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CES 2013 Wrap-Up: TVs, Home and Portable Entertainment

The CES trade show in Las Vegas has grown into an electronics cavalcade, with old industry giants like Sony and Samsung bumping shoulders and vying for our attention with dozens of mid-level manufacturers and startup companies.

Holiday 2012: Home Entertainment Audio

So, you’re ready to turn that spare room in your house into a multimedia hub. You’ve read our B&H InDepth article about HDTVs and projectors, and now you want to make sure that your sound matches your screen. It’s not as easy as you think.

New JVC SR-HD2500US Blu-ray Recorder Announced at NAB

The annual NAB show is always an exciting affair, with each year bringing ever more technical advancements. The 2012 show was no exception, and despite the predictions in certain quarters of the demise of DVDs as a distribution medium, huge interest was shown in the JVC SR-H D2500US Blu-ray recorder.

Two Ultimate Home Theater Systems New from Samsung

What do vacuum tubes, Wi-Fi streaming and wireless rear speakers have in common? They’re all integrated into a pair of premium home theater systems from Samsung. 

A Flock of Panasonic Blu-rays Alights

Beyond its ongoing ability to be the best possible movie source for your home theater, the Blu-ray Disc player continues to evolve. Newly arriving 2012 models from Panasonic are also capable of streaming entertainment from your home network or the Internet.

Blu-ray Disc Players Roundup

As the A/V component of choice to show off your Full HD TV’s or projector’s chops, the Blu-ray Disc player has evolved beyond garden-variety DVD and CD players and is better viewed as an all-purpose media player.

Computer Gifts for Students

Today’s students need a lot more than spiral-bound notebooks and pencils to make the grade. Everything revolves around computers and the Internet; and papers have to be created in a program and printed from a computer—pen and ink was the way your parents wrote for their classes.

Toshiba's New Blu-ray Trio

It was only a few years ago that Toshiba lead the charge against Blu-ray with the now defunct HD DVD format. Currently, the company offers a robust line of Blu-ray models as home theater players and notebook computers. Three of Toshiba’s latest video source components are the BDX2250, BDX4150 and BDX2150 players.

Upgrade Your Computer to Blu-ray

When recordable CD-ROM drives came out, computer users were ecstatic that there was finally a form of removable media that dwarfed floppy disks in capacity. At 650MB (per layer, per side), CD-ROMs held roughly 451 times the data of 1.44MB floppy disks.

How to Pick a Blu-ray Disc Player

Blu-ray Disc (BD) is the latest generation optical disc format for movie players and computers. Though the disc is the same size as a DVD or CD, it can hold more than five times the amount of data of a DVD.

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