Tag Archives: Home Entertainment System

Dish’s $100 AirTV Player Lets You Watch Local Over-The-Air Channels Too

Set-top box, Apple TV, media player, game console and in some instance, even the good’ol Bluray player, or god forbids, a DVD player, are gadgets one would find stash on the shelves of the TV console of a typical home entertainment buff. Obviously, the result is not impressive, but clutter and this is an area where AirTV can help. It may not replicate every devices, but it could keep you entertained the same, if not more with very much less clutter. Best of all, with an optional antenna adapter, it can even let you watch local, over-the-air channels right from the same interface. Continue reading Dish’s $100 AirTV Player Lets You Watch Local Over-The-Air Channels Too

Kien Sound System Wants to Take the Place of Your HiFi, Home Cinema, Soundbar and Even Portable Speakers

As much as we hate to admit, most of us are drown in gadgets. Speakers alone would have account for something. Consider this: you probably have a home entertainment system (a soundbar or multi-channel setup), a desktop speaker system, and a portable speaker for times when you needed portability. That’s a lot of speakers to deal with and not to mention the hard-earned money you have to drop for each setup. An Amsterdam-based company believes they have a brilliant solution, a speaker system that will address all your home entertainment and music needs, and it is called Kien. While its product name doesn’t say a lot about it, Kien is actually a modular, multi-room sound system that promise high-fidelity sound wherever you go. Continue reading Kien Sound System Wants to Take the Place of Your HiFi, Home Cinema, Soundbar and Even Portable Speakers

Playstation TV Heading To U.S. This Fall, Priced At $99

previously only available to lucky folks in the Land of the Rising Sun, Sony Computer Entertainment’s Playstation TV is finally heading to the U.S. for $99. scheduled to hit the stores this Fall, which means it is sure to make it to many people’s holiday gifting list. the whole idea behind Playstation TV is to allow you to savor a variety of Playstation content on the TV. Playstation TV lets you download select Playstation Vita games PSP games, as well as Playstation games from PS One classic, stream select PS3 games to the device via PS Now launching later this year. if you already have a Playstation 4, the device allows you to remote play on a second TV in your home. some PS Vita games will also be playable on Playstation TV using PS Vita cards. Continue reading Playstation TV Heading To U.S. This Fall, Priced At $99

Tango PC Goes On Second Round Of Funding, Promised Free PC For Early Backers

if the Upworthy post title didn’t grab your attention, we seriously don’t know what will. anyway, that’s what Tango PC promised if they hit a certain milestone on their second round of crowdfunding endeavor, following the first which rolled in $300k for the tooling and first production order. now that the stage is set, Tango wants to expand into retail channel globally and hence, the second funding campaign. if you haven’t heard, Tango PC is a revolutionary pocket size PC that weighs in at a mere 200g (7 ounces) and is no bigger than a large smartphone. aesthetically, it kind of resemble a portable hard drive (and the docking station, a console) and though it is compact, it does require a docking station to work with your monitor or TV display. Continue reading Tango PC Goes On Second Round Of Funding, Promised Free PC For Early Backers

Amazon Fire TV

we are all familiar with smartphones. now imagine a smartphone squeezed into a flat, black box with no display and no buttons, now that’s essentially what the Amazon Fire TV is. set top is not the newest thing on planet earth, but the Amazon Fire TV wants to expand your couch potato universe further by letting you play popular games on it with an optional proper game controller with a la-Xbox controller design, but with familiar Android controls as well as media buttons along the edge. and we heard big names in the gaming industry are in it too, such as Minecraft. anyway, as for being a streaming media player, it streams 1080p and offers access to big entertainment channels like Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Showtime, Hulu Plus and more. Continue reading Amazon Fire TV

CuBox-i Miniature Computer

for those who are toying with the idea of getting Apple TV or Chromecast or any Android-based TV set top box to extend your couch potato career, you might want give this minuscule computer, the CuBox-i, a thought. measuring a mere 2-inch by 2-inch by 2-inch, (it literally fits into the palm of your hand) the CuBox-i is as capable as most regular-sized computer and despite its tiny stature, it is not lacking in features and connectivity options; they includes HDMI output, a pair of USB ports, Ethernet, infrared, microUSB for external peripherals, and a microSD card slot for microSD with your favorite OS. Continue reading CuBox-i Miniature Computer

ZTE FunBox Home Entertainment Console

when Ouya was announced, it practically kickstarts a console game revolution that probably startled giants like Sony and Microsoft a little and also sees gaming peripheral makers Mad Catz and the likes jumping on the bandwagon. the latest company to join in the fun is Chinese handset maker ZTE with its very own and first gaming console, the FunBox (didn’t we say join in the ‘Fun’?). developed with China’s leading video game developer The9, this uber affordable device is powered by NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, clocking in at 1.8GHz and has 2GB of RAM to back up the clockwork. the colorful console also packs 8GB of flash storage, 72-core GeForce graphics processor, Bluetooth technology and built-in dual-band and dual-antenna WiFi. Continue reading ZTE FunBox Home Entertainment Console

Xi3 PISTON Console

dedicated game consoles have been enjoying a pretty comfortable spot in the living room without much competition except among themselves, but that is set to change when Xi3 PISTON Console hits the market later this year. measuring just 4 inches per side, the PISTON Console is a do-it-all computer that wants a space in both your living and your room. its powerful quad-core 3.2GHz AMD Trinity processor, coupled with Radeon 7000 Series GPU and 8GB DDR3 gaming RAM, ensures that it is an all round performer in the area of gaming, computing, home entertainment, and even home automation. it has native support for three-monitor setup for a mind-blowing, immersive gaming experience and for videophiles, you’d be glad to know that it is totally capable of supporting up to 4K resolution (4,096 x 2,160 pixels). Continue reading Xi3 PISTON Console

How To Build A Home Theater Without Breaking The Bank

For some people, making their home theaters into carbon copies of the local multiplex becomes their mission in life. Some even spend tens of millions of dollars in order to achieve the ultimate home theater experience. It is true that these homages to the classical movie experience are jaw-dropping and pristine, but most of us can survive with less. There are many things to consider when constructing a home theater system. Continue reading How To Build A Home Theater Without Breaking The Bank

Fan TV Set-Top Box by Fanhattan

looking for ways and means to de-clutter your home entertainment system without sacrificing any of your entertainment needs? great, then Fanhattan might have something you may want to consider: the Fan TV Set-Top Box. unveiled recently at the D11, this sleek, palm-size set-top is designed in collaboration with famed designer Yves Behar and it has only one goal: to simplify your TV watching experience. that said, the Fan TV is everything: it is a live TV, a DVR, a streaming device, and it is also a device that lets you access on-demand contents. in another word, it is a box that promised to do it all. but the greatest draw (or draws) would be its minimalist, sleek-styling that makes any set-top box like a caveman’s item and its ‘into the future’ buttonless, touch-based remote. with the remote, everything is about taps and swipes, which makes it a whole lot less intimidating than a traditional do-it-all universal remote. Continue reading Fan TV Set-Top Box by Fanhattan