Showing posts with label blu ray. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blu ray. Show all posts

Sunday, 11 August 2013

The new Blu-ray recorder from Panasonic

The new Blu-ray recorder DMR BCT730 and DMR BST730 Panasonic are really comfortable - they can easily remotely programmed via app which is to be the first of its kind. The recorders from Panasonic are of a rare species: take TV broadcasts, including HDTV on their hard drive and can burn to Blu-ray. This is the only recorder the only recorder you can record and by which it can be played in any Blu-ray player. The quality is impeccable, the service Panasonic typical simple. Using a network connection, the recordings can also retrieve per tablet and other TVs in the home network. The transfer of cell phone photos or movies will go smoothly in the home network. The new generation puts something extra: Using the Internet to access the recorder is possible - for PC and Smartphone app. It can retrieve the list of scheduled recordings. You also program recordings remotely - via a convenient program guide (EPG), manually or using the scheduler. However, the preliminary software of the test device was still a bit tough. The new version of the Smartphone app "Diga player" with remote programming time of testing was not yet available. The recorder is available as a DMR BCT730 for cable and as DMC BST730 for satellite reception. The new Panasonic recorders inspire with their easy to use and good quality. If you want to record TV shows, receives an ideal device here.

Specifications: Dual TV tuner for cable (DMR BCT730) or satellite (-BST730), 500-GB hard drive, Blu-ray burner, HDMI output, network connection and Wi-Fi Price: 580 Euros.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

The Avengers in Blu-ray: attention to the version!

This blockbuster released in the cinema in April is the third biggest hit of all time ($ 1.5 billion of revenue, behind Avatar and Titanic). Performance commercial side now expects Blu-Ray and DVD. History and be sure to delight everyone, 8 boxes are available on the French market.

Except, wanting to do, we lose. There are specific versions Fnac and Auchan, with bonus or not, with Blu-Ray 3D or not shriek with blue card ... or not.

Bonuses galore

On a strictly film and its bonus, it is necessary to distinguish the three versions of "base" at all brands marketed


- Blu-ray 2D and DVD

- Blu-Ray 3D, 2D and DVD

In terms of price, the conventional DVD begins € 15.99, Blu-Ray (+ DVD) 19.99 and the Blu-ray 3D (Blu-ray + DVD) € 24.99.

The DVD edition is the poor relation of the family and includes only behind the scenes. For cons, the Blu-Ray versions are more generously endowed (see box).

Bonus or aesthetics, Fnac and Auchan

Around this common base design offered bonus in a unique way by major retailers. They are the result of trade agreements that explain why we do not find the bonus versions Fnac proposed by Auchan. A purely marketing, which will require those seeking to enjoy all the specifics to buy multiple versions. The difference plays on bonuses and packaging, film and its quality are strictly in all cases the same.

Fnac provides two special editions in addition to 3 classic versions. Simply called "Special Edition Fnac", they rely on the Blu-Ray versions and Blu-Ray 3D. Lovers of aesthetics will be disappointed with packaging trite, but the curious can find 90 minutes of additional Blu-Ray Bonus: "The Marvel film universe." Issue price, they are displayed respectively 25 and 30 €.

This disc is exclusive to Fnac. For its part, preferred Auchan aesthetics Steelbox offering a limited edition (2000 copies). For a limited edition, the price is not a flight: € 30 for Blu-Ray 3D, 2D and DVD.

Price differentials with the classic editions are therefore of the order of € 5 differences altogether reasonable.

For its part, Amazon also offers a box "prestige". Point bonus disc or metal box here, this edition comes with four figurines in the box, in addition to Blu-Ray 3D. A value to every point of view: the pack is displayed at € 59.98.

There is one final point to be addressed: director's commentary Joss Whedon. No editing marketed in France benefits. It will necessarily turn to a copy sold outside the territory.

The collectors’ pack

ZoomReste can also offer, for a fee, a collector packs. In France, Fnac has only proposed at the same time as the output movie. It was a box of pre-booking, including many bonuses. At the official release of the film in the trade, a prepaid card allowed to retrieve the Blu-Ray (3D, 2D and DVD). Unfortunately, the 1000 all copies have already been sold.

For € 100, this limited edition included four figurines (Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man and Thor), the first episode of the adventures of the Avengers on paper and a guide to characters from the Marvel universe. The rest is more conventional, with a poster and teasers.

Those who have missed still have a chance to include a collector in their collections. A priori reserved to the United States, this box will bring together six adventures of the Avengers through 10 Blu-Ray (Captain America, Iron Man 1 & 2, Hulk, The Avengers, The Incredible Hulk and Thor). Presented in the form of a suitcase, pack the Marvel Cinematic Universe called: Phase One - Avengers Assembled was proposed prebooking on Amazon. For now, it is no longer possible to order.

But with a little luck, there is a possibility to get your hands on this bag and its contents, including the Cosmic Cube and documents of SHIELD provided be patient and accept the prize: $ 140

Friday, 27 January 2012

Laboratories: looks like the high-tech of the future - IV

Touchscreen TapSense

Here is a project to improve the use of touch screens. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have found a way to make the most of the anatomy of the finger and dexterity. By combining a microphone a touchscreen, the researchers showed that it could make the difference between the tip of the finger, the finger nail or joint.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Sony Unveils New Vaio Z

Sony continues to try to compete with Apple and its MacBook Air in the market for ultra-portable. The Japanese manufacturer has unveiled a new ultra-compact laptop is expected to begin shipping the end of July. With 1.18 kg only for particularly small dimensions (210 x 16.6 x 330 mm), it does not skimp on the part performance: Intel graphics card HD 3000 Graphics, Intel Core i7 running at 2.7 GHz , DD3 8 GB and 256 GB SSD.