What do you get when you combine industry-leading placeshifting technology with a 1TB DVR and a satellite TV receiver? The new Dish Network Sling DVR ($TBA; Spring 2009. It features built-in Slingbox capabilities, including a redesigned SlingGuide interface for managing and setting recordings over the 'net, as well as a touchpad remote control, the ability to load photos, MP3s, and other internet content, 1080p Video on Demand, and more.
Samsung sexes up the Blu-ray arena with the new BD-P4600 Touch of Color Blu-ray Player ($TBA). Besides futuristic good looks, it's the first wall-mountable Blu-ray player, measuring just 1.5 inches thin. It's got touch controls, wireless access to video and music streaming services like Netflix and Pandora, as well as all the current tech you'll need — BD Live (Profile 2.0) and Bonus View (Profile 1.1) support, Full HD 1080p playback with DVD upscaling, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD HR/MA.