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1080p Netflix on Android imminent says TI after OMAP4 certification

1080p Netflix on Android imminent says TI after OMAP4 certification

Netflix streaming at full HD 1080p resolution on Android mobile devices could be with us imminently, with the news that Texas Instruments' OMAP4 platform has become the first to be Netflix HD certified. OMAP4's combination of 1080p-capable dual ARM Cortex-A9 cores and the M-Shield security technology were apparently enough to convince Netflix that not only was the platform good enough to deliver Full HD, but in a way that would stop nefarious users from ripping the high-def clips and sharing them illegally.

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Why I Can Live Without Blu-ray

Why I Can Live Without Blu-ray

There was a time in my life, not too long ago, that I thought I couldn’t live without the Blu-ray player sitting in my living room. I reasoned that since I’m such a big film and television buff, not having Blu-ray available to me would be a major issue.

But over the weekend, I had an epiphany.

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Logitech HD Webcam C615 offers swiveling, twisting Full HD

Logitech HD Webcam C615 offers swiveling, twisting Full HD

Logitech has outed its latest webcam, the Logitech HD Webcam C615, and as the name suggests it's all about the high definition visuals. Capable of streaming 720p HD through Skype, FaceTime for Mac or other video conferencing services, as well as recording 1080p HD local clips, the C615 has a nifty rotating mount that can either clip to your laptop or attach to a tripod.

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RED Scarlet Releases Sample Footage

RED Scarlet Releases Sample Footage

The RED Scarlet is still a prototype even though it was originally announced about two and a half years ago. To dedicated RED fans that is probably no big deal when they are looking forward to a camera with HDRx functionality. After all, this is a camera that can capture video at 3072 x 1620 RAW resolutions. The long awaited sample video released today was at 120 fps, and yes, every frame at that same screen splitting resolution.

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Samsung Galaxy S II 1080p 30Mbit/s video hack released

Samsung Galaxy S II 1080p 30Mbit/s video hack released

Remember the Samsung Galaxy S II hack we told you about yesterday that allowed for 1080p 24Mbit/s video recording on the Android smartphone? As we hoped, it's spawned a new package for GSII owners wanting to boost video quality, with original dev hyperX working with xda-developers' Potatoman (who had already released an audio quality tweak for the phone) on a way to persuade the Samsung to record up to 30Mbit/s Super Fine 1080p HD at 30fps with 48Khz/192kbps audio.

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Samsung Galaxy S II gets 1080p 24 Mbit/s recording hack [Updated]

Samsung Galaxy S II gets 1080p 24 Mbit/s recording hack [Updated]

Samsung's Galaxy S II has been coaxed into recording higher-quality video than the 1080p Full HD it supports out of the box, with a modder better known for his work on Symbian cameras turning his attention to the Android smartphone. hyperX added continuous auto-focus and 720p 30fps recording to the Nokia N8 back in 2010, but has now persuaded the GSII's 8-megapixel camera to record 24 Mbit/s 1080p at 30fps complete with 44.1khz 192-bit audio.

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Hybridcast “Dual Stream” promises broadcast Full HD 3D

Hybridcast “Dual Stream” promises broadcast Full HD 3D

While there are an increasing number of broadcast TV channels offering 3D HD content, so far the limitations of side-by-side transmission means that resolution tops out at 720p, rather than Full HD 1080p. The engineers at the Japanese NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories reckon they've got the solution, TechOn reports, with their Hybridcast "Dual Stream" 3D system, pairing broadcast with a sync'd IPTV feed.

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Samsung HMX-W200 rugged Full HD camcorder didn’t get the Flip memo

Samsung HMX-W200 rugged Full HD camcorder didn’t get the Flip memo

Cisco may be ditching Flip, but that doesn't mean other manufacturers aren't keen to put out point-and-shoot HD camcorders. Samsung's HMX-W200 is the latest, a Full HD capable camera with a shock, water, dust and general-mistreatment resilient casing. Packing a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor, the W200 has an anti-water coating on its 2.3-inch 230k dot preview display, which Samsung reckons will prevent it from misting up with condensation.

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Sunix VGA2788 USB 3.0 to HDMI adapter supports Full HD

Sunix VGA2788 USB 3.0 to HDMI adapter supports Full HD

DisplayLink's USB graphics technology has made adding multiple screens to notebooks straightforward, but there's always a limit on performance thanks to the throughput potential of USB 2.0. Unsurprisingly, then, the latest breed of USB display adapters, such as Sunix's imminent VGA2788, turn to USB 3.0 to allow for Full HD 1080p support.

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Sharp AQUOS Quattron LE830 Series HDTVs now shipping with extra pixels

Sharp AQUOS Quattron LE830 Series HDTVs now shipping with extra pixels

Sharp has begun shipping its latest Smart TV sets, the AQUOS Quattron LE830 Series. Available in four sizes - 40-, 46-, 52- and 60-inches - each LE830 model packs integrated WiFi along with CinemaNow, Netflix and VUDU streaming, and DLNA support.

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Samsung 3D HDTV Monitors TA750 and TA950 due May

Samsung 3D HDTV Monitors TA750 and TA950 due May

Samsung has thrown some 3D at its new HDTV monitors, and come up with the Samsung 3D LED HDTV Monitor Series 7 (TA750) and Series 9 (TA950). Each available in 23- or 27-inch sizes, the two displays come with a pair of active 3D glasses and support 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution and Samsung's own 3D HyperReal Engine with 120Hz refresh.

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Nintendo Wii 2 at E3 hints EA boss

Nintendo Wii 2 at E3 hints EA boss

All eyes have been on the Nintendo 3DS recently, but the Japanese company is apparently readying a new version of its living room console for an imminent reveal. Frank Gibeau, label head at EA Games, told IndustryGamers that Nintendo's Wii is a "legacy platform" and the company is "coming back with a second act."

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