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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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Netgear Digital Entertainer Express EVA9100 1080p media streamer debuts

Netgear Digital Entertainer Express EVA9100 1080p media streamer debuts

Netgear have outed its latest HD-capable digital media streamer, the Netgear Digital Entertainer Express EVA9100, at CES 2010 this morning.  The EVA9100 can stream digital content from your networked computers, NAS (such as Netgear's own Stora) or online in up to 1080p High Definition, connecting to your HDTV via HDMI with automatic upscaling.  Standard network connectivity is via 10/100 ethernet, though Netgear will happily sell you a WiFi a/g/n dongle that plugs into one of the EVA9100's two USB 2.0 ports.

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Envive unveils 4TB Green TheaterStation

Envive unveils 4TB Green TheaterStation

Streaming media around a home or office is a great way to share entertainment that can be controlled and stored on one central server. A company called Envive offers several streaming content servers called TheaterStation along with clients that allow music and video to be streamed to more than one location.

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Xbox 360 gets exclusive Netflix streaming: no other console allowed

Xbox 360 gets exclusive Netflix streaming: no other console allowed

Microsoft have begun to push out the Xbox LIVE update for their Xbox 360 console, and along with the games on demand, new avatar customization and UI improvements comes confirmation that the company has signed an exclusive deal with Netflix for instant streaming to a console.  The partnership means that the Xbox 360 will be the only console on which Netflix streaming is possible, effectively cutting the PlayStation 3 and Wii out of the loop.

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Digeo Moxi Mate $399 multiroom DVR streamer

Digeo Moxi Mate $399 multiroom DVR streamer

Digeo have unveiled the latest piece in their Moxi DVR puzzle, the Moxi Mate, which takes digital content multi-room.  Designed to work in tandem with the Moxi HD DVR, the "virtually silent" box shuttles video recorded from the main unit, together with Rhapsody music, Flickr photos and - courtesy of the PlayOn software - Hulu and Netflix content.

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