TVSnob CES 2006 Roundup
CES 2006 is officially over, but there were quite a few exciting product introductions that'll keep us talking for awhile. There were way to many TV oriented products announced for us to cover here, but we wanted to introduce you to a few of our favorites. Stay tuned this week as we cover some more of the CES product introductions.
Tivo Series 3
We're pretty impressed with Tivo's newest introduction. According to PVRBlog:
The biggest features are that Series 3 will have dual tuners and be CableCARD and HDTV ready! The dual tuner thing should be qualified though, because it will actually have 6(!) tuners. It will have 2 cable tuners, 2 ATSC tuners (for high def over the air) and 2 regular old NTSC tuners. But it will only be able to record two programs at once, according to a sign at the booth
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Simple Remote from Open Peak
The Simple Remote uses WiFi connectivity and provides Integrated control of digital media, enabling users to access MP3 files, digital photos and home videos stored on home computers through the same remote control used for TVs, DVD players, VCRs and other consumer electronics.
More at OpenPeak.com
Philips is coming out with an extended line of Ambilight enhanced TVs. The screen sizes range from 32- to 50-inches and combine the convenience of PC connectivity with the benefit of ground-breaking image enhancements.
Here are the HDTV models coming out midyear:
32PF9631D 32" LCD
37PF9631D 37" LCD (Ambilight 2 Channel)
42PF9631D 42" Plasma (Ambilight 2 Channel)
42PF9731D 42" LCD (Ambilight Surround)
42PF9831D 42" LCD (Ambilight Full Surround)
50PF9731D 50" Plasma (Ambilight Surround)
More at Phillips.com
Blu-ray Disc Home Player BDP-S1
Sony's first Blu-ray Disc home player, model BDP-S1, will be available in early summer and features 1080p full HD video output for brilliant HD imagery and also DVD upscaling to 1080p. This initial BD player features a sophisticated design and exceptional build quality with rigid beam construction as well as finely tuned audio and video parts and circuits.
More at Sony.com
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Posted by William Hungerford at January 9, 2006 10:41 AM