Will Ethenet HDBaseT Replace HDMI? DirecTV unveils a 24hr 3D Channel! Can upconverting a film to 3D look any good? Top 5 Superhero movies, and the Blu-ray releases for July 13th, 2010
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HDMI could be replaced! LG, Sony and Samsung are looking to implement a new port called HDBaseT, carrying HD digital video, audio, ethernet, power over cable and more! Look for it in 2011! Seagate released their FreeAgent GoFlex Desk external drive in a 3 Terabyte version, and it's only $249.99! DirecTV and Panasonic launched a 24 hour 3D network, n3D, which is scheduled to have NASCAR, MLB, and demo content like Guitar Center Sessions, Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia, and more! Transformers 3 will be shot with a 3D camera, meaning they won't be upconverting it to the third dimension in post, but it turns out if a film takes its time converting to 3D in post-production, it can look pretty good as well. Watch the video for all the latest in HD news!
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Comic-Con is fast approaching, so we decided to get in the spirit by showcasing our favorite movies featuring superheroes. Watchmen was a no-brainer, and it was a unanimous decision to include Iron Man , but what else made the cut? Kick-Ass would have been included, but it isn't out on Blu-ray yet! Watch the video for all the best ass-kicking on the silver screen!
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We received Panasonic's TC-P54VT25 and their DMP-BDT300M, both with 3D support. We haven't had a chance to do a thorough review yet, but it's like Christmas morning as Robert and Patrick pull their new toys out of the box! Watch the video to see all the giddiness.
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Sure, you can listen to your movies, but don't you want to FEEL those explosions as well? Buttkicker sells LFE, or Low Frequency Emitter kits, that physically shake your couch, but are still isolated enough so they don't shake your pictures off the walls. Or, if you love the DIY route, try the Aura Pro Bass Shakers. Watch the video for more on how to get incredible bass without waking the neighbors.
The record breaking drive up Pike's Peak by Jeff Zwart was caught all in HD at the International Hillclimb 2010. Watch the video to see the Porsche GT3 Cup make its way to the top in record time.