Ceiva releases new digital photo frames

Ceiva Logic today released a new line of digital photo frames. The frames integrate Wi-Fi connectivity and allow users to send pictures via Internet from a computer or camera phone to the frame.

JVC announces 1080p projector with 15,000:1 contrast ratio

JVC today announced a new flagship for its home video projector family. The new DLA-RS1 model provides 1080p resolution (1920x1080 progressive) and, according to the manufacturer, provides a contrast ratio of 15,000:1.

Countdown to Christmas: Next-gen consoles, Zune - and the end of Blu-ray

The Playstation 3 sold out in minute and it took 8 days for 600,000 Nintendo Wii boxes to fly off the shelves. Both can now be bought on Ebay for several times their list price, despite the fact that early products will likely have more problems and the value of these things will drop like a rock once supply equals demand. Sales of the stratospherically priced products on Ebay aren't brisk suggesting folks may be wiser this year than they were last.

Pinnacle spins out consumer HD DVD authoring software

Looking to target the true HD DVD enthusiasts, Pinnacle Systems today introduced a platform for general consumers to create their own HD DVDs with full HD motion menus and high-definition video authoring.

Epson debuts 1080p home projector

Epson's forthcoming PowerLite Pro Cinema 1080 home projector will offer 1080p resolution, 12,000:1 contrast, and a $5000 price tag.

Movies and TV shows pop up on Xbox Live

Exactly one year after the Xbox 360 made its retail debut, the console's online service lived up to promises made this month, as movie and TV show downloads are now available on Xbox Live.

AUO may roll out 65" TV panels in H1 2007

AU Optronics (AUO) will introduce 65" LCD TV panels perhaps as early as the second quarter of 2007, as it rolls out its first panels over 50", according to market sources.

Logitech, Monster Cable unveil new generation of remote controls

Two companies, Logitech and Monster Cable are trying to spice up the typically hum-drum remote control with remotes that control not only all your audio/visual gear, but also your interior lighting. While both company's remotes do the same thing, they look and feel quite different.

Samsung rumored to be reducing 40" and 46" panel output

Rumors are circulating that Samsung Electronics has reduced output of its 40- and 46" LCD TV panels by nearly 20% amid reduced orders from downstream clients since November.

Stardome panels shoot for the stars

As home theaters become an increasingly large part of the home entertainment market, custom component makers have found a niche for the home theater enthusiast. Numinus is one such vendor and makes "Stardomes", decorative and acoustic panels filled with glittering stars and glowing nebulae.

Hide your television behind your art with TV Coverups

Showcasing the latest model of itsart-over-TV product, TV Coverups is on hand at the Electronic House Expo with one of the more artistic showings. The company now offers a more affordable, manual mechanism that allows consumers to flip between a large-screen TV and a framed piece of artwork, in addition to the automatic, remote control-based model.

Ferrari busts out $20K home audio speakers

One of the more interesting things we found at Electronic House Expo is a full-room home speaker tower from Ferrari. The elegant and expensive car maker wants to make the speakers as luxurious and exclusive as possible, and at a $20,000 standalone price, it meets that depiction.

Stealth Acoustics' nearly invisible speakers clean up the home

Speakers are usually big and ugly boxes, but Stealth Acoustics wants to change that with their invisible in-the-wall speakers. All the components are housed inside the dry wall and the speakers make sound by vibrating the wall and surrounding wood studs.

Toshiba launches second-generation HD DVD players in Japan

Toshiba today announced the launch of its second-generation HD DVD players in the Japanese market.

DLP RPTV half as costly as LCD/DLP for 52" TVs

The material costs for a 1080p 52" DLP (digital light processing) rear-projection TV (RPTV) are about $807.52, nearly half of that from a 1080p 52" LCD TV and a PDP (plasma display panel) TV, according to Displaysearch.

Sony introduces new LCD projectors

Sony recently unveiled two business projectors that use a new LCD panel design.

Microsoft's Xbox iTV surprise

We've known for some time Apple was planning a spoiler party at MacWorld during CES to take the edge off Microsoft's Vista launch later that same month. Today Microsoft struck first by launching Xbox Live Video Marketplace their own iTV like offering with the Xbox 360 and folks that already have one, in effect get an iTV for free.

Samsung to release more slim DLP RPTVs in 2007

Samsung Electronics is planning to launch more slim DLP (digital light processing) RPTVs (rear-projection TVs) next year, according to sources.

Wal-Mart lowering prices on gadgets

Wal-Mart is rolling back prices on dozens of televisions and gadgets in an effort to attract cooler shoppers. Televisions will have the deepest cuts with a Panasonic 42" HD plasma television selling for $1294 and an RCA 32" LCD HDTV for $847.

Save $20,000 on Panasonic's 103" plasma TV

Panasonic's 103" plasma TV recently became available for purchase on a number of U.S. websites. And apparently, the device isn't quite a hot seller, with even a limited supply resulting in ample availability on the web. As a result, prices for the TV already have dropped considerably, with most etailers offering a $20,000 discount: Instead of the suggested retail price of nearly $70,000, the TH-103PF9UK is offered for just under $50,000.