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  1. Linksys KiSS 1600 review

    Linksys KiSS 1600 review

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    Linksys KiSS 1600 review: When Linksys, the consumer arm of networking giant Cisco, acquired KiSS Technology, it clearly had one thing in mind - taking over the space where consumer electronics, downloaded video content and wireless networking collide

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    Panasonic DMP-BD10A review

    Panasonic DMP-BD10A review

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    When we tested Panasonic's original Blu-ray player, the DMP-BDP10, we were blown away by its hi-def picture and PCM sound quality. This version is physically identical to its predecessor but has been upgraded

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    LG BH100 review

    LG BH100 review

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    It's the first next-generation player to support both Blu-ray and HD DVD discs, allowing you to nicely sidestep the next-gen format war altogether. So the LG BH100 is obviously a hands-down winner in the hi-def stakes, right? Well, no actually

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    Toshiba HD-XE1 review

    Toshiba HD-XE1 review

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    Earlier this year, we enthused about the HD-E1 - the UK's most affordable high-def player. Now we've got our hands on its bigger brother, the HD-XE1. If you thought the HD-E1 was good, get ready to be blown away

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    Toshiba HD-E1K review

    Toshiba HD-E1K review

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    After months of delays, including one final one in December apparently caused by a 'minor reliability issue with an outsourced LSI component', the UK's debut standalone HD DVD player, Toshiba's HD-E1K, is here

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    JVC DR-MH300 review

    JVC DR-MH300 review

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    This JVC's predecessor, the DR-MH200, proved a bit of a disappointment. It wasn't that it was a bad deck - far from it - but it made the fundamental error of eschewing an RGB Scart input.

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    Sony RDR-HXD860 review

    Sony RDR-HXD860 review

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    There has often been a trade off in features for the price when itcomes to recording digital TV. You can opt for subscription-based recorders such as Sky or TV Drive with sophisticated features but ongoing costs

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    Helios X5000 review

    Helios X5000 review

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    The Helios X5000 is a flexible piece of audio-visual hardware, managing to combine a multi-region DVD player with multimedia network streaming client in a box that resembles that of a high-end CD player

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    Panasonic DMP-BD10 review

    Panasonic DMP-BD10 review

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    For various reasons, high definition discs have arrived with more of a whimper than a bang. The format war between Blu-ray and HD DVD and constant launch delays have all conspired to dent the public's enthusiasm for high definition on a disc.

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    Samsung BDP-1000 review

    Samsung BDP-1000 review

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    We liked Toshiba's HD DVD deck, the HD-XA1, a lot, with certain reservations. Now the rival high-definition platform, Blu-ray, enters the arena with Samsung's BDP-1000.

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    Sony Blu-Ray recorder BDZ-S77 review

     

    When Sony launched the world's first Blu-Ray DVD recorder at a quiet Tokyo press conference recently, it could hardly have been more understated. Sony PR staff told us they had no fixed expectations for sales and, a few weeks later, when we finally had a chance to review the BDZ-S77 for ourselves, they remained tight-lipped about how many units had actually been sold.

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    Kaleidescape System 3000 review

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    Do you have trouble pinning down that elusive DVD when your busy schedule finally allows you time to view it? Well, if you've got the brass - all twenty-five grand (upwards!) of it - the Kaleidescape may well be the solution to your problem.

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    Toshiba SD-34VB review

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    On the surface, this Toshiba looks pretty basic, offering as it does the popular combination of VHS recording and DVD playback. However, it boasts a couple of unique features that put the competition to shame

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