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  • Storage Options expands tablet range by launching the Scroll Special Edition 8” Android Tablet

    Storage Options expands tablet range by launching the Scroll Special Edition 8” Android Tablet

    Storage Options, a UK-based technology brand, has added the Scroll Special Edition 8″ Android Tablet to its popular Scroll tablet range. Available directly from Storage Options, the Scroll Special Edition 8″ operates on Android 2.3, boasts a large 8″ screen and comes free with an accessory...

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  • Wirelessly Stream Content From Laptop To TV With ScreenCast WiDi From Belkin

    PLAYA VISTA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Belkin today announced the launch of its ScreenCast TV Adapter for Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi) laptops. Belkin’s ScreenCast wirelessly transfers personal or online content from any WiDi-enabled laptop...

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  • Xel Solutions uses DisplayLink USB Virtual Graphics Technology to Share PC Content with HDTVs

    Xel Solutions uses DisplayLink USB Virtual Graphics Technology to Share PC Content with HDTVs

    London, UK — Wednesday 15th December, 2010 — Xel Solutions, a provider of easy-to-use consumer technology devices, today announced official DisplayLink certification for its Q-WAVES portfolio of wireless USB products, creating simple connections between computers, TV’s and HDTV’s via innovative Wireless USB for its customers. DisplayLink...

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  • D&S Launches Real Digital HDMI Dock

    SHENZHEN, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Shenzhen-based D&S, a licensee of the MFI (Made for iPod) program, launched a new product – the HDMI dock – this week. This innovative product will bring real ...

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  • Ask Engadget HD: What size HDTV should I buy?

    Ask Engadget HD: What size HDTV should I buy?

    Since we're totally willing to take out a wall to install Panasonic's 152-inch behemoth in our own home, we're probably the wrong ones to ask this question -- which where you, dear reader, come in. Our friend Michael is ready to buy a new HDTV and is asking how big is big enough / too big:
    "I'm going to be purchasing my first LCD, and I'm coming from a very old, 27" Zenith CRT. I will be sitting about 6 to 8 feet away. I have asked salespeople, forums and other people, but cannot figure out the size I need. I went into Best Buy several times to look at the LCD's, but they all look "small" in the store, and I know once I get them home, it will look a lot bigger. I will be using the TV to watch a lot of HD sports, TV shows, the news, Playstation 3, some movies and some standard definition. I do not want to feel "overwhelmed" by the size, or have a "movie theater type experience", but I also don't want to regret that I should have gotten a larger TV for a little bit more money. I know it's a lot of personal preference, but in general, from 6 to 8 feet away, would a 40" or 46" LCD be ideal? It would be in an apartment living room, and I am planning on getting a Sony EX500 LCD."
    We've addressed this before, and our old buying guide for choosing the right size may still be a useful read (rule of thumb: Distance away from the TV (in feet) x 6 for HDTV (in inches)) but 2005 was a different time, now there's many 1080p screens out there, Blu-ray discs to watch, and videogames with lots of teeny tiny text you'll need a massive screen to decipher clearly. So do you think Mike has the right idea size wise, or is there anything else he needs to take into consideration before buying? Speak up in the comments below.

    Ask Engadget HD: What size HDTV should I buy? originally appeared on Engadget HD on Wed, 23 Jun 2010 12:55:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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