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Watch TV on HP Pavilion Elite m9260f Intel Desktop PC

HP Pavilion Elite m9260f Intel Desktop PCA breathtaking home entertainment experience is within your reach thanks to the HP Pavilion Elite m9260f Intel Desktop PC. Simply put, everything you could possibly want from a multimedia computer can be found in this great multimedia desktop solution from HP.

If you demand nothing but high-end performance, then this is it. This PC gives you the power you want.

Acer Aspire M5640 Intel Powered Desktop PC

Acer Aspire AM5640-E5407A Intel Powered Desktop PCEven with today’s high standards, single core processors and DVD drives are still very much usable. But there comes a certain point where the need to upgrade to next-generation equipment becomes more apparent. You don’t want the rest of the computing world to leave you behind in the dust—especially in terms of digital entertainment! Of course, one of the major reasons why it’s hard to upgrade to newer components is price. With the Acer Aspire M5640 desktop PC, that’s all about to change. Featuring a healthy combination of some of the newest technologies around (priced at an agreeable cost) you can finally aspire to the next generation of digital entertainment, and so much more.

Acer Aspire 5920-6954 Notebook PC: Bargain Notebook Buy

Acer Aspire 5920-6954 Notebook PCFor affordable graphics, gaming, Hi-Def movies and more it’s hard to beat the Acer Aspire 5920-6954 Laptop Computer. Voted one of PC magazine’s “Best Laptop Buys” for under a thousand dollars, it boasts everything you’d expect, plus a few extras you don’t expect to see in an affordable laptop. For one, it has a dedicated graphics department, in the form of an NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS with 256MB of memory. Which I suppose makes it less of a surprise that the Aspire 5920 also has an HDMI output for use with high definition displays. But it’s still nice to see.

VMD – the DVD Format War may Continue

HD VMD Keeps DVD Format War GoingFighting against the new DVD champion, VMD is the disc format that thinks it can – but only time will tell as this highly versatile format, which uses standard discs now in use and is backwards compatible, continues to push their low-price players and recorders.

The company just issued a press release saying “All indications are that VMD can fill the void left by HD DVD,” and that “The way is now clear for VMD to be embraced by the industry.” We suppose thats true — the Asian bootlegging industry really hasnt weighed in with a format choice yet, has it? In any event, VMD players have apparently been shipping to the US for a month now.

Toshiba Satellite X205-SLI Notebook: Built for Games and Movies

Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi4 Notebook (red cover showing)

Toshiba X205-SLi4 Main PictureWant to see an impressive Laptop? Toshiba wipes the HD DVD egg of it’s face and blows a hole in your nearest gaming arena with the Satellite X205-SLI NotebooksSatellite X205-SLI Notebooks. Aside from the Core 2 Duo 2.1GHz T8100 45 nanometer processor, I’d like to direct your attention to the part of this Laptop’s name that spell S-L-I. This Toshiba Satellite comes running dual-GeForce 8600 GT graphics cards. How do you even fit two graphics cards in a laptop? Let’s find out.

Burying the Hatchet: Sony Sells Toshiba a Chip-Manufacturing Plant

r.jpgSony Corporation plans to sell it’s Western Japan-based Microchip plant to it’s erstwhile rival Toshiba. This is a bit surprising as the two companies have been battling it out over the high definition disc market, which some were calling the “Format Wars.” As you probably know, the format wars are over, and Sony’s Blu-Ray has won. But that was yesterday…apparently the companies are good buddies again.

Format War is Over: And Blu-Ray Has Won

200801007_11.pngHere’s the press release that confirms it: Toshiba Corporation has decided to throw in the towel. With earlier defections from Warner Bros., Disney, and a few other key video production giants, the end has been in sight for a while now. Interesting note: Toshiba intends to review and possibly retain the use of HD DVD players in Notebook Computers. Um…why?

Feeling Blu-The Proliferation of Blu-Ray

200801007_11.pngThe competitive friction. The dollar signs. And the high profile endorsements.

No, I’m not talking about any of the recent Democratic and Republican primaries. I’m talking about the heretofore everlasting battle between Blu-Ray and HD-DVD.

The war waging between the two brands to become the “VHS” of the high definition disc format has been steaming hot and extraordinarily heavy. Just a couple of months ago there seemed to be no end in site. But since this year’s CES in Las Vegas, and a couple of key endorsements from Warner Bros and National Geographic, it seems that the blueprints are being drafted for the eminent tombstone of the HD-DVD format.

HD Capable Graphics Cards: Good Things come to those who wait

ati-radeon-logo.jpgLast summer, ATI began to ship their mid-range Radeon HD 2400 & 2600 cards. The trend towards full 1080p theater systems caught steam and Early Adopters (bless their hearts) scooped up this affordable full 1080p solution by the truckload. Prices ranged from less than $99 for Radeon HD 2400 Pro, to as much as $199 for a Radeon HD 2600 XT. Now (2008), the opportunity is here to take advantage of the price drops and build a lower cost system with an HDMI output, a nice (some say vital) option for your home theater/media center.

HD-DVD not in the Party Mood for CES – Withdraws Event

Warner Home Video Ditches HD-DVDHD-DVD was dealt a major blow when Warner Home Video announced they were going to now exclusively use the BluRay High Definition DVD format. That was the last studio to hold out on making a choice between one and the other – and ironically, more HD-DVD players have been sold (excluding of course PS/3 sales) – yet the planned Cocktail Party and Event to be held on January 6 was cancelled.