September 17, 2010

Freakin' Friday! TiVo Melds With Cox VOD Service

TiVo Premiere had an official release back in March, but they have now integrated with Cox OnDEMAND service. The Premiere box is optional but you will get free installation if you decide to purchase one. If you don't have Cox, you can get a CableCARD from them for access to their services that will now include more movies, music, multi-room viewing and TiVoToGo functionality.

Via TiVo

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August 27, 2010

DishOnline Goes Past Beta


Dish Network goes past the beta stage with its online service. will be streaming about 15 channels that include major networks. If you are a subscriber, you get the advantage of remote DVR scheduling and the ability to rent over 5,000 movies. We suspect that Netflix will not have to be worried at that one, but we remember a time when we were out in the country and relied on Dish. A stiff wind would throw that thing off almost daily so this is definitely a selling point.

Via DishOnline

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August 6, 2010

DXG 3D Camcorder/Display


DXG has released a package that promises 3D without the glasses. Two lenses work with a 3 MP image sensor to record slightly different images which create an anaglyph-a 3D video. It comes with a 3.2" LCD for playback but video recorded can also be viewed on a 3D TV. Both camcorder and viewer will start you off on the 3D path for $599.95.

Via Hammacher Schlemmer

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August 5, 2010

NFL Preseason Live Set Rate


If you do not have NFL Network, but still want football in HD, you can get NFL Preseason Live. The service consists of 50 live broadcasts, on demand and radio access, as well as various enhancements like "Big Play Markers." The cost for Preaseason Live is $40.00.

Via NFL Game Access

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May 12, 2010

Galaxy 15 Runs Amok


Intelsat seems to have an errant satellite on its hands. Galaxy 15, used for TV communications, decided to go its own way April 5 and now appears to be heading towards AMC 11, another satellite owned by SES World Skies. Galaxy is still receiving and transmitting signals but cannot be steered at this point, so it may be the source of interference once it reaches the same orbit as AMC next week. No specific cable TV providers are mentioned as using either of the satellites, but as both use the same frequency there may be something going on up there around May 23. Consider yourself warned.

Via Huffington Post

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April 29, 2010

Onkyo Adds TV Tuner and Radio to Netbook


We suppose that Onkyo hasn't been selling their netbooks as much as they would like to and decided to include a TV tuner and radio in its DC213. Available soon through their Direct Store, it features an Atom N450 with 1.66GHz, 1GB of RAM and a 10.1" WSVGA display. The 265 x 165 x 25mm netbook weighs 1.2kg and offers up to 3.3 hours of battery life.

Via Akihabara News

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February 18, 2010

HBO Launches VOD GO


HBO has launched GO, obviously in an effort to grab some of that online VOD money from Netflix and Amazon. You can get their movies, original series, sports and TV series in HD, as well as bonus features and extras. Unfortunately, you have to be a subscriber or have FiOs TV for the free service and if you would like to sign up for only the online viewing, that's not going to happen. So this is good news for HBO subscribers, but we don't think that Netflix users will want to give up their minimal $8.99 to get most of the same, including many HBO movies and TV series.


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Toshiba Combo Includes Digital TV Tuner


Toshiba has a new Vardia DVD/VHS combo that will hold 250GB of HDD. In addition, it has a digital TV tuner for recording, DLNA with USB HDD Network and SKYPerfectTV support. The D-W255K is available for ¥60,000 (~$669.00.) The D-VDR9K combo is also available for ¥32,000 (~$357.00) without the fancy features.

Via Akihabara News

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November 23, 2009

TVs With Internet Access For The Holidays


Major manufacturers plan to launch TVs for the holidays that can integrate the Net with traditional broadcasting without the need for a set-top box. Having learned their lesson from the last convergence that came with browsers and were too much for the average consumer, these Web sets only will need a remote to access. For example, this W Series Sony Bravia has an ethernet connection in the back and Bravia Internet Video capability built-in.

While this may not be good news for set top box makers, it certainly is for Sony, Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Vizio and other companies. Look for prices between $1,000.00 and $2,000.00 for a 40" screen.

Via USA Today

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November 9, 2009

Itoos Releases M8 PMP


Itoos is a major and relatively inexpensive player in the PMP world and their latest is the M8. It has 1080p video and with a HDMI output it can also project on your HDTV. The player is compatible with H.263/H.264, MKV, RM, RMVB, RV8/9, MPEG4/ASP, VOB, DAT, ASF, WMV and MPEG1/2 formats. Pricing and availability have not yet been announced.

Via Tech Fresh

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