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TiVo increasing on-screen ads, cable companies rejoice

December 9th, 2008

Sometimes you just have to sit back and wonder what TiVo is thinking. Apparently the biz dev team there doesn’t think the unending onslaught of television commercials is enough to drive the average television watcher completely insane, so it seems to be doing everything it can to place ads over every last square inch of …

Amazon streaming HD to TiVo soon?

December 3rd, 2008

Listen up, couch potatoes! It looks like NetFlix and Vudu might not be the only streaming services that will offer up a high definition content. Opening up Amazon Video On Demand on your TiVo now shows a tab called “Available in High Definition,” but apparently clicking on it does nothing. A teaser, maybe? Or a …

Sling opens its video portal to the public

November 26th, 2008

Sling launched its video portal website to the public today, finally putting its private beta phase to bed. The new Sling.com portal offers full length TV episodes and movies, short clips and professional, independently produced web videos. Sling has partnered with large content providers like Hulu (NBC/Fox), CBS, PBS, BBC America, Warner, Sony and MGM, …

Blockbuster finally releases its very own set-top box

November 25th, 2008

After making an announcement ages ago, Blockbuster has finally launched its movie rental service via set-top boxes. Since word got out about the box and service, the only other option was to have DVDs delivered to your home, Netflix style, or to download movies and TV shows online. Now, with Blockbuster’s set-top box, you can …

Silicon Mountain announces a new pair of All-in-one LCD TVs

November 11th, 2008

How’s this for a slice of fried gold? A 42″ LCD TV with a full 1080p HD picture and an integrated PC featuring an Intel Core2Duo E8400 processor, 4 GB of RAM, 1 TB hard drive, Blu-ray / DVD combo drive, integrated PVR and a 64-bit version of Windows Vista Home Premium. No, Dr. Frankenstein …

Laser vs. plasma: Warming up for the battle royale

November 3rd, 2008

Ok, ok… Let’s not get too excited just yet. It still might be a bit early to reach any real conclusions about laser televisions and how desirable they will be once they hit the market en masse. How will lower-end models fare compared to higher-end models? How will size vs. cost pan out? How high …

Netflix HD streaming to hit Roku before 2009

November 3rd, 2008

While we sincerely doubt this to be the push Roku needs to become more, how should we put this, significant – Roku owners and potential buyers alike just got some great news. The Roku Netflix player, a $99 set top box packing that allows you stream Netflix downloads to your TV, has three announcements of …

Netflix and TiVo jump in bed together

October 30th, 2008

The Netflix federation has been expanding at record pace as of late. Following their recent announcement of Watch Instantly streaming video support for the Mac platform, the company has revealed further plans for world domination. Netflix has revealed a partnership with DVR purveyors, TiVo, that should bring Netflix streaming to set-top boxes across the country. …

Tis the season for flat panel TVs

October 26th, 2008

Call it a sign of the economic times or call it gift from Santa, but it looks like this holiday season will be the perfect time to finally pick up that LCD or plasma set you’ve had your eye on – as long as your house isn’t in foreclosure by then. According to Paul Gagnon, …

New Mac ads respond to Windows ads responding to Mac ads

October 20th, 2008

First is was hilarious. The Mac, Justin Long, all cool and hip with his witty retorts and his, umm, jeans. The PC, John Hodgman, all dorky with his thick glasses and his ties. Oh lordy that PC, how silly he was with all of his dumb ideas and his inferior OS. After a while, Microsoft …