Category: HD

WD TV Live: 1.02.21 firmware update now available

Western Digital has released a new firmware update – 1.02.21 – for the WD TV Live.
According to the official release notes (PDF), the 1.02.21 update includes:

Added Play To support for Microsoft Windows 7.
Added external subtitle location options (Up/Down arrows).
Added larger subtitle font size options.
Added Western European language input for keyboard.
Added serial and part number …

Set your DVR: LIFE premieres tonight on Discovery HD

LIFE – The highly anticipated follow-up series to the BBC / Discovery Channel’s groundbreaking original series, Planet Earth, premiere’s tonight at 8pm across most of Discovery’s HD networks.
According to the early reviews, the new 11 part series contains some of the most incredible video footage ever captured. Considering how amazing Planet Earth was, I …

WD TV Live: 1.02.14 prerelease firmware update now available

Well, what have we got here?! A new prerelease firmware update for the WD TV Live, that’s what. WD was pretty fond of releasing these “prerelease” updates for the older WD TV, and with 1.02.14, the new WD TV Live has joined in on the official unofficial firmware update fun!
And by fun, I mean lots …

WD TV Live: 1.01.24 firmware update now available

Western Digital has released a new firmware update – 1.01.24 – for the WD TV Live just a couple days shy of a month since the last release.
According to the official release notes (PDF), the 1.01.24 update includes:

Implemented add to playlist feature in YouTube.
Added Save search queries to save users time in …

WD TV Live: 1.01.17 firmware update now available

After last month’s firmware debacle (if you missed it, than disregard that and be glad), news of the latest official firmware update – 1.01.17 – for the WD TV Live is music to WD TV Live owners’ ears.
According to the official release notes (PDF), the 1.01.17 update:
Improves the reliability of the WD TV Live …

PSA: Comcast goes wild, adds 47 NEW HD channels in SF

Attention San Francisco Comcast customers: Your favorite cable TV provider has just (well, yesterday if you want to be picky) flipped the switch on 75 new channels, including a whopping 47 NEW HD channels! Apparently the new plethora of high definition (and that other thing – standard def) channels is a result of the recent …

New ‘WD TV Live’ HD Media Player model announced

One of my favorite gadgets of all time, the WD TV, has just moved down a spot to second in rank behind the newly announced WD TV Live HD media player. In a nutshell, the WD TV Live brings highly anticipated Internet and network connectivity to Western Digital’s expanding HD media player family. For more …

Australia in High Definition: The Blue Mountains

Australia in HD* – Episode II: The Blue Mountains

Australia in High Definition: Sydney & Taronga Zoo

I’m in the (slow / tedious) process of posting some high definition* video of my recent trip to Australia online. Enjoy episode I – Sydney & Taronga Zoo – and check back soon for the next installment.

Review: Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10 HD 10MP Dual Camera

As promised, here is a more in-depth look @ the Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10 HD 10MP pistol-grip “Dual Camera.” I picked mine up for just shy of $200 (w/ free 2GB SD card from Costco) back in July in anticipation of an upcoming trip to Australia. Besides the lack of optical image stabilization (more on that …