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Denon DBP-2011UDCI and 166UD universal Blu-ray players debut

Denon DBP-2011UDCI and 166UD universal Blu-ray players debut

Denon have outed their latest range of Blu-ray players, complete with 3D "readiness", which slot into the company's "universal" range.  That means the DBP-2011UDCI and DBP-1611UD won't just play Blu-ray and DVD discs, but CD, DVD-Audio and SACD as well.  In fact, Denon reckon the pair can handle "virtually all 5-inch silver discs", which seems like an invitation to a lawsuit to us.

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Toshiba Satellite A660, L670, L650 and C650 debut

Toshiba Satellite A660, L670, L650 and C650 debut

Toshiba have announced a refresh to their Satellite notebook range, including four new models each with a multimedia bent.  Top end is the Toshiba Satellite A660, with a choice of Core i3, i5 or i7 processors, a 16-inch LED-backlit 1366 x 768 display and up to 640GB HDD/8GB RAM.  However there are also Satellite L670, L650 and C650 models which offer more affordable computing.

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Belkin Surf, Share, Play & Play Max routers try to make networking idiot-proof

Belkin Surf, Share, Play & Play Max routers try to make networking idiot-proof

Seemingly based on the premise that computer users aren't to be trusted with regular routers and are likely to break things, set them up wrong or generally end up weeping on the end of a premium technical support line, Belkin have outed its latest series of so-simple-a-goose-could-do-it wireless routers.  The four-strong line-up - spanning $50 to $130 - all support WiFi 802.11n and have Easy Start and Self-Healing for straightforward everyday use, together with various preloaded apps for sharing music, gaming and printing.

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Samsung Zipel WiFi refrigerator packs DLNA streaming & Google Calendar

Samsung Zipel WiFi refrigerator packs DLNA streaming & Google Calendar

Think back to January and you might recall Samsung clearing WiFi certification with a refrigerator bearing a built-in digital photo frame.  Snap forward to today, and witness the awesome white-goods power of the Samsung Zipel SRT746AWTN, a double-door fridge with an integrated 10-inch touchscreen.

With that touchscreen - and the Zipel's WiFi b/g support - you can browse the internet, stream media via DLNA, take notes and even pull up nutritional information for more than 500 different types of food.  It'll also show Google Calendar entries and weather reports, again with internet updates, as well as news alerts and other articles.  Slap in a memory card (no telling what type) or hook up some sort of wireless storage and the Samsung Zipel can show a slideshow of your favorite photos, which is frankly much better than sticking on rubbish painted pasta pictures that your offspring comes home with and expects you to fawn over.

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Sony Blu-ray Players and Home Theater Systems get WiFi and iPhone control

Sony Blu-ray Players and Home Theater Systems get WiFi and iPhone control

If you're looking for a 3D-capable Blu-ray player or Blu-ray equipped home theater system to go with your new Sony HDTV, it should come as little surprise that Sony have a few options on hand.  The company has announced three standalone players together with three home theater setups, and they offer such niceties as WiFi (integrated on some models, optional on others) and - using a free Sony app from the Apple App Store - remote control from your iPhone or iPod touch.

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LG Plasma HDTV CES 2010 range boast super-narrow bezels

LG Plasma HDTV CES 2010 range boast super-narrow bezels

In comparison to their huge 2010 LCD range, LG's new plasma HDTVs are conspicuous by their scarcity: the company have announced a mere eight new sets at CES 2010.  Among those six, however, are some impressive sounding beasts and some mighty fine design.  LG's TruSlim Frame models, for instance, the PK550 and PJ350, have bezels just 0.9-inches wide; all of the 2010 sets are around two-inches deep, too, and LG have shaved off considerable weight as well.

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