We’ve come a long way from Steamboat Willie. This week, Mickey Mouse takes the form of a faceless audio-visual orb that visualizes any music it hears.
HDMI 2.0 has just been officially announced, just in time for the world to adopt Ultra HD TVs, and it looks set to provide your AV set-up with some kick ass capabilities.
The iPhone 5's capable of capturing really impressive video with its 8MP camera but the accompanying sound quality isn't all that great. But with this new add-on mic from Zoom, your iPhone 5 videos will finally have the audio they deserve.
Seriously, I've used 'em all and nothing short of megabuck custom-install jobs ever works right all the time. You guys?
Though it has already been spotted before, the Tivo Elite is out from hiding, and will let you record an ungodly four shows at once, with room to let you watch a fifth. I feel overwhelmed already.
Does the ability to stream media wirelessly from multiple sources through my home stereo offset the Pioneer VSX-1021's lackluster design and construction? You bet your ass it does.
Procella's P15 subwoofer isn't the company's behemoth compared to the bigger P18 model. But don't mistake it for a runt: the P15 packs two 15" drivers, each powered by a 350w amplifier.
So you've got a ton of your favorite music on your iPhone, but no AirPlay speakers. You want to lie back on the couch and enjoy some Keri Hilson. I feel you. The Bridge IIIP makes your iPhone A/V family.
The defining characteristic of most home Blu-ray players isn't usually their thickness, but perhaps if you live in a house with low ceilings you might fancy Samsung's new, unnamed Blu-ray device. Seems pretty deep, though, Samsung. Got anything narrower?
We have been waiting for this one for a long time, but here it is: Apple Remote 2.0 is now available at the Apple Store. And oh boy, it's dee-lish on the iPad. Updated with hands-on.
The simple lines of the Dalcans high-end "Lollypop" unit hide a host of features one would not readily associate with an AV cabinet. For instance, it smells.
A diminutive black box with an equally quiet announcement, Sony's netbox is their take on the Roku box: It streams Bravia Internet Video (read: Netflix and Amazon), is DLNA-compatible and plays MKV and DivX files streamed across your local network.
After years of Mini DVI and Mini DisplayPort, will Apple really give us HDMI? A bucketful of rumors from AppleInisider say HDMI is replacing DVI in the next Mac minis, and reveals a long lost audio/video Mini DisplayPort adapter.
Very clever of Popcorn Hour to delay the announcement of their A-200 Networked Media Tank until after CES. They must've known we'd be scraping the dirge off the bottom of the gadget barrel.
That freshly-popped Popbox media streamer looks as good connected to a TV as we were hoping for yesterday. Shown off at the CES Unveiled stand, the size difference between the last model was noticeable, and yup, the price is $130.
Take Syabas' Popcorn Hour C-200, the much-loved streamer of choice for AV nerds. Now make it smaller, add Netflix support and a far superior interface, and cut the price from $300 to $130. That's the Popbox.
Yes, I'm a touch freak, and I love the Mphony AV receiver. No buttons except for what it looks like a big analog wheel. The rest is just one giant touchscreen covering the whole front plate:
It's official: My money is gone. Electronics? Mortgage? Pants? No superfluous spending for me, thanks. I invested in life's two basic pillars: Food and booze. So, I can has flash memory for zero bucks? Yes.