Topic / Blu-Ray

Samsung also announces larger BD-ES6500 with 2 HDMI ports for a streamlined home theatre

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Aloneside the BD-ES6000, Samsung have announced the BD-ES65000, a larger, very similar model. Apart from the disc-to-digital software from the other model, Wi-Fi, DLNA, this model also has 2 HDMI ports, which is meant to streamline your devices into this player. So instead of plugging a console into the TV, you plug it into this. Otherwise it has got access to Samsung Smart Hub apps. A release date and price is TBA, […]

New Blu-Ray player with Wi-Fi and disc to digital through Ultraviolet announced by Samsung

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After a recent partnership with Ultraviolet, a company which can create digital copies of Blu-Ray and DVD movies that have the software, Samsung has announced a Blu-Ray player that supports it, the BD-ES6000. So after putting in an Ultraviolet-supporting disc, the digital copy will be added, via Wi-Fi, to the users Ultraviolet account. DVD to digital HD copies cost a small extra price, but it’s basically a more advanced and […]

Pioneer reveals smallest, lightest portable Blu-Ray player, BDR-XD04

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Pioneer has today announced what it claims the smallest and lightest portable Blu-Ray, DVD and CD burner. The BDR-XD04 has a clamshell design and also supports the higher-capacity BDXL format, including the BD-R quad-layer 128GB media disc. The burner measures only 5.2 x 0.55 x 5.2 inches, and is powered directly by USB. It does, however, have optional an AC power adapter terminal if your computer does not have enough […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 27: CES is driving us GaGa

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And we’re back officially. CES was in full swing, and we saw a lot of tablets, 4G phones and 3D from Sony. We also had crazy Harvey Norman trying to put GST on our purchases online, Facebook being valued at $50 billion and the Mac App Store launch – and hack. And yes, it is the first hour long podcast – and the only one as it seems. But, hey, […]

HP combines notebook features with netbook size with Pavilion dm1

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HP has brought a brand new notebook that promises to combine the performance of a standard notebook with the size and mobility of the netbook. Called the Pavilion dm1, it is less than 1-inch thick and features an 11.6-inch display. It also features an AMD processor and the latest VISION technology that has DirectX 11 graphics processing unit within the main processor. It also has 10.75 hours of battery life, […]

PlayStation 3 320GB Console under $500? [Bargain Hunter]

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What’s this you see? That’s right – It’s a PlayStation 3 Slimline Console and for a fantastic price. This console is the latest from the Sony factory and it has a wealth of features. At for tomorrow only, you can grab it for $449. A saving of $100 at it’s RRP of $549. It also comes with the Gran Turismo 5 Game! It has a 320GB hard drive, HDMI out, Blu-ray […]

Panasonic’s 103-inch 3D plasma – yours only for $104,000

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This is Panasonic’s latest 3D television, an 103-inch plasma display that happens to have a contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1 and can support 1080p full HD resolution – despite the fact the screen would make it a bit stretched because of the freaking size! Also bundled are some 3D glasses and a stand. Yep. That’s it. No Blu-Ray player, movies to test out the 3D content or anything else. Just some […]

Sharp brings 100GB BDXL discs – but only for Japan

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Need that extra storage that you couldn’t get on a standard Blu-Ray disc? Sharp has brought out the first of the new BDXL discs, with its first disc – the VR-100BR1 – able to hold up to 100GB of storage with its triple-layer design. However, that doesn’t stop there. Akihabara News reports that a 128GB version with four layers on the disc, instead of the normal two found on Blu-Ray […]

LG brings out 250GB Blu-Ray player

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LG has announced the first Blu-Ray Disc player to feature a 250GB hard drive – which is handy, especially when it is integrated with the VUDU service, allowing users to watch and purchase movies online. The BD590 can also copy their CD music collection, and use the Gracenote-powered MusicID feature so all the information of the album, including cover art and track listings, are added to the metadata. The device […]

TDK creates 320GB disc, stacks 10 layers on single disc

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TDK is known to push the boundaries in storage devices, as it showed of a possible 960GB laptop drive and a 3.2TB desktop drive – yeah, you heard that right. But in preparation of the CEATEC trade show in Japan, TDK has announced that it has now pushed the boundaries in the optical storage devices world with a 10-layer, 320GB disc, and it still looks like an ordinary disc.

Memorex brings out $200 Blu-Ray Player with Profile 2.0

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CES 2009 : CES’s ending is nearly upon us, and we have some final things to post. Memorex has announced that a brand new Blu-Ray Player, MVBD-2520, that will have the new Blu-Ray Profile 2.0; which includes BD-Live, allowing owners to access additional content on the internet from the player via the player’s Ethernet port It also has the functionality that upconverts standard-definition material to several HD resolutions, including 720p […]

Panasonic introduces Portable Blu-Ray player

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CES 2009 : While we did get information about this yesterday, we just waited until today to write this up. Panasonic, one of the “major contributors” to Blu-Ray, has introduced a brand new, and world’s first, portable Blu-Ray player – the DMP-B15. It has a 8.9-inch WSVGA LCD screen, and has the VIERA CAST and BD Live features included; and it is said to have the highest level of image […]

Pioneer announces new line of Blu-Ray players

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CES 2009 : Pioneer has unveiled a new series of Blu-Ray players; the BDP-120, the BDP-320 and the Elite BDP-23FD – all “outfitted” with expandable or built-in memory. All of them also have the new BD-Live functionality, allowing you to get additional content from the web. All players are said to have state-of-the-art chip set and video processing solutions that make it “unmatched by other players”. They all support the […]

Adamo to have Blu-Ray, DisplayPort?

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RUMOUR MILL : Dell’s new Adamo laptop, which is set to be a competitor to Apple’s ultra-thin MacBook Air, is believed to have a couple of features – thanks to a Google cache search on its accessories for the new laptop. The new laptop is set to have a 45-watt power adapter, which is not really special; but will also feature the new DisplayPort and a 2X Blu-Ray combo drive. […]