Classic 1960s Brionvega Radio Gets Retro-Modern Update

If you're a fan of retro gadget styling, you've probably come across the work of Italian company Brionvega once or twice. One of Brionvega's most classic designs was the Radiogonografo RR126 from 1965, a versatile piece with folding speakers, a radio, an amplifier, a phonograph and a friendly little robot face. The… » 10/16/08 11:00pm 10/16/08 11:00pm

LG's DVS450H Makes DVD Players Attractive Again, Plays DivX HD

It's becoming all about Blu-ray nowadays, but LG hasn't forgotten the DVD player: its DVS450H is doubly interesting for its design and DivX playing. Check out those sleek lines—pretty sci-fi, especially with that concealed display and sliding-door disc tray lid. LG call its shape "floating", and it can be desk or wall… » 8/29/08 6:52am 8/29/08 6:52am

Dead Terminator Turned Into DVD Player Is Ultimate Insult to Skynet

Look, John Connor, I get that we at Skynet are considered your enemies. I also understand that with the whole trying to "terminate" you thing, you'd probably get a little "drag Hector around the walls of Troy" once you've claimed victory over one of us » 8/16/08 2:30pm 8/16/08 2:30pm. But this, sir, is ridiculous. Even genocidal robots have certain…

Touch Interactive DVD Player Looks Like the Lamp iMacs

Apple may have strayed away from design that looks like a table lamp, but Touch Interactive is having none of that. Their Hybrid DVD Player and Display unit has the same weiner tip base as the old iMac, but instead of a levered arm attached to the display, this goes straight up and out. We may not have much use for an… » 4/11/08 5:00pm 4/11/08 5:00pm

Lightning Review: Oppo DV-983H 1080p Up-Converting DVD Player

The Gadget: Oppo's follow-up to the fantastic DV-981HD up-converting DVD player with 1080p and Anchor Bay's VRS video tech (AutoCue, Precision Video Scaling, Progressive Cadence Detection and Precision Deinterlacing) and 7.1 audio with Dolby Digital Surround EX, DTS Digital Surround, Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro-Logic… » 3/11/08 11:00am 3/11/08 11:00am

iLuv Portable Video MP3 and DVD Player, for Music and Movies Everywhere

Watch movies on the go and listen to music, too, with this iLuv Portable Video MP3 and DVD Player. Its 8.4-inch widescreen LCD will show you those DVDs in slim style, and when you've had enough of that, your 30GB, 60GB or 80GB iPod stands at the ready, nestled within its chic confines, complete with a little window… » 10/02/07 5:00pm 10/02/07 5:00pm

Bang & Olufsen DVD 2 Has TV Tuner, DVD Recorder

Bang & Olufsen's latest sex-tastic DVD player doesn't just play back DVDs, there's an analog TV tuner, HDMI output, Guide Plus+, a 250GB hard drive and the ability to burn shows to DVD as well. This may not have TiVo-level functionality, but it's infinitely better looking. And when's the last time anyone besides that… » 8/22/07 2:29pm 8/22/07 2:29pm

Oppo DV-980h Upscaling DVD Player Has 7.1 Audio, 1080p

Oppo's following up their DV-981HD upscaling DivX-compatible DVD players with the DV-980H, a slightly cheaper model. The 980 doesn't have the Faroudja upscaling technology, but does have 1080p, HDMI 1.2, 7.1 channel audio, and DivX support. Looks like a cheaper alternative at $169 if you're looking to save a few… » 8/08/07 6:47pm 8/08/07 6:47pm

Projector with an Integrated DVD Player

It may be a bit of an oxymoron, but home theater junkies can be lazy as hell too. Sure, they will dump thousands of dollars into a system, but who wants to actually set it up? That is where this projector steps in. This red rocket has an DVD player built directly into it. It isn't the complete lazy-man's dream because… » 5/07/07 3:00pm 5/07/07 3:00pm

Amadana Portable DVD Player: Almost a Laptop

If you want your portable DVD player to have a swanky bamboo exterior, this Amadana has that and 10.2 inches of 800x480 LCD goodness along for the ride. Hey, that's almost as big as a laptop screen. It plays DVDs with Dolby Digital sound and can also read SD memory cards, so that means you can play MP3s, MPEG4 movies… » 11/01/06 1:45pm 11/01/06 1:45pm

CEDIA News: Mark Levinson Shows Off Ridiculously Expensive Media Thingy


Mark Levinson (yep the same folks that provide the audio system in your Lexus) showed off the No51 Media Player at CEDIA. The company considers this product a milestone, as it is the first ever Mark Levinson-branded DVD/CD player. It doesn't play DVD-Audio or SACDs, which means this is similar to the DVD players that… » 9/12/05 4:04pm 9/12/05 4:04pm