Tuesday, 11 November 2008 05:54

Extract your digital at the Digital Lifestyle Show

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The upcoming Digital Lifestyle Show promises a showcase of leading edge sound and vision options for technically minded couch potatoes everywhere.

Want to know how to fill your home with entertainment equipment?  Not sure what is out there, or want to learn more about the digital gadgets on offer?  You could go no further than the Digital Lifestyle Show as part of the International Digital Entertainment Festival starting in Melbourne, Australia this week.

“The Digital Lifestyle Show has been designed specifically to offer people who want to find out about the latest, greatest and ‘soon to be seen’ digital products and services with the opportunity to see and learn about them first hand and speak with the experts to get the right advice for how to embrace the way of the future in their home and workplace,” said Peter Barlow the shows director.

Digital SmartHome will be at the Digital Lifestyle Show to show people how they can make their home smart and digital. Record your favourite TV shows, turn the lights, heater or air-con on and off, set your security system… even scare away burglars – from anywhere in the world.

Digital SmartHome’s systems can distribute high definition sound and vision around your home, so you can watch what you want, when you want, where you want.

What’s more, with the Digital SmartHome System, you can keep an eye on what’s happening at home and control everything – from inside your home or the other side of the world!

Carlton Audio Visual will have a massive, 65 inch high definition LCD panel on their booth – ideal for use as a gaming and home control convergence display, or as a super addition to a home theatre setup. Visitors can check out demonstrations of the latest convergent and networking equipment from Denon and can ‘test drive’ exciting combinations of screen and sound systems.

Panasonic will be giving visitors to the Digital Lifestyle Show the opportunity to get ‘up close and visual’ with their new Viera Plasma screen. Panasonic’s plasma technology has been evolved to deliver better pictures than ever before. An 11th generation full-HD progressive scan plasma panel (1920 x 1080 pixels), the new VIERA also features an integrated HD digital DVB-T tuner,134 billion viewable colours and 3 x HDMI Inputs with Viera Link (1x Front, 2x Rear)

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Syntec International will be showcasing a range of audio equipment, including the new Sennheiser PC 151, over the head, binaural headsets. Featuring fantastic high-volume sound experience and great Sennheiser acoustics, these headphones are ideal for hard-core gaming and feature a noise cancelling microphone, voice recognition, in-line volume control and microphone mute switch, skype certification and interoperability with CD . DVD / MP3 players.

This year at the International Digital Entertainment and Lifestyle Festival visitors will have the opportunity to experience the One Laptop per Child “XO” laptops that are making a headlines worldwide. Formerly known as the ‘$100 Laptop’, the OLPC XOs are designed to bring low cost, education oriented, self supporting, broadband enabled computers to school age children. There are now over half a million XOs in use by dozens of countries on almost every continent.

The Digital Lifestyle show will run alongside the eGames Expo at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, November 14 to 16, 2008.  iTWire will be on site from Friday the 14th with updates and reports.


Digital Lifestyle Show and eGames Expo

14 – 16 November 2008.  Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria.

One ticket entitles entry to both shows.

Friday 14 November         Industry, education, media session, expo open to the public
Saturday 15 November        Open to the public
Sunday 16 November        Open to the public

Ticket price AU$:    Adults    $18
    Student / Concession    $13
    Family (2 Adults, 2 Children)    $40
    3-day pass    $33

One ticket entitles entry to both shows. Tickets are available to purchase online at www.idef.com.au

And there is stuff to win:  Check out page 3 for the details.



Major Door Prize

Panasonic - VIERA TH-50PZ800A 50" (127cm) Full-HD Digital Plasma TV [Model No: TH-50PZ800A]
Panasonic's famous Plasma technology has evolved to deliver better pictures than ever! - a whole new VIsual ERA - VIERA
RRP: $3,649 inc GST http://www.plasmaorlcd.com.au/

Online Prize

Purchase your tickets online and go into the draw to win one of 6 x HD465 Sennheiser Headphones
RRP $ 149.95 each, thanks to SmartHouse Magazine, The Lifestyle Technology Guide.
 
Door Prize 1

A Scorptec high end gaming system powered by Intel’s core 2 quad processor valued at $2700.

Door Prize 2

Win a TiVo and a TiVo WiFi Adaptor - Total value $759. “TiVo - TV Your Way”. You have the power to choose all your favourite free-to-air shows and watch them whenever you like. With the TiVo® service.

Door Prize 3

Wii Prize pack including Wii Fit, Wii console, DS and Cooking Guide game for DS total value $700 approx.

Door Prize 4

Deck out your car to the value of $450, thanks to ASL the leading integrator of automotive entertainment systems. Deck out your car to the value of $450 with this DVD Player kit for any vehicle.

Kit includes:
7" Roof mount screen
TV tuner
DVD Player
2 wireless headphones

*Does not include installation

Door Prize 5

Be in the draw to win one of 25 Sennheiser PC 151 headphones thanks to Syntec International valued at $124.95

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Mike Bantick

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Having failed to grow up Bantick continues to pursue his childish passions for creative writing, interactive entertainment and showing-off through adulthood. In 1994 Bantick began doing radio at Melbourne’s 102.7 3RRRFM, in 1997 transferring to become a core member of the technology show Byte Into It. In 2003 he wrote briefly for the The Age newspaper’s Green Guide, providing video game reviews. In 2004 Bantick wrote the news section of PC GameZone magazine. Since 2006 Bantick has provided gaming and tech lifestyle stories for iTWire.com, including interviews and opinion in the RadioactivIT section.

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