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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]

SageTV HD Theater

by Johan on December 1, 2008

SageTV HD Theater

If you want to purchase a new HD media streamer, then check out the SageTV HD Theater a.k.a. SageTV HD200. It is actually a successor to the SageTV STX-HD100 HD Media Extender. Priced at $199.95, the HD Theater comes equipped with a remote control, USB ports (front and rear), Ethernet connectivity, S/PDIF audio port, Network/local media streaming capabilities and SageTV Media Center for Windows software bundle. Other features include HDMI, component, S-Video and composite video outputs. The device supports most of multimedia file formats including MPEG 1/2/4, H.264, WMV9, VC1, MKV, MOV, AVI, FLV, AAC, MP3, WMA, FLAC and JPEG. [Product Page]

Watch Your Downloaded HD Movies On Your HDTV

by Jeremiah on November 1, 2008

Western Digital TV HD Media Player

It’s not everyday Western Digital strays from its platter oriented mission, so we’re excited to bring you their latest product, the WD TV HD Media Player.  What it does, really, is turn your USB hard drive into an HD media player so you can watch your downloaded HD movies on your HDTV.  Just plug your drive into the USB port and watch the videos in full 1080p glory via the HDMI or composite ports.  The 1.6×4.9×3.9-inch form factor makes it easy to lug around and $129 is definitely a tag worth all these awesomeness.  [Engadget]