Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Amazon Cloud Player

Streaming service allows you to take your music collection with you. All your music is store on a server, 5GB of free storage, (approx. 1000 songs) you can purchase more.

- Download Amazon MP3 Uploader program, it will search for your music including music you’ve purchased through iTunes . Then select which songs you what to upload to the cloud. If you purchases music from Amazon, it will not count against your storage space.

- you can now download your music to any computer or Android device with an Internet connection. Then play it offline. A little competition to iTunes and iPhone.

-Technology moving fast, next you will be able to upload and download your Videos.

-"Problem",   as of this date ONLY AVAILABLE in the USA. Hopefully coming soon to Canada.

Written By Hi Fi

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Logitech Harmony 900 Remote

Logitech Harmony Remotes is a great consumer Programmable Remote Control.    Price $479 can.

-To program, you need to connect to your PC or Mac®. Tell them the Model and Make of the devices you want to program, ( DVD Toshiba BDX2100 etc.). Their on-line software will guide you through programming the remote, to control all your devices.
Their Software support over 5,000 brands and 225,000 devices, and grows every day.

-Press one button ( Watch a DVD ), full-colour touchscreen that would signal the remote to
-turn on the TV, to a specific input HDMI 1
-turn on the DVD player
-turn on your Audio/Video Receiver, to a specific source, BR/DVD
-Volume will be controlled by the A/V Receiver and not the TV
-Press Play on the remote and your watching  your movie.
One Button, One remote did all that. If you did not have a programmable remote, you would need 3 remotes to do all those steps.

Harmony 900 Remote RF technology lets you control devices, even through cabinet doors.

You can hide your devices, in a cabinet or a different room.* (* up to 100 feet away and depending on the structure of the cabinet or walls of the building*)

-One of the best feature is the base station, charge up the batteries. No more buying batteries.

The Harmony 900 Remote can program your whole Home Entertainment System, and they have tech support if you run into problems.

Written By HiFi

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Warner Bros. & Facebook Venture

Warner Bros. will be streaming of full-length Hollywood films on Facebook.
-They will be testing an offering selected movies for purchase or rental. - Pay by Facebook Credits, (Virtual Currency). 
-Rental cost 30 Facebook Credits or $3.00US, for 48 hrs. You got full control of the movie, pause, stop & restart whenever you log back in. 
-You can purchase Facebook Credits using your Credit Card, PayPal or a Mobile phone.
-The Dark Knight is the first movie Rental.
-Viewers can post comments on the movie.

Well, it never seems to stop. There are always new exciting ways to view and now chat about your favourite movies.

Written by HiFI

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

iPad 2 Unveiled

March 2 2011- Steve jobs unveils the new iPad 2.

-New chip The Apple A5
                - up to 2x faster
                - graphics up to 9x faster
                - Dual-Core       
               - front and rear-facing
               -Back camera: Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio; still camera with 5x digital zoom
                -Front camera: Video recording, VGA up to 30 frames per second with audio; VGA-quality still camera
               - built-in gyroscope
              - White and Black
-Thinner and Lighter
             - 33% thinner than iPad 1                                                  
  8.8mm vs 13.4mm
             - weight 1.3 lbs vs 1.5 lbs   
            - same 10 hour battery life
-Smart Covers
            - Automatically wakes iPad when open
            -Sleeps iPad when closed. Magnetic
            -Bends around and acts as a typing stand
            -Assorted colours, polyurethane or leather
            -easy to remove
-iTune home sharing
            -Access all music, movies, and TV shows    on your home computer from your iOS device, wireless over Wi-Fi.
           -resolution stays the same at 1024x768 
            at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)
           -(For my wife) Display is fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating 
-Extra Adapters
           -Connect the Apple Digital AV Adapter to your iPad, iPhone 4, or iPod touch (4th generation) via the 30-pin dock connector and to your HDMI-compatible display using an HDMI cable (sold separately).
            -A second 30-pin connector built into the AV adapter lets you charge and sync your device while it’s connected to your HDMI-compatible display.
            -Mirroring supported only by iPad 2. Video out supports up to 1080p for iPad 2 and up to 720p for iPad, iPhone 4 and iPod touch (4th generation). Movies play at up to 720p.

Written By Hi Fi