September 7, 2005
If you need to watch TV on every device that has a screen, you may want to check out the new Nintendo DS TV tuner. It does effectively double the size of your Nintendo DS, but doesn't adding TV to the DS make it twice as good? You'll get a whopping 6 hours of playback time from 4 AAA batteries.
August 3, 2005
I wish we would have found this prior to the long drives in California, but now with the new TDT500C, you can hook up just about anything digital in your car and receive Digital TV signals. Digital TV on the move should mean you get less interference and fewer signal woes. The TDT500C is a black box that you can hook up to any LCD in-car monitor. It will also integrate with existing car stereo, games consoles and DVD players. Pretty much everything you need to ensure that you don't have to speak to your children at all during any journey.
Via Tech Digest at Vieta
August 1, 2005
HBO Video has announced it will release six of its programs on UMD for the PSP. The shows include: Da Ali G Show: Da Compleet First and Second Seazons, Entourage: The Complete First Season, Todd McFarlane's Spawn 1, Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker and Chris Rock: Never Scared. I'm not so sure the line up is the best, but it's not that bad either. I was hoping for Carnivale and some of the bigger hits. Oh well. Still cool we are seeing some better TV coming out for the PSP.
July 25, 2005
We just like the way this Wistar portable video player looks. It really doesn't have that much in the way of new features, but does have built-in Rechargeable Lithium BatteryPlay time: 3 hoursComposite Video/Stereo Audio/Digital Audio outputSupport MPEG1/2/4 formats, Mp3/WAV/WMA plus JPEG/BMP/GIF/TIFF7-inch Panasonic TFT screen3.5 inch Hitachi 20GB HDD.
The depressing part - only 3 hours of battery time.
At Wistar Via dapreview.net
July 21, 2005
You can read all about the version 2.0 of the PSP's firmware busting hacks, the new white PSP, and bringing a web browser to the PSP, but what really interested me was support for a new protocol for transmitting video to the PSP called, "Portable TV". This is exactly what a device like the PSP and all little LCD screens and big LCD screens need. I'm tired of try to bust out the different feeds at my receiver to split things to go to all the TVs in the house - I just want the PVR on this TV now. Or I want to broadcast a movie and control it in the house. Well - hopefully things like PSP Portable TV will do the trick.
More at www.engadget.com
July 19, 2005
Apple is going to release a video device people. They just will. It will also come sooner than you think and much sooner and in better shape than most of the Apple weblogs would like. It will have DRM (digital rights management) and it will have some big name like Sony linked up to it or another major studio. There I'm done. Long live the video iPod!
More ramblings at The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)
July 14, 2005
Archos has a portable DVR??? Yep - to my amazement this portable 100gb wonder can record from any video source you plug it into including TVs, VHS, Computers, etc. The best part? It comes with a TV docking pod so you won't have to plug in all those hookups every time you want to record shows.
At Shiny Shiny: Archos AV 700: First portable DVR
July 13, 2005
What's cooler than a 4 inch widescreen, TFT, 30 GB HD, USB 2.0, Dolby 5.1 Audio, a pirated version of Episode III that comes in the box and so much more? Well - maybe selling one of these state side with no pirated stuff? It's wild what asian countries have for gadgets and what they get away with due to pirating.
July 11, 2005
We know it's coming to DVD but to UMD too? We love the PSP and this might be one of the first UMD collections we buy. Lost has been a stellar TV show this past season. I don't think we were disappointed one time. The UMD collection of Lost should hit the shelves in September.
Via 'Lost' coming to UMD | PSP World at
July 6, 2005
We love portable media players for watching movies and TV. This little number has PDA and other functionality you'd expect in a PDA instead of just letting you watch video. It's even got an FM radio. Nice.