- 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
- 2 GB of Memory
- NVIDIA GeForce 320M Graphics
- 320 GB Serial ATA Hard Drive
- 8x-Speed SuperDriveÂ
Redesigned with a sleek unibody aluminum enclosure and adding improved graphics and an HDMI video output, the Apple Mac Mini fits everything that makes a Mac a Mac inside an elegant 1.4-inch-tall, 7.7-inch square–just add your own keyboard, mouse, and display. It’s packed with a faster Intel Core 2 Duo processor and next-generation NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics as well as 2 GB of RAM (expandable to 8 GB) and 320 GB of hard drive storage.
Officially, the Mac mini is a desktop computer. But because it can go places no other desktop can go, it’s been used everywhere from boats to server rooms, as the heart of an entertainment center–and even to power robots. Small, elegant, and unassuming, the redesigned Mac mini features an all-new, 1.4-inch-thin unibody enclosure that’s carved from a single, solid block of aluminum. And the Mac mini is a greener machine, as it consumes less than 10 watts–a 25 percent reduction from the previous generation.
It comes pre-loaded with Apple’s Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard operating system–custom-designed for the advanced technology inside–and it also comes with the iLife ’09 suite of applications, including iPhoto, iMovie, Garageband, and iTunes.
- Ready for the Big Screen – It’s easy to connect Mac mini to the biggest screen in the house–your HDTV–courtesy of a built-in HDMI port. Plug in one HDMI cable and start enjoying content on your Mac mini in brilliant HD, like movies and TV shows from iTunes, the Internet, and your photo library. There’s also a handy control that lets you easily adjust the output on Mac mini to fill even the biggest HDTV screen.
- High Performance Graphics – With the new fast and energy efficient NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor–the fastest integrated graphics processor on the market today–the Mac mini delivers up to twice the performance of the previous
- 250GB HDD for storing games, music, videos, and photos
- High-Definition Blu-ray player for the best movie experience
- Free PlayStation Network membership
- Plays DVDs and CDs
- Internet ready with built-in Wi-Fi
With the PlayStation®3 250GB system, you get free PlayStation®Network membership, built-in Wi-Fi and 250GB of hard disk drive storage for games, music, videos, photos, and PlayStation Network downloads. And every PS3 system comes with a built-in Blu-ray player to give you pristine picture quality and the best high-definition viewing experience available. Whether it’s gaming, Blu-ray movies, music or online services, experience it all with the PlayStation®3 system.
- Bulk/Retail – Retail
- Connectivity – Wireless
- Color – Black
- – Use your Logitech Cordless MediaBoard Pro up to 30 feet (10 meters) away from your PLAYSTATION3.
- Integrated touch pad with vertical scrolling
Cordless MediaBoard Pro — Complete your PLAYSTATION3 experience with a Bluetooth cordless keyboard. Use Cordless MediaBoard Pro to quickly set up profiles, enter Web addresses, and send text messages. A built-in touch pad with vertical scrolling eliminates the need for a mouse. Quick media keys simplify Web browsing and provide easy access to entertainment media.
- Online multiplayer Gaming
- HD Movies and TV shows
- Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, Last.fm – Right from your TV
Experience the best in gaming and entertainment with Xbox LIVE Gold. Raise the curtain on your own instant movie night with thousands of HD movies and TV episodes streamed instantly from Netflix. (Netflix membership sold separately). Invite friends all over the world to connect, cheer and play online multiplayer games. And as a Gold member, you’ll enjoy exclusive Deals of the Week that save you money and special sneak-peak game demos that give you early access to the newest and latest.
- Ultra-slim 55-inch LED HDTV with full HD 1080p resolution and Auto Motion Plus 240Hz technology for the sharpest, smoothest picture possible
- LED technology enables a true-to-life range of picture brightness; uses 40 percent less energy than conventional LCD TVs
- Internet@TV online content service from Yahoo!, Flickr, YouTube via your broadband connection
- Inputs: 4 HDMI, 1 component, 2 USB, 1 Ethernet, 1 PC, 1 optical digital audio output
- Includes detachable swivel table stand; measures 52 x 33.9 x 12.1 inches (WxHxD) with stand
Picture performance, advanced connectivity, and an eco-friendly and stunning design come together to form Samsung LED TV 8000. For the image connoisseur, our highest 240Hz motion blur reduction technology, a 5,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio that displays incredibly deep blacks and pristine whites, and enriched color processing deliver outstanding video. Samsung LED TVs use 40% less power than conventional LCD TVs and are manufactured with the environment in mind. Internet@TV has web TV widgets from Yahoo, Flicker, Ebay and others to entertain, inform and connect you to specially designed web content right on your LED TV. This Ultra Slim 1.2″ depth set is the ideal complement for your room and your life.
Do you have Xbox 360, PS3 or other DLNA devices?
Are you tired of streaming your music, photos and photos from your PC?
Well there is a better way to stream your media to Xbox 360 or PS3 instead of using PC. Buy a NAS based hard drives which supports UPnP AV / DLNA. You won’t need PC, will be more energy efficient and will have fewer headaches like to turn on PC etc. It will also help in backing up you data.
Following are the three least expensive NAS hard drives which have DLNA and UPnP AV server built in so you can directly stream from these hard drives without PC. Also all devices has iTunes server built in so you can use with Apple TV also. All devices have mixed reviews but I would say try yourself instead of relying too much on reviews. Since firmware changes regularly you never know if reviewer problem still exists. Also these devices require little bit technical knowledge so some people have hard time making these devices work and then right worst possible reviews.
- Automatic and continuous backup for all the computers on your network
- Centralize all your family’s digital content
- Best-in-class performance cutting-edge technologies to deliver high performance read and write speeds ideal for the most demanding users.
- Built-in media server for streaming music, photos and movies to any DLNA certified multimedia device such as Playstation 3 and Xbox 360
- iTunes server support Centralize your music collection and stream to a Mac or Windows PC using iTunes software.
Simplified set up and best-in-class performance make My Book World Edition Home Network Storage the easy choice for centralizing data and backing up your home computers. Connect the drive to your network router and you’re up and running in minutes. Use the included backup software to protect your family’s PCs with automatic and continuous backup plans. Store all your digital media in one central location so everyone in the family can have access to it. Compatible with both Mac and Windows files.
- Seagate BlackArmor 1 TB NAS 110 Centralized Network Attached Storage Server ST310005MNA10G-RK (Black)
- Designed to provide centralized storage and data backup for up to 10 PCs.
- Protect network connected PCs with incremental and full-system, automatic backup.
- Secure files with powerful hardware-based encryption.
- Functions as an FTP server, enabling remote file access.
- Stream media to DLNA compliant devices and computers running iTunes software.
The BlackArmor NAS 110 server is a network attached storage solution designed to provide centralized storage, data backup and media streaming for up to 10 PCs. Help protect important data with automatic full-system backup, SafetyDrill+ bare metal recovery software and powerful hardware-based encryption. In addition to the included backup software, the web-based management interface and BlackArmor Discovery tool software are also straightforward to use. The BlackArmor Discovery tool software allows you to get up and running quickly by displaying all of the BlackArmor NAS products connected to your network. From the discovery tool, with a single click, you can view or map shared volumes to your computer, access the web-based user interface or back up the PC you are working from. The BlackArmor NAS 110 storage server can also be managed remotely with DDNS, which can be configured from the web-based management interface. The BlackArmor NAS 110 storage server can function as an FTP server, allowing remote access to files. Using the web based management interface, you can designate user access manually or integrate with Microsoft Active Directory. Moreover, the BlackArmor NAS 110 storage server can stream media files to DLNA compliant devices or computers running iTunes software, allowing you to centralize media and display content simultaneously on multiple devices.
- Iomega Home Media 1 TB Network Attached Storage 34337
- Iomega 34337 1TB Home Media Network Hard Drive; One Ethernet Cable; External Power Supply; Quick Install Guide
- 1000GB = 1TB Storage
- Ethernet and USB 2.0 connectivity
- Windows PC and Mac OS 10.3+ compatibility
- Simple to use Three step set-up – simply plug into your router, power on, and install the software CD.
- Capacity: 1TB
- Simple to use: Three step set up – simply plug into your router, power on, and install the software CD. Friendly web screens for easy management
- High Performance: Gigabit Ethernet connectivity combined with a high performance processor
- UPnP AV Media Server: Compatible with DLNA certified media players, able to stream photos, audio content and videos to a variety of media devices like game consoles, audio bridges, DMA’s, picture frames and more
- iTunes Server: Store your audio content in one central location and share it across your iTunes players
- Expandable: Add storage capacity by connecting external USB hard disk drives. Supports FAT32 and NTFS formatted hard drives
- Data Protection: Touch-free professional-level backup for all your critical data with EMC Retrospect HD backup software
If you already have hard drive you can buy following NAS enclosure.
- ZyXEL NSA210 Digital Media Storage Server
- Works as iTunes & Squeezebox server to share streaming music
- Built-in RSS client and server feature enables auto download and notification from remote websites
- Automatic Web/FTP/Torrent download without turning on the computer
- Complete Instant/ Schedule Backup Solutions protect your digital treasures
- DLNA 1.5-certified server compatible with a wide range of media devices
ZyXEL’s NSA210 is the Ultimate Home Media Machine. Not only the 2 Terabytes capacity* lets consumers dump every photos, video clips they downloaded to the box; It also able to perform scheduled download set by the users when they are not home! Packed by rich features, the NSA210 can automatically upload pictures and videos to flickr and Youtube; It also automatically download media files via FTP, Web, Torrent and RSS feed from remote sites. To share the media files with friends and families, NSA210 can do scheduled copying of media files to other Zyxel NSA series products on the Internet remotely. It is the indeed the ultimate Digital Home Media machine.(*Hard drive NOT included)
- Netgear ReadyNAS Duo 2-Bay 1 TB (1 x 1 TB) Desktop Network Attached Storage RND2110
- Network attached storage device offers 1 TB of storage with GigaBit Ethernet for fast data transfer
- Stream music, photos and video to network media players without a computer
- Access files from anywhere via Internet connection; host your personal Web page to share with friends and family
- Support for extra hard drive, allowing X-RAID data protection
- Measures 4.0 x 5.6 x 8.7 inches (WxHxD); 5-year warranty
RND2110 ReadyNAS Duo(1 x 1000GB) Network Attached Storage Device — Directly streams music, photos and video to existing network media players without a computer. Creates a personal webpage to easily share photos with friends and family. Insert optional “spare” hard drive for automatic file protection and back-up
- D-Link 2-Bay Network Attached Storage Enclosure DNS-321
- Dimensions (W x D x H) 4.1 x 7.7 x 5.1
- Ethernet compatible
The D-Link 2-Bay Network Storage Enclosure (DNS-321) is the perfect way to store, share, and safeguard your documents, music, videos, and photos. With the D-Link tool-less installation, easily insert up to two SATA drives1 without any tools or attaching any cables. Additionally, the built-in UPnP AV media server enables streaming of digital content to compatible network media players (such as those found in the D-Link MediaLounge product line) as well as popular media player applications used in computers.
You can find out more such devices on http://www.dlna.org.Select Network Attached Storage option to list devices.
Couple of years ago I wrote the same article. This is an update to the same article with wireless n.
To connect your Xbox 360, PS3, TiVo, Slingbox, Dish DVR, Directv DVR etc. with wireless N you need to buy a wireless N router which supports bridge option or a wireless N bridge with 4 ports. This way you will able to connect up to 4 devices with less than cost of one proprietary wireless adapter, e.g. just Xbox 360 wirelss N adapter alone cost $100. Also you can expand this option to allow more than 4 devices by connecting one port with a cheap LAN switch.
Don’t buy following bridge/adapter, these are expensive bridge and has only one port:
Bottom line stay away from the wireless n bridge which has only one port.
Right now the best available wirless n bridge is D-Link DAP1522 which is dual band also and allow up to 4 devices to connect. You can use as a access point also, meaning connect to a wired router and you have wireless n network.
- The Wireless Bridge feature of the DAP-1522 allows you to easily connect up to 4 Ethernet-enabled devices in your entertainment center to your wireless network
- Create a new wireless network using the Access Point feature by connecting the DAP-1522 to an existing wired network
- 5GHz is ideal for wirelessly streaming multiple HD videos across your network. It helps avoid interference by providing a clearer wireless band for HD signals than existing 2.4GHz products.
- Use the Xtreme N Duo Wireless Bridge / Access Point (DAP-1522) to connect up to 4 Ethernet-enabled
- Connect the DAP-1522 to an existing wired network and easily enable wireless connectivity in your home. Use your new wireless network to stream HD multimedia content, play multiplayer games, or make Internet phone calls (VoIP).
The D-Link Xtreme N Duo Wireless Bridge/Access Point is designed for users looking to create a wireless network or to connect multiple wired devices to an existing wireless network. Xtreme N Duo is the latest addition to the award-winning Xtreme N product family. Duo means the DAP-1522 works with next generation dual band (2.4GHz or 5GHz)2 802.11n wireless devices as well as legacy 802.11g products.
Fantom Drive’s GreenDrive USB 2.0 and eSATA disk drive features the latest advances in power saving technology and ROHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive) compliant materials and process. The GreenDrive gives the consumer the ability to minimize his or her carbon footprint without sacrificing performance. Fantom Drive’s GreenDrive USB 2.0 and eSATA hard drive is a power conscious step forward in providing maximum capacity and performance while reducing power consumption by up to 40%. The Fantom Drive’s GreenDrive USB 2.0 and eSATA hard drive features a sturdy aluminum casing for maximum durability, fan-free design for silent operation, and can be placed horizontally or vertically to increase deskspace. Fantom Drive’s GreenDrive yields an average drive power savings of 4-5 watts over competitors’ drives while maintaining solid performance.
- Box Contents – Acer AS1410 Notebook, 6-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery (up to 6-hours), AC Power Adapter, AC Power Cord; Software Bundle – Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Microsoft Works with Office Home and Student 2007 60-day Trial, McAfee Internet Security Suite 60-day Subscription, 1-Year International Travelers Limited Warranty
- Intel Celeron 1.2GHz SU2300 Processor
- 1M L2 Cache, 800MHz Front Bus Speed
- 2048MB DDR2 Dual-Channel 667MHz RAM (4GB Max.)
- 160GB (5400 RPM) SATA Hard Drive
The Aspire 1410 is ready for extended digital mobility and solid all-around performance. This 11.6″ notebook features a full-size keyboard and advanced HD audio/visual components.
- This sporty battery-powered 4-wheeler is the perfect vehicle for adventure an animal rescue adventure with Diego
- Designed with toddler-friendly features for the littlest riders, like a large push-button on the handlebar for simple stop-and-go operation and built-in footrests
- Cute Diego graphics
- Drives an exciting, but safe, 2 mph on hard surfaces and grass
- Includes 6V battery and charger
Hop on and hit the trail with Dora! This Dora the Explorer-inspired ride-on from Fisher-Price features sporty ATV styling, built-in footrests and a cute cargo rack on the back. It’s designed especially for toddlers, with easy push-button operation and a maximum speed of 2 mph. Easy push-button controls make for simple stop and go. It drives 2 mph on hard surfaces or grass. Built-in footrests and built low for easy of toddlers getting on and off. Requires one “6V” rechargeable battery, included. Maximum weight 40 lbs.