ASRock ION 330 Series Nettop – Extreme Performance in a Small Package

ASRock ION 330-BDWhere has this product been hiding? I stumbled on the ASRock ION 330 Series Nettop while browsing the pics from COMPUTEX 2009 in June and saw an attractive little PC sporting Blu-ray capabilities. Intrigued, I did a little research. It turns out ASRock is primarily a motherboard manufacture who has branched out into creating nettop [...]

Sony Unveils the ES Series Blu-ray Disc Player with Wi-Fi and DLNA Support

If you've been holding out on buying a Blu-ray disc player until something utterly cool comes out, then Sony's ES Series player just might fit the bill. The BDP-S1000ES (MSRP $699) offers full HD 1080p (60/24fps) True Cinema video output, Blu-ray BD-Live support (includes a 4GB USB flash drive for download file storage), 7.1 channel [...]

Blockbuster to Deliver OnDemand Movie Service to Samsung HDTVs and Blu-ray Players by Fall 2009

Samsung HDTV with Blockbuster OnDemandIn a joint press release with Samsung, Blockbuster is announcing that later this Fall they will begin offering their OnDemand movie service via select Samsung HDTVs and network Blu-ray players. (I'm sure other partners will be announced later.) What's interesting, is that in order to do this, Blockbuster must have updated their OnDemand service to [...]

LG BD390 Network Blu-ray Disc Player Featuring 802.11n and DivX HD Playback Now Available

LG BD390If you've been holding out on buying a Blu-ray disc player or just waiting for one that included both network connectivity and built-in Wi-Fi, then wait no longer. LG's new BD390 is now the hands-down hottest device of its type on the market (MSRP $450). What makes it so great? Well, for starters, it's the [...]

Warner Bros. Launches a HD DVD for Blu-ray Movie Exchange Program

Red2Blu GraphicFor all the early HD DVD movie adopters who got burned when the industry decided to go Blu-ray instead, you'll be happy to learn that Warner Bros. will trade your WB distributed titles for a Blu-ray version (up to 25 per household) through its new Red2Blu program [Terms PDF] for only $4.95 each (plus [...]

Okoro Media Systems Announces the Availability of Its 2009 RK Digital Entertainment Servers

Okoro OMS-RK400If the idea of having a rack mountable Media Center PC or Home Server functioning at the core of your Digital Home appeals to you, then you'll be interested in learning more about Okoro's 2009 RK Digital Entertainment Server offering, which can be configured to run Windows Vista Ultimate (32/64-bit) or Windows Home Server (32-bit). [...]

MSI Unveils the Blu-ray Equipped Wind Box DE200 at CeBIT

MSI Wind Box DE200 at CeBITFor those who want a Windows Media Center PC for their living room or bedroom and aren't interested in paying $3000+ for a full-blown HTPC, feast your eyes on this little gem. The MSI Wind Box DE200 PC comes equipped with a Blu-ray drive, NVIDIA GeForce 9400 graphics, 2GB of DDR2 memory, 160GB hard drive, [...]

SageTV Adds Blu-ray Movie Playback to Its HD Media Extender

SageTV HD200 HD TheaterThis will pique the interest of a few of you. SageTV has announced as part of their 6.5.11 Beta release that the company's HD Theater (HD200) will now be able to play Blu-ray movies that are stored on a PC in the BDMV folder structure (you'll need an app like AnyDVD HD to accomplish this). [...]