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Toshiba G300, E200, C100 & CV100 HDTVs arrive

Toshiba G300, E200, C100 & CV100 HDTVs arrive

If Toshiba's new UX600 series HDTVs are slightly out of your price range, the company has a fair few other new models to choose from too.  The G300, E200 and C100 are all standalone LCD HDTVs, while the CV100 LCD throws an integrated DVD player into the mixture.  All four have similar "Horizon" stylings as the more expensive sets, but with sizes kicking off from 18.5-inches and prices from $249.99.

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Blu-ray: “The Best is the Enemy of the Good”

Blu-ray: “The Best is the Enemy of the Good”

It's sometimes a challenge to understand how arguably better technologies often lose out to things that are inferior. We've seen it time and time again. The problem is that consumers are often not interested in the "best" technology but are more than satisfied with that which is "good enough". These days, a good example would be to look at Blu-Ray and how it's being adopted by consumers.

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Audiovox FLO TV DVD player coming; Doubled sports programming in 2010

Audiovox FLO TV DVD player coming; Doubled sports programming in 2010

We already knew that mophie and Qualcomm had joined forces to produce the mophie Juice Pack FLO TV edition, giving iPhone and iPod touch owners a way to not only recharge their handsets but watch live mobile TV on them too.  However Qualcomm have now announced that Audiovox - who already offer FLO TV functionality in some of their installed ICE systems - will be launching a new portable DVD player with integrated FLO TV later in 2010.  The chipset manufacturer also announced new content for the service.

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ASUS Eee Box EB1501 up for $479 US preorder

ASUS Eee Box EB1501 up for $479 US preorder

ASUS' Ion-packing Eee Box, the EB1501, has finally gone up for pre-order in the US.  Priced at $479 at Amazon, the compact nettop uses Intel's dual-core Atom 330 processor along with 2GB of RAM, a 250GB hard-drive, WiFi b/g/n and an HDMI output.  Unlike most other nettops we've seen, the EB1501 also squeezes in a slot-loading DVD burner.

ASUS Eee Box EB1501 shipping today [Updated]

ASUS Eee Box EB1501 shipping today [Updated]

Is something afoot with ASUS' Eee Box EB1501 nettop?  The Ion-toting mini desktop PC has had listings at a few major e-tailers for a while now, but ASUS UK has apparently contacted some UK sites to say that the EB1501 is shipping as of today; meanwhile the NetbookReviews team spotted that Play.com had updated their pages with a "due for release on 27/11/09".  All well and good, but a quick check of the site today shows the release date has disappeared and the nettop is showing up as "out of stock".

Update: ASUS UK have been in touch to tell us that the EB1501 is indeed shipping today in the UK, and that they've been in contact with the retailers to ask them to update their listings.

Sharp BD-HP52U AQUOS Blu-ray player arrives

Sharp BD-HP52U AQUOS Blu-ray player arrives

Sharp have outed their latest Blu-ray player, the BD-HP52U AQUOS, which supports BD Live content, HDMI 1.3 connectivity and streaming media.  The BD-HP52U has x.v. color and supports 1080p 24 playback, as well as Deep Color, Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio, and a quick-start mode that promises to have you watching films faster than on rival decks.

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