multimedia

LaCinema Classic streams media to your TV

LaCinema Classic streams media to your TV

LaCie is rolling out a new external hard drive called the LaCinema Classic, offering media lovers a simple way to consume their movies, music and photos - through their TV.  All the user has to do is hook the device up to their computer via USB, copy files onto the Classic and then hook it up to their TV via composite or HDMI.

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Niveus Media inked with HDGIANT to expand Premium Movie Collections

Niveus Media inked with HDGIANT to expand Premium Movie Collections

Already providing one of the industry’s best media player and networked media server, Niveus looks to expand its content services via HDGiants to bring HD quality feature films directly through the company’s Niveus Movie Library application.

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Western Digital released firmware 1.01.01 for WD TV HD Media Player

The does-it-all WD TV Media Player that reads not only HFS+ but also FAT32 and NTFS was proven buggy in its initial rollout. That’s to be expected for a media device with such broad range of playback-ability. Interested parties hold up for better firmware fixes and supports now can get their hands on one, with more added features that you could possibility imagine.

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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iRiver photo frame is capable of MPEG4 AVC/H.264 encoded AVI

iRiver photo frame is capable of MPEG4 AVC/H.264 encoded AVI

Wrapped in a lovely interchangeable clear acrylic or a brown wooden frame, this iriver Digital Photo Frame takes on digital still and motion images with its WVGA 7-inch LCD display. The 800x480 Framee-L is capable of 200cd/m2 display brightness and 500:1 contrast; it also packs an internal 1GB memory, and supports a variety of memory cards, including SD/MMC/Memory Stick/CF.

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Netgear Digital Entertainer Elite with 500GB and 1080P coming soon

Facing the increasingly crowded multimedia streaming players market, Netgear is set to launch its elite lineup of a digital media player with price and features that may fall short of competitions. The new EVA9150 Digital Entertainer Elite streaming media player, though packs with largest storage for its kind (500GB), supports free videos and photos from Youtube and Flicker, and with 1080P full HD output on contents from your PC, is planning to launch at a suggested retail of $400 without major content providers on-boarded.

YouTube goes High-Def

YouTube goes High-Def

YouTube have switched on High Definition viewing for online content that has been uploaded in suitably high-resolution.  Although there has been no official comment from the company as yet, a search for "HD" shows multiple clips with the option "watch in HD" where once it said "watch in higher quality".  Comparison screenshots after the cut.

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Sooloos Ensemble System offers lower-cost storage, playback option

Sooloos Ensemble System offers lower-cost storage, playback option

If you are a serious audiophile, then you're going to love to hear the news that the Sooloos Ensemble System has just gotten a price cut, making it cheaper (though no one would dare to say inexpensive) way to dive into their playback and digital music storage systems.

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Sony Vaio RT Review – Top Tier All-in-One Multimedia PC

Sony Vaio RT Review – Top Tier All-in-One Multimedia PC

Forget the iMac, HP Touchsmart, Gateway or Dell XPS “One”, we've got a powerhouse all-in-one multimedia PC from Sony; it might not have a catchy name but it sure means business. The Sony VAIO Sony VGC-RT150Y no ordinary PC; It is a top notch VAIO that combines the technology of an HDTV with the computing power of a quad core multimedia PC. Behind the 25.5-inch XBRITE Full HD LCD Screen there's an Intel Core 2 Quad 9400 processor, 8GB of RAM and 1TB of hard-drive with built-in digital TV tuners, Blu-ray burner and masses of A/V input and outputs for full 1080p living room entertainment. But with the price tag of $4,000, can it live up to the hype?

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Fiio E5 headphone amplifier

Fiio E5 headphone amplifier

It may look like a Shuffle, but the Fiio E5 isn't even a PMP.  In actual fact it's a clip-on headphone amplifier, intended to boost volume from your favorite media player and drive higher impedance cans than might normally work.  With an Apple-style clip, the E5 measures just 44 x 38 x 12.2mm but boasts 150mW (at 16Ω; or 12MW to 300Ω) power output with under 0.009-percent distortion at 10mW.

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Netflix Xbox 360 streaming suffers Sony Pictures pull-out

Netflix Xbox 360 streaming suffers Sony Pictures pull-out

Microsoft's New Xbox Experience update is currently installing on consoles all over, but those hoping to gorge themselves on Netflix streaming movies may find their appetite left unsated.  Licencing issues with Columbia Pictures, a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment, has left the Netflix options suddenly truncated; films available to view through other Netflix routes are not permitted on the Xbox 360.

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