Funai (Sylvania, Symphonic and Emerson) Will Sell HDTVs With Blu-rays…

Funai, whose subsidiaries are more familiar to us as Sylvania, Symphonic and Emerson, is planning on selling LCD HDTVs with Blu-rays on-board starting summer 2009. The company's previous successes in recent years with combo units (TVs with VCRs and TVs with DVDs) totaled up 40% and 20% of their sales in the US… » 8/13/08 3:20pm 8/13/08 3:20pm

Passive Technologies Blu-ray/HD DVD Combo Media Center

We haven't heard much of the UK-based Passive Technologies, but if they keep rolling out with stuff like this lifeStation HD media player, they may yet become a common name—at least in the UK. The player features a HD DVD/Blu-ray combo player, Windows Vista, up to 1.5TB on-board storage, multi-room Crestron support,… » 12/18/07 6:00pm 12/18/07 6:00pm

Seagate Momentus Laptop Hard Drives Have 256MB On-Board Flash

Seagate's latest Momentus notebook hard drives feature 256MB of flash memory and come in sizes of 80, 120 and 160GB. The point of the on-board NAND flash? To speed up performance by caching frequently used data in the NAND instead of reaching onto the hard drive every time. By storing boot information in there, it… » 10/08/07 4:20pm 10/08/07 4:20pm