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Video Players

Samsung HT-BD2 Blu-ray Home Theater at KES 2008

Still remember the Samsung Cheapest Blu-Ray Home Theater that we mentioned several months ago? Good news for you because Samsung has recently unveiled this Blu-ray home theater during KES 2008. The system provides 7.1-channel HD receiver speaker system with high-quality audio format Dolby True HD and master DTS-HD support. Available in piano-black design and blue LED accents, the HT-BD2 utilities Anynet+ technology which uses a single HDMI cable to connect to a HDTV and allows a remote to control both devices. This home theater system also supports 24fps movies and 1100W of total output power with a subwoofer, four towers, a center channel, and two satellite rear speakers. [AVING]

$275 Blu-Ray Player At Sears

by Stephen on September 14, 2008

Sylvania Budget Blu-Ray Player

Sylvania has recently introduced their latest entry-level Blu-ray Player. You get to enjoy Blu-Ray cinematic experience at Full HD 1080p resolution on your compatible HDTV, or upconvert your existing DVDs to 1080p resolution. The player also features Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS HD, Linear PCM, and HDMI ver. 1.3. Support It is on sale this week for $279 and hopefull on Christmas it will be well below $250. We’ll keep you posted. [Sears]

Panasonic SA-BX500 AV Receiver

by Johan on September 4, 2008

Panasonic SA-BX500 AV Receiver

Here is a new AV receiver from Panasonic. Dubbed as the Panasonic SA-BX500, the AV receiver feature a 7 x 130-Watt amplification, HDMI connectivity (3 inputs, 1 output), HDMI-CEC in VIERA Link form, and support for Dobly TrueHD and DTS-HD MA. The cool factor of this device is that it can simulate 7.1-channels of surround in 5.1-channel systems. The Panasonic SA-BX500 AV receiver will be released in October for $799. [MarketWatch]

TiVo Has Launched “150 Hours Hi-Def” 1 TB DVR

by Stephen on September 4, 2008

TiVo Hi-Def XL DVR 1 TB

TiVo has launched a brand new premium DVR at this year’s CEDIA show. TiVo® HD XL Digital Video Recorder comes with a huge 1 TB hard drive, capable of storing 150 hours of high definition television. It also features an eSATA port on the back to add an extra 60 hours of HD recording with external drives. Another cool thing is that you will be able to download recorded shows to Mac using the TiVo Transfer program in Roxio’s Toast 9 Titanium and use H.264 compression to convert the recording into smaller files viewable with iPod or iPhones. The TiVo HD XL box joins the existing TiVo product line, and is available online today for $599.99 at [PCMagz]

Panasonic DMR-BR630V Blu-ray DVR / VHS Combo

Panasonic has come up with an unlikely hybrid – VHS Video Tape and Blu-ray Disc Recorder. The 630V features 6x BR-discs write speed, 320GB hard drive inside, digital and analog TV tuners and an SD slot. Now is the chance for VHS loyalists to be able to secure their low-res collections into Blu-ray discs. The model will be released in Japan this October for around $1,450. Probably expensive due to the small portion of people who stick with VHS. [SlashGear]