May 22, 2013 Accessories, AV Receivers
The audio/video specialist features two new A/V receivers: the TX-NR929 and TX-NR828. If the first is 9.2 compatible, the second ensures the return of 7.2 channels. Increasingly widespread, found on both models, the compatibility with WiFi and Bluetooth technologies and of course access to the wired network. Practical to stream your music available on your computer or from your smartphone or tablet.
Both amps are also ready for the future...
May 21, 2013 HDMI Sticks, Media Players
The Smart TV dongles are definitely very trendy lately, it’s time for Haier to try their luck with the Sm@rt TV Kit.
All the Smart TV dongles are very similar, and the Sm@rt TV Kit is no exception to the rule. Besides its compact dimensions of just 96 x 34.5 x 12 mm, it supports MHL compatible HDMI and is powered by a dual-core processor at 1.6 GHz (Cortex-A9) and Mali 400 graphics chip. It has 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of Flash memory...
May 21, 2013 Components, Other
Asrock has presented an interesting accessory that will come with some of its Z87 motherboards, the Wi-SD-box.
The 2T2R is actually a 5.25-inch bay that includes several features including WiFi 802.11ac up to 867 megabits/s, no less than four USB 3.0 ports and an SD card reader.
An accessory that will surely be very convenient to use and more, looks good. Perfect for an HTPC.
May 21, 2013 HTPC News
The Nexus Q is not officially dead by Google (but dead in our hearts and minds, which is what really matters). Virtually all the news about this multimedia remind us of what it could be and (we can almost say that for sure) never will. But that does not mean that Google gave up of thinking in that kind of device. Quite the contrary.
A documentation of a product from Google sent to the Federal Communications Commission, the FCC, reveals...
May 20, 2013 Components, Graphics Cards
PowerColor has already released its recently announcement, the HD 7850 1GB SCS3 a passive card and therefore totally silent.
Our colleagues at HeXus.net just post their test of the beast, which is indeed ready for grilling with an operating temperature close to 100 °C, even with ventilation box! In other words, the true passive mode will hardly be possible with this beautiful beast, which rapidly locks out (throttle)…
May 11, 2013 Watch & Learn
In this video I cover how I upgraded an existing Personal Computer into a Home Theater Personal Computer. I discuss the components I kept, which ones I got rid of, and what parts I purchased to incorporate into the new system.
by Samuel Valencia
May 9, 2013 Components, Graphics Cards
UPDATE: Price added
PowerColor had already tease their card on Facebook, and now come the time to formalize the first passive HD 7850 on the market: the HD 7850 SCS3.
In terms of features it is important not to expect a factory or other overclocking. We are dealing with a Pitcairn Pro GPU of 1024SP clocked at 850MHz and accompanied by 1GB of GDDR5 1200MHz over 256-bit bus. It is cooled by an imposing radiator with 6 heat pipes of 6mm...
May 9, 2013 Media Center PC
With its new ZBOX machines, Zotac offers the opportunity to get relatively powerful beautiful configurations, as ID88 and ID89 are respectively equipped with Intel i3-3220T and i5-3470T processor. As for prices, we are $340 and $430, which is added $110 if you want a Plus version, equipped with a 500GB hard drive and 4GB of RAM.
The case is the same and we always find such a complete connectivity with a card reader, a GB Ethernet port,...
May 8, 2013 Cases, Components
For enthusiasts DIY users, the LEET has come, the “world’s first HTPC chassis optimized for liquid cooling”. It Includes everything you need to have an experience in terms of visual quality with low noise level. It is worth mentioning that this case is handmade and also a great design, perfect for a HTPC.
Here is the press release:
STEIGER DYNAMICS Offers Stand Alone LEET™ Custom Full Aluminum Gaming Home Theater PC...
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