Flix By the Click - Simplified Streaming

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We can't all afford TiVos and sometimes searching around for non-mainstream videos can be a pain now that most of those mom and pop stores are gone. Flix by the Click offers unlimited streaming 24/7. They will even provide you with free software for streaming, DVD copying, a movie player and CD burner. You can play movies, TV shows and music videos to your PC, TV, or home theater. We noted that so far the site appears to be in the early stages and features Amazon VOD, but in a much more organized way. MP3 downloading is also on the way.

Via Flixbytheclick

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April 27, 2009

FLO TV Caters to AT&T, Verizon Customers

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With one button touch, FLO TV allows you to watch your fave shows on your cell phone. It has an easy-to-use program guide and quick channel switching. Get 12 channels including all the major networks as well as MTV, Comedy Central, ESPN and Fox News. What's the catch? It is only available from AT&T and Verizon. Choose the basic service for $15.00 a month or the TV Plus for $30.00 that includes browsing.

Via FLO TV

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April 23, 2009

KDDI au Box Driven By Android

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Motorola will be using Android to create KDDI's multipurpose set top box. The "au Box" can play and rip CDs, has storage for transferring to a mobile device via USB and of course play DVDs through video encoding. They will be on display at Japan's CEATEC this October and Masataka Miura, chairman of Open Embedded Software Foundation (OESF), says that JVC is also considering developing an Android TV.

Via Android Guys

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April 16, 2009

Moxi Plays Harder

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Digeo, trying to keep up with TiVo, has announced that their
Moxi DVR
has plenty of new features like PlayOn, a program for streaming video from YouTube, CNN, Netflix, and Hulu, among others, using DLNA. The good news is that for now it is free and will also stream content stored on your computer as well as browse the Net. While the Moxi HD will set you back $799.99, it is a one-time charge as there are no monthly fees.

Via Digeo

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April 15, 2009

Boxee Launches App Store

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Boxee media center software, which can play local media types as well as access to cable networks, Netflix and Hulu, has launched an open store for new apps such as Pandora and Radiotime. The latest Mac version 0.9.11.5591 is the AppBox which should encourage developers. If you can come up with one or several, it looks like a payment platform will be your reward.

Via ARS Technica

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April 7, 2009

iPhone Users Need Upgrade for SlingPlayer Mobile

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If you have a Slingbox and want to use SlingPlayer Mobile for your iPhone when it becomes available, Sling Media has announced that you need to upgrade to SOLO,
PRO
, or
PRO-HD
. While this is not the cheapest of news, they are offering a $50.00 rebate. Then again, considering the cost of the upgrade and the app software that will set you back $29.99, you might want to think about the investment.

Via Sling Media

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AmeriCorps to Assist in Digital Transition

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The FCC has asked AmeriCorps to participate in a coordinated effort to help make the digital transition simpler. Volunteers will help connect the converter boxes, apply for coupons, work in walk-in DTV help centers and visit non-English speakers, seniors, the disabled and outlying areas that aren't up to speed before June 12. AmeriCorps is composed of about 2 million members, aged mostly 18 - 24, who will begin the task in Denver. If you need help, still have questions about the changeover, or would like to volunteer yourself, contact them.

Via AmeriCorps

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March 30, 2009

Blockbuster OnDemand Coming to TiVo

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Watch out, Netflix. Blockbuster OnDemand is also coming to TiVo. Members can rent for $2 - $4.00 or purchase thousands of their titles for instant viewing for $15 - $20.00. The service will be available to TiVo Series 2, 3, HD, and HD XL DVRs and Blockbuster will sell TiVo units in their retail stores as part of the deal.

Via TiVo

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March 25, 2009

Fox To Omit Extras From Rental Discs

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20th Century Fox Home Entertainment apparently seeks to punish movie renters. Beginning the end of this month, the movies
"Marley & Me"
and
"Slumdog Millionaire"
will come in two different classes, a premium version with bonus material and a film only version for rental stores. The Slumdog rental Blu-ray has bonus features but no digital copy.

While retail rental stores can purchase a premium version for customers, we are somewhat mystified by the plan. Anyone who streams or subscribes to Netflix sometimes miss those extras unless they ask for the second disc, but often they are largely composed of previews and deleted scenes. We figure if the director didn't think enough of them to include them in the movie, we don't really care either.

Via Video Business

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March 19, 2009

PowerDrive, Better Than a Cardboard Box

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After a while, those discs really pile up until you get to the point that you have to put them in boxes. The PowerDrive is a viable alternative. It is both an automatic disc library storage/retrieval system and and an external DVD/CD writer. You can hold up to 100 DVDs and CD Library software 5.0 is included that will automatically keep track of them. Searching is simple and more than one units can be stacked for even more storage. The PowerDrive is available for $299.99.

Via ThinkGeek

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