go on sale, the VUDU movies can be watched in 3D on Sony's 3D-enabled hardware.

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Panasonic 3D speaker bar and Blu-ray 3D home theater kit unveiled

Panasonic 3D speaker bar and Blu-ray 3D home theater kit unveiled

It's not just LCDs and plasmas on Panasonic's mind today; the company also wants your home entertainment to sound better. Hitting the market in April is the Panasonic SC-HTB520, a slim-bar audio system with wireless subwoofer, and the Panasonic SC-BTT770, SC-BTT370 and SC-BTT270 Blu-ray 3D home theater systems.

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LG Wins Injunction Against Sony, European Customs Seize PlayStation Shipments

LG Wins Injunction Against Sony, European Customs Seize PlayStation Shipments

We reported before that LG filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission seeking to ban Sony's PlayStation 3 game consoles from entering the U.S. due to alleged patent infringements. At the time we thought actual bans would be unlikely, but it looks like LG has won a preliminary injunction against Sony not in the U.S., but in Europe. LG alleges that Sony has infringed on a number of their Blu-ray technology patents. The ruling made by the civil court of justice in Hague means that all new PS3s must be confiscated when they are imported into the UK and the rest of Europe for a minimum of 10 days. Tens of thousands of PS3s have already been seized in by customs officers.

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Sony VAIO L Series all-in-one wraps touch-bezel around multitouch screen

Sony VAIO L Series all-in-one wraps touch-bezel around multitouch screen

Sony's third VAIO launch of the day is the new VAIO L Series, all-in-one touchscreen desktops packing 24-inch Full HD displays and a new "edge access" system of touch-sensitive shortcuts integrated into the bezel. Packing a choice of Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics and a 1920 x 1080 multitouch display, the L Series also hides a Blu-ray drive and both HDMI input and outputs.

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VUDU 2.0 UI released today: HDTVs, Blu-ray, PS3 & Boxee Box to benefit

VUDU 2.0 UI released today: HDTVs, Blu-ray, PS3 & Boxee Box to benefit

VUDU has announced that the new 2.0 interface is going out today to most VUDU-enabled HDTVs and Blu-Ray players, as well as PS3 and Boxee Box users. The updated interface speeds access to movies as well as introducing recommendations based on viewing history; in an imminent update, PS3 users will also be able to navigate the UI via their Move controller.

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Sony BRAVIA HDTVs & Blu-ray players to get Opera browser

Sony BRAVIA HDTVs & Blu-ray players to get Opera browser

Opera has announced that its browser will be making an appearance on future Sony BRAVIA HDTVs and Blu-ray players, allowing the network-connected hardware to browse the full internet. The partnership will also mean that future Sony kit will support emerging online standards, including HTML5, HbbTV and OIPF.

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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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Samsung Unveils “Worlds Thinnest 3D Blu-ray Player”

Samsung Unveils “Worlds Thinnest 3D Blu-ray Player”

At this year’s CES Samsung unveiled the “Worlds Thinnest 3D Blu-ray Player.” The device is only 23 millimeters thick and comes with a new impressive wall mountable design.

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Orb BR turns your PS3/Blu-ray player into a 1080p streamer

Orb BR turns your PS3/Blu-ray player into a 1080p streamer

Orb's attempt to undercut streaming media rivals like Sonos has resulted in the low-cost and high-functionality Orb Music MP-1 and its video-capable counterpart, and now the company is looking to Blu-ray players and the PS3 for the next attack. Orb BR is a $19.99 disc that turns a network-connected player into an Orb media source, controlled by one of the company's free iOS or Android remote apps and the Orb Caster PC/Mac software.

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Audiovox launches first Blu-ray player for cars at CES

Audiovox launches first Blu-ray player for cars at CES

If you are the HD sort that can’t stand to watch movies and shows in standard def after you got used to HD flicks Audiovox has the DVD player for your ride. The company has announced the first automotive Blu-ray player in the industry. The player is called the AVDBR1.

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Fujitsu LIFEBOOK laptops get Core 2011 update: T901 tablet & more

Fujitsu LIFEBOOK laptops get Core 2011 update: T901 tablet & more

Fujitsu has refreshed its notebook range, adding Intel's new 2nd-gen Core 2011 processors to a new line-up of LIFEBOOK models. The new CES 2011 offerings include the 13.3-inch LIFEBOOK T901 convertible tablet PC, a pair of 12.1-inch ultraportables, the LIFEBOOK P701 and P771, and the Blu-ray toting, 3G-equipped LIFEBOOK A531 and AH531.

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LG HX996TS and HB906SB 3D home theater systems & BD960 Blu-ray/media server outed

LG HX996TS and HB906SB 3D home theater systems & BD960 Blu-ray/media server outed

LG has outed its CES 2011 line-up of 3D AV kit, seemingly deciding that pre-holiday press is better than the early January crush. Star of their show will be the LG HX996TS, a 3D home theater system, along with the LG HB906SB Blu-ray 3D home theater system, and the LG BD690 network 3D Blu-ray player.

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