Sony has unveiled their new range of Blu-ray home cinema systems, one of their most comprehensive series ever. The focus of this launch is so that hopefully there will be a suitable system to meet the entertainment needs of everyone. The latest range features two all-in-one systems, the BDV-E300, BDV-E800W, offering Full 1080p HD video, DVD upscaling and virtual 7.1 channel sound with wireless rear speakers.
The BDV-Z7 compact system is perfect for smaller rooms and gives a virtual 5.1 surround sound experience without the need for rear speakers.
The other four packages, the BDV-360FS, BDV-360IS, HTP-BD36SS and HTP-BD36SF, combine the BDP-S360 Blu-ray player with sleek amplification and speaker packages, for high quality home cinema in a box. Check out the full press release after the jump… Continue reading »
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For the GC900 to bare the “Viewty” badge, it needs to live up and improve on the expectations which have been inherited from its highly reputable predecessor, the original Viewty. In this part of our Viewty Smart review, we’ve focused on testing the GC900′s multimedia features and these include music play, video play, camera and also video recording.
Stealth Computers has launched their latest addition to the rugged portable computer line up. The NW-2000 (NW stands for Notebook Warrior by the way) is one special rugged laptop, not only has it been well equipped with plenty of protection but on board is actually a convertible tablet notebook with a resistive, 13.3-inch touchscreen display.
Running on Intel’s 1.06GHz Core 2 Duo CPU, the NW-2000 has 2GB of RAM (4GB maximum), a 160GB shock-mounted hard-drive (or optional SSD), WiFi a/g/n, Bluetooth, gigabit ethernet and GPS, optional HSDPA, a standard DVD burner, PC card slot and fingerprint scanner.
In terms of how tough this tablet laptop actually is, the NW-2000 has a spill-resistant keyboard and can cope with being dropped 91cm onto a wood-covered concrete surface 26 times in succession without suffering any impairments to its functionality.
Asus has just announced the new T1 series TV monitors. The T1 series will be available in three different sizes: 21.5-inch, 23.6-inch and 27-inch.
Asus T1 monitors support full HD resolution, 1920 x 1080 pixels. Also featuring an impressive 20,000:1 contrast ratio, 5ms response time, 300cd/m2 brightness, two 7-watt speakers and a built-in TV tuner for both digital and analog signaling.
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Sharp has introduced its LE700 series LED TVs, using edge-lit LED backlight technology instead of CCFL. Unlike Sony, Samsung, Toshiba and Vizio, Sharp’s LE700 series have no local dimming function.
The lack of local dimming means that, in tests, the blacks in bright scenes won’t be on par with the best of those TVs above. The Sharp LE700 series lack both video streaming and use of Yahoo’s widget platform for services such as Amazon or Flickr.
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Sony has announced the upcoming release of the VAIO NW series PC notebooks. The new VAIO NW series is only 1.2-inch thick, making it a direct competitor against thin laptops such as the Macbook Air.
The new VAIO NW series notebook computer features a quick web access button so you can get online without fully loading up your PC. It is also designed with unique tactile features such as a subtle textured surface applied across the cover and inside, and has an HDMI output for easy HD entertainment. Its environmental credentials are hard to miss with a one-touch “DISPLAY OFF” button and compliancy to the stringent ENERGY STAR 5.0 standard.
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