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0 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on February 28, 2014 under Apple, HTPC
Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple, said on Friday that sales of Apple TV set-top-box in 2013 were worth more than a billion. While the number is small for Apple, it means that its TV initiati... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on February 17, 2014 under CPU, HTPC, Monitors
Less than two months after formal announcement, Qualcomm said it would not release its Snapdragon 802 application processor for ultra-high-definition smart TVs on the market because of lower than expe... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on February 6, 2014 under HTPC, Monitors
Sony Corp. on Thursday said it would implement additional reform measures to return its TV business to profitability. The company said it would shift its focus on high-margin premium-class TV-sets, in... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on January 28, 2014 under Console, Gaming Rig, HTPC
The mysterious "V1" device which Amazon reportedly demonstrated late last year behind closed doors may be its video game console, which is due later this year, according to unofficial information. In ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on January 27, 2014 under Camera, Graphics, HTPC, Monitors
All modern high-definition movies are encoded to support colour depth with up to eight bits per colour because of inefficiencies of modern technology. But a number of modern displays and televisions s... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on January 21, 2014 under General Tech, HTPC
In a bid to diversify its business and create a new market for its chips, Intel Corp. decided to design a special cloud TV service that would rely exclusively on its own set-to-box. Over time it becam... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on January 20, 2014 under HTPC, Optical Drive
The Blu-ray disc association (BDA), the organization responsible for setting up Blu-ray standards, has confirmed that the work on a specification of Blu-ray disc for ultra-high-definition (UHD) video ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on January 14, 2014 under HTPC, Optical Drive
Even though video streaming services like Amazon Prime and Netflix are growing rapidly these days, the majority of consumers still prefer movies on good-old optical media, such as Blu-ray disc (BD) an... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on January 12, 2014 under Base Unit, General Purpose PC, HTPC
Intel Corp. is not going to release its next-generation code-named “Broadwell” family of central processing units (CPUs) until later this year, but it is already working on two small form-factor P... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on January 10, 2014 under HTPC, Monitors
Despite all the buzz regarding 4K ultra-high-definition format in general and UHD televisions in particular, Kazuo Hirai, chief executive officer of Sony Corp., believes that the technology is years a... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on January 9, 2014 under HTPC
This year’s Consumer Electronics Show clearly demonstrated that the 4K ultra-high-definition video format is heading to the mass market. Consumer and computer electronics companies need to sell ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on January 9, 2014 under HTPC, Monitors
Just in case you think that the 4K resolution (3840*2160) is a thing to last for a long time, think again since 8K (7680*4320) technology may be approaching faster than expected. Samsung Electronics a... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on January 7, 2014 under HTPC
Qualcomm this week introduced its first system-on-chip for new-generation smart TVs, smart set-top boxes and smart digital media adapters at the Consumer Electronics Show. The new Snapdragon 802 chip ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on January 6, 2014 under HTPC
Want to have an affordable ultra-high-definition TV (UHDTV) despite there not being much to watch on it yet? Get ready to spend big. Or perhaps not, as Polaroid, a brand-name owned by Empire Electroni... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on November 25, 2013 under Base Unit, Highlights, HTPC
With modern computer components continuing the trend of shrinking in size while also increasing in performance, the small form-factor (SFF) market is big business. Taking size reductions to the extrem... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 7, 2013 under HTPC
If you thought Valve would be the last company to crowd into the already cramped set-top-box industry, think again, as online retail giant Amazon is also looking to get into the game, with plans for i... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jules on February 6, 2013 under HTPC
We all know Arctic from their cooling products, but as KitGuru discovered a couple of years back, the company has big plans to expand into new markets - and the launch of its brand new, media centre p... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Harrison on December 4, 2012 under HTPC, Monitors
Often referred to as Quad HD, the next generation of TVs is chomping at the bit to arrive in our stores and living rooms. While Apple is content with packing more and more pixels into a smaller and sm... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jules on November 22, 2012 under Apple, APU, Base Unit, General Purpose PC, HTPC
As of 6am this morning, the options available to technology lovers who want oodles of power but no noise and a stylish little package, just got a whole lot more attractive with the launch of Sapphire'... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on August 14, 2012 under Highlights, HTPC
Home entertainment continues to be a fast growing trend in the computer usage market. Smaller, faster and quieter are all characteristics that users demand from their HTPC, but not ones that natur... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Harrison on July 12, 2012 under HTPC, Peripheral
Like many of you, KitGuru gets half a ton of email each morning - not all of which is useful. Lots of those emails will contain offers, but it's rare for them to actually grab our attention. This morn... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jules on June 14, 2012 under HTPC, Motherboard, Soundcard
With the launch of Biostar's new Puro Hi-Fi technology, the mainboard specialist is aiming to hit a signal-to-noise ratio of 110dB which, it claims, will give users near loss-less audio reproduction. ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Blair McClelland on February 29, 2012 under Channel, General Purpose PC, HTPC
The team behind the cheap-as-chips ARM mini-PC have just announced you can now pre-order your Raspberry Pi Model B units. If you're lucky enough to get a sucessful pre-order you should get your unit w... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Stephen Dougherty on February 16, 2012 under Component, HTPC, Motherboard
J&W has now jumped on the Cedar Trail bandwagon in releasing a pair of mini-ITX motherboards for HTPC users in particular. Falling under the company's Minix line, the D2700-DC and D2500-DC are ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Blair McClelland on February 8, 2012 under General Purpose PC, HTPC, Mobile
Most of you should be familiar with Raspberry Pi, a company aimed at launching an ARM based mini-PC for a mere $25 USD. The whole PC is powered by Micro USB and will be able to run Linux distros such ... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Henry Butt on January 16, 2012 under Highlights V, HTPC, Keyboards
Xebec Tech are not a very well known company but they produce a very interesting and innovative range of products which are quite different to what else is available on the market at the moment. ... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Harrison on December 23, 2011 under Highlights V, HTPC
Roll the clock back, and the only stream with media on it was the standard broadcast TV and radio signals. Roll the clock forward and we'll all be living in a fast moving river of content, that allows... more.
13 CommentsPosted by Zardon on June 14, 2011 under General Purpose PC, Highlights 2, HTPC, PC
This year AMD's Fusion low cost platform has hit the spotlight, offering hardware accelerated performance with miniscule power demands and heat output. While this will suit many people, some of th... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jules on April 2, 2011 under CPU, HTPC
KitGuru spent Saturday afternoon shopping in centres packed with folks stocking up on Mother's Day gifts. While the world looked out for that 'special something that would make the moment', KitGuru wa... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Zardon on March 11, 2011 under General Purpose PC, Highlights, HTPC, PC
Sometimes in this industry, unusual events can occur - such as when AMD partner Sapphire created the Edge HD Mini PC with Intel and Nvidia hardware inside. Zotac are well known as one of Nvidia's ... more.
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