Apple TV

March 14, 2012

Apple TV Now Runs Netflix

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Netflix has teamed with Apple to offer 1080p HD and Dolby Digital 5.1 (when available) streaming on the new Apple TV. The latest gadget has a new user interface, and iTunes Match, PhotoStream and Genius support. Available in North America, parts of Latin America, Ireland and the UK, you can set it up and pay directly through your iTunes account.

Via Apple TV

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December 14, 2011

NAV Holiday Gift Pick - Apple TV Holiday Priced

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'Tis the season. If you planned to invest in Apple TV, now is the time. With streaming of movies and TV shows from iTunes and availability of content from Netflix and various online sources, the box is unassuming at its 4" square size. Control by remote, or by iPhone/iPad/iPod touch with app. At $99.00, this might challenge Roku as the set top box of choice.

Via Apple TV

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August 9, 2011

Apple TV 4.3 Update Out

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A new update for second generation Apple TV has arrived. Owners can now purchase TV shows in glorious HD that can then be downloaded to other iOS devices. It will automatically show previous iTunes purchases and users can browse and watch videos from Vimeo. Hit the link to download the 4.3 update.

Via Apple

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December 30, 2010

Universal iPhone/touch Unity Remote

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The UnityRemote from GEAR4 is a small cylinder with IR transmitter that can be used with your TV, Apple TV, game player or other electronics. Download its accompanying app and you get a universal remote for your iPhone/iPod touch. With 360ยบ coverage, no dongle is required. The remote is available now for the economic price of $99.00

Via GEAR4

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December 15, 2010

aTV Flash for Apple TV and Windows

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The aTV Flash is clever software from Firecore designed for the latest Apple TV and Windows. Their new beta version (black) 4.1 can play AVI, MP4, WMV and other files, lets you net surf, has simplified DVD viewing, can create play lists and access Last.fm. A free upgrade is available to those who already own aTV Flash and new users can now pre-order for the low price of $19.95 ($39.95 when it is out of beta.)

Via Firecore

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September 6, 2010

Apple TV Reinvents Itself, Has Lower Price

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Apple TV didn't make much of a splash back in 2006, but the splatter should be a bit larger now with their new $99.00 version. The new palm-size box features HDMI, USB, Toslink and Ethernet connections. Wireless, the remote even resembles an older iPod. Movies will be offered at $4.99 while TV shows will be commercial-free and only $.99 apiece.

While there is no monthly fee involved beyond Netflix, you can also stream videos from your iPhone or iPad with its free app. This one isn't perfect either, as only 720p HD is supported as is limited network TV.

Via Apple Store

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September 24, 2009

Loop Your Presentation

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Hillcrest Labs' Loop acts as a remote for your PC and is especially handy for those connected to a TV or projector. Plug the wireless receiver into your USB port, get a grip on the in-air mouse and click on objects onscreen, even across a room. The thumb has access to buttons that include "select" and "back" and a scroll wheel. The Loop can be used with PC, Mac, Windows Media Center, Apple TV and with PowerPoint presenters.

Via Hillcrest Lab Loop


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September 22, 2009

Apple TV 40GB Dropped, 160GB Model Price Lowered

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If you were thinking of purchasing an Apple TV, note that the company has dropped their 40GB model completely and lowered the price on the high end 160GB device. The device has been marked down $100.00.

Via Apple TV

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June 24, 2009

Loop Pointer Now Available to Public

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Hillcrest Labs has been working on its wireless Loop Mouse/Pointer for a couple of years and is finally selling it to the masses. With patented Freespace technology, you get precise in-air pointing. The circular device can be used with a media-center PC, a Sony Playstation 3 or an Apple TV, if a TV Flash from Fire Care is installed. In fact, any place you can use a wireless mouse, you can use the Loop.

Via Hillcrest Labs


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March 12, 2009

Apple TV Junkie - TV Listings and More

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Apple TV Junkie is a handy site for those who have
one of the devices
and iTunes. It lists AD and SD rental titles daily as they become available. They also list HD TV shows as well as Canadian and UK releases. And if you want a new way to hack using Boxee or aTV Flash or want to add tools like video encoding and backup software, then this is the place to be.

Via Apple Tv Junkie

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March 2, 2009

VUDU First to Sell On-Demand Movies in HD

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VUDU has become the first on-demand service to offer HD movies for download to own. While users have only been able to rent about 1,400 of them, the company unveiled a collection of 50 independent movies available in both HD and HDX. Included are films from Independent Studios FirstLook, Kino and Magnolia's
"Man on Wire,"
the recent Academy Award Winner. Those that are purchased can be stored in the VUDU itself or in VUDU's Vault free online storage, which is certainly a plus considering that the company offers over 13,000 total movies and TV episodes. Each film is priced between $13.99 and $23.99. By the way, the company recently lowered the price of its player, no doubt to compete with
Apple TV
and the Roku.

via PR Newswire

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February 11, 2009

Thumbs Up or Down For Apple TV?

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While we don't get to review firsthand as many products as we would like, Dave Caolo received an Apple TV for Christmas and shares his thoughts about the first two months with the gadget. His positives includes the look of it, easy hook up and navigation and the HD content. His negatives? Mostly the charge for watching TV episodes and how he hasn't yet adapted to the way he receives his audio/video sources. Those who remember 45 records can surely see his point of view. Dave suggests that Apple come up with a subscription service. What do you guys think?

Via TUAW

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January 27, 2009

boxee Considers the Box

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It may be that boxee is considering coming up with its own branded set-top box. At this point, you can only get their entertainment service by installing it on your Apple TV or TV-connected PC or Mac. The company wants to know what you think about it. Should they build a better box and put their service in it? By the way, they have released a new version for Mac and should come up with another for Apple TV soon, so check with the site to see if you need an update.

(Thanks, Darren)

Via engadget

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January 15, 2009

Turn Your BlackBerry Into a Universal Remote

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How cool is the AV|Shadow? It turns your BlackBerry into a universal remote control. We are talking TV, DVD player, stereo system, settop and satellite boxes, TiVo, Apple TV, and your home theater system. Place the Bluetooth Shadow beside your other electronics, plug it in and set it up via your smartphone or on Unify4Life's site. Other members of your family with a BlackBerry can be added on as well. Use default or customize buttons, then simply search, put them on a calendar or add to your favorites list. The $99.99 price includes software, their SoundStreaming technology and 1 year of UnifyGuide.

Via Unify4Life

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