Thursday, 09 September 2010
If you're planning on playing digital media, streaming content from the web or listening to internet radio you've got the choice of dozens of devices that all do similar things. You'll have to make sure each one supports the files you want and the media channels you plan on using, or you could just get a home theater PC.
When it comes to playing back music on your computer, especially high quality lossless audio files, you've got to take more than just your hardware into account. Software plays a big role in the overall quality of your sound.
Along with the impressive DACs to come out of Bel Canto, a pair of stereo amplifiers has been launched. Both amplifiers – the e.One S125 and the REF150S – offer a 117dB dynamic range, fully balanced XLR outputs and a 125w output at 4 ohms at 1% distortion.
Panasonic’s 3D plasmas have been selling like crazy. Whether it’s the rave reviews, the association with ‘Avatar’ or Panasonic’s marketing, the end result is that the company’s US allocated 3D plasmas are sold out.
The increasingly popular Roku line of streaming media players will be getting an upgrade in the next few weeks. After automatically downloading a software patch, Roku players will be equipped with access to several new providers of internet video, photo sharing, and social networking.