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Rumor: Xbox 360 might get HD-DVD drive, somehow

Rumor: Xbox 360 might get HD-DVD drive, somehow

Alright, so not too long ago I reported on a potential new SKU, the Xbox 360 Ultimate which was supposedly going to be the Elite, but with an integrated HD-DVD drive. That, so far hasn’t happened, but this new announcement could give way to just that.

Or, they could just bundle the current separate HD-DVD drive with an Xbox 360 Elite since they probably have a ton of HD-DVD drives just sitting around. Although the drives have been selling like crazy thanks to all the rebates, price cuts, and other deals.

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Plextor’s portable HDTV tuner reviewed

Plextor’s portable HDTV tuner reviewed

Portable TV tuners have reached such a low price point that one of the only ways for profit-seeking manufacturers to turn is HDTV; for the entertainment-seeking road warrior, that means a new generation of portable television that promises super-high resolution.  However, with even standard definition tuners sometimes suffering from poor quality except when used with a fixed aerial, the difficulty is not in building the USB dongle itself but an antenna capable of receiving a strong enough signal.  TabletPCReview picked up Plextor's PX-HDTV500U to see if it could manage.

 

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DMB-T TV tuner for the PSP gets reviewed

DMB-T TV tuner for the PSP gets reviewed

So the PSP can play games, play all sorts of media, be hacked to play emulators, and can do GPS. Now, thanks to those geniuses that Sony seems to be raising from birth, it can also play wireless television signals on its screen.

All it takes is a nifty little adapter that connects to the top of the PSP that has a telescopic antenna for the best reception. The picture quality is reported to be great, most of that was attributed to the handset’s amazing screen.

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Newtrend Electronics Produces Nameless PMP With DVB-T

Newtrend Electronics Produces Nameless PMP With DVB-T

First off, I want to state that I am perturbed by the fact that we still don’t have this wireless TV technology over here, sure the fact that the number of people per square mile in most oriental countries is considerably higher, allowing for a larger customer base for short range wireless devices, but still. Anyways, they have been blessed with another portable TV equipped with DVB-T and a 7” screen.

The DVB-T even supports the EPG programming guide and teletext. There is also a lengthy list of codecs supported, starting with WAV, AAC, MP3, WMA, M-JPEG, MPEG1,2,4 , JPEG, and DivX.

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Bang & Olufsen DVD 2

Bang & Olufsen DVD 2

Bang & Olufsen are at it again with a new version of their DVD player. Once again, this isn’t the most attractive DVD player, but its feature set makes it well worth it.

This DVD player provides near-MCE level functionality. It has a DVD player and recorder, a TV tuner/recorder, and an integrated HDD for storage of media.

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EyeTV 250 Plus

EyeTV 250 Plus

Made by Elgato, the EyeTV 250 Plus is a hybrid TV tuner. There is a tuner, converter, and hardware encoding.

The hardware encoding makes it so you can easily digitize all sorts of media including video cassettes and laserdiscs. The encoder outputs in MPEG-2, but the included software makes it fairly easy to automatically convert for several other formats.

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TubeStick – USB TV Tuner for Mac

TubeStick – USB TV Tuner for Mac

What is a TubeStick you ask? It's a USB Television stick that you can plug-in to your Mac and lets you watch, record and enjoy live television. It is very easy to use and anyone can run it even a child. All you need to do is plug in the receiver into your USB drive and start the program that comes in the package.

The package comes with the TubeStick, an antenna, and media software to manage all of your recordings and programs. If rumor has it, they will soon offer a lifetime subscription of, Steve Adore (Steve Jobs, Fan Club channel). The price for this item is $39.95.

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