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Are game consoles the next set-top box? Five years ago, no one would've ever believed that the Nintendo 64 or PlayStation 2 could ever become someone's primary source of in-home entertainment, but now, the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 definitely have that capability. Between the two, users can watch DVDs, Blu-ray Discs... Read more...
It's just a matter of time at this point: the whole world will be ditching the landline phone and Skyping before the next century. Not that we'll be around most likely to see if this pans out, but there's our wild stab at the future. Skype has already become to go-to choice for international calling, and it's already... Read more...
Wow. How the times have changed. In 2000, hearing about "HDTV" was rare. You might see one or two big events in HD, and you'd probably have to visit a sports bar or something similar to see it. Most people were still wowed with broadband Internet, and seeing March Madness in 720p was the least of their worries. SD content had worked fine for... Read more...
Until now, getting live TV on the iPhone took some effort. There was the SlingPlayer app that enabled SlingPlayer owners the ability to stream their Pay-TV content to their phone, but there wasn't a real substitute for the likes of Sprint TV on the iPhone. But MobiTV is hoping to change that, and their new app--which just got approved and... Read more...
Do you watch TV online? Even occasionally? All the time? If you're reading this now, there's a better than average chance that you have consumed at least one or two television shows in your lifetime online, and that number is growing fast. More and more people are looking to the Internet to get their entertainment fix, and the reasons are... Read more...
Are you ready for yet another option in the mobile TV space? We're guessing that FLO TV hasn't even had enough time to really get a grip, but starting on May 3rd, hundreds of TV viewers in Washington, D.C. will be able to experience Mobile Digital TV.After being tested in various markets for the better part of a year, the Mobile DTV technology... Read more...
NAB 2010 has kicked off in Las Vegas, bringing the world's focus yet again on the 3D universe. NVIDIA has shown interest in the format before, with the company's 3D Vision technology enabling gamers to experience all sorts of new depth on all sorts of new gaming titles. But of course, just satisfying gamers who yearn... Read more...
Call it a gimmick if you will, but as far as hardware manufacturers are concerned, the 3D craze is better described as a cash cow. Enter Sharp, who announced plans to milk the market starting with Japan when the company begins selling 3D-capable LCD TVs later this summer."We are now one step closer to such things as 3D displays with the world's... Read more...
When you think of HDTVs, you probably think of names like Sony, Vizio, Toshiba or Sharp. Maybe even LG. But Mitsubishi? It's true, they make televisions, and some pretty high-end ones at that. The company hasn't really had a super high profile TV since the LaserVue set a few years ago, though that one didn't exactly... Read more...
The world's first Android HDTV? Sign us up! A Swedish company with one of the wildest names we've ever heard has just claimed to have produced exactly that, with People of Lava (the company) announcing the Scandinavia (the HDTV). It's a weird combination, but the actual product looks great from way over on this side of the pond.Interactive... Read more...
This weekend has been chock full of iPad news, but there's a little bit of iPhone news to share this morning as well. Elgato's heralded EyeTV app has received an update, but this isn't just any update: it's probably the most important update a media streaming app could get. The latest version of EyeTV (1.0.2) now allows for streaming of live... Read more...
3D. It's a format that's being talked about, and implemented, almost everywhere these days. It's impossible to avoid, but thankfully it doesn't seem that 3D will be completely replacing 2D anytime soon. 3D as a format has had its fair share of pundits due to having to wear 3D glasses to view most implementations, but to say that no buzz has... Read more...
This is it. It's really happening. 3D is taking over our lives, and there's nothing we can do about it. But is it really such a bag thing? There's no question that consumers have yet to truly speak on their acceptance or rejection of 3D in the home, but if there's any programming that could really spearhead things, it's sports. Sports is arguably... Read more...
Wii owners who are Netflix subscribers should begin finding a little extra something in their mailbox soon.The mail-order and online movie rental service is sending discs out to its subscribers who own the Nintendo game systems that will allow them to access any movies or TV shows that Netflix streams online. The videos will be accessible... Read more...
Couch potatoes who suffer from Internet addiction may want to steer clear of this one, lest they overdose with awesomeness. We're talking about Toshiba's new UX600 series LED TVs, which the company says combines high picture quality with Internet capability.LED is the latest buzz in TV tech and helps these new sets deliver a 3,000,000:1 contrast... Read more...
With March Madness kicking off in a matter of days, there's really no better time for this announcement to come. ESPN has managed to get themselves onto a variety of platforms: radio, television, Internet, mobile, etc. One thing that Sprint has going for them that all of the other U.S. carriers don't is a little deal... Read more...
The TiVo. Everyone knows the name, and everyone knows the purpose, but for whatever reason, the name that's associated with "DVR" isn't in too many homes. Many consumers simply opt to grab the DVR that is offered to them by their cable or satellite provider, mostly because it's cheaper on a month-to-month basis, and it's also a lot easier... Read more...
If you've been led to believe that Mobile TV and Web-based programming aren't going anywhere fast, you've been lied to. If you've been led to believe that traditional TV viewing is rapidly declining, we'd also say that you're off in the wrong direction. A new report stemming from Horowitz Associates' annual Broadband... Read more...
CBS is prepared to sell some of its shows through iTunes for 99 cents, though which shows and how many episodes of each is yet to be determined, according to reports.  The Financial Times quoted CBS CEO Les Moonves as confirming the price, though another CBS source said no deal was imminent.The move is a continuing progression of television... Read more...
Up until today, most every major home automation or A/V control application for phones was reserved for the iPhone. It felt like every major developer was only coding apps for controlling equipment for Apple's App Store, and so it's a breath of fresh air to see something like this. Verizon's FiOS service, which just... Read more...
Sales of Blu-ray players have begun to pick up, and you can thank Internet connectivity and changing TV watching patterns for the shift. Shipments of the players tripled in 2009, though they still lag far behind DVD players, mainly because they're far more expensive. But as more people seek new and different ways to watch their favorite television... Read more...
What started out as a simple, innocent "plan to destroy the world" may actually, in fact, destroy the world. Hulu has always been something that's "too good to be true." Free programming on-demand, wherever you have an Internet connection? Even with pre-roll ads, it's still a solid deal for the consumer, but it may not always be that way.... Read more...
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