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Review of Toshiba’s CEVO-Engine

Toshiba is happy about its upcoming CEVO-Engine, which is going to launch in the beginning of next year in a price range of “sub-€5,000”. So, CEVO-Engine in a nutshell is a bunch of those multicore processors stacked on top of each other and that allows more picture processing. The Cell of these microprocessors are capable of converting 2D to 3D but the CEVO-Engine is capable to set aside a whole processor for it, with its surprisingly decent results. It can also upscale the half resolution 3D into 1080p.

The CEVO-Engine with ultra-bright LED is going to be a masterpiece creation from Toshiba. As its name suggests it comes with a ultra bright LED panel for display. The working of this power packed machine is totally different from a regular TV. It works with powerful microprocessors and ultra bright LED panel that is controlled by the CEVO-Engine itselt. The CEVO-Engine is the core component of the machine which controls the all graphical processing in the machine. The machine is supported by cell microprocessors stacked on the top of each other and with the help of these microprocessor the engine becomes capable of processing the pictures with more efficiency. The whole panel of display comprises of more than three thousand LED’s and with a combination of these micro LED’s and the processing power of CEVO-Engine the machine becomes capable of processing HD images and videos. Apart from this, the CEVO-Engine introduces the prepping 3D technology. This technology makes sense to the realm of 3D. It helps in the rendering of 3D objects and Peoples are particularly excited about the prepping 3D technology for display. In this technology the adjustment of brightness and colors can be made to compensate the dimming effect of 3D glasses. The necessary headroom for this is provided by 3,000+ LEDs. Those lights will be split into 512 locally dimmed regions. The CEVO-Engine performs the heavy lifting of image analysis. Actually it’s painful to look at these displays at full brightness when the lights are off but when the shutter of glasses are on we found that the picture is as close to “regular”.

Apart from the basic TV, the CEVO-Engine TV will take you a mile ahead. Its each and every function is optimized according to you and moreover its revolutionary concept of its ultra bright panel of LED LCD will give you a complete satisfaction upon its purchase. Unlike the regular TV it will tune you to feel the richer graphical experience. We can say that this technology from Toshiba is a milestone in the field of technology and entertainment. As compared to its features it cost to you at a very low price. CEVO-Engine TV from Toshiba will going to change the definition of entertainment very soon.

The CEVO-Engine TV itself has a nice design heritage but looks-wise it’s nothing revolutionary but the technology on which this machine work is of course revolutionary.

Review of Toshiba BDX3000 Blu-ray disc player and Specs

Toshiba has added another dimension to its series of Blu-ray players with the introduction of  BDX3000 Blu-ray disc player in its inventory. The new model now accompanies the BDX2700 and BDX2500 models. So what is different about the BDX3000 model? It is said to be Toshiba’s first 3D-capable Blu-ray Disc player.  This certainly means that users will be able to enjoy Full HD Blu-ray 3D playback, highly optimized digital sound support as well as an ergonomic design of the device which is certainly impressive. This Blu-ray model also comes with Wi-Fi connectivity, similar to its predecessors which mean that you can now watch streaming movies wirelessly connected to the Blu-ray player. Through its user-friendly interface one can access content on the click of a button such as Blockbuster on demand, Netflix, VUDU, and Pandora in an instant. However if you do not have a wireless connection at home you can still connect the disc player to a standard Ethernet connection as well. The BDX3000 Blu-ray disc player is available for a price of $249.99. Some of the specifications of the player can be listed as follows:

  • Full HD 1080p/24fps Blu-ray Disc playback, with standard DVD up conversion
  • Access to online content from Netflix, BLOCKBUSTER On Demand, VUDU, and Pandora internet Radio, using either wired Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection
  • HD audio support, including Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio | Essential
  • BD-Live (BD Profile 2.0) and Bonus View compatible
  • AVCHD video, HD JPEG/JPEG photo, and MP3/WMA audio file playback
  • HDMI connection with HDMI-CEC control
  • 7.1-Channel analog audio outputs
  • USB port and SD/SDHC card slot
  • Energy Star 2.0 with the BDX3000

Google TV and Apple TV Faceoff in Fall

Google CEO Eric Schmidt, at the Berlin IFA show, confirmed the company’s plans to launch its new product Google TV in fall this year. He further added the product will be launched internationally in 2011. He said the company will be communicating with content providers to get some entertainment on the device. Though he dismissed any plans of Google getting into content production. Google is working in collaboration with companies like Sony, Logitech and Intel for hardware support in this project.

Google announced its plans to launch a TV based service at Google I/O conference on 20th may 2010 this year. And hoped to combine the TV viewing with web content browsing in a way not done till date. In September Apple CEO Steve Jobs also announced it will launch second generation Apple TV in fall of 2010.

Let us explore some of the features the two products have on offer:

Google TV

Google TV will be working on Android OS for the set top box. Intel Atom based CE4100 consumer electronics system-on-chip (SoC) has been powers all the devices. Google is planning to provide set-top box built by Logitech, TV enabledBlu-ray player from Sony, and a Sony HDTV with built-in Google services. Google TV supports a video output 1080p. It has a built-in chrome browser and Adobe Flash 10.1 plug-in. This will ensure browsing on the Internet just like a PC. Also ThinkFree Office viewer software is provided. Google will create an open source platform to enable developers or third-party providers to create applications for Google TV. Google also plans to upgrade the android OS as it wants to enable developers to create web applications for the device. Some companies like Netflix and Amazon Video on Demand have already created applications for Google TV. Google TV will enable users to search topics on the web, TV programs being broadcasted, and also view You Tube videos. It will have a home page where you could bookmark your favourite videos, photo albums channels or shows.

Apple TV 2nd generation

It will be available for a price of $99. It is quarter size smaller, has no built-in storage and has a full black color. Apple set top box fully integrates with Netflix which will enable live streaming. This means the video or content will not be downloaded on your device but will be streamed directly. It sports HDMI, optical audio, Ethernet and power ports. Also a diagnostic USB port is provided. It has maximum video output of 720p rather than 1080p which is shortcoming. Apple TV will also support “AirPlay” technology which will enable you to synchronize all your Apple devices with Apple TV. You can start a video on your apple iPad pause it and continue watching it on apple TV. Both the products have something different to offer and have unique features. The proper review will only be possible when the products release and get on consumers shelves.

The All New Apple TV: Maximize Your Entertainment

Apple TV is 80 percent smaller than the previous generation but that doesn’t mean that it is smaller in entertainment. The stylish design and sleek looks of Apple TV makes it an adorable product. Some of the specifications of Apple TV can be seen as follows:

Size and weight

  • 0.9 inches X 3.9 inches X 3.9 inches (H X W X D)
  • Weight 0.6 pounds

Processor

  • Apple A4 chip Processor

System requirements

  • AirPort Extreme, Wi-Fi 802.11b, g, or n wireless network (wireless video streaming requires 802.11g or 802.11n) or 10/100BASE-T Ethernet network
  • iTunes Store account for renting movies and TV shows
  • Netflix account for streaming Netflix content
  • For streaming media from a Mac or PC:
  • iTunes 10 or later; iTunes Store account for Home Sharing

Ports and interfaces

  • HDMI2
  • Optical audio
  • 10/100BASE-T Ethernet
  • Built-in IR receiver
  • Micro-USB (for service and support)

Power

  • Built-in 6-watt universal power supply

Wireless

  • 802.11n Wi-Fi (a/b/g compatible)
  • 2.4GHz and 5GHz

Video formats

  • H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
  • MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
  • Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Audio formats supported

  • HE-AAC (V1), AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound pass-through

TV compatibility

  • Compatible with high-definition TVs with HDMI and capable of 720p 60/50Hz,2including popular models from these manufacturers: Hitachi, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, NEC, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, Sony, Sharp, Toshiba, Vizio, Westinghouse

Highlights of IFA: Berlin 2010 Technology Expo

Well if you think that you had got rid of the buzz word “3D”, think again. It seems that every electronics company is having a fixation on 3D as the future of tomorrow. With a stiff competition in the making  IFA saw a major overhauling of IT companies just bringing out weird products of luring consumers to the 3D dream. Apart from the 3D hype, IFA also boasted the much awaited products such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab, hand gesture interface products, energy efficient gadgets and new Smartphones in the making.

3D

From Sony to Google, it seems that every IT major is trying to vouch for the slice of this intermittent distance future, in which you can view elements of characters from your TV in 3 dimensions. In short electronic and IT companies and seeking to make the viewer experience highly “entertain able” as if they are part of the action.

However, isn’t the concept of everyone in your family wearing bulky 3D glasses, sitting on a couch and viewing your favorite sitcom strange enough? Well many IT companies claim that this is just the starting of the concept of 3D TV. A leading German electronics company has come up with viewing 3D TV without any glasses. Similarly, Samsung has also come up with view photographs in 3D which uses dual optical technology that takes projects the photograph in multi-dimensions.

Tablets

Samsung has chosen IFA as the inaugural event to launch its Samsung Galaxy Tab. Having all the feature of the Galaxy Smartphone the Galaxy Tab certainly looks much more small and leaner than the iPad. Some of its specifications are as follows:

  • Network: HSUPA 5.76/HSDPA 7.2Mbps 900/1900/2100 EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 WiFi a/b/g/n, BT3.0, DLNA
  • Dimension: 19.09X 120.45.11.98mm (380g)
  • Display: 7.0 inch WSVGA (1024X600) TFT
  • Operating System: Androoid 2.2 (Froyo)
  • Samung Apps/ Android Market: Various applications downloadable
  • Social Hub: SNS, e-mail, IM and calendar accounts, Integrated Calendar
  • Android Samsung UI: Multiple Homescreens, Hybrid Widgets
  • Processor: 1.06Hz Application Processor with PowerVR SGX540
  • Battery: 4,000 mAh
  • Camera: 3.0 MP with LED flash
  • Video: Full HD (1080p) Video Player and Recorder (720x 480) @30 fps
  • Memory: 16GB/32GB+ MicroSD (Up to 32GB)
  • LBS: Google maps, Lattitude, Places, Google Maps TM Navigation (Beta)

These were just some of the highlights of the expo, which new advances in consumer electronics especially 3D TV.

Philips bdp5012/f7 Blu-ray Disc Player

HD viewing has even got better. With the new Philips bdp5012/f7 Blu-ray Disc Player, you can now watch your favorite movies with greater precisions and clarity. Enjoy vivid colors of high action video streaming which allows you gain great picture clarity of 1080p via HDMI.

You may think that the current buzz word of 3D TV might have completely wiped out any creative endeavor for HD viewing. Well think again, as Philips is capitalizing on recent technological developments in video streaming at a micro pixel rate of 1080p. Now, that really sound like cashing in on the HD bandwagon!  Though various “gadget gurus” like Samsung, Sony, etc. are concentrating on the recent developments in 3D TV; Philips has concentrated its marketing strategy to bridge the gap between quality viewing and image enhancements.

Some of the characteristics of Philips bdp5012/f7 Blu-ray Disc Player are as follows:

  • BD-Live (Profile 2.0): As a third generation DVD player, Philips bdp5012/f7 Blu-ray Disc Player enables you to receive up-to-date content by connecting the device wirelessly to the Internet. Now you can chat and view the latest listings of your favorite movies at the click of a button.

  • Blu-ray Disc playback: You can store more information on a Blu-ray disc , then on any standard disc i.e. as much as ten movies can be stored at one time. Apart from the volume Blu-ray discs carry high definition data which enables you to view your favorite movies at 1920x 1080 resolutions.
  • Deep color: Real life images are just one of the limited goals that any multimedia viewing experience seeks to capture. However the Philips bdp5012/f7 Blu-ray Disc Player capture the accurate amount of hue, saturation and shade that is required to present an image per frame.

  • 1080p@ 24 fps: A true cinematic experience of 24 frames per second, which adds depth to the picture quality and provides enhanced imaging which is complimented with the high resolution.
  • Full HD 1080p: With a resolution of 1920x  1080, you can view images in high definition. This means that image quality is enhanced to crystalline perfection.

These are just some of the essential characteristics that you can get through Philips bdp5012/f7 Blu-ray Disc Player.  So what if you don’t have a HD or 3D TV? Just plug this Philips DVD player and enjoy a crystalline viewing experience.

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