Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome: How Best to Watch on YouTube

November 11, 2012
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Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome: How Best to Watch on YouTube

The Battlestar Galactica spin-off series, Blood and Chrome is now available on YouTube via the Machinima channel (videos below). When the first preview of Blood and Chrome leaked out on the Internet, it was unknown where the series would show up first: the SyFy channel, the web or some other distribution channel. According to...

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TiVo Premiere Fall Update Released

November 4, 2012
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TiVo Premiere Fall Update Released

TiVo is now pushing out their fall software update to the Premiere line of DVRs. The update started rolling out to customers about a week ago. While my TiVo Premiere downloaded the updated software on Monday, the flickering lights from Hurricane Sandy kept me from manually rebooting the Premiere to force the installation. Yes,...

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Boxee Available at Walmart Retail

October 31, 2012
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Boxee Available at Walmart Retail

It was reported today by Bloomberg news that Walmart will be the sole retail distributor for the new Boxee box. While the report stated that the Boxee would be available starting tomorrow, November 1st, I saw it at my local Walmart today. There were two units on the shelf available for sale at $98. The...

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Unified Streaming Video Search Comes to Roku Devices

October 29, 2012
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Unified Streaming Video Search Comes to Roku Devices

Trapped inside during the hurricane? If you still have power, you should check out Roku’s new search functionality. How much time have you wasted searching for content across the different premium streaming services? To tackle that problem, Roku today introduced a new unified search feature for its latest generation of Roku boxes (Roku 2, LT,...

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Ready for Ultra HD (or 4K or 2160P or Quad HD)?

October 24, 2012
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Ready for Ultra HD (or 4K or 2160P or Quad HD)?

Recently, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) formally announced the branding of 4K displays with the official designation of “Ultra High Definition” or “Ultra HD”. For a display to be labeled Ultra HD, it must display a minimum of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. That’s four times greater than the current “Full HD” or 1080P standard...

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Boxee Reborn as Boxee TV; FCC Allows Basic Cable Encryption

October 22, 2012
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Boxee Reborn as Boxee TV; FCC Allows Basic Cable Encryption

Boxee recently unveiled its new Boxee Box known as “Boxee TV”. With a built-in DVR that stores your shows in the cloud, Boxee TV will be able to record two shows at once from an over-the-air antenna or from unencrypted cable transmissions. The new Boxee box will sell at a competitive price point of $99...

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The Walking Dead Season 3: Where to Watch, Download or Stream

October 7, 2012
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The Walking Dead Season 3: Where to Watch, Download or Stream

Are you ready for some zombies!?! The Walking Dead is back for season 3. The season premiere is this Sunday, October 14th at 9PM / 8PM Central on AMC. It’s just in time given we had a short fall season of Doctor Who. Anyway, before zombies eat your brains, here’s the legit ways you...

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Logitech Releases New Harmony Touch Remote Control

September 29, 2012
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Logitech Releases New Harmony Touch Remote Control

Updated October 3rd, 2012 with official details from Logitech A new Logitech Harmony remote control, the Harmony Remote Touch is now available for sale at retail. According to a post on the AVS Forum, the new remote control, was seen at Best Buy this morning. With a candy bar form factor and a touch...

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VUDU on the Roku Hands-On

September 22, 2012
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VUDU on the Roku Hands-On

The VUDU video streaming service has finally arrived on the Roku. The VUDU app for the Roku has been anticipated ever since the Roku became available for sale at Walmart in June 2011. Walmart owns the VUDU streaming service. Apparently, there was a technical piece of the puzzle missing as there was a recent...

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HBO GO Adds Dolby Digital Surround Sound to the Roku

September 22, 2012
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Game of Thrones in Surround Sound

A few days ago, HBO updated its streaming video app to version 1.7 for the Roku. As far as I can tell, this version of the app has added support for surround sound. Update: One reader has reported it was added in late August Specifically, HBO GO is now streaming Dolby Digital 5.1 surround...

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