January 29, 2009

VUDU Offers Free iPhone and iPod touch Applications


VUDU is at it again. To keep us all interested, they are now offering iPhone and iPod touch owners a free download for browsing selections. So instead of taking up your valuable weekend time, you can search, rent or buy your choices on your lunch hour, coffee break or while on the tram on the way home. The deal includes HDX titles 1080p for screens that are 40" or more at no extra charge.


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January 28, 2009

OVGuide - Online Movie Guide


Online video sites are popping up faster than we can keep track of, so it is only logical that there is now a site to help us all out. The OVGuide features almost every site that exists with descriptions and ratings. They also list top movie/TV searches, tools and resources, their suggested picks, as well as categories and type of viewing. Think of it as an online TV guide without the specifics or tacky interviews.

Via OVGuide

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January 27, 2009

boxee Considers the Box


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 23, 2009

Freakin' Friday! Neuros Link Media PC


When the switch to HDTV is complete, maybe it will be time to get rid of cable. Neuros' Link Open Source Media PC, our Freakin' Friday pick of the week, runs on Ubuntu Linux and connects to your TV via HDMI. The built-in software makes it simple to type in the show you want to watch, then finds streaming sources. Get content from such sites as Hulu or one of the networks, or use the preloaded Bit Torrent. Connect an external hard drive preloaded with DVDs and AVI files and those will play, too. The Link also streams audio and photos and, get ready, you can tweak it to your personal need. The $299.99 price includes a no-questions-asked 4 month return policy.

Neuros is so excited about their new PC that they are offering money to those who can improve on their software. If you have link coding ability to make it work with Netflix, get iTunes to run on it, create a configuration wizard or enable Move Networks Plug-in, you can make up to $2,500.00, depending on the project.

Via Neuros

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January 16, 2009

Blockbuster Offers Streaming at a Price

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We remember blacklisting Blockbuster a few years ago when they got carried away. We thought our local retailer would go bust. We went as far to cut up our BB card in exchange for a couple of free indy and foreign flicks. Ever greedy, Blockbuster has decided to offer a computer-based movie streaming service a la Netflix. Subscribers will be pay-per-view for now ($3.99 per new title,) but we know that's not going to last. We will stick to our Netflix, thank you very much.

Via Blockbuster Online

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January 15, 2009

NETGEAR ITV2000 Means Family Unity


At this year's CES, NETGEAR introduced its new Internet TV player. Plug the ITV2000 into your TV and watch Internet video without a computer. Check out YouTube, worldwide channels, news and sports sites, and music videos. Plug in a USB drive and you can also access your personal photos, videos and music. Mark your favorites, call in the family, and have one of those nights you used to before you each got your own computer. The ITV2000 will be out sometime this summer at a price of $199.99.


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January 13, 2009

Program Away From Home With FiOS TV


Those fortunate enough to have Verizon as their carrier and subscribe to Home Media DVR can now get FiOS TV free. This clever technology allows you to set your digital video recorder remotely. Set the time, browse, search, review, add or change, or delete shows you have already viewed. It also has parental control. The software is compatible with Verizon Wireless enV2, Voyager and Chocolate 2. The software is free as long as you have the service and can handle up to 7 TVs. Imagine your slightly overweight spouse/partner's surprise when he/she gets home, turns on the tube, starts pigging out on pizza and sees "The Biggest Loser" come on the screen.


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Seagate introduces Free Agent Theater HD - Ugly Design With Lots of Features


Now that's an ugly HDD hard drive. Okay - it's more of a play everything you can upload to your TV including pictures, video, and music using the Free Agent Theater HD software. Expect this ugly multimedia wonder to ship in March for $229.99 (250GB) / $299.99 (500GB), or those on a tight budget can opt for a $129.99 media player / remote control-only version.

This is also a really weird but entertaining video of the player in action.

Via Engadget and more at PC Mag

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December 18, 2008

Joost to Broadcast Videos Through Web Only

joost_logo.gifIf you view video content through from Joost from their software application, here's some sad news for you from PCMag:

Startup Joost has decided to stop broadcasting videos through its standalone application, and will instead join the ranks of many other video Web sites, the company said Wednesday.

Instead, viewers will be invited to go to Joost.com, which the company added in September.

"With our new website, you're able to watch all of our videos - TV shows, music videos, and films - right in your web [sic] browser," Joost said.

"At this point, we have decided to discontinue our original Joost software application," the company added. "As of Friday, Dec. 19th, you will no longer be able to watch videos in the Joost software application - but you will be able to find all of our videos, and more, on Joost.com. "

While everything seems to be going web-based, we here at NAV prefer gold old software applications to view our content. Oh well life goes on, huh?

At PCMag.com

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December 16, 2008

Vudu Adds Free Streaming Content like YouTube and Flikr

VUDU_Labs.jpgIf you don't have a VUDU player yet, there's a great new reason to get one. According to CNET.com:

Vudu is adding some free video content to its set-top box. Streaming video from providers such as YouTube, MSNBC, CNN, MTV, PBS, and National Geographic will be available, as will access to Flickr and Picasa photos and a handful of casual video games. The new content will be available via a free firmware update that's scheduled to hit all Vudu boxes over the next 24 hours.

Another tidbit in the article:

If the new Vudu features sound compelling--or potentially compelling, at least--remember that Best Buy's $200 movie credit--bringing the price of the $300 Vudu BX100 to an effective price of just $100--expires on December 31.

You might want to jump on the Best Buy deal if you're leaning towards the VUDU.

At CNET.com [image: CNET.com]

Vudu Set Top Box at Amazon

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