Best Selling HDTVs

September 13, 2007

Archos TV, PVR and Media Streamer

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This is an instant competitor to the Apple TV and here's why: the compact box has a choice of 80GB or 250GB hard-drives and a plethora of connectivity including HDMI (outputting 720p Hi-Def), WiFi, USB 2.0 and ethernet and plays a ton of formats out to your TV. It also seamlessly integrates with the Archos portable media player, and has support for Flash. It's available now, priced at £179 ($361) for the 80GB and £259 ($523) for the 250GB.

Via SlashGear at archosfunctionality

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September 10, 2007

Watch TV on the GO with the Coby TF-TV705 7" Portable Widescreen LCD TV

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You can watch TV just about anywhere you want to go with the Coby TF-TV705 7" Portable Widescreen LCD TV. We like the multiple input types, and think this is perfect for the family truckster that's missing the DVD on the go.

The small portable LCD TV includes:

  • Rechargeable Battery
  • AC Adapter - DC Car Adapter
  • NTSC TV Tuner / AV Input for optional Game Console or DVD
  • Easel Stand for Viewing
  • Headphone Jack for Private Listening
  • High-Output Stereo Speakers Integrated Viewing
  • Full-Function Remote Control

At Coby TF-TV705 7" Portable Widescreen LCD TV

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September 6, 2007

Finally - iPods and iPhones for Everyone

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Thanks Apple. We're actually kinda excited about the new models of iPods and Touch Screen iPods you've put out this week. After a week trip recently with our 8gb iPhone, we realize on a trip or plane, train, or automobile, having something to watch podcasts or Frisky Dingo can be a plus. The new models have better screens, a mix of storage sizes, and the prices are better.

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Finally a touch screen iPod for TV viewing and listening to tunes.

Also - if you want to finally get the "One-Pod" or the "Pod to Rule them All" - the iPhone has been reduced to $399 for the 8gb model. I can't say I'm not a little bummed I paid over $200 more, but the last few months have been amazing with my iPhone and it's the best $200 for portable TV, music, movies, and weather I've ever spent.

Check the new iPods out.

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August 23, 2007

Grundig Launches Davio 7 - Pocket-sized digital LCD TV

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We like small TVs and wish US consumers had the same choices as our European cousins. The Grundig Davio 7 is a small 7-inch 720 x 576 LCD TV capable of picking up digital channels via its DVB-T digital tuner or analogue channels if you can't get a digital reception. It also has a passive magnet antenna and two hours of playing time via its lithium-polymer battery. We're not sure when it will be available, but expect to pay over $200 for this gem.

Via Tech Digest at Grundig

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April 18, 2007

WeaKnees Offers 160GB Upgrade for AppleTV

Is that 40GB hard drive on your AppleTV just not cutting it? Well let WeaKnees (the King of TiVo upgrades!) come to the rescue with a 160GB upgrade for your AppleTV. According to their website:

Replace the drive in your AppleTV with a 160 GB drive - four times the size. The installation process only takes a few minutes and then the AppleTV will re-synchronize with your iTunes to download all of your music, videos, and photos.

The hard drive is fully prepared here. You simply use the included tools and instructions to remove the existing drive and install the new one!

The kit comes with:

  • New 160 GB Seagate drive with 5 year Seagate warranty (six month WeaKnees warranty)
  • Torx T8 tool
  • Installation instructions with pictures
  • Phone, email, and forum support

Not too shabby for under $200. Be sure to check out all of the details at WeaKnees.

At WeaKnees.com

Compare Prices: AppleTV

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August 28, 2006

First Look: Incredibly Portable DVD Player

If you like the oversized hockey puck design for your electronics, you'll want to check out the Incredibly Portable DVD Player. According to Coolest-Gadgets.com:

It’s great design lets you hold it right in the palm of your hand so you can watch your DVDs wherever you go in a much more compact and hand-held way. The plastic case is even padded with a rubber frame so it’s easy to grip, making it perfect for carrying around.

The screen is 4 1/5″ so you’re getting much better quality than watching video on an iPod Video. You can even use it as a traditional DVD player if you want since it comes with AV cables for connecting it to a TV.

You can even use this gadget as your portable music player as well. It can play CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs and MP3s.

Not sure if I dig the design but I'm sure the Incredibly Portable DVD Player will float some people's boats.

At Coolest-Gadgets.com

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June 10, 2006

Insignia 10.2" Portable DVD Player with Swivel Screen Review

As most of you know, I'm a big nut for products that provide mobility. I mean why sit on my big butt at home and play with electronics when I can take my toys with me? To me, one of the greatest inventions ever was the portable DVD player. Whether it's to pass time in a boring hotel room or keep the kids quiet during a long road-trip, portable DVDs players are just plain awesome.

So why share my love of portable DVDs players with you? Well, to let know know about an awesome player from Insignia that I got to check out just in time for Father's Day. We're talking about the Insignia 10.2" Portable DVD Player with Swivel Screen (PDVD10). For those of you who aren't familiar with the Insignia brand, it's Best Buy's private label for computer and entertainment systems.

Before we get started let's start with the basic specs of the PDV10:

  • 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio delivers a cinema-style entertainment experience
  • Built-in antishock system for smooth playback
  • Thin (1-1/2") and lightweight (2.6 lbs.) design for easy portability
  • On-screen display for easy adjustment of menu options
  • Built-in stereo speaker for listening without headphones
  • Dual headphone jacks so 2 people can listen without disturbing anyone else
  • Inputs: 1 A/V
  • Outputs: 1 coaxial digital audio, 1 A/V
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery; up to 3 hours playback time
  • Includes multifunction remote, car adapter, AC adapter and A/V cable
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June 3, 2006

Video on your TomTom GO GPS from Makayama

We're always talking about taking TV and movies with you while on the go, but here's a nice twist. Our sister site GPSLodge.com points out that you can watch video on your Tom Tom GPS receiver:

Wow, so if there was ever a reason to love your TomTom a bit more, here's one. Slap the latest espisode of your favorite TV show or a movie on your TomTom for the trip. This software from Makayama allows you to put compressed video onto the memory card and play the video back on the TomTom.

A memory card as small as 128 Mb is enough to store a couple episodes of a tv-series, a full length feature film, or a hundred minutes of your home movies. Let your children watch their favorite TV-cartoons in the car or watch a blockbuster movie while traveling for business.

Very cool! The software runs $32.95, which is a steal to make your GPS receiver into a portable media device.

More Details at GPSLodge.com

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May 24, 2006

Insignia 10.2" Portable DVD Player with Swivel Screen

Portable DVD players have to be one of the coolest inventions of all time. I just wanted to let you know I'm working on a review of a pretty cool portable DVD player with a 10.2" swivel screen from Insignia. Here's the basic specs:

  • 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio delivers a cinema-style entertainment experience
  • Built-in antishock system for smooth playback
  • Thin (1-1/2") and lightweight (2.6 lbs.) design for easy portability
  • On-screen display for easy adjustment of menu options
  • Built-in stereo speaker for listening without headphones
  • Dual headphone jacks so 2 people can listen without disturbing anyone else
  • Inputs: 1 A/V
  • Outputs: 1 coaxial digital audio, 1 A/V
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery; up to 3 hours playback time
  • Includes multifunction remote, car adapter, AC adapter and A/V cable

Overall, I've got a pretty good first impression from the Insignia PDVD10, so be sure to keep an eye for a full review in the next week or so.

More at Amazon


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May 15, 2006

dapreview.net: Genus Vizo - Portable Square

Genus Vizo

Want to watch some re-runs of Lost or perhaps some Deadwood on the go? Look no further than this square wonder. With more video formats supported than your iPod Video - this is a great little number.

The Vizo is your semi-typical flash PMP, only squared.

• Screen – 2 inch 262K colour TFT
• Capacity – 1GB
• Dimensions – 65mm x 65mm x 18mm, 95g including battery
• Battery Life – 4 hours video & music (from single charge)
• PC Link – USB 2.0 High Speed
• Output To TV – NTSC/PAL with 720i
• Max Video Resolution – Full DVD (720 x 576 at 35 FPS)
• Video Decoding – MPEG1/2/4, DAT, VOB, AVI, DivX
• Audio Decoding For Video – MP3, WMA, AAC, AC-3 (Dolby)
• Audio Decoding – MP3, WMA, OGG, ID3 Tag
• Voice Recording – MP3
• Photo Play Back – Slide Show, Rotate 360, Zoom In/Out

At Genus Vizo via dapreview.net

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