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Toshiba Satellite A350: 720p-capable 16-inch notebook

Toshiba Satellite A350: 720p-capable 16-inch notebook

Toshiba have announced a new 16-inch notebook that they claim is ideal for movie-lovers.  The Toshiba Satellite A350 has a 720p HD capable screen with 1366 x 768 resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio, together with speakers from Harmon Kardon, but sadly no Blu-ray drive, only a dual-layer DVD burner.  Both Intel and AMD processors are available, with the cheapest model having a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 while the range tops out with a Core 2 Duo P7450 running at 2.13GHz.

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LG DV4S and DV4M are lifestyle DVD players

LG DV4S and DV4M are lifestyle DVD players

LG has today announced two stylish and lifestyle DVD players that didn’t get to unveil at CES 2009. Unless I missed it, I don’t remember see any wall-mounted and slim factor media players at CES show floor. One of them supports Dvix HD video playback and the other enables MP3 music direct recording.

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Kenwood eXcelon DNX9140 touchscreen navigator with Parrot Bluetooth

Kenwood eXcelon DNX9140 touchscreen navigator with Parrot Bluetooth

Kenwood have announced [via] a set of new in-dash touchscreen navigation and media players, all but one of which include Parrot Bluetooth functionality for using the system as a hands-free kit.  The range kicks off with the eXcelon DNX9140, Kenwood's new flagship, with a DVD player, 6.95-inch WVGA display, integrated Garmin navigation, and voice control.  It's also capable of 5.1 surround sound, via an onboard decoder, and can link to and control your iPod, iPhone or mass storage device.

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FyreTV announces new BOXXX

FyreTV announces new BOXXX

FyreTV has unveiled the world’s first wireless IPTV set-top box, the BOXXX. The premier provider of adult content has announced the launch of their commercial service along with the BOXXX, which provides DVD quality adult content.

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World’s first hybrid Blu-ray / DVD disk title released in Japan

World’s first hybrid Blu-ray / DVD disk title released in Japan

Victor JVC formulated the first hybrid Blu-ray/DVD media (BD-25GB/DVD-9 8.5GB) but the technology was never put in good use even in the time of Format War. Infiniti storage media picked up the equation, partnering with Co-Tv (Both Japan-based companies) to launch a TV-series show authored in a new breed of hybrid Blu-ray/DVD format- disc that is regular DVD on one side and Blu-ray the other movie on one side.

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Denon DVD-A1UD Blu-ray player

Denon DVD-A1UD Blu-ray player

Given the ratio of DVD player owners to Blu-ray player owners, you could argue that any of the high-definition decks are "high end"; however Denon Japan have announced what they're claiming is the world's first high end Blu-ray universal player.  The posh title is to take into account that the DVD-A1UD is capable not only of playing the usual Blu-ray and DVD video discs, but also DVD-audio, SACD and standard CDs.  It also comes with the company's DENON Link 4th technology, which apparently improves performance even from standard-definition sources.

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