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Sony plans to launch an 80-inch LED TV with 4K resolution for the holidays

August 21st, 2012

BGR exclusively reported early information pertaining to one of Sony’s biggest TV lineups in history — the XBR6, XBR7, and XBR8 — and now, a source close to Sony’s (SNY) manufacturing partners has given us details surrounding what could potentially be a category-changing television set from the Japanese vendor. According to our source, Sony is currently planning …

Apple TV is nothing compared to the iPhone

August 17th, 2012

Apple’s (AAPL) vision of the future of television is starting to get interesting. According to recent reports, the Cupertino-based company is in talks with cable providers and content owners regarding a future Apple TV that could be used as a set-top box. Key features would include cloud-based DVR service, social integration and the popular iOS …

iPad mini and iTV already in ‘full production’ according to report

August 17th, 2012

In a research note to investors on Friday, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek wrote that Apple‘s (AAPL) rumored iPad mini and “iTV” are both already being assembled by Apple’s manufacturing partners. The analyst notes that even though July is a historically flat month, Foxconn’s (2317) revenues were up 5% from June, leading Misek to believe the iPad …

Apple’s plan to take over TV: Cloud-based DVR, iOS interface, social sharing

August 17th, 2012

Apple’s (AAPL) plan to take over our living rooms starts with a cloud-based DVR service, social sharing features and an icon-based user interface, The Wall Street Journal reports. Following up the paper’s earlier report, which reiterated news from earlier this year surrounding Apple’s negotiations with television service providers, the Journal cited multiple unnamed sources in …

WSJ: Apple’s talks with cable companies over new TV service continue

August 16th, 2012

Apple (AAPL) is currently speaking with major cable companies in the United States about allowing their subscribers to use the Apple TV as a set-top box, a recent report claims. Citing multiple unnamed sources, The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday evening reported that Apple is negotiating with a number of the nation’s largest cable TV …

Google is making better Apple ads than Apple

August 3rd, 2012

Apple (AAPL) was once the king of advertising, from its iconic 1984 Macintosh advertisement to its simplistic iPhone commercials. The Cupertino-based company has seemingly been slacking as of late, however. Its slew of celebrity-endorsed Siri commercials are annoying even to some of the company’s devout followers, and its latest “Genius” campaign has been called embarrassing. …

Pay-TV didn’t lose 400,000 subscriptions last quarter – it’s more like 425,000

August 3rd, 2012

A report on Thursday suggested that 400,000 American homes cut the cord last quarter, ditching cable and satellite television services to get their home entertainment elsewhere. A number of people argued that the massive figure didn’t account for the 275,000 subscribers that switched to AT&T’s (T) U-Verse and Verizon’s (VZ) FiOS service. What Reuters’s figure …

Google Fiber TV service is about to get whole lot better

August 3rd, 2012

Rovi (ROVI) on Thursday announced that it has entered into a multi-year patent licensing agreement with Google (GOOG). Under the agreement, the Internet giant will have access to Rovi’s “interactive program guide patent portfolio,” which it will incorporate into its Google Fiber set-top boxes, thus enabling the company to offer a more complete fiber TV service. The …

400,000 American homes have dumped pay-TV so far this year

August 2nd, 2012

More than 400,000 American homes have cut the cord and ditched their cable and satellite pay-TV services since the start of 2012. The figure includes 169,000 subscribers shed by Time Warner Cable (TWC) last quarter, marking the service provider’s tenth consecutive quarter of customer losses. It also includes the 52,000 net subscribers DirecTV (DTV) lost …

Google Fiber: Start wetting the bed, cable companies

July 26th, 2012

Yes, Google Fiber is only being launched in Kansas City so far. And sure, there’s not much hope that it will spread across the entire country for the near future. But that doesn’t mean Google’s (GOOG) insanely fast 1Gbps fiber network shouldn’t be pushing cable companies and other ISPs to up their games in terms of …