Google Chromecast Review

Posted in Chromecast by Darrin Olson on November 7th, 2013

Google ChromecastGoogle rolled out its Chromecast media device earlier this past summer and after using it this fall I’m sorry I didn’t get to it sooner. This small device was easy to setup and provided a great solution for viewing my Google Play purchased media on my TV.

The device was very easy to install, simply by installing Chromecast on my Android device and then plugging it into an HDMI port on the TV. the device does need some external power however and comes with a USB cord that can be run from a power outlet or a USB port on the TV (if there is one available). From there the Chromecast software found the device and walked me through a few simple steps to connect it to the internet and get going.

Once setup, users can cast media from their Android phone …

Panasonic introduces two new All in One TV, BD and HDD TVs in Japan

Posted in HDTV by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2011

Panasonic has introduced the RB3 all-in-one LED TV series. It’s available in 37-inch and 32-inch models, which feature Skype, Japanese VOD services, a 500GB hard disk drive and a Blu-ray recorder.

The Panasonic RB3 series also uses the company’s 120fps IPS Panel and a new ECO mode, which is handy to reduce your TV power consumption up to 28%. That will save you some money. Sadly we don’t have any info on pricing right now.

LG LV3400 And LV2500 IPS TVs

Posted in LG by Reuben Drake on July 26th, 2011

LG is launching two new IPS TVs in Japan, the LV3400 (Full HD) and LV2500 (HD) series. The LG LV3400 is available in 32-inch and 43-inch models, while the LG LV2500 comes in 22-inch and 32-inch models.

Both of these LED backlight IPS TVs feature a of Digital TV tuner, a USB Recording mode, an improved contrast ratio and a higher color reproduction. The LV3400 And LV2500 IPS TVs will arrive in August 2011 for between 60,000 Yen($768) to 140,000 Yen($1,793).

AMEX Digital MP-G7 Android TV Media Player

Posted in Media Players by Conner Flynn on July 20th, 2011

Looking for a new media player? AMEX Digital has unveiled the MP-G7 Media Gate Android TV media player. This device is powered by a dual-core ARM Cortex processor and will deliver full HD video output over HDMI. The AMEX Digital MP-G7 also supports USB devices, like a keyboard and a mouse of course.

Some other specs include a 2.5-inch hard drive, an SD memory card slot, Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity. The AMEX Digital MP-G7 Android TV media player will cost you about $200.

ScreenDeck adds a top shelf to your flat-panel TV

Posted in HDTV by Reuben Drake on June 15th, 2011

Remember in the old days when you could actually store items on top of your TV? Well, those days are back thanks to ScreenDeck, which will allow you to add a shelf to the top of your LCD or plasma.

This is a disaster waiting to happen for some people. People who will put their drinks on it, or plants, which they will then over-water, but hey it makes life interesting. ScreenDeck comes in three different versions for TVs ranging in size from 30 inches to larger than 50 inches with prices starting at $39.99 and going up to $59.99.

Toshiba releases REGZA 19P2 TV with internal Battery in Japan

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on June 15th, 2011

Toshiba has announced a new addition to its REGZA TV line. The 19P2 is a 19″ LCD TV (1366 x 768), with a very interesting feature. It has a removable internal battery that will give you 5 hours of continuous entertainment. That’s great if you lose power and want to keep watching.

Extra batteries will cost you $86 each. Other features include a 1Seg Digital TV Tuner, an HDMI port and D4 Japanese input. You can expect it this summer in Japan.

Hello Kitty GPS and TV

Posted in Hello Kitty by Conner Flynn on June 12th, 2011

We’ve seen our share of Hello Kitty gadgets, but I think this is the first GPS we’ve seen. Seiwa Japan has announced today that it will be selling a Hello Kitty Portable Navigation System as well as a Digital Portable TV. People do love Hello Kitty after all.

They are both the same basic design, the TV is just without GPS and a touchscreen. Other features include a 7″ WVGA display, Digital TV Tuner, 1Seg TV Tuner, SDHC Card reader, and support for DIVX, XVID, WMV, AC3, AAC, MP3, MP3, WMA formats. The Portable Navigation System will be about $809 and the TV will be $373. Who wants one?

Sony VAIO L all-in-one

Posted in Sony by Reuben Drake on June 8th, 2011

The VAIO L all-in-one is a 3D Tv and a Desktop PC. It features a 24-inch 3D multitouch display, a Blu-ray player, a bezel with built-in touch controls, 1080p HD playback, USB 3.0, and an HDMI port.

The system will be available on July 13th for around $1,420, and for that price you also get a wireless keyboard and mouse and one pair of active shutter 3D glasses. Sounds like a good set for your PS3.

Digital receiver for the iPhone lets you watch TV

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on May 30th, 2011

As great as the iPhone may be, you can’t watch TV on it. Or can you? The Cydle i30 will help. The Cydle i30 is a digital receiver. Just attach your iPhone and this gadget allows it to receive live TV signals. You will be able to view over-the-air broadcasts by the major networks and other stations.

Great solution for those who want to watch things as they air, on a very small screen. Sadly we don’t have any info on pricing or availability yet for this one.

Geniatech Android TV Set Top Box

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on May 19th, 2011

Geniatech has released a new Android TV set top box. It packs in Google Android 2.2 Froyo, an Amlogic 1GHz Cortex A9 CPU, 512MB of RAM and a USB port for connecting an external hard drive. You also get 2GB of internal storage and it has a memory card slot for up to 32GB.

This set top box connects to your LAN via WiFi or Ethernet and delivers digital TV, internet TV, a web browser, a music player, IM and SMS apps. You also get access to the Android Market, so you can download additional apps. Nothing on pricing yet, but hopefully we will know soon.

Bang & Olufsen’s 85-inch 3DTV hits North America with a hefty price tag

Posted in HDTV by Conner Flynn on May 12th, 2011

If you are looking for a luxury 3D HDTV that costs about $1,000 per inch, here it is. Bang & Olufsen’s BeoVision 4-85 plasma will be available to North American buyers next month for $85,000. So now you can brag to your other rich friends that yours costs more.

That price includes the triangular BeoLab 10 center channel speaker and a motorized stand that lowers it when you’re not watching. If you have any money left you can get some popcorn and watch some movies on it.

Lookee TV Wi-Fi Internet TV And Radio Player

Posted in internet radio by Conner Flynn on May 6th, 2011

The Lookee TV is an internet TV and radio player that connects to your home network. It comes in three models: a table-top model, a portable model, and a set-top box. All are equipped with TV out with support for resolutions up to 720 x 480 pixels.

The Lookee TV can receive over 30,000 streaming radio stations and over 1,000 streaming TV channels for free. You can also use the Lookee TV as a digital picture frame or a media player. It will play videos or picture slideshows from the integrated SD card slot and it has a line-in audio jack for connecting with your iPod or an MP3 player.

Sharp launches 70″ AQUOS Quattron LED LCD TV

Posted in Sharp by Conner Flynn on April 13th, 2011

Well, looks like Sharp has just unveiled a set much larger than the one you just bought. Then again, if you are the market for a new HDTV, this is going to be much larger than what your friends have too. Sharp’s 70″ AQUOS Quattron LED LCD TV, LC-70LE732U is the largest LCD television you can buy. If you can afford it that is.

Specs include full HD 1080p resolution, full-array LED backlighting, Quattron Quad Pixel Technology and Sharp AQUOS Advantage Live customer service. But that isn’t all you get. There is also built-in WiFi so you can watch on-demand movies via Netflix, VUDU and the like or apps like Facebook, Pandora and Twitter.

Hauppauge PCTV Broadway 2T streams TV to iPhone, iPad, Mac & PC

Posted in Media Streamers by Conner Flynn on April 13th, 2011

The $367 Hauppauge PCTV Broadway 2T will stream TV to any iOS device, Mac or PC with no third party app required. And Android support is expected to be added within a few weeks. It doesn’t require a computer either. It connects to your wired or wifi network and contains dual DVB-T tuners to enable streaming of a TV signal to a host device either over a home network or the internet.

The 2T also features USB and video inputs so you can stream video from your USB device or set top box. You can even connect it to an analog camera to create a remote home surveillance system viewable on an iPad or iPhone. This is one handy device that should be well worth the money.

RCA Unveils New Hybrid Mobile TVs

Posted in RCA by Conner Flynn on April 12th, 2011

RCA has been making TVs and other electronics for as long as anyone can remember and now they have unveiled a new line of portable mobile TV products. There are four different models. Three of them are portable TVs and one is a TV tuner for your car. All four can receive both Mobile TV format signals and standard digital TV signals.

There’s the 3.5″ DMT335R TV with LED backlighting for $119, which ispowered by AA batteries that are rechargeable and last for four hours. The DMT336R is another 3.5″ priced at $159 and has a widescreen LED backlit screen, FM radio, rechargeable battery, and an AC power option.