multimedia

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

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.

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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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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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RIM planning Didiom-based mobile music service?

RIM planning Didiom-based mobile music service?

RIM could be preparing to launch a music streaming service based on Didiom, according to our latest tip.  Didiom is both a music marketplace, which offers on-device downloads, and a way of streaming tracks from a user's iTunes library direct to their handset.  The company already has a number of client apps for different devices, but according to our source this would be a Didiom-powered collaboration with RIM.

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