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HD Players

Onkyo today introduced their latest 3D-ready and THX-certified HT-S9300 home theater in a box (HTiB) in the US market. The system consists of seven theater loudspeakers, a subwoofer for deep-bass sound effects, and an audio-video receiver that is fully compatible with state-of-the-art HD video players and video displays, including all the latest 3D technologies. The Onkyo HT-S9300 receiver provides four 3D-Ready HDMI 1.4a inputs for connection to modern audio/video source components. What’s more, it can also upscale video from any input source to the maximum 1080p HDMI output resolution. [Akihabara]

Philips Freeview HD Recorder

by Johan on March 24, 2010

Philips HDT8520 Freeview HD Recorder

Designed by Pace but branded by Philips, the new HDT8520 Freeview HD recorder holds a powerful 500GB hard drive, which is good for 125 minutes of HD video. The gadget also supports 1080p HD up-scaling, and USB and Ethernet ports for enhanced connectivity. It has a cool DD5.1 audio support, parental locking, 8-day EPG and a good power consumption capacity of under 1W in standby mode. Additionally, Philips have also introduced a cool slim receiver called the DTR5520 HD receiver. The Philips HDT8520 HD recorder retails for £159 (around $238), while the DTR5520 HD receiver is priced at £299 (around $447). [TechRadar]

SD Card-based HD Player From JVC

by Johan on February 8, 2010

JVC CU-VS100 HD Player

JVC’s latest CU-VS100 HD player features two SD and SDHC card readers. This SD card-based HD player allows you to play SD/SDHC content on HDTV. The device connects to your TV via a HDMI port. The JVC CU-VS100 is compatible with most of audio and video file formats including .mts, .m2ts, .mov, .tod, .mod, .mpg, JPG, MP3 and WAV. Each purchase comes with a remote controller and an A/V cable. You can purchase the JVC CU-VS100 for $199.95. [Product Page]

LaCie’s LaCinema Rugged HD

by Johan on July 8, 2009

LaCie's LaCinema Rugged HD

LaCie’s new LaCinema Rugged HD is a USB-powered external hard drive that will output 1080p video to a TV via HDMI. The device provides up to 500GB of storage capacity, that is enough to store plenty of 1080p movies. This HD player works with all the major codecs including H.264, WMV9, and MKV. LaCie’s LaCinema Rugged HD also packs some output jacks including HDMI, composite, and optical A/V. The 250GB, 320GB, and 500GB models retail for $170, $200, and $230, respectively. [LaCie via Gizmodo]

ZyXEL DMA-2500 Streams 1080p HD Video

by Johan on May 5, 2009

ZyXEL DMA-2500 Streams 1080p HD Video

ZyXEL has quietly released the DMA-2500, which is a new Digital Media adapter that streams 1080p High-Definition Videos from networked storage to your HD television. The DMA-2500 is also DLNA 1.5 certified gadget and features built-in Access to Web TV and Internet Radio Live365. [dcview]