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Newegg gives free PS3 with purchase of Samsung TV

In the market for an HDTV? How about making it a Samsung and getting a free PS3 system alongside your new HDTV? While supplies last, popular online retailer Newegg wants to give away a free PS3 system with each purchase of an LCD Samsung 46" 1080p television. The Samsung model seems to be well...

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Region free in Europe? Only with a HDTV

The other day I was out shopping in London and decided to pick up another game for my imported US PS3 (FEAR, for those of you who are curious). This is the first PAL region game I've bought, but knowing that the PS3 is region free I wasn't worried about compatibility issues. When I got back and put...

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Punch-Out!! leaves HDTVs down for the count

Many who've downloaded the Virtual Console's Punch-Out!! release are reporting that the boxing game isn't playing well with their HDTVs. Timing is paramount if you want to dodge punches and have your own jabs connect, but the HDTV response lag that sometimes occurs has a habit of knocking Little...

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Wii Warm Up: Virtual Console on HDTV

Of the download services for the new consoles, Nintendo's Virtual Console provides the most faithful representation of older games. ToeJam & Earl on the Wii looks like ToeJam & Earl on the Genesis-- no borders, no filters, no "enhancements." We appreciate Nintendo's decision not to try to...

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Sony gives free HDTVs to devoted PS3 launch fans

One million PLAYSTATION 3 systems are hitting Europe right now. Of those million, the first hundred gamers at Sony's launch event in London, were treated to a huge surprise: a free 46" HDTV, and a free taxi ride home. (Having these blokes murdered at launch for the free swag would undeniably be a PR...

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LCD TVs to see drastic price drop in 2007

If you've been holding out to experience 360 gaming in HD -- the way it was meant to be -- then you may want to wait just a little bit longer. A market research company specializing in flat panel displays -- creatively named DisplaySearch -- forecasts that prices for LCD HDTVs could drop as much as...

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HDTV buyers want games, movies, not TV shows

Canada's MarketNews Daily has the scoop on a Frank Magid Associates report which says only 47 percent of this year's HDTV buyers have any intention of watching high-definition TV programming on their new sets, down from 63 percent last year. According to the article, many HDTV buyers are "perfectly...

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Nintendo sells out of Wii component cables

It turns out that desire for higher-definition visuals is much higher than Nintendo expected. Those Wii component cables that showed up on Nintendo's official online store have completely sold out. In addition, GameStop's online listing has been pushed back from December 5 to the 15th. If you're...

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Add VGA to standard Xbox 360 cable

Our pals at Engadget know cables and hacks. And those are two great tastes that taste great together; Engadget shows how to make an Xbox 360 VGA cable out of a lowly composite part. Unlike the PS2 and GameCube, the Xbox 360 cables include every pin -- even the ones not used by the cable-specific...

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PSA: Use the right cables for your TV [update 1]

As Wired and IGN have discovered, the Wii looks significantly better using component cables with an HDTV versus its bundled composite connection. 480p is a big step up from 480i. Gamers haven't had the same problem with the Xbox 360 or PS3 because it ships with cables that support high-definition...

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