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

Dealzmodo: $20 Coby DVD-Player

As part of a 2-day sale, CVS has the Coby Ultra Compact DVD Player available for $20—no rebates or shipping required. It's no frills, and I'm guessing that means no component connection, but if you are looking for a new DVD player for favorite niece to play peanut butter, this Coby is a decent option. » 2/18/07 11:29am 2/18/07 11:29am

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

Oppo Digital DV-970HD Up-Converting DVD Player

What do you do when you have an HDTV sitting in the middle of a stack of DVDs that aren't high definition? One solution to that problem is the Oppo Digital DV-970HD up-converting DVD player, which claims to be able to make standard-definition content look better on an HDTV. Similar to that Helios HVD2085 we mentioned… » 5/31/06 8:46am 5/31/06 8:46am

Sony Portable Cinema DVP-FX810

Sony has unveiled this portable DVD player for the masses, and it actually looks pretty nice. The key niceness feature is the support of a wide variety of media and formats. It plays DVD, DVD±R and DVD±RW formats, DVD±R double layer discs and DivX. It can also play MP3 and audio CDs along with burned picture CDs. » 5/23/06 1:26pm 5/23/06 1:26pm

Fold-Up DVD Player Concept

Here's a techno-concept that's more like real origami than those overblown PDAs we've been ridiculing reporting about for the past few months—it's an e-paper DVD screen that folds up into a tiny package that's easy to carry around. » 5/08/06 10:29am 5/08/06 10:29am

Toshiba's Full-On Portable DVD Player


I do love me a good portable DVD player. And the SP-P2800 looks like it's done right by Toshiba Japan. It lights up with a 9V type IPS LCD with 800 x 480 resolution with an up and down/ left and right viewing angle of 170 degrees. Add to that a 4-in-1 card slot (supposedly the first of its kind on a portable DVD… » 11/08/05 10:34am 11/08/05 10:34am

8" Languang DVD Player

We have ourselves a portable DVD player with a nice looking 8" screen. What's so special about it? Lots. It's got a USB 1.1 port, 6-in-1 memory card reader, CD burner, DivX and MP3 compatibility. It's made by some company called Languang, but that's ok. This portable DVD player pretty much has it all. Just don't… » 9/27/05 4:40pm 9/27/05 4:40pm

Hasbro Projector, PVR, Other Gadgets for Kids


Man, kids today have all the luck (and I'm not just saying that because I feel old and crotchety). First they get tailored-for-kids cellphones and video cameras, now we have Hasbro churning out an entire entertainment system that's kid-friendly. We're talking a fully-working projector with built-in DVD player here… » 9/15/05 9:41am 9/15/05 9:41am

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