NBC Direct Now Offering Free HD Video Downloads

NBC has re-released the NBC Direct service for a third time. Even though NBC content is still available in a streaming form from HULU and the NBC site itself, NBC Direct changes it up by letting you download the video to your desktop or laptop. This is pretty handy for airplane or train travel, [...]

Network Blu-ray Players Expected to Overtake Game Consoles in CE Network Client Growth

We've known for a while now game consoles have had the lead as the most commonly connected network entertainment device in people's homes – due in large part to popularity of online gaming. But now analysts like In-Stat are starting to take notice of the current crop of Network Blu-ray Players from Samsung and LG, [...]

HDGIANTS and Niveus Media Team Up to Deliver HD Movies to Niveus Product Owners

In an effort to provide Niveus Media Server and Niveus Storage Server – Cargo Edition owners a higher end movie experience, Niveus Media has integrated the ability for people to download HD quality feature films from HDGIANTS' movie collection directly through the company's Niveus Movie Library application. The Niveus Movie Library, for those unfamiliar, is [...]

Roku’s Netflix Player Gets Instant HD and a New Channel Home Screen

The day many of you Netflix Player by Roku owners have been waiting for has arrived. As of this week your favorite little $99 box will now support Instant HD video streaming from Netflix. In addition, Roku has added a new home screen that in the future will become your gateway to third party content. [...]

WD TV HD Media Player

Western Digital (WD) is today unveiling their new HD media player that's designed to work with the company's line of My Passport portable drives, as well as third party USB storage devices. The stand alone unit connects directly to your TV or HDTV and provides media center style navigation and playback of photos, music, and [...]

Netflix HD Streaming Previewed in New Xbox Experience

Sweet! It looks like HD video content is very much going to be a reality from Netflix; and the Xbox 360 is going to be the first to bring it to users. According to Engadget, who've just published a hands-on impression article on the New Xbox Experience (NXE), state that the “quality was stunning.” Darren [...]

Roxio Launches Creator 2009

Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions®, the leader in digital media software, today launched Roxio Creator™ 2009, the latest version of the company’s market-leading suite of photo, video, and music authoring, burning, and online sharing applications. Creator 2009 introduces a range of pioneering audio features, integration of family-friendly online services, and advanced support for High [...]

The Missing Link: Iomega Debuts New Screenplay TV Link

Iomega, an EMC company and a global leader in data protection and security, today announced the new Iomega® ScreenPlay™ TV Link, making it convenient and affordable to access multimedia content on any high-definition television or home theater system. Complete with full-function remote control, the new ScreenPlay TV Link features an easy-to-use USB port for attaching [...]