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THX Certification for HDTVs

For once, THX certification may be something that I actively look for with my next display panel purchase. I'm not a huge fan of the current trend for glossier and glossier displays, especially for a wall-mounted TV. If the THX...
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Sony come through with a decent car stereo

Sony have come through with the goods with their new flagship car stereo - the MEXBT5750U. Whilst it's a great looking unit, with impressive specs, they are giving with one hand and taking with the other. It's their only headunit...
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$10k to produce an iTunes LP?

Apparently Apple are charging artists or labels $10k to produce an iTunes LP (Album download from iTunes Music Store with cover artwork, full graphical interface with extras like band photos and videos)... Or not? Hardmac.com - Apple Does NOT Ask...
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Final Cut Pro glitches when importing AVCHD footage

I encountered an issue recently where Final Cut Pro will jitter and glitch out every half a second or so when importing AVCHD footage from a Sony HD camcorder. I eventually tracked down the error thanks to some google searching...
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The Homewrecker

Spotted over at the Instructables site, the rather appropriately named: The Homewrecker.
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VLC 1.0.1

The VLC Media Player has just been updated to 1.0.1 VLC is an outstanding project, providing a free and open source media player for Mac, Windows and Linux that will handle just about every video format that you could throw...
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Mac mini Media Centre

[This is a post from an old blog of mine that I'm reposting as the information in it is still quite useful - obviously specs and pricing have changed somewhat since November 2006] I picked up an ex demo Mac...
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