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Pegatron Ultra Slim Atom nettop to use SiS HD graphics not Ion?

Pegatron Ultra Slim Atom nettop to use SiS HD graphics not Ion?

Further details on Pegatron's Intel Atom-based nettop have emerged, courtesy of SiS, and they seem to suggest that the compact PC will not, in fact, use NVIDIA's Ion GPU.  Instead, the Pegatron Ultra Slim Atom Nettop will use the SiS672/968, a low-power chipset that includes high-definition capable graphics and support for two SATA 3Gbps drives.  Pegatron will bundle that with the 1.6GHz Intel Atom 230 processor and up to 2GB of RAM.

 

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$100k TyphoonHD4 camera shoots world-first barrel wave slo-mo [Video]

$100k TyphoonHD4 camera shoots world-first barrel wave slo-mo [Video]

The BBC have released footage filmed with their $100,000 high-speed HD camera, a modified TyphoonHD4, in advance of their new documentary South PacificThe camera - which is capable of filming in super slow motion and high definition at 20 times the speed of a normal HD camera - was used to record big wave surfer Dylan Longbottom in a 12 foot monster barrel, the first time such footage has ever been filmed.

Check out the video clip after the cut

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ASUS Eee Box B206 reviewed: mixed HD bag

ASUS Eee Box B206 reviewed: mixed HD bag

From the very start, ASUS' Eee Box nettop caught the eye as a potential media PC, and the company themselves threw their hat into the ring with the launch of the Eee Box B206.  Swapping the DVI output for an HDTV-friendly HDMI, and slotting an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450 GPU with 256MB of its own DDR2 RAM in instead of the integrated graphics, the B206 promises high-definition playback above its humble Atom roots. 

The Register have been taking a look at the nettop, and in some ways the B206 does deliver.  Standard definition video runs with no problems, and DivX 720p files in Windows Media Player were also smooth; however, the B206 showed itself to be particularly picky about codecs.

The problem is that not all media player apps support DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA), the technology which lets the Radeon HD 3450 GPU get its teeth into the video.  Without that, it's up to the Atom N270 1.6GHz chip to keep things ticking over, and we already know that Intel's CPU struggles with high-resolution media. 

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Renesas chip allows mobile phone HD video playback and recording

Renesas chip allows mobile phone HD video playback and recording

Well here it is, folks! Renesas announced this morning that their latest media processor is optimized to allow for full HD video on mobile devices and phones. It's called the SH7370 and as a part of the SH-MobileHD1 series, it will be able to decode 1080p at 30 frames per second.

But that's not all. It can also encode H.264-based video at 30 frames per second. This means that your smartphone could both play and create video akin to Blu-ray format. It could also be outputted with full quality via HDMI with 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound.

Other features include support for MPEG-4, MPEG2-TS, SD cards and Wi-Fi. It also has 64MB of RAM, making it a rather self-contained device. We don't know when the the SH7370 will hit mass production, but for now, some unspecified companies are getting samples for testing.

Sony BRAVIA Z5500 HDTV with Motionflow 200Hz and DLNA

Sony BRAVIA Z5500 HDTV with Motionflow 200Hz and DLNA

Sony have announced a new Full-HD LCD TV, which the company describes as offering the smoothest, sharpest BRAVIA picture quality to-date.  The Sony BRAVIA Z5500 will be available in three sizes - 40-, 46- and 52-inches - each with Motionflow 200Hz and Image Blur Reduction technology.  Meanwhile an ethernet port and DLNA support makes the Z5500 a native media streamer, too.

 

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VIA VB8002 HD media server Mini-ITX board

VIA VB8002 HD media server Mini-ITX board

VIA have announced a new media server Mini-ITX board, the VIA VB8002, running the company's 1.6GHz Nano processor and offering HDTV output and 7.1 HD surround sound.  The VB8002 uses VIA's CX700M2 media system processor, and should be able to connect with pretty much any display you have, digital or analog: ports include DVI, S-Video, component and composite, together with coaxial and optical S/PDIF for digital audio.

 

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Panasonic 37-inch OLED TV expected in 18 months

Panasonic 37-inch OLED TV expected in 18 months

Panasonic have revealed their plans to bring an OLED TV to market within the next 18-24 months.  The company has been working on extending OLED display lifespans, with a target figure of 50,000 hours (20,000 hours more than the current average); the first TV is expected to be a 37-inch model measuring just 1-inch thick, and developed in partnership with Toshiba.

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