Media players archive

  • Samsung HomeSync media streamer goes on sale 6 October for $299
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    Samsung HomeSync media streamer goes on sale 6 October for $299

    By 4 October 2013

    Samsung has finally announced availability of its HomeSync media streamer, unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February. Targeted for Galaxy device owners, the HomeSync will be available to customers in the US from Sunday 6 October for $299 (£185)....

  • Samsung unveils HomeSync media streamer for the living room
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    Samsung unveils HomeSync media streamer for the living room

    By 24 February 2013

    Samsung is expanding its reach into the living room with the announcement of its HomeSync media streamer at Mobile World Congress 2013. The small-box plays an Apple TV-like role, hooking up to a user's television and delivering 1080p content over Wi-Fi....

  • Popcorn Hour A-400 pictures and hands-on
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    Popcorn Hour A-400 pictures and hands-on

    By 25 January 2013

    By way of an introduction, if you haven't heard of it before the Popcorn Hour range of media streamers aims to offer a way of playing back pretty much any kind of video and audio. When Syabas started making the A100 - the first-generation device - there...

  • Dune HD Connect stick is world's smallest Full HD Media player
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    Dune HD Connect stick is world's smallest Full HD Media player

    By 3 September 2012

    Plug the Dune HD Connect into the back of your “normal” televison and you’ll get the same experience as that of a smart TV, with access to the internet and a host of apps. Dune’s dongle is the world’s smallest Full HD Media Player and slots...

  • Samsung Galaxy Media player spotted, looks a bit like the Galaxy S III minus the phone
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    Samsung Galaxy Media player spotted, looks a bit like the Galaxy S III minus the phone

    By 20 August 2012

    An image, complete with detailed specs, has emerged of what is said to be Samsung’s latest media player. The device looks set to be unveiled at Samsung’s IFA event and could become the latest addition to the Galaxy family.  The media player, codenamed...

  • Philips HMP2000 Smart Media Box review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Philips HMP2000 Smart Media Box review

    By 20 March 2012

    There is no doubt that 2012 will be the year of the smart TV. But if you already own a TV, and don't want to upgrade it just to get access to internet services, then don't despair, you have options. Companies such as LG, Samsung and Sony have been putting...

  • Roku 2 XS review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Roku 2 XS review

    By 16 March 2012

    TV is changing, and it's happening quickly. As recently as 10 years ago, the idea of TV being delivered over the internet was a pipe dream. Now, we can watch near-broadcast quality video, streamed to us over the internet with a wait of just a few seconds....

  • Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.2 pictures and hands-on
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    Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.2 pictures and hands-on

    By 28 February 2012

    Fitting somewhere among the vast array of Galaxy devices, it would be too easy to laugh off the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 in a volley of comparisons of screen sizes and SIM cards. The fact of the matter is, that if you take this device on its own merits,...

  • Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2: Android media player pitched at gamers
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    Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2: Android media player pitched at gamers

    By 27 February 2012

    Samsung has aimed at gamers with the latest addition to its Galaxy S media players. The Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 rocks a 1GHz processor (512MB RAM), Android 2.3, 8 or 16GB of internal memory, and EA's Need for Speed Hot Pursuit preloaded. The screen...

  • Sony bringing Google TV to Europe in 2012
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    Sony bringing Google TV to Europe in 2012

    By 14 February 2012

    Sony started by telling Pocket-lint that in the US, during it’s first year, its Google TV devices sold much lower volumes than it expected. Even so, the company intends to launch Google TV products in Europe this year. The firm is confident that interest...

  • Sony Walkman Z pictures and hands-on
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    Sony Walkman Z pictures and hands-on

    By 17 January 2012

    We caught it as a prototype at IFA 2011 in Berlin, but it wasn't until the Android-running Sony Walkman Z series hit CES that it became a reality and a chance for Pocket-lint to go hands on with this suped-up media player. A match up of the iPod touch,...

  • PicoHD5.1 - fully functioning media player that fits in your pocket
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    PicoHD5.1 - fully functioning media player that fits in your pocket

    By 18 April 2011

    When you look at the spec list for the Crystal Acoustics PicoHD5.1 media player you certainly wouldn't believe that it's no bigger than an SD card reader. Or, indeed, smaller than its own remote control. However, "pico" means small*, and that's exactly...

  • Acer enters HD media streaming market with Aspire RevoView
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    Acer enters HD media streaming market with Aspire RevoView

    By 3 November 2010

    Media streamers and DLNA devices are rising in popularity in the UK, with more and more digital video, music and photo content becoming available, and Acer is after a slice of the pie with its Aspire RevoView HD media streamer. Coming with full DLNA (Digital...

  • Sansa Fuze+ turns up on the low budget scene
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    Sansa Fuze+ turns up on the low budget scene

    By 17 September 2010

    Sandisk has launched the Sansa Fuze+ MP3 player to compete with the portable media machines in the sub-£100 category. Headline specs include a 2.4" QVGA LCD, 24-hour audio playback (5 for video) and either 4, 8 or 16GB flash memory all expandable with...

  • Plextor media player comes with Blu-ray support
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    Plextor media player comes with Blu-ray support

    By 3 June 2010

    Media players have become mass market devices in the last couple of years and you can pick up a wide range of sub-£100 players these days. They all come with network connectivity and support for a wide range of file formats and possibly even a space...

  • NES turned into media centre PC
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    NES turned into media centre PC

    By 10 May 2010

    An enterprising modder has turned his retro NES console into a media centre PC that would rival some of the most advanced models on the market. On the outside it looks like a regular NES straight out of the Eighties, albeit with the requisite PC connectors...

  • Archos 7 Tablet available on pre-order
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    Archos 7 Tablet available on pre-order

    By 7 May 2010

    The Archos 7 Tablet has been priced up and is available for pre-order direct from the manufacturer and other selected retailers. For £129.99 you could get yourself a piece of kit that Archos says will bridge the gap between your smartphone and your PC....

  • Eminent unveils HD media player with extensive streaming talents
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    Eminent unveils HD media player with extensive streaming talents

    By 28 April 2010

    After success in the Dutch market, Eminent has opted to bring its media player/streamer to the UK. The EM7080 hdMEDIA RT is capable of playing Full HD video content from an in-built hard drive or streamed via wired LAN. In addition, a wireless N USB adaptor,...