$400 Xbox 360 Game of the Year Bundle Confirmed

The rumors were right. Microsoft is releasing a "Game Of The Year Bundle" including the Xbox 360 Elite, Halo 3 and Fable 2 for $400—the same price of the standalone Elite console. It's not an AMAZING deal, but if you're looking to "jump in" to the Xbox 360, these are games you'll want to play anyway. The bundle should… » 4/20/09 9:39am 4/20/09 9:39am

Pioneer Elite SC-07 and SC-05 Flagship Receivers (Plus the VSX-03TXH…

Pioneer's got new Elite 7.1 receivers, the high end SC-07 and SC-05, and the lesser VSX-03TXH and VSX-01TXH. The SC-07 has a Burr Brown Sampling Rate Converter (SRC) to upscale audio to 192 kHz 24-bit res, and dual HDMI outputs for multiroom output. The SC-07 and SC-05 also work with Pioneer's new Blu-ray player to… » 5/07/08 9:00am 5/07/08 9:00am

Elite Portable Floor-Rising Screen is Pure Magic

Good lord, look at this Elite Portable Floor-Rising Screen that's motorized. Carry it around with you, make it rise with its magic motors, and impress all those superficial suits on your next presentation road trip. Or, keep it right at home, take off that easily-removed handle, and it looks like it's a permanent… » 1/10/08 6:00am 1/10/08 6:00am

HP Updates Slimline Desktop With Dual Blu-ray/HD Player, Offers New…

HP is also dropping a pair of updated desktops and monitors for CES. First up, the HP Pavilion Slimline s3330f is a media-oriented machine, now with a sweet Dual Format Blu-Ray and HD-DVD player, plus a TV tuner and GeForce 8500 vid card with an HDMI port to connect to an HDTV. It comes in at under a grand, which is… » 1/03/08 12:01am 1/03/08 12:01am

Spyder3 Calibrates Your Monitor, Probably Lobotomizes You at Night

Aimed at creative professionals, Datacolour's Spyder3 color calibration system may give you sci-fi shivers when you see it parked on your desk. Incorporating a larger aperture than previous models, the Spyder3 uses an ambient light sensor to improve its accuracy, and its monitor sensor takes just seven minutes to… » 12/21/07 5:56am 12/21/07 5:56am

Best Plasma Ever vs. Best LCD Ever (Verdict: Plasma Wins)

Sound and Vision took took the best Plasma TV they could find (Pioneer Elite PRO-110FD Kuro) and the best LCD TV they could find (Samsung LN-T5281F), and threw them against each other in a carefully calibrated match. The winner, which we've actually seen before as the best flat panel ever, was the Pioneer Elite. Not… » 12/20/07 7:30pm 12/20/07 7:30pm

Pioneer Elite SC-09TX Amp and Receiver Kicks Audio Arse

Pioneer rolled out its Elite SC-09TX Direct Energy amp and AV receiver combination, a mutha of an AV system if we've ever seen one. Set to ship in January, the setup consists of a 10-channel amplifier stacked on top of a precision pre-amp receiver unit, giving you 200 watts x 10 of sweet, clean power. And man, did… » 9/06/07 3:37pm 9/06/07 3:37pm