AlDisplays?

Rumors
March 19, 2004 No Comments
alcinema.jpgThe unofficial apple weblog has posted what seems to be a rumor about an Aluminum clad cinema display.

” Apple HD displays wrapped in aluminum frames have been widely rumored since the fall, and their failure to appear has lead to some disappointment among consumers. The most recent rumors suggest an introduction alongside revised Power Macs in the coming weeks, with sizes ranging up to 30-inches.”
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Video ReQuest

Electronics
March 18, 2004 2 Comments
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ReQuest Multimedia has announced a DVD changer controller with their award-winning ReQuest interface. You can connect up to 4 Sony DVP-CX777ES 400 Disc DVD changers... that means you can control and manage up to 1600 DVDs... which means you can watch about 133 days worth of movies without getting up from your seat.
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Casio Xfer Splash Proof Wireless TV

Electronics
March 18, 2004 1 Comment
casio.jpg Casio's Xfer Splash Proof Wi-Fi TV is the of the first bathroom friendly gizmos. It lets you watch TV in your tub wirelessly on a 8" LCD screen. The Xfer's base unit attaches to any video source, such as a DVD player, TV, or VCR, and wirelessly transmits video to an 8-inch LCD. The Xfer is Splash Proof but not waterproof, so it can't be used as a entertaining floatation device. Oh, I should also mention that it's currently only available in Japan... but for a mere $1498, the xFer can be bought from Japan Direct.
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Great Escapes

Home Theater
March 18, 2004 No Comments
coverExactly what the title of the book says... if you are thinking about building a custom home theater, this is a must have. The work by a fellow Greek, Theo Kalomirakis, some of the designs are very gaudy, but you can be inspired and see what is possible. Click here to check it out at Amazon.com.


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Make your TiVo Series 1 faster!

Hacks & Mods
March 18, 2004 No Comments
CacheCARD2.jpgThe guys over at 9th Tee enterprises, Inc, have released a new version of their TiVo CacheCARD. Now it comes with a built in Network Interface and just by installing this card you increase UI speeds up to 50%. The best part, if already have a TurboNET card occupying that space, they are offering a rebate to upgrade.

Except from their site:
"Caching - The Tivo database is large (512MB) and every user-interface operation goes back to hard drive to read from the database - the same hard drive that is already busy reading and writing multiple high bit-rate video streams.  The CacheCARDTM caches the entire database in high speed SDRAM so all database reads can be fulfilled instantly, rather than joining the queue for access to the hard drive.  Database writes go directly to the hard drive so the Tivo database is always protected and is up-to-date on the hard drive."
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