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Scented DVDs push the boundaries of sense

Scented DVDs push the boundaries of sense

You might remember that just a few weeks ago, a line of scented laptops were announced. And while that is certainly different, it's not exactly a true product draw. That's why I can't understand why someone would want to make a scented DVD, but that's precisely what's happening.

The Rub and Smell discs have a scented ink on the surface, so consumers can associate a particular scent with a particular film. The idea behind these discs is to increase "product awareness" and utilize the strong memories associated with aromas in encourage purchasing decisions.

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Sony BRAVIA Link modules: Wireless 1080i, slimline DVD upscaler & extra HDMI

Sony BRAVIA Link modules: Wireless 1080i, slimline DVD upscaler & extra HDMI

It's not just Samsung with some media streaming news today; Sony have announced availability for their new BRAVIA Link modules, the Wireless Link, DVD Link and Input Link.  Each is intended to augment your home entertainment setup without requiring a monumental re-wiring effort.  The Wireless Link can beam a 1080i signal up to 65 feet from the transmitter box - wth four HDMI and one component inputs - to the receiver, which you latch onto the back of your HDTV and connect via HDMI.

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ViewSonic’s N2201W is 3-in-1 LCD monitor with DVD, PC and HDTV Combo Display

ViewSonic’s N2201W is 3-in-1 LCD monitor with DVD, PC and HDTV Combo Display

ViewSonic has announced a 22-inch 16:10 widescreen PC LCD monitor with a wealth of feature including a built-in DVD player, ASTC, QAM and NTSC integrated tuner. The featured rich 3-in1 display has a native resolution of 1650x1050, 1000:1 CR, 300 nits brightness, a fast response rate of 5ms; make it a suitable multifunctional display for gaming, movie entertainment or PC usage.

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More Update on Oppo Blu-ray player BDP-83

More Update on Oppo Blu-ray player BDP-83

The Av squad at Gizmodo has tracked down and confirmed a few features from the manufacturer. The hardware image posted last week has stirred up the interests among Blu-ray fans, and many are second guessing the features based on the printed logo. So here they are – BDP-83 features Anchor Bay video processor as featured in latest DVDO-EDGE with ABT2010 chipset, integrated IR, supports SACD, bitstearm all HD audio codec with 7.1 analogue outputs and profile 2.0

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LG DVS450H is stylish but standard-definition

LG DVS450H is stylish but standard-definition

With Blu-ray players slowly taking on the market and their prices coming down to more affordable levels, LG has opted to go the standard-def route. And while that may seem counterintuitive, they've offered up a unique design that is sure to catch the attention of consumers looking for something new but who are still a bit leery about the whole Blu-ray thing.

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Pioneer Elite rolls out new reference series Blu-Ray player, BDP-09FD

Pioneer Elite rolls out new reference series Blu-Ray player, BDP-09FD

Here goes another flagship Blu-ray player way out of my price range. Pioneer Electronics has rolled out a reference series Blu-ray player with industry's most advanced audio/video components. The new Elite BDP-09FD features Blu-ray Bonusview and supports all HD audio codecs via bitstream or internal audio decoder. BD-Live is now a standard feature which was missing from their last line-up, BDP05FD and BPD51FD.

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Sharp Blu-ray players lack Profile 2.0

Sharp Blu-ray players lack Profile 2.0

Sharp is now known for having the Blu-ray player with the fastest load times, but now the company is adding two new models to the current line up. The BD-HP21U and the BD-HP50U also have this quick start feature, but they haven't received the same updates as some other company's players out on the market. One perk, however, is the low price.

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