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Top Gear USA coming after all

Posted in Automotive by Shane McGlaun on August 9th, 2010

I really like cars and have been a big fan of Top Gear for years. The only thing that bothers me about the UK version of Top Gear is that they often hate on American cars and are known to get the facts of some cars completely wrong.

Long ago, there was rumored to be a version of Top Gear in the works for the US market with Adam Corolla. That program was cancelled before it even aired.

Lenovo intros “fit anywhere” Q700 home entertainment PC

Posted in Lenovo by Conner Flynn on August 12th, 2009

Lenovo intros "fit anywhere" Q700 home entertainment PCThose looking for a happy medium between a nettop and a full-fledged HTPC will want to check out Lenovo’s sexy new Q700 system. The company describes it as the “perfect fit” for anywhere in your home. Just so long as you don’t do any serious computing that is.

The Q700 is only available with a Pentium Dual-Core E5200 processor at the moment, with 4GB of RAM, a max 640GB hard drive, built-in DVD burner, and integrated Intel X4500 graphics. You’ll also get an HDMI out, TV tuner, and some media-friendly features for the $499 starting price.

Okoro debuts “low profile” home theater PC

Posted in Media Center by Nino Marchetti on October 6th, 2008

Okoro OMS-SX100

Specialty consumer electronics company Okoro Media Systems has unveiled a new Windows Vista media device designed for the home entertainment room. It is called the OMS-SX100 and you’ll find it pricing around $1,700.

The OMS-SX100 is described as an “Ultra Low Profile” digital entertainment system powered by the AMD Athlon X2 platform. It supports Blu-ray, when working with a Blu-ray drive, to make it Blu-ray profile 2.0 compliant and also capable of decoding 5.1 Dolby Digital and DTS along with 7.1 Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio formats.

Antec computing kits target home entertainment crowd

Posted in Computer Components by Nino Marchetti on August 9th, 2008

Antec Multimedia Station

Antec has unveiled a new computing kit for those wishing to upgrade their existing PCs into being more multimedia focused. It is called the Antec Multimedia Station and there will be four models available, ranging in price from around $30 to $120.

Antec said these four new bundles, which include  IR receiver, remote and media management software, offer “1080p resolution, can play nearly all media formats and is compatible with Windows Media Center Edition, Windows Vista and XP.” More details on the four offerings can be found after the jump via Antec.

Iomega device bridges USB, home entertainment gap

Posted in Media Players by Nino Marchetti on August 9th, 2008

Iomega ScreenPlay TV Link

Iomega recently popped out a new multimedia device which lets you play media files through attached USB storage media. It is called the Iomega ScreenPlay TV Link and you’ll find it pricing around $100.

The Iomega ScreenPlay TV Link, unlike most other Iomega products, lacks any internal storage of its own. It rather acts as a device bridge between your home entertainment equipment and USB storage media containing compatible digital music, photos and videos. It offers a USB port for attaching compatible storage devices as well as A/V connection options like HDMI and composite.

Buffalo unveils new HD network media player

Posted in Media Players by Nino Marchetti on April 2nd, 2008

lt-h90lan.jpgBuffalo Technology has unveiled a new media streaming device for home networks which lets you playback video in HD. It is called the LinkTheater HD Digital Media Player (LT-H90LAN) and it will cost you around $200.

The LinkTheater HD Digital Media Player (LT-H90LAN) from Buffalo is designed to stream content from a Mac or Windows computer, NAS unit, USB hard drive or DLNA media server to playback on your living room TV or stereo system. It supports a variety of media formats, including Windows Media DRM10 for playback of copy-protected material, and can output at 1080i maximum.