TechCrunch just posted a rumor suggesting that the current Apple TV might be replaced with a newer model in the very near future.
As TechCrunch reports, Amazon and Best Buy are now selling the second-generation Apple TV for $89, $10 below its $99 MSRP. Amazon has also marked the product name with the number “2010″ label next to the product name, perhaps suggesting that there will be a 2011 or 2012 edition rolling out soon. And major retailers rarely sell Apple products below their suggested price. It’s a practice usually reserved for clearing out inventory prior to product discontinuation.
The existing model has been around since September 1, 2010, and a new device might very well replace the single-core A4 with a dual-core A5. That bump would help 1080p playback and smooth out the UI on the Apple TV.
The author believes that if a new Apple TV is on the way, it would be likely to hit the market before the holiday buying binge starts — perhaps as soon as the next few days. If not, a refresh wouldn’t be likely until 2012.
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High-definition televisions with HDMI input are popular with home theater now. With tech developing, it becomes cheaper and there are often 2 and more HD TVs in the family for convenient enjoyment. Then sometimes we’d like enjoy or share one resource on the TVs in different rooms. HDMI splitter provides a great solution for people to share the movies or videos on different HD TV as HDMI splitter allows you to plug one resource device into two or more HDMI displays. Then you can also use a HDMI splitter to show what is playing on a Blu-ray player on multiple televisions. So hdmi splitter is widely applied to home entertainment, supermarkets, classrooms, etc. 1×2 HDMI splitter and 1×4 HDMI splitter are very common to see, while 8 port HDMI splitter is most used for special occasion like supermarket and engineering spot. Now 3D HDMI splitter is very popular with people as 3D movies are hot these days.
However, when it comes to using a HDMI splitter, there would be a lot of confusion. Most people would assume that the HDMI splitter is the same as a HDMI switch box. This may seem logical, but in fact, the two are quite different. In short, a HDMI switcher box is used to allow multiple inputs (DVD player, gaming console or PC) to be displayed on the same output (television, monitor or projector). While a HDMI splitter works completely the other way around, it takes one HMDI signal and splits it for use on several HDMI outputs, thus the name HDMI Splitter.
Here is the instruction for connecting HDMI splitter to HD TV.
1. Turn off your HD TV or HD displays and any HDMI source devices that you plan on connecting to your HDMI splitter.
2. Plug your HDMI splitter into an available HDMI port on your television.
3. Plug any HDMI source device (such as blu-ray DVD player) into the available HDMI ports on your HDMI splitter.
4. Turn your television on and then turn on the source device you have connected to the HDMI splitter. Scroll through your television inputs until you arrive at the HDMI input that corresponds with where you connected the HDMI splitter.
5. Press the button on either the HDMI splitter box or the remote control that came with the HDMI splitter that switches between the HD TVs (or HD displays) connected to the HDMI splitter.
In 2009, the LKV8000 PSP to HDMI converter was released that you could find on Engadget. This converter was designed for PSP video game players to get high definition and video result while without quality loss, as the PSP to HDMI converter will upscale video from 480P to HDMI 720P, and display in full screen on your HD TVs. However, normally you just get a partial display on the center of your HDTVs without the help of this device. By using a technology called “Motion Compensated 3D Wavelet Video Coding Technology” , the LKV8000 PSP to HDMI can greatly improve video quality that allows you to enjoy a fantastic gaming experience. Now this PSP to HDMI has upgraded to fully support the newest Sony Playstation Portable PSP Go by work out a PSP Go adapter, with which the LKV8000 fits the output interface of PSP Go very well. Therefore, the new LKV8000 PSP to HDMI Converter is now able to work with PSP 2000, PSP 3000 and PSP Go. You can enjoy 720P Full Screen video game on your HDTV now.
Features for PSP to HDMI LKV8000
PSP to HDMI Converter with Full Screen Display on HDTV
Convert Component Video and Audio R/L of PSP to HDMI
Up-scale PSP output resolution from 480P to HDMI 720P
Compatible with all kinds of HDMI displays
HDMI 1.3 and HDCP compliant
Fix the problem that picture is centered on the TV and achieve full screen display
Scaler capability that up-scales PSP standard definition resolution 480P to HDMI 720P, improving picture quality
Motion Compensated 3D Wavelet Video Coding Technology ensures rich RGB color, sharp images and video without quivering and trailing
Time and money-efficient solution for video converting
One click for full screen display
Excellent visual enjoyment and immersive experience in playing games
CE and FCC approve Note: Instead of stretching the image to fit the TV, which would only gives you undesirably blurring images, scaler capability is integrated to adding more pixels into the mix so as to achieve higher resolution
Learn more details on the NEW PSP to HDMI now!