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An Apple Disk II Floppy Drive Turned Into Blu-ray/DVD Drive Is Just About The Coolest Thing Ever

Almost any manufacturer can make a Blu-ray player, but not every manufacturer can satisfies some consumers’ burning desire for the nostalgic. To this end, we think Etsy RetroConnector is not just any manufacturer. Heck. I wouldn’t even call this seller a manufacturer and that’s the beauty of it. What this person did is something we count as incredible. He/she repurpose the ultra retrolicious Apple Disk II Floppy Drive, first introduced in 1978, into a fit-for-modern times Blu-ray/DVD drive, so you’d get the nostalgic feel without being hold back by obsolete technology. Continue reading An Apple Disk II Floppy Drive Turned Into Blu-ray/DVD Drive Is Just About The Coolest Thing Ever

Harman Kardon BDS 580 and BDS 280 Blu-ray System

not content with just a Blu-ray player? then we think this pair of Blu-ray networks entertainment systems from Harman Kardon, namely the BDS 580 5.1 Blu-ray System and BDS 280 2.1 Blu-ray System, might be just right up your couch-potato alley. when a product is being touted as a ‘system’, you know it is going beyond the basics and so are these ‘systems’ here. apart from playing back standard medias like 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and CDs, each player is also equipped with MHL, so your smart devices such as your smartphone or tablet can join in the fun. the MHL naturally also support the Roku Streaming Stick, opening you to a myriad sources of entertainment channel. Continue reading Harman Kardon BDS 580 and BDS 280 Blu-ray System

Oppo BDP-103D Blu-ray Player Darbee Edition

thirteen is the number of articles here tagged with Blu-ray Player, which kind of explains the rarity of this medium in today’s context. Blu-ray player is hardly the first choice device for home entertainment needs, now that streaming has taken the crown as the preferred medium, but the Oppo BDP-103D Blu-ray Player begs to differ and you will want this in your living if you are dead serious about having a beefy A/V system. it is loaded with features that both audiophiles and videophiles could only dream of, including 4K upscaling, 2D to 3D conversion, DVD audio and Super Audio CD playback (yes, those still exists), in addition to access to popular entertainment network such as Netflix, VUDU, CinemaNow, Pandora and Rhapsody, just to name a few. Continue reading Oppo BDP-103D Blu-ray Player Darbee Edition

Xbox One

Sony may have planted their flag by announcing the Playstation 4, but Microsoft is officially ahead of the race by actually showing us their next-gen gaming console, the Xbox One. no. it is not Xbox 720 as speculated. the new gaming console now emerge as a more mature home entertainment system by offering a Blu-ray drive, Skype integration, integrated web browser (by the way of Internet Explorer, what else?), and lets you jump between TV, movies, music and gaming effortlessly. in another words, it is time to invest in a good comfy couch cos’ this machine wants to spend the rest of your waking hours glued to it. appearance-wise, the new console now looks more like a Blu-ray player or a set-top box, departing from its previous curvy form. Continue reading Xbox One

Sony BDP-S5100 Smart Blu-ray Disc Player

Sony BDP-S5100 Smart Blu-ray Disc Player
the latest to join the fray of all-things-smart is Sony range of Smart Blu-ray Disc Player and among the four that we counted, the BDP-S5100 perches right on the top of the food chain. the Sony’s offering stands out aesthetically with its rather unconventional, lopsided ‘diamond’ (or pyramid, if you will) form, as well as it’s connectivity. the latter is pretty obvious, if not why else would it be called ‘smart’? key features include full HD 3D playback, upscale DVDs and TV shows to 3D (also upscale regular DVD to near HD quality), built-in WiFi for hooking up with your home wireless network Continue reading Sony BDP-S5100 Smart Blu-ray Disc Player

Sharp AQUOS Blu-ray Recorders

Sharp AQUOS BD-W1200 (front) and BD-S520 (back) BD Recorders
Sharp AQUOS Blu-ray Recorders | US$tba | www.sharp.com

we are not sure why Sharp named these recorders as ‘Blu-ray’ recorders. honestly, to us, these are basically digital video recorders or DVRs that are capable of transferring its content to BD but anyway, here they are, a trio of sleek-looking Blu-ray recorders branded under Sharp’s successful sub-brand, AQUOS. all three models feature build hard drive for your media content, Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD full decoding capability, built-in Blu-ray Player, DLNA-capable, built-in TV tuner, HDMI out, Ethernet port and the support for Sharp Mobile Phone remote. Continue reading Sharp AQUOS Blu-ray Recorders

Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray 3D Player

Sony BDP-S790 BluRay 3D Player
Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray 3D Player | US$249.00 | www.sony.com

tell us that 1080p resolution doesn’t leave your eyes watering. no? then you should really snag yourself the Sony BDV-S790 Blu-ray 3D Player that is said to guarantee a picture quality that’s four times higher than your usual Full HD movies, thanks to its built-in 4K upscaling. other features include fast dual-core processor, dual HDMI outputs, integrated IP content noise reduction, 2D-3D conversion, built-in WiFi and DLNA lets users access their photos, music and movies stored in other DLNA-enabled devices such as their tablets and smartphones. Continue reading Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray 3D Player

Ikea Uppleva

Ikea Uppleva
Ikea Uppleva | from 6,500 SEK | www.ikea.com

having a home entertainment system is usually a complex and messy affair, and the culprit? the chunk of cabling. up till now, if we want to hide those awful looking cables, we will need some good cable management system and probably some extend of customization to your furniture. however, things are set to change come this fall when Ikea Uppleva integrated home entertainment system furniture makes it official launch. yes, this famous Swedish furniture maker is expanding to beyond offering flat pack furniture with this soon-to-launch Uppleva series. Continue reading Ikea Uppleva

Samsung HT-E6730W Blu-ray 3D Home Theater System

Samsung HT-E6730W BluRay 3D Home Theater System
Samsung HT-E6730W Blu-ray 3D Home Theater System | US$999.99 | www.samsung.com

going to the theater to catch a movie is kind of passe these days. sure, it has the big screen, superb sound system and all that jazz but how can you beat the coziness of your own humble abode? so, if you have space in your living to spare, a system like the Samsung HT-E6730W Blu-ray 3D Home Theater System should be able to replicate what your local cinema has to offer. with 1,330 watts of sound coming from its 7.1 setup, you are definitely not going to be a popular figure to your neighbors. the HT-E6730W comprises of a pair of ‘Tallboy Swivel’ tower speakers, two ES3-1 wireless surround speakers, a EC2-1 center speaker, a EW4 dual-unit subwoofer with passive radiator, a vacuum tube pre-amplifier, plus a 3D Blu-ray player. Continue reading Samsung HT-E6730W Blu-ray 3D Home Theater System

Yamaha BRX-610 Blu-ray Receiver

Yamaha BRX-610 BluRay Receiver
Yamaha BRX-610 Blu-ray Receiver | US$549.95 | www.yamaha.com

while we love the concept of home entertainment system, we loathe the clutter associated with the myriad of components typical of a home entertainment system setup. in a bid to reduce that clutter below your TV, we embrace the idea of sound bars and now, we can add the Yamaha BRX-610 Blu-ray Receiver to the list. as the name implies, it is both a BluRay player and a network receiver. features include a 5.1 channel offering a total of 500W, including 100W of low frequency thumping sound, front digital USB connectivity for your iDevice, DLNA-certified, 1080p output, HDMI out with Audio Return Channel, HD audio capable (including Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio), and support for BluRay 3D playback. Continue reading Yamaha BRX-610 Blu-ray Receiver