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ASUS Mini PC Nova Lite PX24 super-compact media center

ASUS Mini PC Nova Lite PX24 super-compact media center

It's not all Eee at Computex; ASUS have also unveiled a desktop PC bearing their own branding, the Mini PC Nova Lite PX24.  The company is calling it "the world's smallest high-definition PC", by virtue of its compact dimensions - 242 x 184 x 51mm - and separate ATI RV620 graphics card.  That's capable of outputting 1080i/1080p through the Nova Lite's HDMI and DVI ports.  Processing grunt is courtesy of an Intel Celeron 220 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM.

Panasonic Strada F-Class satnav with remote home automation

Panasonic Strada F-Class satnav with remote home automation

Panasonic's latest Strada F-Class car navigation systems are yet another reason to lament not living in Japan.  The CN-HX1000D and CN-HW1000D borrow the VIERA label from the company's premium LCD TVs, though scaled down to just 7-inches, and throw in a DVD player, GPS, hard-drive, iPod link, Bluetooth and a 1-Seg digital TV tuner.  Most impressive, though, is Panasonic's "From Home to Car" system: that uses a Bluetooth cellphone to link up with a networked home.

Hitachi DZ-WR90 standalone Blu-ray burner for hard-drive camcorders

Hitachi DZ-WR90 standalone Blu-ray burner for hard-drive camcorders

Hitachi have announced a new Blu-ray burner that can create discs directly from the latest camcorders sporting eSATA ports.  Bypassing the need for a computer, the DZ-WR90 plugs straight into the camcorder - and presumably you'd be using one of Hitachi's hard-drive based high-definition models, to make the most of Blu-ray's capacity - and automatically creates discs from the footage you select.  It even finalises the discs automatically, making it a complete one-stop solution for anyone wanting a straightforward way to share their video. 

Funai’s NB500 low cost Blu-ray player hits Walmart

Funai’s NB500 low cost Blu-ray player hits Walmart

The Magnavox and Sylvania branded Funai NB500 Blu-ray player were spotted at Walmart. The NB500 is Profile 1.1 Blu-ray player and it is price quite low at $298. It sports HDMI version 1.3, HD audio codec’s, and DVD upscaling. These units are obviously low end BD players and somehow outdated, but again the price point might lure some potential buyers.

[via engadgetHD]

Multimedia & retro-gaming car visor

Multimedia & retro-gaming car visor

If the most exciting thing about your car's sun visor is the little light-up mirror, prepare to weep with envy. This monstrous replacement packs a 7-inch widescreen LCD, a DVD player and a games emulator complete with software and two controllers. A built-in FM transmitter means you can play audio back through your car stereo wire-free.

Pioneer BDP-05FD & 51FD Blu-ray players announced

Pioneer BDP-05FD & 51FD Blu-ray players announced

Pioneer have revealed their latest two Blu-ray players, the Elite BDP-05FD and BDP-51FD.  Both supporting BonusView extra disc content and 1080p True 24fps output, they have HDMI 1.3a ports, four Wolfson Professional Audio 12-bit digital-to-analog converters and the proprietary PureCinema Deinterlacer for upscaling standard definition DVDs.  The Elite BDP-05FD also has gold-plated connections and capacitative controls.

Samsung intro compact HT-BD2S Blu-ray home cinema system

Samsung intro compact HT-BD2S Blu-ray home cinema system

Samsung have announced a new, more compact Blu-ray home cinema system to accompany their existing HT-BD2T setup.  The HT-BD2S uses smaller satellite speakers and has a accompanying smaller price: $1,000.  What's the same is the central box, complete with its 7.1 channel, 1,100 W output.

Sony BRAVIA DAV-F200 home cinema system

Sony BRAVIA DAV-F200 home cinema system

Sony have unveiled their latest all-in-one home cinema system, the BRAVIA DAV-F200, and whether or not you like Japanese company's products you have to admit they have a knack for design.  Consisting of a glass-fronted, wall-mountable control center with slot-load DVD, 1080p upscaling, a USB port for plugging in memory sticks or PMPs containing MP3s and Sony's own DMPORT expansion slot.  The latter can be outfitted with Bluetooth or WiFi adaptors, among other things, allowing the DAV-F200 to stream music from a wireless device.

Sony HDD-toting DVD recorders aim for under your BRAVIA

Sony HDD-toting DVD recorders aim for under your BRAVIA

Sony has announced three new combination DVD recorder and hard-drive PVRs, boasting direct digital copying from compatible camcorders, 1080p upscaling and a choice of analogue or digital TV tuners.  The RDR-HX1080 and RDR-HXD1090 both come with a 500GB hard-drive, enough for 1420 hours of recordings at the lowest quality level (or 73 hours at HQ+ maximum quality).  The HXD1090 and HXD1095 both have a DVB-T digital terrestrial tuner alongside their analogue tuner.

Pioneer AVIC-F car entertainment – voice recognition, Bluetooth & XM radio

Pioneer AVIC-F car entertainment – voice recognition, Bluetooth & XM radio

Pioneer have released a number of high-end in-car entertainment systems for their AVIC-F range.  The three models - AVIC-F700BT, AVIC-F900BT and Premier branded AVIC-F90BT - all feature XM and satellite radio compatibility, Bluetooth with conversational voice recognition that can be used to control navigation, voice control of a connected iPod and a 5.8-inch WVGA touchscreen.  The latter two models also have DVD playback and a built-in MSN Direct tuner.

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