Hauppauge HD PVR gets our test
Hauppauge is no stranger to digital video capture; it has been around since 1992. With its HD PVR tuner, though, it's promising something special: a simple recording box that can capture HD video and transform it into H.264 video usable just about anywhere. But while it can manage quality, can it also match that in utility? Our quick review finds out.
Concord to out 2-inch Flip-like camcorder
Concord Keystone will add a new product to its lineup at the CES show, with its Easy Shot Clip ultra-mini digital video camera. Not unlike the product that pioneered the category, Pure Digital's Flip Ultra HD, is pocket-sized, with Concord claiming it is the smallest and cheapest such device in its class. The Easy Shot Clip has 2GB of flash memory, and is meant for capturing relatively low resolution videos for use on video sharing sites such as YouTube.
ASUS Dolby TrueHD cards
Taiwan's ASUS on Wednesday announced it will soon release its Xonar HDAV1.3-series of sound cards that are the first in the industry to offer TrueHD audio bitstream support for HTPCs. The lossless digital compression rate of 24-bit/192KHz audio is delivered to AV receivers thanks to the use a specially designed C-Media AV200 audio processor and ArcSoft's TotalMedia Theatre software. HTPC users can now enjoy DTS-HD, Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital Plus audio formats usually found on today's Blu-ray movies discs.