Syabas Technology Inc., a leading global distributor of digital entertainment solutions, is excited to announce the latest addition to the Popcorn Hour product line. The Popcorn Hour C-300 is one of the first players to utilize Sigma Design’s SMP8647 chipset providing fast, fluid like navigation. In addition to the increased CPU speed, improvements to the industry’s most user friendly jukebox interface makes the Popcorn Hour C-300 even more appealing. The new built-in color TFT display can be used for navigation without a TV-set. With support for full 1080P HD video, audio, photos and web content, users can experience the content they want, how they want. The Syabas Apps Market, containing over 80 free and premium TV apps, gives users a broad selection of additional entertainment via the web.

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The Popcorn Hour C-300 will include some exciting new features to enhance the media playback experience. In addition to video metadata and posters, users can now download subtitles directly from the web without having to use a PC. Users can also select 1 of 22 different languages they prefer the information and subtitles to be downloaded in.

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A revolution is happening in the living room. Xbox 360 is transforming how you enjoy TV entertainment and is giving you the power to control it with your voice. The next generation of TV entertainment begins with the announcement by Microsoft Corp. of the launch of an all-new Xbox 360 experience including the first group of new, custom applications from world leading TV and entertainment content providers on Xbox LIVE.

"A new era in entertainment begins where all your entertainment is together in one place — your games, movies, TV shows, music and sports," said Don Mattrick, president of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. "With this update, Xbox 360 system owners will experience Kinect voice control integrated with Bing search, making your TV and entertainment experiences more social and personal than ever."

"Microsoft has just built and delivered it: A single box that ties together all the content you want, made easily accessible through a universal, natural, voice-directed search. This is now the benchmark against which all other living room initiatives should be compared," said James McQuivey of Forrester Research in "Engaged TV: Xbox 360 Leads The Way To A New Video Product Experience,"* Sunday, Dec. 4. "...with more than 57 million people worldwide already sitting on a box that's about to be upgraded for free, Microsoft has not only built the right experience, it has ensured that it will spread quickly and with devastating effect."

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NETGEAR, Inc., a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced it has added a broad range of premium content channels to the NeoTV Streaming Player (NTV200), including Best Buy's CinemaNow.

With the CinemaNow channel, NeoTV users can choose from a large selection of entertainment content and instantly stream it to their TVs in up to full 1080p HD and surround sound from the comfort of their living room. The addition of the CinemaNow channel provides NeoTV users with access to more than 15,000 titles, including the latest blockbuster movies, classic films, current TV shows and past seasons, and even next day programming.  CinemaNow joins a rapidly growing list of free and premium channels already available on NeoTV*, including Netflix, Vudu, YouTube, Pandora, Crunchyroll.com, Flingo and hundreds more.

"Instead of driving to a kiosk or waiting for movies to arrive by mail, NeoTV provides consumers with access to one of the world's largest collections of premium movies, TV shows, music and web videos–thousands of titles instantly streamed to your TV," said Damir Skripic, product line manager for connected entertainment at NETGEAR. "Channels such as Best Buy CinemaNow offer an ideal, on-demand streaming experience.  All you need is an Internet connection."

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PowerColor today introduces all-new multimedia solution, SlingIt, which is designed to help centralize and distribute entertainment to various devices inside your home. SlingIt creates a gateway to wireless entertainment by offering a pair of devices that builds a bridge among multi rooms.

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Any devices with HDMI connection can be supported by SlingIt. SlingIt allows users to set up easily by just plugging the transmitter to HDMI source and the receiver to HDTV, and then you can stream Youtube, play games, or share photos with your friends. SlingIt brings incredible HD experience to users with a variety media formats.

SlingIt presents flexible and uncompressed 1080p wireless transmission from desktop PC or notebook to HDTV, users are available to enjoy full 1080p HD video, Blu-ray 3D playback with up to 1920 x 1080 resolution for all HDMI devices. The most important of all, SlingIt transfer HD content without noticeable latency, brings amazing lag-free home entertainment.

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Western Digital, the world's leader in external storage solutions and maker of the popular WD TV media player family, today introduced the next generation of its WD TV Live streaming media player, an easy to use Wi-Fi enabled media player that is the first in its category to deliver the Spotify music service.

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WD TV Live features WD's newest intuitive user interface that delivers the latest hit movies, TV shows, music and online services from companies like Netflix®, Hulu Plus™ and Blockbuster® directly to your TV. The new streaming media player connects to the Internet wirelessly or through an Ethernet connection, with the high performance 802.11n wireless connectivity supporting Full-HD 1080p video resolution.

In addition to premium Internet content, WD TV Live allows users to enjoy personal media such as photos, video and music on their home entertainment systems by supporting a wide range of file formats for streaming content from any connected USB drive, digital camcorder or camera, network drive such as the My Book® Live™ personal cloud storage, and any networked PC or Mac® computer in the home.

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ASUS has just released the O!Play BDS-500 and BDS-700, two complete Blu-ray/media player devices that enable accessible and easy to use HD video and audio alongside the widest media format support available in their product class, just as native online connectivity and Wi-Fi bring multimedia to a truly live state. ASUS is including a variety of added features, such as dual HDMI and USB ports, a custom user friendly interface, smartphone remote control, and gold-plated terminals.

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Both new models ship with Qdeo™ video processing to reduce image scatter without adversely affecting sharpness. Color and contrast are also improved and optimized for a more lifelike picture and increased viewing immersion. Complete support for Blu-ray Disc ISO and Blu-ray Disc 3D ISO (including menus) is also provided, and precision upscaling of DVDs to HD comes ready right out of the box.

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Syabas Technology Inc., a leading global distributor of digital entertainment solutions, is excited to announce the latest addition to the PopBox product line. The PopBox V8, the first player to utilize Sigma Designs’ SMP8670 chipset, offers up an easy to use media player in a small, sleek package. With support for full 1080P HD video, audio, photos and web content, users can experience the content they want how they want.

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Initially launching in Europe, the PopBox V8 will include some exciting new features to enhance the media playback experience. In addition to video metadata information and posters, users can now download subtitles directly from the web without having to use a PC. Users can also select 1 of 22 different languages they prefer the information and subtitles to be downloaded in.

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Toshiba Europe GmbH presents the new STOR.E TV 2. The HD multimedia storage drive has a storage capacity of up to 2 Terabytes  and a broad range of connectivity options supporting most video, photo and music file formats. STOR.E TV 2 comes in an elegant design with rounded edges. The easy-to-use multimedia hard drive will be available in matt black and matt white from fourth quarter 2011 in Europe.

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STOR.E TV 2 can store all media files in one place and allows everyone to enjoy photos, videos and music in the comfort of the living room by simply connecting the device to a TV. The multimedia storage device even plays music whilst displaying a photo slideshow on the TV screen. When a camcorder is connected via USB to STOR.E TV 2, content can be streamed from the camcorder directly to the TV without the need for an additional computer.

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Toshiba Europe GmbH premiered the new STOR.E TV PRO. The multimedia console turns plain TVs into smart TVs connected to the Web. Featuring full browsing capabilities and a video conferencing mode, it brings the online world to the largest screen in the house. STOR.E TV PRO will be available in the fourth quarter 2011 in Europe.

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“The vast majority of TVs in the home do not provide web access”, said Marco Perino, General Manager, Digital Products Division, Toshiba Europe GmbH. “We’ve been looking for a plug-and-play approach to connect these ‘stand-alone’ TVs to the web and designed the multimedia console STOR.E TV PRO.” According to Display Search’s analysts, nearly 75% of all flat panel TVs shipped in 2011 are expected not to have any form of internet connectivity.

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Bringing internet based entertainment to the living room, ASUS has launched the O!Play Mini Plus. It offers access to a multitude of online services for endless entertainment from both video and social media websites, while featuring Gigabit LAN and Wireless N to ensure that content is fast and smooth. The O!Play Mini Plus is also versatile, able to play content from a connected PC, smartphone or tablet, and even automatically playing files straight from a connected USB drive.

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This set-top box provides limitless online entertainment, including access to Mediafly, Dailymotion, Facebook, YouTube, Picasa, Flickr, thousands of internet TV and radio stations, and much more. It’s also the world's first HD media player that supports Acetrax, the most popular online video on demand service in Europe. The O!Play Mini Plus also allows easy sharing of photos and videos on Facebook by simply pressing a button on the bundled remote control.

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