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Toshiba BDX3100KB 3D Blu-ray Unveiled, Due in the UK This October

Toshiba BDX3100KB 3D Blu-ray Unveiled, Due in the UK This October

There's no denying that companies all over the place are jumping onto the 3D bandwagon. Obviously someone, somewhere up on the corporate food chain in all of these manufacturers believe that 3D is the way to go. And, as long as that means we don't have to pay a hefty price tag at the theaters every time we want to enjoy some 3D goodness, we can see where they're coming from. (Of course, 3D in the home is still pretty expensive too.) With that being said, Toshiba is making another push into the 3D Blu-ray market today, with the announcement that the BDX3100KB 3D Blu-ray player will be released later this year.

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ASUS N53JN and N73JN pack Core i3/i5, Optimus and B&O audio

ASUS N53JN and N73JN pack Core i3/i5, Optimus and B&O audio

ASUS' last collaboration with Bang & Olufsen resulted in the distinctive NX90; with the notebook manufacturers new N Series machines, it seems they relied only on B&O's audio skills and left their own designers in charge.  The new ASUS N53JN and N73JN - with 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch displays respectively - get Intel Core i3 or i5 processors, NVIDIA Optimus graphics and, of course, the B&O developed ASUS SonicMaster audio.

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Samsung 2010 HDTV, Blu-ray and 3D home theater systems unveiled

Samsung 2010 HDTV, Blu-ray and 3D home theater systems unveiled

We're at Samsung's home entertainment event in NYC this morning, and the company has taken the wraps off of their latest LCD and plasma HDTVs, Blu-ray players - including the world's first portable model with 3D support - and a trio of surround-sound home theater systems.  3D is definitely Samsung's watchword today, with the new 65-inch UN65C8000 ultra-slim LED HDTV ($5,999.99), 50- and 58-inch PN58C680 ($2,299.99) and PN50C680 ($1,599.99) plasma HDTVs and 50-inch PN50C490 ($1,099.99) plasma all 3D-capable and supporting 1080p HD.

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Nintendo Wii 2 Coming in 2011, Featuring HD Output and Blu-ray?

Nintendo Wii 2 Coming in 2011, Featuring HD Output and Blu-ray?

Hot on the heels that Nintendo has managed to sell 30 million units of the wildly popular Nintendo Wii (here in the US), comes a new rumor, mingling with an old one. Nothing wrong with that -- if you hear a rumor enough, doesn't it mean it has to come true? In the case of the Wii, which at the moment doesn't support HD gaming (or anything, for that matter), it's that jump to high definition that's got some people firing up the rumor mill yet again.

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Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7022 Review

Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7022 Review

Desktop replacement notebooks may pull together the computing experience with more of a nod to portability than the average PC tower, but there's also a price sacrifice to be made if you want the same crunching abilities. Into this hotly contested field steps Toshiba with the Satellite L675D-S7022, a 17.3-inch notebook that sneaks in at under the $800 mark. Is this the budget desktop replacement to beat? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Sony flagship ES Receivers and Blu-ray player debut

Sony flagship ES Receivers and Blu-ray player debut

Sony has revealed its latest range of A/V receivers and Blu-ray players, with the new models having a custom integration focus.  The Sony STR-DA3600ES, STR-DA4600ES and STR-DA5600ES all support multi-room playback, with 7.1-channels, HDMI 1.4a inputs/outputs and 3D support, while the STR-DN2010 is set up for a single room.  Meanwhile there's also the Sony BDP-S1700ES, a Full HD 1080p Blu-ray player with 3D support, integrated WiFi b/g/n and upscaling.

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Steve Jobs: Blu-ray will be beaten by internet downloads

Steve Jobs: Blu-ray will be beaten by internet downloads

While the new Mac mini may have brought the HDMI output many were clamouring for, its position as the HTPC of choice was slightly undermined by the continued absence of a Blu-ray drive.  According to the latest email exchange with Steve Jobs, we shouldn't hold our breath for any Blu-ray on an Apple machine; a MacRumors reader asked the CEO about the optical drive's absence, only to be told by Jobs that "Bluray is looking more and more like one of the high end audio formats that appeared as the successor to the CD - like it will be beaten by Internet downloadable formats."

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