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26/08/2013 - Google's Chromecast makes Smart TVs out of Dumb TVs for only $35
LG, Sony, Samsung, Panasonic and others have tried but none has managed to make TVs really smart. Google has found a way of maximizing on the hundreds of millions of standard TVs that pack HDMI ports. Using its new Chromecast device, the company is offering a way of giving the dumb TVs some brains by providing access to web-based content.

10/04/2013 - Next Xbox rumors point to HDMI passthrough and cable TV integration

While the world waits to find out the facts about Microsoft's next videogame console, new rumors have popped up suggesting what its plans to go all-in on the Xbox-as-media center concept entail. According to The Verge, multiple unnamed sources suggest the plan is to include an HDMI passthrough and guide overlay, similar to the method used by Google TV. There's no word on any possible IR blaster (or IR GamePad, Wii U-style) integration, but thanks to Microsoft's partnerships with cable TV providers, it's trying to provide integration that goes a "step further" than what we've seen so far. That includes Kinect control, with next generation hardware that can recognize when viewers have turned their heads away and pause video automatically, with additional features rolling out after launch. There's no confirmation of controversial always-on requirements for gaming, but it will apparently need to be logged on for streaming (of course) and controlling incoming TV signals.

A collection of rumors posted on Kotaku includes references to an "XTV", and a LinkedIn post that connects tagging of video to the project, similar to Shazam or IntoNow's features. Also dug up on various job profiles are mentions of a "cloud-driven, voice-optimized experience" and the next generation of SmartGlass.

Microsoft had great success with an evolving media approach to its console business with the Xbox 360 -- apps and original content are in, with Mediaroom and Media Center pushed to the side -- and even if these rumors are true, we wouldn't be surprised if what exists in a few years ends up changing just as much. Still, given the (lack of) response to Google's overlays and gesture control integrated by Samsung, LG and others, it will be interesting to see if a similar approach attached to an Xbox finds different results.

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13/08/2012 - Yamaha YHT-697 home theater in a box brings AirPlay, iPad connectivity to the masses

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Yamaha has outed a new high-end home theater in a box to ensure that whatever audio / visual device you use, it'll sound amazing. The YHT-679BL includes an Ethernet port for internet radio, networked music and pulling down AirPlay tunes. It's got an iOS, Android and Kindle Fire-compatible app and there's even a USB port up front that'll charge your device as you use it. Offering 4K HDMI and pass-through 3D video, the unit's clad in piano-gloss black, while a 6.5-inch, 100W subwoofer will add some floor-shaking to the two tower and three satellite speakers that are included. It'll set you back $650, plus whatever it costs to get some soundproofing done once your annoyed neighbors are done with you.

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26/07/2012 - Mirror Your iPad on a HDTV
Love all that your iPad has to offer and want to share it with a group in a home theater setting? All of those apps, movies and games look great on the iPad if it’s just you, but if you want everyone at home to enjoy it, you’ve now got options.

26/08/2010 - Take control of your TV with your HTPC via HDMI-CEC
HDMI-CEC to RS-232 bridge
This is something we've always wanted to do with our HTPC, but have always been restricted by our video card, control our HDTV with our HTPC. Home automation is almost as much fun as watching HD, but while many devices can be controlled via IR or HDMI-CEC, not many have RS-232 or network control that make them easily controllable by your PC. This little box pictured above bridges any USB port to HDMI-CEC which means you can leverage one of the most popular two-way control protocols from your HTPC. We're not exactly sure how this box can be leveraged to make this work, but user Valkyrie-MT from The Green Button was able to solder his up to control the TV's volume with his Media Center remote via HDMI instead of IR.

Take control of your TV with your HTPC via HDMI-CEC originally appeared on Engadget HD on Wed, 25 Aug 2010 22:04:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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17/11/2009 - Review: Lenovo IdeaPad U350

The Lenovo IdeaPad U350 laptop offers computing and entertainment technology at its best.

With the retail price starting from as little as R6 699 (~$900), the IdeaPad U350 is a must for technology lovers for its amazing range of utilities. The smallest IdeaPad U350 laptop is a mere 1.58kg and is less than 25mm in size, making it easy to carry around.


23/10/2009 - Phillips Launches Wireless HDTV Box in the U.S.

Philips confirmed U.S. retail availability for its much-anticipated Wireless HDTV Link, introduced in September at IFA 2009 in Berlin.

HDTV Link uses innovative technology to wirelessly deliver high-definition TV picture quality (up to 1080p) without ruining the aesthetics of the home.

It transmits HD signal up to 75 feet away from the TV without signal loss or degradation, making it possible e.g. to stream devices like a Blu-ray player to a TV from the other side of the room.



25/09/2009 - IFA 2009: Real Cable Feels the Difference

VIDEO INTERVIEW. Quality cables become more and more important part of HD - both video and audio - markets. At IFA 2009 in Berlin, Biz-News.com interviewed Catherine Torchin, Managing Director and owner of Real Cable. She described to us the strategy of the company that has already been successful on 25 markets worldwide.

Laurent Zawadil, Technical Menager for Real Cable, showed us the latest company’s product – innovative 1.4 HDMI cable with additional Ethernet Channel. The cable will be introduced to the market in October this year, but you can take a look at its main features right now.


04/09/2009 - LG W63 enters gaming monitor arena, claims to be the best

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You can't exactly accuse LG of lacking audacity -- the company that today unveiled the eccentric Color Pop displays has also updated its consumer monitor line with a gamer-centric Full HD entry that has everything but humility. The 23-inch W63 touts a new Thru Mode, which removes image processing to deliver "zero-delay" visuals, a 1,000:1 (real) contrast ratio, 2ms response time (we assume this applies when Thru Mode is off), 300 nits of brightness, two HDMI inputs and picture-in-picture functionality. There's even a Tru Light equalizer-like thingy at the bottom of the screen that pulsates in time with the sound of your glorious battle triumphs and Skype message pings. Only question left is, can anyone actually tell the difference between two milliseconds of delay and none at all?

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LG W63 enters gaming monitor arena, claims to be the best originally appeared on Engadget HD on Thu, 03 Sep 2009 18:44:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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03/09/2009 - Philips launches Wireless HDTV Link, gives airborne HDMI a fightin' chance

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Still reeling over the death of FlyWire this summer? So were we, until we saw this beauty pop up in Berlin. Philips Wireless HDTV Link promises to set your TV free from the tyranny of cables with an HDMI transmitter / receiver pair that'll let you place all those A/V components of yours a whopping 20 meters from your set. The base station has two HDMI connections, two component connections and boasts transmission of full 1080i and 1080p / 30 HD video. Coming soon (hopefully) this bad boy is retailing for €599.99 (about $850). [Warning: PDF read link]

Philips launches Wireless HDTV Link, gives airborne HDMI a fightin' chance originally appeared on Engadget HD on Thu, 03 Sep 2009 12:32:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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03/09/2009 - IFA 2009: Philips Launches Wireless HDTV Link

Today at IFA 2009, Philips presented Wireless HDTV Link that allows to connect TV to set top box and AV components without any cable.

Wireless HDTV Link transmits 1080p/30 HD signal up to 20 meters, making it possible e.g. to stream devices like a Blu-ray player to a TV from the other side of the room.


10/08/2009 - Atlona Announces New AT-HD530 Down-Converter


Atlona Technologies
announced their soon to be released HDMI/DVI to Composite and S-Video Down-Converter, the AT-HD530. This device will covert high-definition television video signals to standard-definition video that can be viewed on conventional television receivers or computer monitors.

30/07/2009 - Atlona Releases Swiveled HDMI and DVI Cables

Atlona has released a new range of HDMI and DVI to HDMI cables that feature a swivel connector end which allows them to bend at 90 degrees in either direction.
This connector design enables users to nearly flush mount their HDTVs - avoiding the problems posed when connecting standard HDMI cables to rear-facing HDMI ports.

29/07/2009 - Onkyo Launches Home Theater Packages for Blu-ray and HD Video Systems

Onkyo has introduced two new 7.1-channel home theater systems that it claims deliver leading edge AV processing and surround sound reproduction for HDTV and Blu-ray.
The HT-S7200 and HT-S6200 each feature powerful AV receivers with 1080p-compatible HDMI inputs, 130 watt-per-channel amplification, processing for every major audio format on the market.

23/07/2009 - 3D, ARC and Ethernet capable HDMI 1.4 hardware announced, still a long way off

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The new HDMI 1.4 spec adds a host of new features (and, most likely, a lot of new ways to get scammed on cable purchases) but for those excitedly anticipating Audio Return Channel, HDMI Ethernet Channel and 3D over HDMI should know Silicon Image has announced its first line of chips supporting them. Destined for HDTVs, receivers, Blu-ray players and the like, the new port processor and transmitter have the extremely specific sample delivery date of "second half of 2009" so while we certainly don't expect to see any actual hardware until well into next year, keep an ear to the ground if you're considering an upgrade before then.

3D, ARC and Ethernet capable HDMI 1.4 hardware announced, still a long way off originally appeared on Engadget HD on Wed, 22 Jul 2009 20:37:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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16/07/2009 - Belkin Cancels FlyWire Wireless HDMI Device

After a series of postponements Belkin has finally said it will not be releasing its FlyWire wireless HDMI accessory.
According to the company, the decision not to offer the FlyWire for sale has been taken because of the current state of the economy.

07/07/2009 - MEDION Unveils Mobile HD Netbook

MEDION has unveiled its next generation netbook - with an 11.6" HD display and ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 graphics.
The AKOYA MINI E1312 appears to offer fast performance for its class.

28/05/2009 - New HDMI Cable Adds Internet Data to Video and Audio

A new version of the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) cable has been announced by the industry alliance responsible for licensing the specification.
HDMI Licensing said the upgraded 1.4 version of HDMI will make it easier to connect Internet-connected HD video devices to TVs and other appliances.
The new cable will be able to transfer Internet data as well as video and audio data - something that the existing version isn't able to do.

05/05/2009 - Source announces Warpia wireless USB-to-HDMI adapter

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We've been waiting for an inexpensive wireless USB-to-HDMI solution for what seems like forever now, and it sounds like we'll finally have some options soon: Source R&D has just announced that it's going to be shipping the Warpia Wireless USB Adapter set at the end of May for an estimated $129-$149. Just like the Atlona AT-HDAiR, the Warpia kit is just a rebranded OEM unit from Wisair, so most of the same caveats apply: max resolution is 1400 x 1050, range is about 30 feet, and HDMI and VGA are the only output options. Still, we can't really think of a better way to do some quick'n'dirty Hulu watching, so we'll be on the hunt for one of these soon -- keep an eye out.

P.S.- Yes, we hope image quality is better than this totally bunk press pic on the Warpia site.

Source announces Warpia wireless USB-to-HDMI adapter originally appeared on Engadget HD on Mon, 04 May 2009 17:26:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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17/04/2009 - Belkin Flywire Delayed, Price Rises

The launch of Belkin's FlyWire has once again been delayed - this time until August.
First announced at CES 2008, the initially promising-sounding wireless device streams 1080p HD content from multiple HDMI inputs to HDTV televisions using the 5GHz band.

17/04/2009 - Torrent Offers Magnetic Solution To HDMI Connector Problems

Torrent has released a magnetic connector that aims to overcome the frustrating problem of loose HDMI cable connections.
The start-up says that with the help of a sliding sleeve its MagLoc connector gives a five-fold improvement in the HDMI connection strength.

04/04/2009 - LED-infused HDMI cables add some light to your home theater

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We know what you're thinking: you've decked out your gaming rig with a translucent case and a string of LEDs inside, and gave similar treatment to the wall just behind your display ... so why not add that special glow to your connection, too? Enter these HDMI 1.3 cables from Donya, available in only the finest of patriotic colors -- red, white, and blue. It'll set you back 999 yen (about US $10) plus an unknown amount for shipping, but if you're impatient, we're sure there's a little DIY weekend project to take from this.

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LED-infused HDMI cables add some light to your home theater originally appeared on Engadget HD on Sat, 04 Apr 2009 01:33:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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30/03/2009 - Gefen announces 4x2 and 2x4 Switchers for HDMI v1.3

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Gefen's roll of new switchers continues today with two new ones: the 4x2 Switcher for HDMI v1.3 and the 2x4 Switcher for HDMI v1.3. The former, as the title insinuates, enables users to connect four HDMI v1.3-enabled devices to two HDTVs or projectors, while the latter is aimed at integrators wanting to display the same high-def video and audio on four HDTVs or projectors at the same time. Each one also comes bundled with HDMI cables and is fully CEC pass-through / HDCP compliant. As for pricing, you're looking at $549 for the 4x2 and $699 for the 2x4, and they'll both ship out next month.

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Gefen announces 4x2 and 2x4 Switchers for HDMI v1.3 originally appeared on Engadget HD on Sun, 29 Mar 2009 23:16:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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20/03/2009 - Gefen's 8x4 CAT-5 HDMI Matrix is probably overkill for you

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Be warned -- unless you seriously need eight HDMI sources hooked up to a single matrix switch in order to activate four at a time on an array of panels, you should probably skip right over this one. If we just rung your bell, however, read on. Gefen's latest HDMI distribution box is definitely catering to the high-end / commercial market by being entirely rack-mountable and supporting up to eight HDMI inputs and four outputs. High-def signals can be transmitted over CAT5 cabling, and there's even an RS-232 port for additional control capabilities. As for distances, you can expect 1080i material to travel up to 300 feet without degradation, while 1080p content will flow 150 feet. The only problem? The $4,499 price tag. Full release is after the break.

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Gefen's 8x4 CAT-5 HDMI Matrix is probably overkill for you originally appeared on Engadget HD on Fri, 20 Mar 2009 08:35:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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17/03/2009 - RedMere introduces industry's thinnest "smart" active HDMI cables

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They'll cost just shy of four gazillion dollars per meter, but the world's thinnest "smart" active HDMI cables are still pretty enticing; unfortunately for us, RedMere chose Monster to deliver said cables to retail, but we're crossing our fingers that it partners with other brands that are less soiled by frivolous lawsuits and priced even remotely close to "reasonable." At any rate, the new ultrathin cables feature RedMere's MagnifEye Active chip technology, and while we're not told precisely how slim these new strands will be, we're sure Monster will make quite the fuss whenever they begin to ship. Now, the only question remaining is this: will there be a locking version?

RedMere introduces industry's thinnest "smart" active HDMI cables originally appeared on Engadget HD on Tue, 17 Mar 2009 10:37:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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