Audio Video News October 2008

Antec Veris Multimedia Station Basic 
Techware Labs :: Sunday, October 19, 2008
The most economical choice in the Antec Veris line-up is the Veris Multimedia Station Basic. Being the smallest of its kind, can the Veris Basic really compare to its big brothers? Join artiom as we find out.

Mitsubishi LaserVue 65″ HDTV – We Meet Again 
The Tech Lounge :: Sunday, October 19, 2008
“Kurtis and I got another chance to check out Mitsubishi’s LaserVue DLP set in the early morning hours this Tuesday, and this time we were armed with some juicy, hand-picked HD goodness. Last time around, we only got to see content provided by Mitsubishi that was playing from a hard drive player hooked up to each set over HDMI. There were some great clips in this material, but we felt that we would be doing the Internets a terrible injustice to base our opinions solely on clips straight from the proverbial horse’s mouth. If you missed our coverage of the LaserVue launch event from a couple weeks ago, that’s where we got down with the specs and features of the new Mitsubishi set. This trip was all about picture quality.”

SageTV HD Media Extender Review
i4u :: Thursday, October 09, 2008
“Today we are checking out the SageTV HD Media Extender. The device streams music, photos, and video from the PC to a TV in another room. This could be a good alternative for those who want aHTPC, but don’t have room in the living room to set one up. Read on for all the details on the SageTV HD Media Extender.”

ASUS My Cinema U3100Mini USB 2.0 Digital TV Receiver
Legit Reviews :: Thursday, October 09, 2008
“The ASUS My Cinema-U3100Mini is a great USB receiver at a price that is very competitive with other brands on the market today making it a value that is hard to pass up. ASUS expects these to start selling early October with an MSRP of $49.99, which isn’t a bad price in all honesty. Our contacts at ASUS have informed us that they just begun shipping these out their channel customers, so it won’t get listed on Newegg and others until next week. Once they arrive they should be listed for under $50, which isn’t a bad price for those that want TV on the go.”

What is Microsoft Thinking About Windows Media Center
Missing Remote :: Wednesday, October 08, 2008
From a power consumption perspective, I was very curious to see what the HP would come in at, given its custom design and implementation. I was not disappointed. In addition to being extremely quiet, the MediaSmart Server only consumed on average around 65 watts of power!! Between this server and HP’s MediaSmart Extender consuming only 8 watts max, it is clear that HP is taking power consumption seriously, which good for both your wallet and the environment.

Samsung PN50A450 Plasma TV Review 
Digital Trends :: Monday, October 06, 2008
“Big doesn’t have to mean expensive. Although the high-end 1080p resolution has become the de facto standard for most HDTV buyers as prices have fallen, Samsung’s PN50A450 plasma-screen TV cuts resolution down to 720p in order to offer more screen real estate for the buck. Unfortunately, this corner cutting shows in the final video quality, which looks grainy and lacks the sizzle of better sets. But those who prioritize price and size over resolution may still find this extremely affordable television to be a good value. “