14 essential Christmas gadgets for movie buffs

8. One For All Remote
Are you tired of reaching for the TV remote and turning the DVD or Blu-ray player off instead? Remote control confusion is one of the biggest problems for the modern AV enthusiast who owns everything. The Energy Saver lets you control up to four different devices at once and it can turn your entire system off at the touch of just one button.

9. Linksys Media Extender
If you've got a wealth of HD programming you want to watch on your TV, why not treat yourself to a media streamer that will relieve your congested PC and send programmes wirelessly to any TV in your home. Not only will this nifty box allow you to pause or rewind live TV, but it will also access video on-demand via the internet and can upscale your SD DVDs to 1080p to give them a new lease of life. With music, movies, pictures and recording capability available from one single box, this is £260 well spent.
Buy it from Amazon.co.uk

10. USB VHS Converter
Breathe new life into your existing tape collection with this nifty converter. Simply attach it to a PC, via the USB, and then digitise your VHS library. Material can then be burned to disc so that you can watch it on your DVD player, or uploaded to a portable media player so that you can watch it on the move.
Buy it from Firebox

11. Pocket Cinema
Portable media players often have small screens that make it difficult to fully enjoy a movie. So, it's nice to find a PMP-sized device able to produce pictures as large as 50in. Powered by a rechargeable lithium battery, this pocket-sized projector uses a high-powered LED to produce a 640 x 480-pixel resolution image. It has built-in speakers, a stand, remote control and can playback JPEG, MPEG4 and MP3 files as well as connecting to games consoles and DVD players.
Buy it from Firebox

12. Wattson
With both electricity costs and the awareness of the importance of the environment on the increase, the power consumption of your kit has become more important than ever before. This, stylish, wireless gizmo is able to display a running total of the electricity that you are using, allowing you to go around the house turning things on and off to see just how much they cost to run. Wattson's clear display provides the damning truth in either pounds or Watts.
Buy it from Firebox

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