VLC Player gets an upgrade! Vizio announces a new router, speakers, headphones and more! Does Blu-ray Always Mean Better Picture? We review Lenovo's Lenovo Multimedia Remote with keyboard: is it the best HTPC remote ever? The Blu-ray releases for June 29th, 2010.
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VLC player, everyone's favorite do-it-all media player just got upgraded with hardware acceleartion and more! GPU decoding, new codec support, integrated playlists, multiple views, and more! Nascar is going 3D! Watch the Coke Zero 400 from the Daytona International Speedway on your 3D HDV on July 3rd! And if you don't have a 3D HDTV, but you still love Nascar, check out TNT's RaceBuddy, which gives you multiple camera angles as well as commercial free audio! Western Digital is shipping their My Book AV DVR Expander. It includes eSATA and USB ports and works with a whole list of cable boxes, like Tivo, DirecTV and Time Warner. Vizio,/a> introduced a few new products, including new soundbars, wireless surround speakers, new LED LCD HDTVs and more! Watch the video for all the latest in this week's HD news.
As Blu-ray becomes more and more ubiquitous, we're seeing older movies being converted to the HD format. But does a Blu-ray release necessarily mean better picture quality? It all depends on the source material and transfer. Reviews like those from High Def Disc News and High-Def Digest will help you sort out the gems from the crap. Watch the video for more tips on how to make sure you get the best looking release of your favorite film.
We're seeing a ton of '80s film remakes this summer, so we've decided to put together a list of the Top 5 Iconic '80s Movies. Films that just SCREAM "I'm from the 1980's!" as you watch them. Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Ghostbusters, Robocop and more. Too bad The Breakfast Club isn't on Blu-ray yet, or it would have made the cut as well. Watch the video to step back in time with us.
This week's Blu-ray releases include Hot Tub Time Machine, Predator (Ultimate Hunter Edition), Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, and more! Watch the video for the full list.
Did we just find the best HTPC remote ever? Robert test drives Lenovo's Multimedia Remote with Keyboard to find out. It's small enough to work as a remote, but not too small to fit a usable phone-like keyboard. It works as soon as you plug in the tiny 2.4Ghz dongle, and is only about $50. Watch the video to find out if this might be the answer to your HTPC control woes.
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How do you get the best picture with a given screen size and resolution? Just adjust your seating position! The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers says to multiply your screen's diagonal measurement by 1.5 to get the optimal viewing distance, and THX says to multiply by 1.2. Watch the video for more tips on how to get the most immersive viewing experience possible.
Want to run speaker wire through your walls? Don't run them with power lines, make sure you've gotten the proper permits and inspections, and think about using plenum cable. Or, just use surface raceways and don't worry about drilling new holes in your walls. Watch the video for more tips on hiding cable from your receiver to your speakers.