Castrade Game Box Converter Connects, Upscales Consoles To Any Monitor

Expensive adapters combined with endless scaling woes can make connecting a console to your LCD monitor or project a daunting prospect. Castrade's Game Box makes the process as painless as possible. » 5/22/09 6:58am 5/22/09 6:58am

Toshiba Advances Bullet-Time to Next Level In Ad Filmed By 200…

Toshiba » 11/11/08 11:45am 11/11/08 11:45am's new "timesculpture" advert takes Bullet Time film technique one bizarrely cool step forward by animating within the freeze-frame. It was filmed with 200 Gigashot camcorders arranged on a special rig, recording a mahoosive 20 terabytes of data from which the ad was composed. Check it out—it's like a weird…

Philips Cinema One Squeezes Home Theater System into Tiny Round Box

As mentioned in the liveblog » 8/28/08 9:59am 8/28/08 9:59am, Philips has stumped up a new home theater system that's as small, and almost as round as, a soccer ball—for those of us bored of boring, standard rectangular entertainment gadgets. Though it's tiny, it fits in an iPod dock, a five-channel amp, six speakers and a subwoofer built into the…

Toshiba's Regza ZF HDTVs Do Their Own Cell-Processor Upscaling

Toshiba's new Regza ZF HDTVs don't upscale your DVDs to HD resolution with any old chipset or engine: they do it with a Cell-processor based system. Bonkers! It's the first TV to upscale with a Cell, and according to » 8/28/08 7:46am 8/28/08 7:46am its European executive vice president, Toshiba's future "does not involve Blu-ray disc" but will use…

DLO's Homedock Pro Adds 1080i HD Output to Your iPod

It was way back in February » 8/27/08 8:45am 8/27/08 8:45am when we first alerted you to DLO's upcoming Homedock, but now there's more info available. The Homedock HD Pro is an upscaler dock that can add 1080i or 720p output to your iPod through an HDMI cable to your TV, and it's going to be demoed at the upcoming CEDIA Expo show. It's got "industry…

$4300 Kaleidescape 1080p DVD Streamer Reviewed (Still Not Real HD)

Sound & Vision gave a gushing review to the Kaleidescape 1080p player, a DVD upscaler that streams movies from a home server for the price of a nice used car. They especially liked the Gennum VXP video processor chip, which upscales DVD content to vividly sharp 1080p detail, with very accurate colors and high… » 6/18/08 10:41pm 6/18/08 10:41pm

IOGEAR's Portable Media Player Upscales Video to 720P, Bears World's…

IOGEAR's portable media player, actually named Portable Media Player, may look as generic as its name on the outside, but actually has some good features on the inside (but no screen). There's the most unique one, the ability to upscale video files to 720P for display on an HDTV, but there's also XviD, DivX, MPEG1/2,… » 4/08/08 3:00pm 4/08/08 3:00pm

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

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

Sony PS3 Firmware 1.8 Announced: 1080p Upscaling, Network Streaming

It's not quite the 2.0 firmware rumored to be coming out soon, but this 1.8 firmware for the PlayStation 3 seems to have some nice features of its own too. » 5/23/07 2:32pm 5/23/07 2:32pm

Ten Things You Should Know Before You Buy an Upscaling DVD Player

Click to viewTen Things You Should Know is a new feature series here at Gizmodo aimed at first-time buyers or people who don't have (or need) extensive knowledge on a product before making a purchase. To blast things off, we're starting it up today with Ten Things You Should Know Before You Buy an Upscaling DVD Player. » 5/07/07 4:00pm 5/07/07 4:00pm

Dealzmodo: Toshiba Upscaling HD DVD Player, $48

This is the perfect deal for those who need their HD fix, but aren't ready to to make the jump to a next-gen media format. This is the Toshiba SD-K860SUB HD Upscaling DVD Player. It will upscale to 720p, 1080i and includes HDMI, component, s-video and composite outputs. Best of all, it supports DivX. This player… » 5/04/07 2:00pm 5/04/07 2:00pm

Ziova CS505 Upscaling DivX/DVD Network Streamer Hands-on: Our Favorite…

We've been known to download DivX files using BitTorrent on occasion, and there's nothing better than using an upscaling DVD player like the Helios H4000, the LG DN191H or the Oppo DV-981HD to watch these shows and movies on our TVs in high def. But the Ziova CS505, much like the Helios X3000, can stream the files… » 4/27/07 4:00pm 4/27/07 4:00pm

PS3 One-Ups 360, Getting DVD Upscaling Eventually

Seeing as we've already established that the PS3 is the best bargain Blu-ray player out there now and a better DVD player than the Xbox 360, it's pretty fitting that Sony's dream machine is going to have DVD upscaling. » 3/02/07 8:30pm 3/02/07 8:30pm

Pioneer DVD Players Cater to the Lowbies

Blu-ray, Schmue-ray is what I have to say and Pioneer agrees (kind of) by announcing the DV-300V and DV-400V DVD players. The DV-300V (top) is a simple, progressive DVD player that will be available in April 2007 for $69. The DV-400V (bottom) is a nicer DVD player that has an HDMI output, sound equalizing options and… » 1/07/07 2:31pm 1/07/07 2:31pm

Oppo DV-981HD Upconverting DVD Player Reviewed (Verdict: 1080p Alchemy)

I just reviewed the Oppo DV-981HD Universal DVD Player, and like its brandmate the Oppo DV-970, the player does a great job of up-rezzing regular old garden-variety DVDs to high definition. This one takes it a step further, though, up-rezzing that unwashed standard-def signal all the way to the holy-grail 1080p… » 12/26/06 12:02pm 12/26/06 12:02pm

Oppo Unleashes Best DVD Upscaling Player Yet: DV-981HD Does 1080p

Even though you've probably never heard of the company, Oppo uses the the best upscaling tech in the biz—by Faroudja. Now Oppo jumps onto the 1080p bandwagon armed with its latest BFG: the $229 DV-981HD player that upscales garden-variety DVDs from the usual 480p up to 1080p resolution. It has an HDMI output, but gone… » 12/07/06 12:44pm 12/07/06 12:44pm

Helios H4000 Upconverting DivX/DVD Player Reviewed (Verdict:…

The last time we looked at the Helios H4000, we thought the combination of multiple format support, 1080p upscaling, and low, low price made this an incredible buy. Now that i4u got their hands on one, we can definitely say this is worth your money. » 11/28/06 1:18pm 11/28/06 1:18pm

Helios H4000 DVD Player Upscales Your DVDs to 1080p

For our money, this is the sexiest 1080p upscaling DVD player that we've seen in a long time. The Helios H4000 DVD player can product 1080p and 1080i video using HDMI, component and VGA, making your older DVDs infinitely more watchable and holding off the next-gen onslaught for another few years. » 10/10/06 5:30pm 10/10/06 5:30pm