This holiday season, if you’re looking for a new TV, why not go smart? A new crop of Smart TVs is vying for position as home media hub, with the TV itself connecting to the Internet and aggregating all your favorite media services and more without the need for an outboard media device, like Roku, more »
Hisense H6 Smart TVs just launched have the latest Google services for TV powered by Android 4.2.2. and are available in 40-inch, 50-inch, and 55-inch models all powered by Marvell’s ARMADA 1500 Plus (88DE3108) HD Media processor and remote with voice control capabilities.
It’s pretty clear that in the race to win customers during the holiday season, there is no shortage of deals. In addition to all the ‘Cyber Monday Sales Extended’ e-mails that flooded inboxes this week and Black Friday morphing into Black Friday ‘Weekend’, now it’s time to think about the deals and steals we will all be enjoying on Green Monday, the second Monday in December (December 9) and a historically good day for online sales.
Kaleidescape made big waves earlier this year when it introduced its $3,995 Cinema One system, which boasts all of the DVD ripping and movie server capabilities of its much more expensive predecessors in a much more affordable package, along with a new Kaleidescape store that gives customers access to fully Blu-ray sized, Blu-ray quality digital more »
Back in September, we brought you the news that Mozaex servers were being positioned as the main media backbone in IMAX Private Theatre installations. This week, word comes from Electronic House that those won’t be the only servers gracing the spectacular $2 million home cinemas. IMAX has acquired a stake in PRIMA Cinema, and the new more »
Kaleidescape has announced that it just signed a multi-year agreement with Lionsgate that will result in the addition of roughly 2,000 new titles to the Kaleidescape Store catalog. The new agreement adds titles such as The Hunger Games, Twilight, and Apocalypse Now to the growing list of movies and TV series available to download in bit-for-bit Blu-ray quality on more »
Walmart’s Vudu and Best Buy’s CinemaNow have been doing the home-based disc-to-digital thing for a while now, allowing users to insert their disc into a computer and pay a few bucks for an HD quality UltraViolet copy. But nobody is doing disc-to-digital quite like Kaleidescape, the king of digital media servers. The company has added new more »
If you’re sick of waiting for your favorite movie to come out on video, then Prima Cinema is for you, assuming that you have a heck of a lot of money. For a mere $35,000, you can join the Hollywood elite watching the latest Hollywood films in the comfort of your home theater, assuming you more »
IMAX’s Private Theatre concept has been pretty nuts thus far. In a completely awesome way. For $2 million, you get your own IMAX-quality custom home cinema, complete with 24/7/365 custom support from IMAX and exacting technical design. Details to this point have been a little broad when it comes to the hardware involved, but now more »
As Ultra HD media formats finally start to trickle into the market — beginning with Sony’s FMP-X1 4K Media Player and soon to be followed by the PS4 – the inevitable discussion about copy protection monster has finally begun. AACS, the base copy protection on Blu-ray, was cracked only a year or so into the format’s lifespan, and more »
Our pal John Sciacca has the scoop on Kaleidescape’s new, more affordable Blu-ray based system, the Cinema One, which doesn’t replace the company’s $15,000 Premiere Line of rack-based movie server systems, but rather replicates the experience in less expensive, more compact chassis that doesn’t require custom installation. The Cinema One can be easily summed up as more »
When it comes to alternative connection standards, Apple hasn’t had the best of luck for the past decade and a half or so. Firewire rather flopped in the face of DVI and then HDMI. DisplayPort may see a resurrection in the 4K era, but it hasn’t done incredibly well to date. And Thunderbolt, the joint more »