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HDMI 2.0 Is Here: 60fps 4K, 18Gbps, 32-Channel Audio

HDMI 2.0 has just been officially announced, just in time for the world to adopt Ultra HD TVs. And it looks set to provide your AV set-up with some kick arse capabilities.


Belkin's ScreenCast Promises Wireless 3D 1080P

Or at least, that’s the promise its new streaming products makes. At the launch of its new wireless streaming solutions, I got a little hands-on time with Belkin’s new home AV solutions.


Android Malware Increases Nearly Fivefold

Uh oh. In some ways this was inevitable; as Android’s taken up market share, it’s also got the attention of malware writers. Quite a lot of attention, as it turns out.


Android Antivirus Doesn't Actually Work

The open nature of the Android platform, along with its growing popularity has made it something of a potential target for malware. To combat that, there’s a number of paid and free AV products that you can run on your Android phone or tablet. The only problem? They apparently don’t work well — if at all.


Samsung Taking The "Thinnest" 3D Blu-ray Player To CES 2011

The defining characteristic of most home Blu-ray players isn’t usually their thickness, but perhaps if you live in a house with low ceilings you might fancy Samsung’s new, unnamed Blu-ray device. Seems pretty deep, though, Samsung. Got anything narrower?


Deceptively Packed Dalcans Lollypop Cabinet Boasts Hidden AV Goodies

The simple lines of the Dalcans high-end “Lollypop” unit hide a host of features one would not readily associate with an AV cabinet. For instance, it smells.


Yamaha Aventage AV Receivers Offer Web Control

All audiophiles know that having a good AV receiver is imperative for a high performance home theatre setup. So Yamaha has just launched their Aventage lineup of receivers to try and both cater to the audiophile, as well as the growing generation of people who think the iPhone is the ultimate AV device.


Sony's Little Netflix-Streaming, MKV-Playing Netbox

A diminutive black box with an equally quiet announcement, Sony’s netbox is their take on the Roku box: It streams Bravia Internet Video (read: Netflix and Amazon), is DLNA-compatible and plays MKV and DivX files streamed across your local network.


Rumour: Apple Finally Sees The HDMI Light

After years of Mini DVI and Mini DisplayPort, will Apple really give us HDMI? A bucketful of rumours from AppleInisider say HDMI is replacing DVI in the next Mac minis, and reveals a long lost audio/video Mini DisplayPort adaptor.


Syabas' Popbox Media Streamer Looks Great

That freshly popped Popbox media streamer looks as good connected to a TV as we were hoping for yesterday. Shown off at the CES Unveiled stand, the size difference between the last model was noticeable, and yup, the price is $US130.