No poolside party is complete with out your very own Widescreen Outdoor Theater ($2,500-$3,000). This outdoor entertainment package includes a 12-foot or 8-foot inflatable screen, an Optoma projector with tripod, and duffel bag for screen storage. Video images can be projected up to 359-inches, just in case you have an Olympic-size swimming pool.
We've known about it since September, but now it's out with a new name. The Apple TV ($299) is essentially an iPod for your TV, coming with 720p video output through component video, optical and analog audio, and HDMI ports. It packs in a 40GB hard drive for syncing TV shows and videos with iTunes, 802.11b, g, and n wireless networking, USB 2.0, Ethernet, an Apple Remote, and an Intel processor. Of course, it also streams your video, music, and photos from up to five computers as well. All your content, accessible from the TV in the living room? Awesome.
If you haven't noticed, Sony's been awfully busy with product announcements this week. The Sony BRAVIA KDL-46V3000 LCD HDTV ($TBA; Summer 2007) delivers a full HD 1080p picture, and features high-end tech like Live Color Creation with a WCG-CCFL backlight, BRAVIA Engine EX, BRAVIA Theatre Sync, and HDMI, PC and component inputs. You can expand its features even further with the BRAVIA Internet Video Link ($300; July), which provides access to such content as Internet video, music videos, movie trailers, user generated videos and RSS feeds.