(photos: B&O) Bang & Olufsen 7-40 with built-in 3D Blu-ray | US$11,800.00 | www.bang-olufsen.com
it took awhile for Bang & Olufsen to understand that size isn’t everything but its better late then never. after the launch of its big size LCD with integrated 3D Blu-ray player back in August, it has follow up with a more logically sized 40-inch display, the BeoVision 7-40 with built-in 3D Blu-ray player. notable features of this latest member of the BeoVision 7 family includes LCD screen with two-sided edge type LED backlight with local dimming, digital surround sound module, blazing 200Hz refresh rate, tilt-and-turn motorized stand, a host of input/output for both audio and video, and of course, a full HD 1080p 3D display. like the BeoVision 7-55, the new 7-40 utilizes active shutter glasses technology for its 3D display. Continue reading B&O BeoVision 7-40 with built-in 3D Blu-ray player
Sony BDP-S185 Blu-ray player (US$tba) / SMP-N200 Network Media Player (US$tba) | www.sony.com
these days we demand two things in home entertainment: high-definition images that make our eyes tear with joy and the ability to tap into our home network for our ripped movies (a-hem) or home-made videos. so naturally, our eyes are constantly on the hunt for such gadgets, namely BluRay player and network media player. speaking of which, Sony has unveiled two shiny new gadgets at the ongoing IFA that will fulfill these wants. the duo are the Sony BDP-S185 Blu-ray player that promised to be “an affordable way to enjoy the latest home entertainment” and the SMP-N300 3D network media player. Continue reading Sony BDP-S185 Blu-ray player & SMP-N200 media player
Panasonic DMP-BDT310 Blu-ray Player | US$204.99 | www2.panasonic.com
with the influx of media centers or players, we hardly think about DVD player, let alone Blu-ray player, anymore. regardless whether media player or traditional disc-medium is taking the chunk of the market share, there’s one thing that we can be sure of: no matter which form of media player we have, it got to have WiFi built-in and that’s exactly what the new Panasonic DMP-BDT310 Blu-ray Player is equipped with. apart from that, it sports a twin HDMI output for video/audio that enables you to enjoy 3D content alongside non 3-D audio system, plus it will turn any HDTV into a SKYPE™-enabled TV. what’s more, it can even record Skype video mail while you are away. this my friend, is going to change how we see disc-based player forever. however, i think manufacturer should really think about changing the shape of the player. perhaps in a cube form or something. technology changes, so should aesthetic. don’t you think so? the Panasonic DMP-BDT310 Bluray Player is priced at $204.99. Continue reading Panasonic DMP-BDT310 Blu-ray Player with built-in WiFi
Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 7 with integrated 3D Blu-ray player | €tba | www.bang-olufsen.com
up till now, those looking for 3D capability TV and BluRay player has to content with the regular brand names but if you are looking for something more in terms of luxury, than perhaps the Bang & Olufsen (B&O) BeoVision 7-55 with BluRay player is your answer. though the BeoVision 7 isn’t the newest model, this new iteration offers much more than just a 55-inch no brainer but it is now fully 3D capable, thanks to its integrated Blu-ray player with 3D functionality. Continue reading Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 7 with integrated 3D Blu-ray player
(image credit: Samsung) Samsung Blu-ray Player | US$tbc | www.samsung.com
Samsung has a well-known obsession for making their electronic devices slim, slimmer and even more slimmer with each releases. well, they have done it again and this time its all new Blu-ray player just went on a super diet, measuring just 23mm thick.
clad in metallic case, the player will feature the now-common integration with YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. it will also play 3D content and convert 2D content to 3D. no words on the pricing yet, until its official unveiling next month at the CES 2011. it’s slim, i am excited. it’s a blu-ray player, which i am not thrill, cos’ my PS3 already does the job.
(photo source: zotac.com) ZOTAC ZBOX HD-ID33 | from US$399 | www.zotac.com
the ZOTAC HD-ID33 is a barebone mini-PC roughly the size of a large paperback. all you need to get this mini-PC going is your own RAM, hard drive and an operating system. Continue reading book-size media-PC ZOTAC ZBOX Blu-ray HD-ID33