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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

Cambridge Audio Minx Xi Digital Music Player

if you are like us who have our digital music files spread all over our gadgets, namely smartphone, iPod, external hard drives, computers and even network drives, then the Cambridge Audio Minx Xi Digital Music Player is the one device that will you enjoy all the tunes from one centralized system. surely such system isn’t new, but what Cambridge Audio is proposing with this digital music player is versatility in terms of connectivity. first and foremost, it is built in with Bluetooth receiver that supports aptX for high quality wireless audio streaming, along with WiFi and Ethernet connectivity. the Minx Xi connects to your home network to wirelessly (or wired, if you chose the Ethernet route) stream your digital music collection stored in your home computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet, and as far as formats are concerned, this little guy is pretty well accomplished, playing host to a wide variety of high quality audio formats including MP3, AAC, FLAC, Apple Lossless and supports file sizes up to lossless 24-bit/96kHz. Continue reading Cambridge Audio Minx Xi Digital Music Player

Sony Personal Content Station LLS-201

with 1TB of built-in storage, the Sony Personal Content Station LLS-201 is a WiFi designed for digital media munchers who prefer to have their cloud nearer to home than hundred of miles away in some stranger’s place. basically, it works in the same way as most media hubs or network media players. it offers you a space – all 1TB of it – to consolidate your growing megabytes of photos, audios and videos, across multiple devices and sharing them with absolute ease. you can choose to transfer the data to the device via WiFi connection from your smartphones or tablets, USB connection, or memory cards. Continue reading Sony Personal Content Station LLS-201

Seagate Central Shared Storage

Seagate Central Shared Storage
the problem with today’s backup solutions is they just back them up. so if you are looking for a device that does more than just backing things up or one that does back up across both Mac OS X and Windows platforms or backing up multiple devices, then look no further than the Seagate Central Shared Storage. the Seagate Central is essentially a shared storage that offers automatic and continuous backup (wirelessly, of course) for all the computers you have in your home and it can even backup your photos and videos directly from your Facebook. Continue reading Seagate Central Shared Storage

Corsair Voyager Air Mobile Wireless Drive

media servers, NAS, personal cloud or whatever you call them – they are essentially external hard drives designed to contain our burgeoning digital contents. regardless of their marketed purpose, we thus begin to amass whole bunch them for different purposes such as file sharing, digital content streaming and even one for our space-hungry tablets and smartphones. what if we could one drive that does it all? in comes the Corsair Voyager Air, a mobile wireless drive that aims conquer them all. in fact, it is not just a mobile wireless drive, it is also a home network drive, a USB drive and a wireless hub – all at the same time. Continue reading Corsair Voyager Air Mobile Wireless Drive

Xtreamer Prodigy Silver

Xtreamer Prodigy Silver
Xtreamer Prodigy Silver | €159.00 | www.xtreamer.net

until the day that we managed to complete the ‘A Dummy Guide to Turning Discs to Digital Content’, we are content with just spinning them on our Playstation 3 and a standard DVD player. however, if we ever succeed in doing so, then the Xtreamer Prodigy Silver is likely the wireless media player we have on our to-buy list. it is a full HD media player that’s 3D capable and features USB 3.0 connectivity, HTML 5 API, Adobe Flash support, and of course, it has a web browser to satisfy the Internet addicts. other highlights include a lone Gigabit LAN Continue reading Xtreamer Prodigy Silver

Sony “nasne” PS3 PVR

Sony nasne PS3 PVR
Sony “nasne” PS3 PVR | ¥16,980.00 | www.scei.co.jp

looking to get more out of your Playstation 3 and other Sony devices? the Sony “nasne” PS3 PVR (model: CECH-ZNR1J) should do the trick. with the help of a Playstation3 app “torne”, the “nasne” bridges the gap between your digital satellite television programs, including digital terrestrial TV shows and your other Sony devices such as tablets, Playstation Vita, PSP and walkman by allowing the recorded programs to be exported to them via your PS3. announced earlier this year but never hit the market for some undisclosed reason or reasons Continue reading Sony “nasne” PS3 PVR

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

NAD C 446 Digital Media Tuner

NAD C 446 Digital Media Tuner
(image: NAD Electronics) NAD C 446 Digital Media Tuner | $799.99 | nadelectronics.com

many audio equipment makers are chasing the AirPlay hype but if you are not into AirPlay, the good news is, there are still options abound for you when it comes to purchasing a network media player. in this case, the NAD C 446 Digital Media Tuner might be a worthy candidate for your consideration. aesthetically, it is styled in a very NAD fashion and like most good network media player in the market, it dutifully act as a gateway to your digital music collections huddling somewhere in your USB flash drives, network drives or computers, and plus it also offers easy access to Internet radio portals and support for cloud music services such as Last.fm but that’s not all. Continue reading NAD C 446 Digital Media Tuner

Sony BDP-S185 Blu-ray player & SMP-N200 media player

Sony BDP-S185 BluRay player and SMP-N200 network media player 900x450
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