multimedia

Broadcom BCM2763 1080p-capable media processor and Persona IP DVR chipset launched

Broadcom BCM2763 1080p-capable media processor and Persona IP DVR chipset launched

Broadcom have outed a number of new chips, including a new 1080p-capable multimedia processor and an IP platform intended to add 3D graphics and multimedia capabilities to DVRs and set-top boxes.  The Broadcom BCM2763 VideoCore IV Processor is a 40nm chip that can process up to 20-megapixel images and 1-gigapixel 2D/3D graphics rendering, along with outputting Full HD 1080p via HDMI.  Meanwhile the Broadcom Persona platform couples a BCM11211 comms processor and BCM11181 multimedia processor, and supports streaming content, complex GUIs and integration with the company's various wireless and wired networking components.

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NEC unveils NP110 and NP215 projectors

NEC unveils NP110 and NP215 projectors

We can thank the CEDIA expo for all the new home theater projectors and other gear that have been announced this week. NEC has unveiled a pair of new projectors for users on a budget that want home theater capability along with multimedia functionality. The projectors include the NP110 and the NP215.

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Knoll Systems GSZ67 and GSZ44 eco-friendly multiroom amps

Knoll Systems GSZ67 and GSZ44 eco-friendly multiroom amps

The "earth friendly" juggernaut continues, with even high-end home automation specialists feeling the need to slap some green on their spec sheets.  You'd find it pretty hard to fault the range of amps and control panels from Knoll Systems generally, but if the one factor stopping you was concern for the livelihood of the Crested Grebe then their new GSZ44 and GSZ67 controller-amplifiers should salve your conscience.

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Sonos Introduced New CR200 Remote Control and Bundle BU250

Sonos Introduced New CR200 Remote Control and Bundle BU250

Sonos introduced a much newly designed remote control – the Sonos Controller 200 (CR200). It fits nicely in one hand; featuring a 3.5-inch capacitive VGA touch-screen and a super easy to type on keyboard. The CR200 is easy to use; it turns on instantly, fast and reliably dedicated to your ultimate music experience. It can be used anywhere in your home all for a price of $349 ($50 less than its non-touchscreen predecessor, the CR100, went for), which includes the charging cradle.

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Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive Review – 500GB

Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive Review – 500GB

As the name implies, the Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive is essentially a NAS device with media hub abilities, intended to back up and playback multimedia files across your home network. Where it stands slightly out from the crowd is in its support of UPnP for DLNA-certified devices and iTunes, allowing the NAS to store and stream music, video and pictures to a variety of PC, laptop, home consumer electronics and Apple products.

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iLuv i1155 8.4 Inch Portable Multimedia Player for your iPod and DVDs Review

iLuv i1155 8.4 Inch Portable Multimedia Player for your iPod and DVDs Review

Video capable iPods have made portable media all the more accessible. Attempt to watch anything more than a short clip on one, though, and you'll be wishing for glasses or, preferably, a larger screen. That's where the iLuv i1155 Portable Multimedia Player comes in, offering not only a big display for iPod video playback but a DVD for all the legacy discs that copyright laws won't let you rip. It even manages to look attractive; is the experience as good as the promise, though?

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MvixUSA DS-100 is HD media hub for Digital Signage

MvixUSA DS-100 is HD media hub for Digital Signage

MvixUSA is bringing the increasingly popular multimedia hub out from your living room to serve the business class digital signage. The DS-100 works via a combination of a DLNA-complaint HD media player and a supplied PC-based control portal. It supports HD media playbacks from videos, music to images via networked devices or storages such as DLNA server/player, UPnP server, a built-in Flash storage of 16GB, an external USB hdd, wirelessly or though a LAN.

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