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Denon Lowers Price, Sticks with 1.1 For DVD-1800BD Blu-ray Player

Instead of blowing out all the stops with a big mama pajama queen of all Blu-ray players, Denon appears to be playing the Pioneer card by launching the $750 DVD-1800BD player. It's lower in price than its $1,200-and-up predecessors, and only meets the mandatory 1.1 spec (that is, picture-in-picture but no Ethernet)… » 5/20/08 8:19pm 5/20/08 8:19pm

Dealzmodo: Wal-Mart Spotted Offering Funai NB500 Blu-Ray Players For…

Personally, I think that a "budget" Blu-ray player priced at $300 is not a true bargain, but given the prices of most of the majors out there it definitely falls into that category. The untested BD Profile 1.1 Magnavox (Funai) NB500 has been spotted on Wal-Mart shelves sporting 1080p/24 and 1080p/60 video output… » 5/12/08 4:40pm 5/12/08 4:40pm

Pioneer Confirms BDP-51FD and Elite BDP-05FD Profile 1.1 Blu-ray…

When the other Blu-ray heavies Sony, Panasonic and Samsung are in various stages of introducing Ethernet-equipped BD-Live players (aka BD Profile 2.0), Pioneer comes out with two players, the $600 BDP-51FD and the $800 Elite BDP-05FD, that meet just the 1.1 spec, for picture-in-picture BonusView content. We heard… » 5/07/08 9:00am 5/07/08 9:00am

iPod classic Firmware Update May Damage Headphones

Some iPod classic owners who installed the recently released 1.1 firmware are reporting that their iPods are sending electrical pulses through the headphone jack and docking port, even when the units are turned off. The pulses, estimated to be 500mv worth of DC, may be enough to damage equipment that is plugged in. » 2/01/08 1:32pm 2/01/08 1:32pm