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TV Shows and coverage from Netflix, Apple TV+, YouTube, Disney+, and more.

Roku’s VOD service to include integrated YouTube?

February 6th, 2009

While there’s nothing more than a rogue screen-shot to go by at the moment, we wouldn’t rule this one out as a possible feature of the upcoming Roku software revision. Currently in private beta, Roku is testing its new Amazon VOD integration into what was previously a one-trick Netflix streaming pony. The integration with Amazon …

Slingplayer Mobile potentially coming to Android, future webOS player uncertain

January 31st, 2009

Those with a Slingbox at home and a smartphone in your pocket appreciate the on-the-go mobile viewing that Slingplayer Mobile provides. Currently, Slingplayer Mobile supports most handsets running Windows Mobile, Symbian, and the Palm OS. The recently released Blackberry beta client supports select GSM Blackberry handsets and the iPhone compatible version is slated to go …

Digital TV switchover to be delayed; you may still have time

January 27th, 2009

If you’re an avid BGR reader, you’re probably all set to go for the switch to digital TV but if you’ve been slacking for whatever reason, there could be some good news for you. After a lot of bickering, the US Senate has just passed a bill to extend the switch from February 17 to …

Sling Media announces iPhone SlingPlayer application, HD Mac streaming

January 6th, 2009

Well, Sling has gone and done it again. This time they’ve got some iPhone app nonsense for your TiVo-addicted souls. You might remember the initial “concept” version, but the new actual application was created within Apple’s SDK guidelines, thus making it App Store friendly. Sling is aiming to get this out in Q1, so let’s …

Intel and Adobe bringing Flash to a living room near you

January 5th, 2009

As is always the case, we can all expect plenty of home entertainment-related news to come this week as CES kicks off. New TVs, new Blu-ray players, new set top boxes and plenty of new technology will be showcased later this week and among the first to press release a big announcement is Intel. Alongside …

Samsung to introduce 7mm ultra-thin LCD TV at CES

January 4th, 2009

Samsung is expected to unveil a new LED-backlit LCD TV at CES that is a mere 7mm thick at its greatest width. For perspective, take a gander at the 7mm drill bit in the image above. That is one crazy thin and presumably ultra-fragile TV. Keep this beauty away from children, flying Wiimotes and people …

Sling Media updates Windows Mobile client, adds tons of devices

December 24th, 2008

As BlackBerry users sit patiently and wait for the official BlackBerry beta program to FINALLY get under way, Sling Media has just cranked out a new build of its Windows Mobile application with a host of improvements. Most notably, SlingPlayer Mobile now supports 16 additional handsets sporting a range of display resolutions that had previously …

Farewell VHS, we’ll miss you – thanks for the memories!

December 23rd, 2008

Remember those Friday nights when you’d rent video tapes by the bundle and watch them all as fast as you can because they were due back in two days and you knew it would take an eternity to rewind each one? Though we’ve come a long way from finely tuning the tracking knob on VCRs …

World’s first Blu-ray/DVD hybrid developed in Japan

December 20th, 2008

Here it is folks, it’s what you’ve all been waiting for (or not): The very first Blu-ray / DVD hybrid disc. With permeable layers for DVD and Blu-ray, and different thicknesses between those layers, the lasers penetrate to certain depths allowing for either the DVD or Blu-ray to be read. There is one huge benefit …