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Lenovo IdeaCentre Q700 HTPC wants to slip under your HDTV

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q700 HTPC wants to slip under your HDTV

Lenovo have launched a new HTPC, the IdeaCentre Q Series, which while resembling a nettop actually packs a slightly more impressive 2.5GHz Intel Pentium dual-core E5200 CPU with 4GB of RAM and Intel X4500 graphics.  First on sale as the $499 IdeaCentre Q700, the 2.36 x 7.87 x 9.84 inch box packs a choice of 320GB, 500GB or 640GB hard-drives together with an HDMI output and optional WiFi b/g.

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Lexicon BD-30 Blu-ray player promises future-proofing via USB

Lexicon BD-30 Blu-ray player promises future-proofing via USB

Lexicon have announced their BD-30 Blu-ray player, which they describe as being truly "future proof".  As well as playing Blu-ray, BD-Live, BonusView, DVD, upscaled DVD, DVD-Audio, SACD, and CD content, the BD-30 has a USB port which Lexicon suggest will "enable access to future formats". Now to us, that sounds more like loading media onto a memory key and using the BD-30 as a very shiny mediaplayer, something a whole lot of other decks will do, but we'll let them have their fun.