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The cable/satellite industry is finally having to face the music: customers are getting tired of rising TV service prices and are looking for alternative solutions. According to a recent report, Americans are fleeing cable and satellite TV packages at an increasing rate as they flock to OTA local channel broadcasts paired with streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. Comcast is keenly aware of this new dynamic; the company lost 106,000 cable subscribers during its most recent quarter. To help keep customers in the fold, however, CNBC is reporting that the cable giant is working... Read more...
The first new product from Elgato since it was announced that Corsair was acquiring part of the company has now landed. The Stream Deck Mini slots into the line of Elgato streaming and video production tools for gamers. Stream Deck Mini is a smaller, cheaper and less complex version of the the Elgato Stream Deck for gamers that don't need all the bells and whistles of the original. Stream Deck Mini has six fully customizable LCD keys that allow content creators to switch scenes, launch media, control chat, configure unlimited actions, and more. "When Stream Deck launched just over a year ago,... Read more...
NVIDIA announced an updated SHIELD TV bundle back at the Consumer Electronics Show, which offers a host of new features thanks to some fresh hardware and an Android Nougat based OS upgrade. The updated SHIELD TV, however, isn’t totally new. Internally, the device was still packing NVIDIA’s Tegra X1 SoC like the original, which, even after a couple of years on the market, is still an exceptionally strong performer. The new SHIELD TV also has the same memory and base storage configurations, and the SHIELD Remote is similar too. However, NVIDIA significantly shrunk down the chassis by eliminating... Read more...
Over the past few months, we’ve covered a number of details related to today’s launch of the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV device. It was back in March during GDC that we were first able to show you the Tegra X1 powered SHIELD Android TV (then refered to as the SHIELD Console). And it was earlier in the year at CES when NVIDIA unveiled the Tegra X1 SoC itself, along with a number of X1-based automotive products. To recap a bit, the Tegra X1 features a Maxwell-derived GPU and eight CPU cores; four ARM A57 cores and four A53s. The A57 cores are 64-bit, out-of-order designs with multi-issue pipelines,... Read more...
Here's an interesting one: an HTPC / all-in-one PC hybrid, but instead of being based on Windows, it's running Android. Hard to say how much traction such a strange device will get, but Motorola Mobility is trying it anyway. The new HMC3260 "Cloud Broadband" device relies on an 18.5" Android-powered touchscreen interface, and it promises to hone in on "on-demand games, video and other broadband services." It'll be interesting to see how Android functions on a whopping 18.5" touch panel, and moreover, if people will select this over a more conventional PC. There's no word on a price just yet, but... Read more...
Roku, Apple, Netgear -- you name it, and it has probably made a movie streaming set-top box. D-Link is now joining that bunch, and while they're late to the game, they may still win people over. Why? Cost. The company's new MovieNite streaming media player is now shipping to Walmart stores, offering instant access to an unlimited amount of 1080p HD movies and TV shows, and personalized Internet radio straight to any TV at an affordable price. It provides access to VUDU, Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, Picasa, as well as the ability to view mydlink-enabled network cameras. The easy-to-use MovieNite features... Read more...
Elgato's doing it again. The company, which tends to focus on video-related gear for Mac users, has just released a dual network tuner that enables users to watch HDTV wirelessly on either a Mac or PC. The HDHomeRun box connects to a TV antenna or digital cable and wirelessly streams live television in full HD to any Mac or PC in the house, and it's powered by technology from SiliconDust. Inside, it's a network dual tuner for HDTVs, and it works seamlessly on multiple computers. One person can watch and record TV on a Mac, and at the same time a second person can watch and record a different channel... Read more...
Is it a hard drive? Or is it a media streamer? Or is it both? The answer, believe it or not, is "C." Seagate has just created a totally wild new portable hard drive, which not only holds 500GB of storage and ships with a GoFlex adapter and a USB 3.0 cable, but also has a built-in 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi module that enables it to serve media (photos, videos, music, etc.) to any device with a web browser. The company's shipping it with an iOS app that works with iPod touch, iPhone and iPad, but Android devices and PCs/Macs are supported as well so long as there's a web browser ready to be used. It's called... Read more...
Ah, Boxee Box. The little media streaming box that could. The D-Link box, which has officially been on sale for a few months now, has been improved on a fairly regular basis. A ton of new features have been added in recent months, and this month's no different. Version 1.1 of the Boxee Box firmware has just shipped, revamping a lot of stuff under the hood. Things like? Things like support for 16 new languages, bookmark + history in the browser, a revised Movie trailer library, new seek bar for playback of the on-screen display, a new share menu that allows users to choose where messages go, and... Read more...
It's a new year, and that means new things for the Boxee Box. Boxee Box owners have been wishing and waiting for Netflix support ever since it went on sale in November of last year, and now the team is providing an official update. Unfortunately, neither Netflix nor VUDU apps were available for the holidays. But there was plenty of other things to keep you occupied, we're sure. But now, Avner Ronen has promised that VUDU will be arriving at some point during the week, and Netflix will be arriving at some point during the month. Boxee is definitely dead-set on providing both of these to users. They... Read more...
Another day, another month, another year...another media player. That's the trend we're seeing, and it doesn't seem to be slowing down. Most all of the major players have contributed to the sector, with Western Digital, Netgear, D-Link, Roku, Apple and loads more introducing new networked set-top boxes to the market. And now, smaller players are jumping in as well. AC Ryan, an overseas-based company, has just introduced their first media player with Intel's Atom CE4150 processor. The box is situated in the Playon! series of Full HD media players, and the new FLUXX is one of the sleeker looking... Read more...
There's no question remaining: we're living in a media streaming world. This revolution has been coming, and the steam has been building. Western Digital themselves have created a few media streaming boxes in the past, but now that the new Apple TV and Roku boxes are out, the gloves are off. The new WD TV Live Hub is Western Digital's nicest media streamer to date, and most fully featured as well. This one has a full 1TB of storage space within, which is rare for any streamer to have. It also outputs content in full 1080p, and if your content isn't stored on the internal hard drive, it can also... Read more...
If you've known about Orb in the past, you probably knew it best as a software company. Orb Networks' claim to fame came from a software built that allowed iTunes content to be streamed to any device for free, but now they're taking things to the next level: hardware. It's a tough and competitive landscape for hardware makers in the audio/streaming space, but Orb may just have a winner on their hands here. The new smartphone-controlled and Internet-connected music system is called the Orb Music Player (easy enough!), and it's designed to work as a standalone device to stream iTunes, Internet music/radio,... Read more...
Wireless streaming, aside from tablet PCs, seems to be all the rage these days. It was once reserved for those in the high-end market, but now the technology has hit a price point that's ready for mass market. Brite-View has been in the game for some time now, primarily in the business of creating media streamers. But the new HDelight is a wireless 1080p PC-to-TV transmission kit, and it marks the company's third WHDI solution for the home theater. This one is definitely the smallest of the three, with the ability to turn any HDMI-ready computer into a wireless home theater PC. Brite-View has made... Read more...
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