Blu Ray might just be a stop gap before true HD streaming, but for now it’s one of the easier ways to get hold of high definition movies and other media; especially since it’s becoming more affordable. While they used to cost hundreds of pounds, now you can get yourself an internal one like the one we’re reviewing today for around £60. This one is the Liteon iHES212 12x Internal, let’s give it a look.Specification GeneralConnection Type SATABuffer 2MBDimensions 146 x 41.3 x 170 mm (5.7 x 1.6 x 6.7 in)LightScribeOther Features Plays and upconverts 3D content to 3D with bundled CyberLink BD Solution software suite Smart-Burn [...]
HTPCs have certainly been around for a while, but a growing trend in recent years is the use of cut down versions of this. Mini PCs and Media centres are beginning to dominate people’s lounges as DVDs go the way of VHS and digital streaming is what its all about. Internet access and better organisation of media are also benefits of this, and there’s plenty of companies to choose from if you fancy a setup like this.
Today we’re looking at Zotac’s Z-Box Mini Atom PC featuring 2GB of RAM, a 250GB HDD and a built in Blu-Ray drive.SpecificationModel ZBOXHD-ID34BR-UChipset Intel® NM10 ExpressCooler Type Fan (Single Slot)CPU [...]
HD content is here to stay and 3D is becoming the latest high end viewing feature to be hitting living rooms around the world. However, full HD and 3D movies are only just beginning to appear in streaming or “on-demand” formats so what to do in the mean time? You’ve gotta go bluray.
If you want one the plugs into your media centre, or you don’t want to go internal, Plextor have a drive that could fit the bill. Let’s see if their 4x BD Rom is any good.Features and Specifications
Smooth Blu-ray & DVD Playback4X mechanism provides smooth Blu-ray playback and extensive support for DVD±R, DVD±RW, DVD±R DL, DVD-RAM, [...]