Today we’re looking at three video adapters from ICZI. We received these together, tested them together, and now we’re writing a review together. How sweet. Let’s get started!1. DisplayPort to HDMI adapter What does it do?Converts a DisplayPort input into an HDMI input Useful for desktops or laptops with DP but no (free) HDMI 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz, 1920 x 1080 @ 120Hz Only works one-way (DP to HDMI) 30 day free returns, one year warrantyDoes it work?
Yup, we connected it to our desktop’s DisplayPort on a GTX 1080 and connected a monitor via HDMI. No configuration was required beyond switching to the HDMI input on our monitor.
While I must admit, I was hoping the creators of South Park would buy it, just for the laugh, Blockbuster, the video rental chain that has been left behind in the wake of DVD rentals by post, and eventually streaming content, has now been bought by Gordon Brothers Europe.
This will see a total of 264 stores saved for now, with administrator Deloitte set to hand over responsibilities to the new owners in the next month.
“Having identified a profitable core portfolio of stores we are pleased to have achieved this sale for creditors,” Deloitte administrator Lee Manning announced. “Together with the previously announced store sales more than half of the original estate has [...]
Rumours have been flying about online suggesting that the latest update for Microsoft’s Xbox dashboard has had some unforseen impacts on video quality, with many claiming that since applying it, their video has been washed out.
Fudzilla has it that some beta testers made Microsoft aware of the issue before the patch went live but it was ignored. Whether this means a secondary update to fix the problem will be released shortly is unknown at this point.
If you’re thinking that the idea of washed out video might be speculative, Eurogamer has perhaps the best synthetic measurement of it. They’ve taken a scene from Need for Speed The Run, played it on the [...]
In what is quite an impressive victory for the video gaming lobby, this digital entertainment option has now been given protection within America’s first ammendment to free speech. The full ruling reads:
Video games qualify for First Amendment protection. Like protected books, plays, and movies, they communicate ideas through familiar literary devices and features distinctive to the medium. And “the basic principles of freedom of speech… do not vary” with a new and different communication medium.
However, despite this being a good win for the video games lobby, it doesn’t come as a massive surprise. In the original suit brought to light in November [...]
Youtube has taken an interesting turn in their video hosting journey by releasing an early beta of a simple animation tool, allowing users to not only film themselves doing nonsensical stuff, but now they can animate it too.
The first two tools they have made available for use are Goanimate and Xtranormal Movie Maker which allow for animations to be made using images and text; its basic stuff but could prove interesting. The other tool now ready to go is Stupeflix, which allows users to create a video slideshow featuring photos, video clips and music. Apparently this can create quite impressive adverts for products; which isn’t exactly something people are too fond of on [...]