HDMI Switcher with Front Display

June 26, 2008

The other day while cruising through Best Buy for a video card, I noticed a HDMI switcher from “Psyclone” with a front display. I kept on going then I thought to myself, hey a HDMI switcher with a front display, neat. Now I know in a perfect A/V world you wouldn’t even need a HDMI […]

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HD VMD – It’s Not Always About Winning

March 28, 2008

Sometimes just running the race is a win, some consider being seen at the finish line a victory, while others bet the marketplace is mature enough to win on merit, or price… Toshiba placed and lost that bet but not without making their fair share of noise during the two years or so of the […]

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Honeywell Introduces HDMI over CAT5 Solution

December 15, 2007

The idea of HDMI over CAT5 cable isn’t exactly new but glitch-free, economical* CAT5 HDMI transmission solutions are a rarity. Honeywell

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Review: Aluratek 4-Port HDMI Video Switcher

August 13, 2007

They say the first step to recovery is to admit you have a problem. Well I have too many HDMI devices in my system but I’m not sure an intervention or 12 step program is going to help here, I just need a few more HDMI inputs, really I can stop anytime I want to… […]

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FX, USA, Sci-Fi, TBS, Cartoon Network and CNN in HD

January 11, 2007

Forget pre-packaged HD media for a bit, USA Network, Sci Fi Channel, TBS, Cartoon Network, FX and CNN will should make their HDTV debuts sometime in 2007, according to this TV Week article. CNN HD is currently slated to launch in September, launch dates for the other networks including FX weren’t available but all seemed […]

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Apple TV

January 10, 2007

So Apple revealed the final details for iTV AppleTV yesterday and it occurred to me, this would make one heck of a little HD movie trailer box. No, I can’t see myself paying $5.99 to $9.99 for the “privilege” of watching 640×480 movies from iTunes but a never-ending stream of hi-def trailers would make for […]

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HDMI 1.3 specification approved

June 13, 2006

ExtremeTech is reporting that the licensing agency responsible for the HDMI specification (HDMI Licensing, LLC) has upgraded the HDMI spec to support 36-bit RGB color as well as Dolby Digital + and DTS-HD decoding over HDMI. Personally I feel this is a major step forward in the often overlooked area of multi-channel audio. It’s about […]

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Component, DVI and HDMI connections

May 7, 2006

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Just because its says presented in HDTV

December 20, 2005

Ok 99.9% of you already know this, but we don’t want that guy in Hoboken missing out. To view HDTV your display has to be able to render at least 720p line of resolution (The CEA defines HDTV as an image with 720 progressive or 1080 interlaced scan lines) and your source Cable/Off-Air/Satellite has to […]

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Samsung’s Universal Media Station

December 6, 2005

The little box to your left (or something very much like it) might just revolutionize home theater. The Samsung Universal Media Station with its 300GB hard drive, Ethernet, USB, digital and analog A/V outputs, could theoretically deliver first run, high-definition Hollywood movies to your home on release night, not four months later. Unveiled at Samsung […]

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