Sony announced today that its 3D BDP-S470 Blu-ray player will be shipping in February for $200. The Blu-ray player won't get its 3D capabilities until this summer with an expected firmware upgrade, but until then it'll feature all the usual goodies expected these days including SACD high-res music support, an iPhone app for remote controlling, and Wi-Fi with the use of a separate adapter.
Also this month, the BDP-S570 which has Wi-Fi built in will launch. It'll be a bit more pricey at $250, but nothing crazy considering it'll have 3D Blu-ray playback capabilities (come summer) and web TV streaming right off the bat.
Sony will further provide the 3D firmware upgrade this summer to its BDV-E770W and BDV-S570 Blu-ray home theater systems.
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February 9, 2010
InFocus has announced its SP8602 home theater projector is now shipping. The projector, originally supposed to have shipped in 2009, features a Texas Instruments DLP DarkChip with BrilliantColor, a 10-bit Pixelworks DLX video processor with 120 Hz refresh rate, 1080p resolution, 30, 000:1 contrast ratio and 1300 lumens of brightness. The InFocus SP8602 also has both vertical and horizontal lens shift as well as a variety of picture controls to adjust the up-to-300-inch wide picture. InFocus hasn't specified a suggested retail price for the projector.
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February 8, 2010
BenQ is releasing 9 new LCD monitors ranging in size from 18.5 and 24 inches and boasting an extreme dynamic contrast ratio of 10, 000, 000:1. The V series will consists of 4 21.5 inch monitors, 2 18.5 inch and 2 24 inch monitors and 1 23 inch monitor. The first monitor to be released (initially in Taiwan) will be the 21.5 inch V2200, sporting features like 1080p resolution, 5 ms response time, a 160 degree viewing angle and an extremely thin 15 mm form factor. Connectivity options will include a VGA and DVI slot, as well as HDMI 1.3 and headphone jacks on others. All of the monitors will ship in Taiwan this month and next with the exception of the 23 inch model which will ship later this year. All monitors will ship internationally in June. BenQ still hasn't announced pricing for any of the models.
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Netflix will add 1080p video streaming along with 5.1-channel surround sound audio streaming to its Netflix Watch Instantly service in 2010, according to ZDNet. The video streaming service already streams 720p content to a variety of devices including game consoles, Blu-ray players, PCs, laptops and virtually anything else with an internet connection.
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February 4, 2010
As Blu-ray content becomes more popular in the average household, loose discs present the same messy problem as do DVDs and video games. A disc removed from the player never seems to end up back in the proper case. With the S1Digital BDC 100 Blu-ray Disc Changer the problem is moot. The unit lets you store and playback up to 100 Blu-ray discs via a connection to any digital media center running Windows 7 or Vista. The unit, which ships with My Movies software, enables you to browse through movies and their respective cover art as well as rip movies to Windows Home Server. It connects to your PC via USB 2.0. Shipping now, the 100 Disc Blu-ray Changer costs $1500.
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