Archive | October, 2012

Netflix app for Windows 8 released – a pleasure to use

Netflix just made their new Windows 8 touch optimized application available in the Windows App Store. I played with it for a few minutes and it is a pleasure to use – fast, fluid and also has captions!!! If you cannot see it right away, just open the store and search for it (move mouse on the right and click on the search symbol).

While the application is touch optimized, it works very well with a mouse. Now, if I would only have Hulu Plus and Amazon Instant Video, my HTPC running Windows 8 and the using Logitech keyboard from the now defunct Revue would be close to perfection. Check after the break to see more screenshots. Read More…

Deal of the Day – Sony universal active 3D glasses for $23.26 at Amazon

Today Amazon has these Sony Universal Active 3D glasses for a really good price – $23.26. I have these glasses myself and use them with my beloved PowerLite Home Cinema 3010 projector – they work really well. We published a review for this product in the past – read Sony 3D glasses review here for more info.

Compatibility wise, the Sony 3D glasses are compatible with:Sony, Epson, Samsung, Panasonic, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, and Sharp Active Shutter 3D ready displays that use IR emitters.

Technical specs:

  • Best-in-class “Active” 3D quality delivers full HD playback without the resolution loss commonly experienced when using “Passive” 3D glasses
  • Fully immersive vision universally compatible* with Active 3D TVs
  • Lightweight, stylish design allows you to focus on the game with maximum comfort
  • Minimizes possible 3D crosstalk distortions and reduces “ghosting” effects
  • Built-in rechargeable batteries let you play up to 30 hours without interruption
  • Optimized to sync seamlessly with the PlayStation 3D Display
  • Exclusively supports SimulView technology allowing for full-screen. viewing of individual player/character actions during local 2-player game sessions**
  • Dimensions: 3″ (w) x 7-1/8″ (h) x 2″(d)
  • Product ships with: 3D glasses, Micro-USB cable, 3D glasses pouch and instruction manual