Wednesday, January 31, 2007

HV20 HD CAMCORDER from Canon

  • Canon is going to release HV20 HD Camcorder a feature rich, high-quality, High Definition (HD) camcorder.
  • HV20 includes 10x HD video zoom lens.
  • Super Range Optical Image Stabilization to protect your video from shaking.
  • Most noticable feature is True HD 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensor, the HV20 HD Camcorder records true 1080 high definition video, making it an ideal companion to today's HD televisions.
  • Both aspiring filmmakers and home movie shooters can give their video a truly cinematic look and feel with the addition of a 24p Cinema Mode.
  • This HV20 HD Camcorder dramatically raises the bar for consumer camcorder capabilities, and will no doubt be the model of choice for discerning video enthusiasts who accept nothing less than premium quality equipment to capture and preserve their memories.
  • Among the new features within the Canon HV20 HD Camcorder is an Advanced Accessory Shoe capable of accommodating such additional components as select external video lights or directional microphones.
  • The HV20 HD Camcorder also features microphone and headphone input terminals with manual level control for professional quality audio recording and a 24p Cinema Mode - found previously only on professional video equipment.
  • The HV20 HD Camcorder also features an HDMI terminal for quick and easy one-cable transport of the High Definition video signal to a HDTV.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

MyTellyHD Media Server from Interact-TV

  • Interact-TV, a leading developer of Linux-based media servers, today unveils MyTellyHD(TM) a quiet, compact Linux Media Center that includes high-definiton 720p Component video output, Gigabit Ethernet and upscaling of all video and DVDs to full HD.

  • Starting from $899, MyTellyHD delivers all the features and functionality consumers have come to expect from a media server including a subscription-free PVR, Video Library with save DVD capabilities as well as Music and Photo Libraries. MyTellyHD incorporates many new features that are critical to the expanding home theater market including 720p Component video output, Gigabit Ethernet, a high performance processor, and all new MPEG2 video encoding.
  • Now consumers can truly take advantage of their new HD monitors with a system designed to handle HD. And upscaling recorded TV and regular DVDs from 480i to 720p lets consumers that don't have access to HD programming get a complete HD experience at an unbeatable price point.

Monday, January 29, 2007

HP Pavilion dv9000t

  • HP Pavilion dv9000t is idle if you want to experince HD DVD in your Note book.
  • This comes with HD DVD drive and the HD playback software developed for the included HD DVD-ROM drive.
  • HP Pavilion dv9000t has a 17-inch 1,440 x 900 resolution LCD, to experience the real HDTV in your notebook.
  • The dv9000t offers 7.1 surround sound. For perfect match with High Definition display.
  • This dv9000t also includes a High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) port for playing video on an external HDTV monitor or TV.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

New HD photo format in Vista

  • Microsoft is looking to supplant the ubiquitous JPEG with an image format of its own--and it's hoping the debut of Windows Vista will help do the job.
  • In 2006, Microsoft began promoting its own image standard, formerly called Windows Media Photo but renamed HD Photo in November.
  • "HD" doesn't actually stand for "high definition," but it's supposed to connote the better image quality that comes with HD TV.
  • Compared with JPEG, HD Photo preserves more subtle details, offers richer colors and takes up half the storage space at the same image quality.
  • Microsoft built HD Photo support into Windows Vista, consumer versions of which go on sale Tuesday. That means camera manufacturers increasingly will be able to count on HD Photo support when customers upload their images to a computer, and software such as Web browsers will be able to display and save HD Photo images.
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Saturday, January 27, 2007

World's Densest Memory Chip

  • In a breakthrough that suggests the continuing validity of Moore's Law, researchers have developed a memory chip as small as a human blood cell that sets a record for integration density in a man-made object. The memory circuit is a "milestone in manufacturing," the scientists
  • Researchers say they've created the world's densest memory circuit, about 100 times denser than today's standard memory unit and as small as a human white blood cell.
  • Although mass production could still be a decade away and the chip contains only a modest capacity of 160,000 bits of information, the achievement points to the possible exponential growth of computing power.
  • The memory circuit is a "milestone in manufacturing," said the team led by chemistry professor James Heath of the California Institute of Technology and J. Fraser Stoddart, a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, in announcing their achievement in the journal Nature.
  • "It's the sort of device that Intel would contemplate making in the year 2020," said Heath, who is the Gilloon Professor at Caltech. "But at the moment it furthers our goal of learning how to manufacture functional electronic circuitry at molecular dimensions."
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Friday, January 26, 2007

AT&T to boost IPTV service

  • AT&T's IPTV service is working better than the company expected--and AT&T plans to ramp up deployments in the coming year
  • So far, AT&T's IPTV service is available in only 11 markets. And in those markets, it's available only to a handful of subscribers.
  • Microsoft developed the IPTV software that AT&T is using. Microsoft is also supplying other major carriers around the world with its IPTV Edition software including Deutsche Telekom, Telecom Italia, T-Online France, British Telecommunications and Swisscom.
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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

After HD DVD, Blu-ray Encryption also Cracked

  • Late last year, a crafty individual who goes by the name “Muslix64” circumvented the copy protection scheme used to protect HD DVD. Given the similarities between the copy protection methods used in the high-definition optical formats, it was only a matter of time before Blu-ray Disc’s protections would be bypassed.
  • However, Muslix64 has no access to Blu-ray hardware, limiting his exploit methods to HD DVD. That is, until Muslix64 came across some specific data for Blu-ray Disc, allowing him to apply his methods to the yet-uncracked format.
  • Another individual interested in Blu-ray’s protection scheme, “Janvitos,” who also participates in the same online forum where Muslix64 revealed his HD DVD work, posted a message showing the directory structure from a Lord of War Blu-ray Disc movie.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Samsung LN-S4696D

Screen Size: 46 inches


Native Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Supported EDTV and HDTV Resolutions (HD Ready): 480p, 720p, 1080i, 480i, 1080p

Aspect Ratio: 16: 9.

Video Inputs: Component, Composite, HDMI

PC Interfaces: Analog VGA, HDMI

Built-in TV Tuner: ATSC, CableCard.

Rated Maximum Viewing Angle: Horizontal: 178 degrees

Rated Maximum Viewing Angle: Vertical : 178 degrees

Brightness (Max): 333.3 cd/m^2

Max PC Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels x pixels

USB Ports: 1.

HDMI, VGA, and component video inputs

compatible with 1080p signals.Cons :

Poor deinterlacing performance

Weak video-noise reduction.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

HD DVD encryption overcomed by hackers

  • Last weekend, a loose-knit coalition of hackers around the world defeated the antipiracy software protecting several high-resolution movies in the HD DVD format.
  • The move could send the technology companies behind the new wave of advanced DVDs scrambling back to the drawing board to improve their copy protection, and prompt Hollywood studios to rethink their alliances in the war between the HD DVD and Blu-ray formats.
  • The new intrusions came less than a month after a programmer calling himself Muslix64 announced in a Web forum that he had unraveled at least part of the HD DVD protection system.
  • Muslix64 released free software that allows users to insert HD DVDs into their computers and make copies of those films without the original encryption.
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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

WUSC transmitting in high definition

  • WUSC, USC's radio station, is now transmitting in high definition.
  • A new solid-state transmitter was installed in late June, allowing WUSC to broadcast in analog as well as digital HD radio, said the station's engineer John George.'
  • The brand-new HD2 channel began broadcasting January 11. There is no live DJ, but it runs automated from the WUSC transmitter inside the Russell House.

Monday, January 15, 2007

XV-Z3100 : High Definition DLP Home Theater Front Projector from sharp

  • The SharpVision XV-Z3100, is a 720p high-definition home entertainment solution that instantly transforms any room into a high-tech home theater.
  • The XV-Z3100 features brightness (1000 ANSI Lumens) and a contrast level of 6500:1,
  • The low fan noise of 29dB (in economy mode) ensures that the viewer won’t miss a minute of the film’s dialogue and special effects.
  • Other features include I/P conversion, 3-2 pull down, Color Management System (C.M.S.), 3-step Bright Boost, a 12-volt trigger and an HDMI™ interface.
  • The XV-Z3100 will be available in February for an MSRP of $2,699.99.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Direct TV planning for 100 HD channels

  • At the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show here last week, DirecTV boasted that it planned to launch 100 national HDTV channels this year.
  • Direct TV prisdent Chase Carey mentioned “There is probably nothing more important in the next year than the high-definition agenda we have”.
  • DirecTV already had signed deals, or agreements in principle, with more than 70 major networks.
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Saturday, January 13, 2007

Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick for HD broadcast in your Laptop

Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick can be used to watch HDTV in your laptop.
  • Watch live high quality digital HD and SD TV without service fees from anywhere on your laptop
  • Break free and PlaceShift with the sleek USB 2.0 powered portable PCTV device
  • Sit back and relax from afar with full remote control access
  • The options are unlimited with full support for both analog (NTSC) and digital (ATSC) reception*
  • Instantly transform your PC into a personal digital video recorder (DVR)
  • Never miss a critical part of your favorite show again with pause, rewind and replay
  • TimeShifting and automated digital recording of TV shows in SD and HD with Pinnacle MediaCenter and integrated Electronic Program Guide.
  • Full support for Microsoft Media Center Edition environment
  • Eliminate the guess work by automatically recording shows direct-to-DVD and/or in the destination file format of choice (i.e. iPod, PSP, DivX, etc.)
  • Capture from most consumer devices with analog outputs (e.g. VCRs, camcorders, DVD players, etc.) and then edit and enhance with the included Pinnacle Studio QuickStart software

Friday, January 12, 2007

  • Sony would enable most of its new televisions, including high-definition flat screens, to play video from the Internet.
  • Sony unveiled the plan at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, said the drive to marry Internet and other digital video with traditional devices was part of a bid to showcase its four strategic growth areas: video gaming, digital imaging, high definition and mobile products.
  • Starting early this year, Sony will equip its TVs with an attachable module that can stream broadband high-definition and other Internet video content such as programs from Time Warner Inc.'s AOL and Yahoo with the push of a remote control button.

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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Dual format High def disc from Warner

  • Warner Home Video introduced Total High-Def disc, a disc that will put an HD DVD-formatted movie on one side and a Blu-ray version on the other.
  • Both formats use blue-laser diode technology to deliver greater capacity than standard-definition DVD, enabling the discs to store high-definition content.
  • The disc includes the same specs offered by each format separately--for example, either a 25GB or 50GB Blu-ray movie on one side, and a 15GB or 30GB HD DVD movie on the other. The intention, according to Warner, is to keep the feature sets of both versions intact so that the viewer will get the same experience whether they watch the Blu-ray version or the HD DVD version.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Combo Drive With 5X Bluray Reading introdued by Pioneer

  • Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. announced the new BDC-202 combination Blu-ray Disc® BD-ROM computer drive with enhanced DVD and CD writing and reading capabilities.
  • The newly designed Pioneer drive offers playback of BD-ROM discs allowing users to view Blu-ray Disc high definition programs directly on a properly configured computer. The Pioneer BDC-202 can play multiple Blu-ray Disc formats, as well as provide high-speed reading and writing of DVD and CD formats.
  • With a focus on BD-ROM playback, the new Pioneer combination computer drive will be a significant contributor in the emergence of the Blu-ray Disc format for both professional and consumer use on computers. In addition to BD-ROM playback, the BDC-202 allows users to access and transfer A/V and data files rapidly to DVD and CD.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

broadband video module from Sony

  • Sony has announced that the majority of its new flat-panel LCD TVs in 2007 will be able to accept an attachable module that can stream broadband video from partners including AOL Video in high-definition to TV screens.
  • Unveiling Sony's first broadband video system, Sony Electronics president Stan Glasgow told the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas: "While other companies struggle with standard definition, Sony has developed a scalable internet HDTV solution with some notable partners providing content."
  • The attachable module—pricing will be announced in coming months—links the TV directly to a subscriber's broadband internet service provider, allowing broadband video to be accessed on the TV without a computer.
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Monday, January 8, 2007

50GB HD DVD from Toshiba

  • Toshiba has reportedly developed a new 50GB HD DVD disc format -- the world's first.
  • A 50GB HD DVD would up the format's maximum dual-layer storage capacity by a cool 20GB, but more importantly, it would close the gap between HD DVD and Blu-ray.
  • Blu-ray currently supports 50GB discs, which so far has been one of the primary tech advantages it holds over its rival.
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Sunday, January 7, 2007

HD Everio GZ-HD7 : World's First Full HD 1920x1080i Consumer Camcorder from JVC

  • JVC expands its award-winning Everio hard drive camcorder family with the addition of the HD Everio GZ-HD7, a new high definition camcorder that provides full HD 1920x1080i video quality combined with the convenience of hard drive recording.
  • Designed to enable consumers to conveniently capture and share their memories in full high definition without the need for removable tapes or discs, the HD Everio offers consumers the simplicity of a point-and-shoot camcorder combined with the features, technology and manual controls that appeal to the serious videographer.
  • With a 60GB built-in hard drive the JVC HD Everio provides up to five hours of full HD 1920x1080i recording at a high 30Mbps(MAX) Mbps.
  • To ensure the best possible image quality, it features three CCDs and a Fujinon lens.
  • Also include optical image stabilization, a full array of manual controls, multiple digital connections, bundled editing and archiving software, and availability of an optional HD Everio SHARE STATION for easily transferring footage to disc.
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Saturday, January 6, 2007

SD-H903A: First Desktop HD DVD Writer from Toshiba

  • Toshiba storage device division Division (SDD) today announced the world's first half-height HD DVD writer for desktop.
  • Like Toshiba's slim-line HD DVD writer launched in 2006, the new SD-H903A provides read and write support for legacy formats, enabling users to enjoy existing CD and DVD material along with high-definition DVD content.
  • In addition, consumers can capture content, edit home videos and create vast digital content repositories for movies, music and photos.

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Friday, January 5, 2007

Plasma TV outnumbered by LCD

  • Plasma TV suppliers outnumbered by the rival LCD camp, are expected to lose further ground as LCD TVs encroach on the 40-inch-class market, a plasma stronghold.
  • It is technologically difficult and often costly for plasma makers to give a full high-definition function to models with a screen size of less than 50 inches, while LCD TV makers are aggressively promoting full HD models in that segment although prices are generally higher.
  • In 42 inch segment, LCD TVs price coming down. By next year end, probably there will be no price difference between plasma and LCD TVs.
  • It is expected LCD TV prices to fall 30 percent or more in 2007, compared with a decline of 15 to 20 percent for plasma TVs.
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