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Boomboxes – The New Generation

September 01, 2008 By: webmaster Category: Audio

Rewind to the early 70s, strap two loudspeakers and a radio/cassette-unit to a vaguely portable amplifier and you had the first portable boomboxes. Oh yeah, and insert about ten size-D batteries for every ten minutes of music played with the volume knob turned to eleven. Music type, probably not something you’d be proud of today.


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Wireless HD Media Player

April 03, 2007 By: webmaster Category: Audio, Technology, Video

Note that I have a whole set of useful information about the Mvix collected under the Mvix-link on the Pages menu to the right. 

My new toy is a Mvix MX-760HD Media Player. Like the Apple TV and so many other similar devices out these days, it simply lets your media collection talk to your TV in the easiest manner possible. It groks both wired and wireless, and from unpacking to viewing something from my server on my TV took all of 10 minutes. And that includes the time spent actually reading the manual to figure out how to get it to talk DVI out. Your mileage may vary depending on infrastructure and skill though, but it does seem like one of the better items in this regard.

 The good parts are plentiful. The documentation and the web site is a bit divided on whether or not it will read and display 1080p HD or just 1080i. I have only tried 720p because that is the native resolution of my TV but I will nvestigate further. It claims to understand most known formats out there, both video and audio. It even knows OGG, most likely due to the device being Linux-based.

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