Tuesday, 25 of November of 2014


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Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX Black Friday 2013 Deals that are too good miss!

Black Friday 2013 is upon us again and the shopping spree is on!

Traditionally Amazon Lightning Deals is the place to go on the web for best Black Friday discounts online if you would like to avoid the crowds in the brick and mortar stores. Also, traditionally, Amazon Kindle HD/HDX Black Friday deals are among the most sought after. Latest generation Amazon Kindle tablets are among the best in the industry right now, by some parameters topping even Google’s hallmark brand – Nexus 7 and 10.

While Amazon usually keeps their discounts under wraps until the very last minute, we wouldn’t be surprised if Kindle Fire HD or Kindle Fire HDX were deeply discounted this Black Friday, even for a brief time. For your convenience we’ve setup some links in the right sidebar that you can check current deals with.

Before you head over to Amazon, however, here’s a brief comparison between Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX. While both tablets run the same software (which is a version of Google’s Android OS heavily customized by Amazon with it’s own App Store), they do have significant differences.

New Kindle Fire HD is a 7″ budget tablet with baseline features and performance. It has good display running at 1280×800 (216 ppi) resolution, dual-core ARM 1.5Ghz chip and can last up to 10 hours on a single charge. It weights 12.2 oz. Regular price is $139

Kindle Fire HDX is the same size but packed with more features. It sports quad-core CPU running at 2.2Ghz, a retina-like 1920×1200 (323 ppi) ultra-sharp display and a built-in front-facing camera and microphone to be used with Skype or any other VoIP that you may prefer. It is also lighter than Kindle Fire HD. This comes at a price though. HDX version usually costs $90 more than HD. But perhaps this holiday season this will change???

Kindle Fire HDX also comes in 8.9″ flavor. Larger version includes rear-facing camera. The display runs at stunning 2560×1600 (339ppi) resolution that is approaching 4K territory.

Since both HDX tablets are capable of placing voice and video calls, they have Amazon-exclusive feature – mayday button, that gives users access to online face-to-face technical support in the unlikely case that it will be needed.

Either tablet is a great product and if it were discounted it would be a total steal. But even at regular price it is a great bargain.


Black Friday Google Nexus 7 Deals

The screen resolution of the tablet has been knocked up breathtakingly (to 1920×1200) contrasted to the old model’s 1280×800, giving the new Nexus 7 one of the most astounding resolution screens available at 323 pixels for every inch. It’s additionally been equipped with another match of in-manufactured stereo speakers. What this means is that Google has had the capacity to considerably augment the primary plan component of the Nexus 7 — its screen — and additionally reconciling a much better sound.

There’s likewise another five megapixel camera on the new Nexus 7 (the old model had no back facing camera). The new CPU is a power-packed Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro running at 1.5 GHz, and an Adreno 320 graphic chip running at 400 MHz fires things up. Amazon offers great discounts on the Google Nexus 7 this Black Friday. For a week, you can get exclusive deals only on Amazon. You can get your favourite gizmos and gadgets at unbelievable rates. ‘Unaffordable’ is a word that will be wiped out during this week.

Separated from these updates, a great part of whatever remains of the new Nexus 7′s characteristics are like those of the old Nexus 7. You get an electric cell of about the same measure, double band Wi-Fi (2.4ghz/5ghz) up to 802.11n, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, remote charging, a micro USB port, 3.5mm sound, an in-built microphone, GPS, compass and encompassing light sensors, and support for 4G mobile broadband is non-compulsory, incorporating the 1800mhz band essential utilized within Australia. 2 GB of RAM is up from 1 GB of RAM in the past model, and you can again get 16 GB or 32 GB of ready storage.


Brite-View Air SyncHD|DX (BV-2822) Uncompressed 1080p HD Video/ Audio Wireless Transmission Kit (Multiple Inputs) – Black Review

brite-View Air SyncHD|DX (BV-2822) Uncompressed 1080p HD Video/ Audio Wireless Transmission Kit (Multiple Inputs) - Black

brite-View Air SyncHD|DX (BV-2822) Uncompressed 1080p HD Video/ Audio Wireless Transmission Kit (Multiple Inputs) - Black

The Brite-View Air SyncHD|DX BV-2822 is a two-pice wireless HD audio/video transmitter kit. It is one of the latest additions to Brite-View’s Air SyncHD line of wireless HD products. One of the main reasons for considering it is that the transmitter enables you to connect up to 6 different source devices. It has 4 HDMI inputs and 2 component and composite audio/video inputs. Put together, you have your gaming console, desktop, Blu-Ray player, set-top box and more connected to the transmitter unit at the same time and switch at will.

In addition to having up to 6 possible inputs, it also allows for hybrid transmission. It has both wired and wireless transmission features and user both at the same time or channel them separately. It works at a quality of 1080i for up to 100 feet and 1080p up to 66 feet. One problem is that it requires line of sight to achieve this. So you cannot place the transmitter and receiver in a way that where there’s something solid in between them like thick furniture or wall. However, for setups where both need to be installed in the same room the BV-2822 should work just fine.

One of the best things about the Brite-View Air SyncHD|DX BV-2822 is it is sets up automatically. All you have to do is connect your display and source devices to the receiver and the transmitter respectively. The rest happens automatically as they find each other and pair up. Transmission starts up within seconds. It is plug-n-play in the true sense of the term. One thing to keep in mind (as pointed out by one of the users as well) is that the status LEDs will continue to Flash unless you turn your TV on after connecting it to the receiver and choosing the receiver as input. This happens because the BriV-2822 waits to detect a working signal flow to show you that everything is working as it should.

Even though it has a long range, there is no quality loss in signal transmission as long as both units are within range and have line of sight. Even if people walk in between the two units, there won’t be any signal drops.

The Brite-View Air SyncHD|DX BV-2822 is especially a good deal for those who own multiple gaming consoles, players and HD cable boxes. Its 1080p HD @60Hz gives you some of the best image qualities ever. And the under 1ms latency translates to lag-free performance, which makes it perfect for gaming. Customers who have bough it for connecting their gaming consoles to their HDTV’s have left glowing reviews of its ease of use and perfect image quality.

Both units need external power supply to be operational. Both come with their own power adapters for this purpose. The package also includes cables and an IR remote control for switching between sources from the couch. Over all, it is an very well-built wireless HD kit that has all the necessary features required for a versatile home set up.


New NVIDIA GPU To Support Wireless Video Streaming

Intel [NASDAQ:INTC] already has WiDi in the works to take care of onboard streaming capabilities. But that is not all that available right now. So what we have here is a new GPU from the NVIDIA [NASDAQ:NVDA] stable that will be able to wireless stream video.

Popular card maker Galaxy is at it again, showing off a new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 card that has Amimon’s WHDI technology onboard in order to wireless stream video to your nearest HDMI ready TV screen. We have covered them in the past and it seems like there is a no dearth in their enthusiasm about their card. But there is a lack of information about the whole thing.

There is no details on the pricing of this card as of yet but they have finally announced a tentative shipping schedule. The Galaxy GTX460 WHDI card is supposed to start shipping towards the end of this month. So it should at least be here by Christmas, given that they are still very vague about things. Expect for this to be at quite the premium when it releases.

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ASUS Releases WHDI Kit For Your Home

Asus (Asustek) [TPE:2357] has announced that they are going to release a wireless HD transmission kit for homes called the WiCast EW-2000 Wireless Full HD Transmission Kit. It will be able to send out 1080p video and the accompanying audio from any HD equipped netbook,notebook or PC to any HDTV through HDMI.

As usual, the transmission has two parts — the transmitter and the receiver. WiCast uses WHDI to transmit the HD signals over the air. The whole set up is quite straight forward. The user just has to plug the transmitter into the computer ports and the receiver in to the HDMi port of the HDTV that is connected to the home theatre system. And voila! You have your netbook/PC HD video content streaming on your TV.

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Galaxy Outs Image WHDI-Enabled GTX 460, Speculations Follow

Earlier this year, we reported about Galaxy bringing out the world’s first WHDI enabled graphics card. And now it seems like Galay is following it up with tantalizing images of such a graphics card in the pixels. The image above looks clearly like a 3D render of a graphics card that is to come and a lot of things are intriguing about it.

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Amimon Demonstrates 3D HD Video Over WHDI

Amimon Inc., even though mainly a manufacturer, is always connected with the WHDI standard. In the face of stiff competition from standards like WiGig and WirelessHD, WHDI has recently stepped up their effort to remain in the market. In recent times, the wireless HD protocols have been adapting to various other standards (like WiFi), in order to remain ahead. In the light of this, Amimon has used the WHDI protocol to wireless transmit 3D HD video at a 24fps frame rate.

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WHDI To Support 3D And 4K, Mobile Support On The Cards

The WHDI SIG (Special Interest Group) has declared that the specification will have support for 3D technology, thus allowing you to stream your favorite 3D flick on to your 3D enabled HDTV without cables. Also, given the the up and coming integration efforts to being WHDI to desktops and laptops, we might also see 3D gaming being channeled via WHDI. And there’s more coming.

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Galaxy Brings World’s First WHDI-Enabled Graphics Card

This was bound to happen at one point of time or another. Here you have a great short range, wireless high definition media broadcasting technology like WHDI and you have so many people thinking about using it in creative ways with their computers. Galaxy has brought out a graphics card that lets you do just that.

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Wireless Standards Will Push 2 Million 60GHz Shipments In 2015

Even as Wireless HD standards prepare for an imminent war, chip makers are rejoicing at the sight of bullish trends coming up over the horizon. Wireless HD standards WiGig and WirelessHD use the unlicensed 60GHz band for setting up private networks within rooms in order to relay HD content to HDTV’s without wires. This has ensured that 60GHz wireless chips will stay in high demand in the near future.

According to marketing research company ABI Research, the demand for 60GHz chips will soon push up the number of shipments of 60GHz chipsets and by 2015 the total number of shipments will touch 2 million. Now that’s a lot of chip. Got dip?

Speaking for ABI Research, their analyst Xavier Ortiz opined that there are multiple properties of the 60GHz band that benefit security and ease of setting up a private network. Also, the fact that it is unlicensed also means that there are no charges involved for simply using it. But he also mentions that WirlessHD is at an disadvantage that neutralizes their first to market status. WirelessHD transceivers cost between $600-&1000 and they are also extremely efficient at power management. According to Xavier these things will impede fast adoption of WirelessHD and will stifle its market even though it has the support of 40 companies behind it.

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