QuotePLANAR’s new PD8130 and PD8150 Propel THE brand into the custom 1080p projector market
These single-chip DLP projectors redefine 1080p performance and deliver features and style that integrators and their customers demand.
Beaverton, OR - April 1, 2008 - Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQLNR), a worldwide leader in specialty display solutions, is expanding its arsenal of high-performance video display solutions as the PD8130 and PD8150 1080p single-chip projectors bring a new level of performance and design elements yet available at its price point.
Designed exclusively for the specialty home theater market, Planar’s newest projectors set new precedent for the top-quality and versatility that custom integrators and their customers can now demand of HD video displays. “Planar made a promise when we entered the custom channel; we would deliver category changing products built on our technology and display heritage,” stated Scott Hix, Planar’s VP and General Manager HTBU. “The PD8130 and PD8150 are evidence to the types of inspiring products we intend to deliver.”
Planar’s new PD8150 and PD8130 projectors have a myriad of options for an uncompromised high-definition picture experience in the home. Each model offers high-end features and performance to deliver an authentic home theater experience that belies the projectors’ affordable price points. Aesthetically stunning, Planar’s PD8150 and PD8130 feature an amazing high-gloss, piano-black finish and unique industrially designed chassis. The 1080p DLP projectors offer generous horizontal and vertical lens shift and integration connectivity. State-of-the-art Dynamic Black and BrilliantColor image enhancement and Planar’s proprietary video processing provide a full range of the DMD to achieve exceptional contrast, detail and rich imagery, truly setting the bar for 1080p performance.
Both projectors offer a sophisticated suite of calibration tools for optimal performance in all rooms and lighting conditions. Features include ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) day and night calibration memory settings, individual sharpness and noise reduction controls, programmable image memory selection keys, built-in test patterns and a dark room-optimized remote. The PD8150 provides 1,000 max video lumens of brightness and a 15,000:1 contrast ratio. Rounding out the offering are integration-caliber performance and connectivity, including HDMI 1.3a with up to 12-bit Deep Color. Built upon the same platform as the PD8150, the Planar PD8130 offers the same impressive proprietary design and features, with a 10:000:1 contrast at 1,000 max video lumens and advanced connectivity, including multiple HDMI and component inputs.
Now shipping, the PD8150 has an MSRP of $7,999, the PD8130 has an MSRP of $5,999.
Planar specialty home theater products are available exclusively through authorized Planar Specialty Home Theater Dealers.
For more information, please visit http://www.PlanarHomeTheater.com.
QuoteCORSAIR ANNOUNCES HIGH-DENSITY
MEMORY LINE FOR MAC PRO DESKTOP SYSTEMS
New Fully Buffered 2GB & 4GB DIMM Kits Added to Corsair Mac Memory Line
Fremont, CA, April 17, 2008 - Corsair http://www.corsair.com, a worldwide leader in high performance computer and flash memory products, announced today the launch of their new Corsair high-density Memory Line for Mac Pro desktop systems. Made especially for the high performance demands of the Mac market, the new Corsair Mac Pro Memory Kits are fully buffered 667MHz solutions, available immediately in 2GB (2 x 1GB modules) and 4GB (2 x 2GB modules) DIMM kits.
Mac Pro Memory is 100% Apple Compatible - Lifetime Warranty
The Corsair Mac Pro memory modules are qualified at the Apple Test Labs in California and are 100% compatibility guaranteed with a lifetime warranty. “We are excited to extend our Corsair memory solutions to support the high performance Mac Pro Desktop Systems,” said John Beekley, VP of Applications at Corsair. “These modules offer end users the ability to greatly maximize the amount of memory in their Mac Pro,” added Beekley.
Corsair Mac Pro fully-buffered Memory Modules are immediately available:
VSA2GBFBKIT667D2 - 2GB Kit (2 x 1GB modules): $165 USD MSRP
VSA4GBKITFB667D2 - 4GB Kit (2 x 2GB modules): $225 USD MSRP
Corsair Mac Laptop Memory Line
In addition to the new Corsair Mac Pro desktop line of memory products, Corsair also recently launched the first high performance memory modules made especially for Mac laptops. The new Corsair memory modules are the industry’s first low latency modules specifically tuned for the new Apple MacBook and MacBook Pro laptop computers.
Pricing & Availability
The new Corsair Memory Line for the Mac Pro is immediately available through Corsair’s authorized distributors and resellers world-wide priced at $165 for the 2GB kit and $225 for the 4GB kit. Corsair memory products are backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Complete customer support via telephone, email, forum and Technical Service Xpress is also available.
For more information on the Corsair memory products, please visit http://www.corsair.com.
QuoteD-LINK NOW SHIPPING PC-ON-TV PLAYER
TO BRING ENTIRE PC EXPERIENCE TO THE TELEVISION
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 21, 2008 - D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumer and business, today began shipping a new kind of media player, D-Link PC-on-TV, which enables users to bring their entire PC experience to their television. PC-on-TV (DPG-1200) is ideally suited for watching popular Web-based content available on their PC from a TV.
D-Link PC-on-TV, the newest member of the MediaLounge family of media players, connects directly to the television with VGA, component or included composite cables and then connects via Wi-Fi to a computer on the home network. The user can then control the connected computer using the PC-on-TV remote control. The trackball remote control includes buttons for all common navigation functions.
D-Link PC-on-TV lets users go to the Internet and stream Web-based content, such as YouTube videos, Google Video, Veoh Networks' content and more, directly from their PCs via the web pages. They can watch virtually any local video content, and use existing media player programs, such as iTunes, Nero, Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, etc. directly on their digital television*. This capability eliminates the time and cost to burn DVDs and play the videos from a DVD player.
D-Link PC-on-TV works both with TVs and projectors and supports photo viewing at 1024x768 screen resolution and streaming video at 640x480 resolution at up to 30 frames per second. It allows consumers to easily browse all their PC content with a mouse-like trackball remote control, effectively giving them control over the host PC.
The D-Link DPG-1200 player will also include a portal landing page on the TV with links to VeohTV and active-TV ONLINE applications, each offering a single interface to search, browse and view nearly all video on the Internet. These services allow users quick links to find videos and much more on screens designed to fit their television screen and be viewed from their couch.
VeohTV offers programming from media companies, as well as independently produced content available on sites such as YouTube, Google Video, Veoh.com MySpace and BitTorrent.
"The D-Link PC-on-TV is an elegant solution for extending the PC experience to a television in the other room," said Chris Wong, director of product management, multimedia for D-Link Systems, Inc. "We've developed a simple way for our customers to leverage their big screen television for accessing and enjoying applications traditionally reserved for the computer. Users can now share virtually any movie, song or Internet video with others from the comfort of their family room, with only the click of a few buttons."
D-Link PC-on-TV also allows users to control their computer remotely from the television, including navigating the Internet via a standard web browser, playing many online games and more.
Other features that make the PC-on-TV device easy to use for the consumer are: 10/100 Ethernet wired and 802.11g wireless network interface, composite, component and VGA video outputs for plugging into the television.
Price and Availability
The D-Link PC-on-TV Player (DPG-1200) is now available from D-Link's network of retail outlets, value-added resellers, distributors and http://www.dlinkshop.com. The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) is $239.99.
QuoteWestinghouse Digital’s unique new PT-16H610S 16” flip style LCD HDTV is thin, flexible and tailored to meet the entertainment demands of today’s high-tech kitchens.
This dual-hinged lifestyle HDTV flips and folds like a contortionist to fit easily into any room in the home, especially the kitchen. With its sleek Westinghouse design, the PT-16H610S can sit on a countertop or be mounted on a wall or on the bottom of a hanging cabinet.
With so many mounting options and the ability to adjust the height and tilt, the PT-16H610S fits into virtually any space in a room. To save counter space, the PT-16H610S can easily be mounted under a cabinet and offers full 180-degree rotation of the front bezel so the picture image is right side up. Also tremendous for wall mounting, the PT-16H610S features a 1080p HDMI input turning your kitchen into a high-tech PC and console gaming center.
When not used as a TV, the PT-16H610S is terrific to display artwork and family photos.
The PT-16H610S is one of many new models added to the Westinghouse Digital LCD HDTV lineup. You can see of all Westinghouse Digital's latest LCD HDTVs, digital photo frames and computer monitor news here: http://www.hwhpr.com/PR/WDE/CES08/