multimedia

Klipsch intros three affordable HD Theater surround speakers

Klipsch intros three affordable HD Theater surround speakers

Klipsch Audio has announced three affordable 5.1 surround-sound speaker systems, designed primarily for high-end PC multimedia system to entry-level Home Theater entertainment. Unlike their much-advanced Home theater lineup, the new members are reasonably priced but still offering high performance feature such as its heritage horn technology with a MicroTractrix 0.75-inch aluminum dome tweeter; units are compact in size but big in sound with complement subwoofer and powerful digital hybrid/ digital class D amplifier.

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AVerMedia shows off VP-1 Portable Visual Presenter

AVerMedia shows off VP-1 Portable Visual Presenter

Today we got our first look at the latest offering from AVerMedia. The AVerVision VP-1 Portable Visual Presenter is an affordable way to display images and documents in a public setting without having to fork over the cash for a full on projector.

It can be used to display images on a TV or computer screen or on a blackboard if connected to an external projector. The device features a 2-megapixel camera, auto focus and 8x digital zoom. It's small and weighs just 2.7 pounds but can project images sized up to A4 paper.

This device can also apparently utilize a 28mm adapter to show what a microscope can see. You can even connect it to video devices and computers. It features an RCA and a VGA output and a VGA input. You can choose between 800x600, 1024x768 and 1280x960 resolutions. You can get the AVerVision VP-1 Portable Visual Presenter for $450 now.

[via Electronista]

CES 2009: Creative Zii ‘Stemcell Computing’

CES 2009: Creative Zii ‘Stemcell Computing’

Creative have been demonstrating their new Zii platform this week at CES, catchily titled "Stemcell Computing", which is promising a huge shift in how multimedia is handled by mobile devices.  Zii comprises a number of scalable Processing Elements, or PEs, each of which can be individually re-tasked to different tasks.  In that way, rather than a device having a set amount of video decoding, encoding or high-definition processing capability, it can selectively assign generic PEs to whatever the task at hand.

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Television on-demand streaming media app for iPhone & iPod touch

Television on-demand streaming media app for iPhone & iPod touch

Makayama have released a new app for the iPhone and iPod touch, intended to make finding video content from broadcast TV channels more straightforward.  The plainly-named Television claims access to fifty shows from thirty channels on-demand (rather than live).  However, Television doesn't actually host the shows; instead, it " is designed to help you find videos and information that resides on sites not owned or controlled by Makayama".

 

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Multifunctional MvixPVR boasts an iPod dock

Multifunctional MvixPVR boasts an iPod dock

Mvix has announced their latest multifunctional PVR with an integrated iPod dock. Essentially, the Full HD 1080P capable MvixPVR combines PVR media server, Ipod dock and HDD storage into one device that provides multimedia playback, record, time shift with streaming ability though wired or WiFi network such as NAS, UPnP media server and BitTorrent downloader.

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