dvd

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.

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.

Continue Reading

Denon low cost Blu-ray player is not that affordable

Denon Electronics has announced that they will begin shipping a lower-cost Blu-ray Disc player next month. The new DVD-1800BD only supports Bonus-View (profile 1.1) and bitstream of all HD audio codec including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio but guess what. It is retailed at $749! But for that price, they will kindly throw in Burr-Brown DACs for two channel analog output. Nice!

LG DP889 is Digital Picture Frame, DVD player in one

LG DP889 is Digital Picture Frame, DVD player in one

If you are an all-in-one device fiend, this digital picture frame and DVD player in one should whet your appetite for gadgets. The LG DP889 packs in multiple features making for a well rounded device that can show off your photos and play your favorite movies. 

Continue Reading

Epson EH-DM2 all-in-one Portable Projector, DVD & Audio

Epson have announced a new all-in-one projector, the EH-DM2, that couples a 1200 lumen projector with a DivX-capable DVD player and integrated 8W stereo speakers.  Intended to be highly portable, the EH-DM2 does not appear to be high-definition - Epson only say it supports an "HD compatible" resolution - rather it's targeted at the entry-level crowd who want a way to enjoy their movies and home media on a bigger screen.

Sony BRAVIA Theater BDV-IT1000: Blu-ray & DVD upscaling in a box

Sony has given the indecisive and easily confused a straightforward way to upgrade to Blu-ray, surround sound and network media, with the announcement of the BRAVIA Theater BDV-IT1000 home cinema system.  Built around a main unit with Blu-ray, DVD upscaling, 1080/24p picture resolution, Deep Color and x.v.Colour, and packing 700W of amplification, the BDV-IT1000 setup introduces Sony's latest super-slim speakers with finger-sized full-range drive units.

JVC NX-BD3 is all-in-one Blu-ray system

JVC NX-BD3 is all-in-one Blu-ray system

The Blu-ray format is struggling a bit to catch on in the mainstream and it will continue to do so until prices drop considerably. However, the emergence of several home-theatre-in-a-box systems as of late shows promise for things to come. And the JVC NX-BD3 is one such system that might help pull more consumers into the Blu-ray fray. 

Continue Reading

Yamaha BD-S2900 is latest high-end Blu-ray offering

Yamaha BD-S2900 is latest high-end Blu-ray offering

The Yamaha BD-S2900 was announced today and if you're in the market for a super high-end Blu-ray player, this may very well be the one for you. This player has HD Audio Bitstream output and several other features that set it apart from the norm.

Continue Reading

Groqit scans barcodes, keeps your purchases in your pocket

Groqit scans barcodes, keeps your purchases in your pocket

Sometimes it's hard to remember if you have already purchased a product or not, especially when you're out window shopping or if you have an extensive DVD library. However, now you can keep track of all of your purchases, whether it be DVDs, books, CDs or what have you. Groqit makes keeping track of your product purchases a snap.

Groqit works by scanning and reading the barcodes on your purchases and storing them in the device's 128MB storage. You can also create categories within the device to better manage your purchases. And don't worry about running out of room. This pen-shaped device can store more than a million barcodes.

Continue Reading

Toshiba XD-E500 DVD Player decidedly lacks Blu-ray

Toshiba XD-E500 DVD Player decidedly lacks Blu-ray

Since deciding to not go the Blu-ray route, Toshiba has been struggling to come up with ways to grab a piece of the market. Rather than selling a standard DVD player, or go for an HD upgrade, Toshiba is opting to use their own technology with the XD-E500 DVD Player.

Continue Reading

Terminator Skull DVD Player

Terminator Skull DVD Player

If you have a need for useless geeky gadgets, this one's definitely for you. It's a terminator robot's skull--yes from Cyberdyne Systems--turned into a DVD player. And while it certainly looks awesome, no one seems to know where to buy it.

Continue Reading

Unofficial DVD playback for the Wii now available

Unofficial DVD playback for the Wii now available

For reasons unknown, Nintendo decided to leave out the option to playback DVDs on their ever-popular Wii console. And even though the console is always in demand, it seems like a serious oversight to leave out one of the most basic functions in modern consoles. I mean, the XBox 360 and PS3 have it. Why not the Wii?

Continue Reading