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The Easiest Guitar Tuner In The World

Guitar tuners aren’t always the simplest gadgets in the world, even if they’re mostly charged with an impossibly simple task. In fact, advanced features on more expensive tuners might confuse someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing. This one, however, opts for simple and cheap. There’s something to be said for that.

Lunchtime Deal: LG 3D Blu-ray Player/PVR $399

Dick Smith’s latest deal is for an LG 3D-capable Blu-ray player and PVR dual tuner 250GB combo for $399. It’s certainly possible to put together a cheaper DIY system, but if you wanted a simple solution, it’s a fair deal. [DSE]

Record Live HD TV With The Updated Elgato EyeTV Hybrid

The German company’s released a few tuner sticks here and there in the US, but like cheese, David Hasselhoff and soccer, Elgato’s far bigger in Europe. Having said that, their latest EyeTV Hybrid dongle could change their situation.

Keep Your Guitar In Tune With LEDs

If you’re looking for an edgier way to tune your axe – one that uses your sense of sight rather than that of sound – look no further than the Stimmmopped, a device that uses LEDs to keep your licks sounding sweet.

PolyTune Tunes All Your Guitar Strings At Once

This idea blows my mind: An electric guitar tuner that analyses a full strum all at once, telling you which individual strings need tuning. Brilliant!

Sony Torne Adds TV Tuning To The PS3... Again

Europe got the PlayTV, and now Japan is receiving a digital tuner for the PS3 of its own called the Torne.

Normal People Can Now Install CableCARD Tuners On Windows 7 PCs

FINALLY. Microsoft and CableLabs are finally opened the door to have regular people add in CableCARD tuners by themselves, after they’ve purchased the PC and set it up. This is good news.

Dell Mini 10 Finally Sprouts Built-in TV Tuner Option

Dell just told us the Mini 10 is finally getting that built-in TV tuner option promised at CES as a $US50 add-on. It tunes in to over-the-air digital ATSC TV. AU: I imagine this is US only for the time being.


DirecTV PC Tuner Officially Canceled

DirecTV has officially canned their efforts to bring the HDPC-20 tuner to market. The device would have allowed subscribers to integrate their service with Windows Media Centre.

Softbank's New 1Seg Tuner Gives Japan's iPhones Mobile TV Goodness

Softbank’s just stumped-up with this interesting mobile TV add-on for Japanese iPhone users: it’s a separate unit with tuner and aerial that retransmits the signal over Wi-fi to the phone. The rechargeable device will give about three hours of TV oggling, and connects to a special iPhone app that’ll be distributed free when the device hits the streets in mid December for a suggested price of around $US100. Better still, the receiver unit doubles as an iPhone battery top-up when you link it via the dock connector, for double the utility. And just maybe it’ll pave the way for similar non-1seg devices this side of the Pacific. [AVWatch]

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