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Loewe’s 3D television with 500GB of memory

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on May 4th, 2011

German manufacturer Loewe is getting into the 3D television market, with its first 3D screen. It features great industrial design and is handcrafted and sculpted. The Full-HD LCD 3D television screen has LED backlighting and a 400Hz picture quality.

This set also offers a 500GB DR+ hard drive, so you can record and replay all of your 3D content easily. The screens are also available in just about any color finish you like.

Retro television iPad dock

Posted in iPad accessories by Conner Flynn on August 29th, 2010

While this dock puts your iPad into a case that is far too oversized, we still dig the design. This retro iPad dock was created by Jonas Damon of Frog design. We like it.

But if you are going to create an iPad dock in such a huge form factor, you better at least add some old fashioned channel dials that can control the iPad. Might as well add some rabbit ears too while they’re at it.

Personal Television and Theater Amplifier

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on May 31st, 2010

Getting older sucks. Or so I’ve heard. You don’t have the energy you used to, you can’t stay up as late and sooner or later your hearing is bound to go too. So there’s no shame in amplifying the volume when you need to. Problem is, it makes things loud for those around you.

The Personal Television and Theater Amplifier from Hammacher can help. It amplifies sound from a television, radio, or theater by up to 50 decibels. The device also has a directional microphone that amplifies high and low frequency sounds to produce rich, easy-to-hear tones.

First Android-based Television: Beware the People of Lava

Posted in HDTV by Conner Flynn on April 5th, 2010

The People of Lava are coming. They are probably crawling out of volcanoes right now and setting the world on fire. Wait, it’s not 2012 yet. Who the hell are the people of lava? The Swedes of course. Who else would offer a set like the one above, called Scandanavia. And the company name gets your attention right?

Scandinavia is their first Android 1.5 42-inch full-HD backlit LED set. It goes into beta testing this summer and on sale in September, followed by 47-inch and 55-inch sets soon after. It will come with apps like Facebook, YouTube, Google Maps, and Twitter, along with a web browser and email client, while other apps will be available from the People of Lava App Store.

PrestigeHD Supreme Rose: World’s most expensive television for $2.25 million

Posted in Television by Conner Flynn on March 12th, 2010

Looking for something decadent to put in your summer cottage in Monaco? No plain old TV will do, I know. You need something to match your blinged out iPod. Well, here’s a good TV to blow your money on. Stuart Hughes has announced the world’s most expensive Televisions. They are powered by Metz and manufactured by PrestigeHD.

The pricier of the two is the PrestigeHD Supreme Rose Edition. For £1.5 million ($2,250,000), the 55” screen is encased with 28 kilograms of solid 18ct rose gold. The frame has 72 brilliant round cut 1ct IF flawless diamonds along with Sunstone and Amethyst. Alligator skin is even hand sewn on the inner screen layer.

Nanotv turns your ipod nano 3g into a television

Posted in iPod Accessories by Conner Flynn on September 6th, 2009

iPod Nano TV/VHS comboWayyyy back in November of 2008, we told you about the iPod Nano TV/VHS combo, which allows you to turn your old ipod nano 3g into a tiny portable television. To refresh your memory, this mini TV-set magnifies your iPod’s screen up to 2.8 inches diagonally. Your iPod connects in the back as shown.

Well, apparently this one is finally available. You can get the NanoTV 3G for about $29.50. We still think it would have been cool to slip your iPod into the VHS slot, but that’s just us.

RIM planning to launch full-length TV service

Posted in BlackBerry by Conner Flynn on March 26th, 2009

RIM planning to launch full-length TV serviceRIM is keeping quiet for the moment, but the timing makes us believe this rumor. BlackBerry App World is launching on April 1st so it would be perfect timing for RIM to introduce a television service for BlackBerry devices. Makes sense right?

According to NewTeeVee, “multiple sources” tell them that RIM is planning to announce a “full-episode television service” for BlackBerry users. Supposedly, it will download content via WiFi, so carriers shouldn’t be an issue and using Wi-Fi will avoid clogging 3G networks.


Video of Philips’ Ultra-Widescreen Cinema 21:9 TV

Posted in Television by Conner Flynn on February 1st, 2009

We first told you about Philips’ Ultra-Widescreen Cinema 21:9 TV last month. Well, they got all official with a site launch and a nifty new video. It does away with the usual 16:9 format for a 21:9 one instead, letting you watch movies the way they were meant to be seen.

The TV is 56 inches diagonal and features Ambilight technology around the borders for a more immersive experience. It’s a bit strange at first, but movies will look really awesome on it.

54 memorable sci-fi robots

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on May 20th, 2008

Robots of Battlestar Galactica
Sometimes the coolest gadgets in Sci-Fi are not gadgets at all. But robots. Here’s a look at some of the most memorable robots from sci-fi in no particular order. It’s not a complete list. Think of it more as a walk down memory lane. Because geeks love Sci-Fi and Sci-Fi has a long history of loving robots.

NapTV: The lazy way to watch TV

Posted in Television by Conner Flynn on April 13th, 2008

NapTV: The lazy way to watch TV
This device has slacker written all over it. I used to think that laying around watching TV was as lazy as it could get. I was wrong. This may be taking laziness and TV to a whole other level. Too lazy to even hold your head up on your shoulders and watch TV? This gadget has you covered if you can step away from your bong long enough to read this.

With NapTV you don’t even have to sit upright just to look in the TV’s direction. You can lay under the damn thing. All that’s required of your sorry ass is to keep your eyes open. It was designed by Sung-kyu Nam, and it even serves as a chair if your apartment is completely devoid of furniture. When you tire of sitting on your butt, just slide under this thing again and tune out the world.

Sony Europe does up new BRAVIA LCD TVs

Posted in LCD by Nino Marchetti on April 1st, 2008

bravia-w4000.jpgSony Europe is treating its consumer base to a new BRAVIA television series which does full 1080p HD and offers an AVC-HD tuner. This series is called the BRAVIA W4000-Series.

The BRAVIA W4000-Series LCDs will reportedly range in size from 32- to 52-inches in screen diameter. You’ll get some reportedly really great images on your television with its BRAVIA ENGINE 2, 10-bit signal processing and 10-bit LCD panel. This will all bring you what Sony says is some 64 times more color.


Motorola showcases new mobile TV/GPS/kitchen sink device

Posted in Portable Meda Players by Nino Marchetti on March 27th, 2008

Motorola DH02Motorola unveiled this week a new mobile television which also offers navigation and other features. It is called the Mobile TV DH02 and there was no specific pricing or availability information announced as of yet.

The Motorola Mobile TV DH02 is designed to be what Motorola calls “an all-in-one personal entertainment and navigation device.” To that end it sports a touchscreen interface “with intuitive click, drag and scroll icon-based menus.” It is capable of being a live DVB-H television with PVR abilities or a GPS device with map views, points of interest and voice-activated directions.

NEC goes 52-inches on professional grade LCD panel

Posted in HDTV by Nino Marchetti on February 27th, 2008

NEC MultiSync LCD5220Nothing quite says my boardroom is state of the art like a snazzy flat panel display mounted on the wall. NEC is one of the latest to showcase a display for this capacity, announcing today the NEC MultiSync LCD5220. It is priced at around $8,150.

The NEC MultiSync LCD5220 is a 52-inch display NEC says is the first of its type “based on a professional-grade panel.” It’s got a very thin bezel and can be used standalone or as part of multiple-display, video-wall implementations. It supports 1080p and comes with a color calibration kit for self-described “color uniformity and fidelity.”

Wal-Mart offering $10 DTV converter box (with coupon)

Posted in Television by Nino Marchetti on February 11th, 2008

wal-mart-dtv.jpgWal-Mart has brought its huge retail muscle into the DTV conversion game set to happen in Feb. 2009 by unveiling at its 3,400 stores a converter. The price you ask? After the $40 digital converter box coupon you can get from the government, the cost is a mere $9.87.

That is right – just under $10 (converter box prices at $49.87 without). That is a slap in the price face of Best Buy, which is selling its boxes for around $20 with the coupon. Wal-Mart is pimping a box done up by Magnavox for its offering, whereas Best Buy is going with its private label brand.

CEA finds high awareness of DTV transition

Posted in Television by Nino Marchetti on February 8th, 2008

dtv-awareness.jpgEven as Best Buy rolls out its own converter box for the upcoming national transition to DTV, awareness among consumers about this change over seems to be on the rise. This is according to findings from a new CEA study.

The Consumer Electronics Association found awareness of the DTV transition has grown some 80 percent since 2006. The joint effort between the federal government and the private sector to educate on this change seems to be working, with consumers learning about the transition from television (72%), family and friends (39%) and the Internet (26%).

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