Picking The Right RAID Mode, Roku Gets More Affordable, Steve Jobs: 720p is the New HD! Apple TV 2.0, Plex: Goregous Interface for OS X Home Theater, Which home theater calibration certificates are worth the money, and the Blu-ray releases for September 7th, 2010.
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Apple announced their new Apple TV last week. Netflix support, one HDMI port, no storage - all for $99. Steve Jobs said "The HD revolution is over. HD won." But do the specs back that up? Xbox raises the prices of their Xbox Live Gold membership, which means anyone who wants Netflix or Hulu Plus access on their Xbox has to pay $59.99 per year instead of the previous $49.99 per year. Watch the video for more details on this week's HD news.
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Summer is over, so as a final goodbye, we've rounded up our Top 5 Summer Movies on Blu-ray. National Lampoon's Vacation covers the road trip experience, and Adventureland covers the summer job experience. Watch the video to see what other adventures come from having three months free to do as you wish.
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Need a media center interface for your OS X machine? Enter Plex! It's free, and version 9 was just released last week. Access your photos, videos, movies, even Netflix and Revision3! Watch the video to find out if this could be the hub for your Mac-centric home theater.
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We talked about the difference between home theaters and movie theaters last week, but we ignored a key aspect: smoothing. Watch the video to find out about interpolation, frame rates, and how it compares to the cinema.