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Game Consoles with USB 3.0 – XBox One and PS4

Microsoft unveiled the XBox One this week.  The Press Conference revealed what we should have known (from reading about the Kinect 2) that the XBox One and the Kinect 2 have USB 3.0. Why is USB 3.0 necessary? The Kinect 2 has to take a 1920 x 1080 x a bunch of other numbers video stream.   The system a […]

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Posted in Digital Home, Gaming, USB 3.0, XBox 360 Kinect |


Why my Video Cameras and Digital Cameras really need USB 3.0

On my last Ski Vacation, I overfilled my GoPro video camera with videos.  I used a 32 GB SD card.  I have 3 32GB SD Cards.   I decided to stop buying them because I don’t want to keep buying cards. I know several people who just buy the cards, and store them forever. I have […]

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Posted in Digital Home, Digital Video, DSC, NAND Flash, SD, USB 3.0 |


New Game Consoles PS4 and XBox Kinect 2 to have USB 3.0

Microsoft Durango Kinect February 20, Microsoft leaked info on on the next generation Kinect Sensor for the next generation XBox.  This is the 3rd generation XBox which could be called the XBox 3, but appears to be called the Durango. So the Durango XBox Kinect 2 has USB 3.0, so we can guess that the […]

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Posted in Digital Home, Gesture Control, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Adoption, XBox 360 Kinect |


USB 3.0 at Home

 Forward this Blog Address to your friends: Occasionally, I write something and it gets published in a reputable location (after crafty editing). Check out our “USB Makes Itself Right at Home.” article in EETimes – EELife.  We talk about how USB 3.0 started entering the home on non-PC, more consumer products. ****** 3rd Edit […]

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Posted in Digital Home, DTV, Uncategorized, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 PHY |


An explanation of the USB Video Class (UVC)

At IDF, I talked with Terry Moore, CEO of MCCI.  He explained the USB Video Class (UVC). Video Class, in this case, means moving video from a web camera or digital video camera to another device like a display, or PC, or game console. UVC is built into Windows, Mac OX, Linux, FreeBSD, and the […]

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Posted in Digital Home, DVC |


The World’s First USB 3.0 BluRay Player and DVR from Panasonic

  Panasonic quietly started shipping the world’s first BluRay Player/Recorder and Digital Video Recorder with USB 3.0 included.     I will be the first to admit, this is a high end machine.  It has a 3 TB hard drive integrated into the design and (apparently) can record lots of channels at once. Reading the […]

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Posted in Digital Home, DTV, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Products |


USB 3.0 in the Digital Home–Part 2

With TV’s as the primary display, people plug their SD cards and USB sticks/drivers directly into their TV so they can watch their content directly.  Every TV in China supports this today.  Possible due to the high availability of digital content (piracy).   Camera to TV or USB Flash Drive to TV As mentioned in […]

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Posted in Conversation Central, Digital Home |


USB 3.0 in the Digital Home–Part 1

If you are like most people… … you aren’t reading this blog. It also means you have one of these items with USB 2.0 in your home 1) A PlayStation 3, XBOX 360 or Wii 2) A Set Top Box for your cable, DSL, or Satellite TV. 3) A BluRay or DVD player purchased in […]

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Posted in Digital Home, USB Humor |