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Epson America recently announced its new PowerLite Home Cinema 710HD - 720p high-definition projector for watching movies, games and sporting events at up to 120-inches or larger. Available in late April for $649, the Home Cinema 710HD projector has built-in speakers and connectivity for DVD players, TV receivers, gaming consoles, PCs, Apple i-devices and smartphones. It is also equipped with HDMI connectivity and a USB 2.0 connection for sharing photos and slideshows.
The TiVo Premiere Elite set-top box is now available, boasting four digital tuners, a two-terabyte hard drive, and THX certification. The new DVR is said to be the first with four tuners, which allows you to record four different shows while watching a fifth recorded program. The two-terabyte hard drive can record about 300 hours of HD programming, which is about twice as much as your average DVR. The unit can only be used with digital cable systems, not with analog cable or over-the-air antennas.
TiVo Premiere Elite is on sale now for $499.99 from tivo.com, at Magnolia stores, and select dealers.
Electronic Arts announced the release of the new EA Sports FIFA Soccer 12 videogame for the North American market, while the rest of the world will get a September 30th release date. As one of the highest rated sports videogames on PlayStation3 and Xbox 360, FIFA Soccer 12 has already seen about 800,000 pre-orders. FIFA Soccer 12 is availablefor the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, Mac, Wii, PlayStation 2, Nintendo 3DS, PSP PlayStationPortable, Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and iOS mobile devices, and the game is now available on Mac computers for the first time.
FIFA Soccer 12 brings to the pitch the game-changing new Player Impact Engine, and revolutionary gameplay innovations inspired by the real-world game, including all-new Precision Dribbling, Tactical Defending, and Pro Player Intelligence. Plus, new live services and breakthrough social experiences like EA SPORTS Football Club, and FIFA Ultimate Team, will deepen fans’ connection to the real-world game, their favorite club, and their friends, rivals and millions of other players around the world in the massive FIFA online community. FIFA Soccer 12 on Mac has the same revolutionary core gameplay features as the HD consoles, and for the first time ever, Mac and PC gamers can play with and against each other in online head-to-head matches.
Philips introduced the world's first Wireless HDMI Blu-ray player at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show. The BDP7580 wireless HDMI Blu-ray player features 3D playback, Philips MediaConnect, NetTV, VUDU, Pandora, Netflix and Blockbuster streaming on a player that only requires one cord - the power cord. MediaConnect on the system allows you to wirelessly connect the PC to the TV for access to online movies, photos, videos, social networking and more. The Philips 7580 player offers full 1080p at 24fps for cinema-like images and upscales your DVDs to 1080p. The player also offers AVCHD playback.
The Philips BDP7580 is expected to hit stores in April priced at $499.99.
TiVo is set to release its new TiVo Premiere app for the iPad, which will be available as a free download from Apple's iTunes App store in the coming weeks. TiVo recently announced Holiday pricing for the TiVo Premiere box which costs $99.99 with a one-year commitment of $19.99 per month, and the TiVo Premiere XL box which costs $299.99 with a one-year commitment at $19.99 per month.
The video below shows a pretty cool TiVo Premiere App in action. The app enables you to search, browse, select and watch entertainment content, and it also acts as a great remote control and user interface for TiVo Premiere.
Microsoft will start releasing its lineup of 17 controller-free Kinect for Xbox 360 games on November 4th and throughout this holiday shopping season. Kinect for Xbox 360 was recently featured on “The Oprah Show,” where, you guessed it, she gave each audience member a free Kinect and Xbox 360 console. The rest of us will have the option to buy the all-in-one Xbox 360 4GB Console with Kinect package which includes the new Xbox 360 4GB console, Kinect sensor and “Kinect Adventures” videogame for $299.99, or the stand-alone Kinect device if you already own an Xbox 360, for $149.99.
If you pre-ordered a Boxee Box from Amazon, expect D-Link to start shipping the device on November 10th in the US and Canada. Boxee Box costs $199, and will arrive for sale at retail stores on November 17th. Customers who pre-ordered Boxee Box in Australia, New Zealand and in Europe will see the device ship shortly after.
Canon has added the new PowerShot G12 and PowerShot SX30 IS digital cameras
to their popular PowerShot line. The 10-Megapixel PowerShot G12, featuring a 5X-Optical Zoom lens and 720p HD video recording capability will be available in October at an estimated selling price of $499.99, while the 14.1-Megapixel PowerShot SX30 IS, featuring 720p HD video capabilities and an impressive 35X-Wide Angle Optical Zoom lens will drop in late September for about $429.99.
Midnight madness went down in about 25 countries as Microsoft Game Studios released Halo: Reach for XBOX 360, one of the most anticipated videogames of late. It's the prequel to the popular “Halo” trilogy, so expect the new game to sell briskly.
“Halo: Reach” tells the tragic and heroic story of Noble Team, a group of Spartans, who through great sacrifice and courage, saved countless lives in the face of impossible odds. The planet Reach is humanity’s last line of defense between the encroaching Covenant and their ultimate goal, the destruction of Earth. If it falls, humanity will be perched on the brink of destruction.