Netgear’s PTV1000 puts your laptop’s display on your HDTV wirelessly

netgear ptv1000Without needing a media streamer device, the Netgear PTV100 Push2TV gadget can display anything from a laptop with Intel’s Wireless Display technology.  The PTV1000 is a small lightweight box that connects to your HDTV via HDMI and connects to your laptop wirelessly via 802.11.

The PTV1000 can also connect via AV composite.

Buy now!

More info from the manufacturer
Price: $99.99
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)

Panasonic plans to be 1st to market 3D HD TV for consumers

In perhaps their biggest play at the IFA conference in Berlin, Germany, Panasonic showed off their 3D TV for the home market. Their system is a traditional stereoscopic system that needs glasses and works in conjunction with their Blu-ray DVD player that has 3D content. Panasonic aims to hit the market with multiple TV sizes in 2010.

They already have a full website that shows off their 3D technology. Some of their other announcements at IFA 2009 can be found here.

Panasonic Living in HD Insider contest – win a suite of HD products

Interested in winning a complete HD makeover, a high definition makeover, that is. Panasonic has just launched a new contest, the Living in HD Insider, where you can compete for a chance to win a full content creation suite of Panasonic high def products.

All you need to do is create a video saying why you should be the next LiHD Insider. Watch the video and/or visit the website for more info.

Calibrate your HD TV with this free tool

You may not know it, but there’s a good chance your high-def TV is not calibrated properly. Essentially, yellow should look like yellow on every TV, but it usually doesn’t because either you or the factory or the store tweaked the TV.

What you should do is get a calibration DVD that walks you through what you need to adjust. Normally, those cost somewhere in the $20-$50. Or you could get a Best Buy-type store to do it for you. Even more $. Move over $-solution; don’t you know we’re in a recession?! XYHD.TV has a free solution. Just head over here and download the tool.

Scuba Masks With Cameras

Scuba Mask with Camera

Sports items with built in cameras are nothing new, but they can still be highly impressive and innovative, especially when inside an underwater sports item such as a scuba mask. This is where Liquid Image come in – they supply 4 masks with built in cameras set into the top of them to record your underwater voyages. The masks themselves provide all the functionality you would need out of a scuba mask, whilst recording your images with a camera quality that ranges from 3.1megapixels right up to 720p HD recording.

Most of the masks are similar in specs, except for their recording and storage capabilities:

Item Camera Internal Storage Externally Expandable
Explorer Series 3.1 3.1Mp 16MB 2GB
Explorer Series 5.0 5.0Mp 16MB 2GB
VideoMask Series 5.0Mp 16MB 8GB
Scuba Series HD 720P 32GB

Buy now!

More info from the manufacturer
Price: $79.99 – $159.99
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)

GfG’s Article Recap for Week Ending June 19, 2009

Have Zune begun to copy Apple’s stylish music players with the upcoming Zune HD? We’ve got your weekly fill of format wars – this time focused on home automation and could we really be that much closer to wearable remote controls?

Father’s days coming up and, being such a caring bunch, we came up with a a really great idea! Another idea may be to get him an analog to digital converter so that he can preserve those old video and music sitting in the attic.

Are you aniPhone/iPod Touch user and also a networking maniac? Take a look at Zensify.

The week was capped off by the ever-so-geeky Mac vs. PC poster and a look at the current progress of holographic optics – manufacturer SBG has a very cool prototype of a full-color, heads-up wearable display.

Microsoft Zune HD – coming this Fall

Zune HD

While style is usually an Apple trait and is typically last on Microsoft’s mind, they seem to have got it right on this one – the Zune HD. This is the latest in the line of Zune players and is beautifully angular to fit in with the modern world. This new 3.3-inch OLED touchscreen Zune can browse the internet via WiFi, play movies and snag digital radio feeds – hang about, this is starting to sound like an iPod Touch (bar the design). The player is available in silver (pictured) and black.

When hooked up to the TV, playback can be produced at 720p for a superior high definition image and a hookup between the XBox Live Marketplace TV/video service has been confirmed. The limited announcement from Redmond has left many users wondering whether or not this is some sort of PSP rival and will support XBox games and is it going to develop into some sort of Zune phone? Let’s just wait for the release in the fall!

More info at Zune.net.

Panasonic’s LivingInHD hosting Q&As about upcoming DTV switch

Panasonic is trying to help folks who still have questions about the upcoming US transition to DTV (digital/HD TV) in June by hosting a couple of live Q&A sessions tomorrow (Jun 4) at 4PM and 7PM ET.

You can get more info at their Living in HD website, which also has tons more info on High Def products, usage, connectivity and more.

Incidentally, they are also running a sweepstakes this month and are giving away a product a day.

You can also get more info on the switch to HD at the DTV Transition website.

Scroll to Top