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HBO GO Streams 1080P on Apple TV and Other Platforms

July 27, 2013
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HBO GO Streams 1080P on Apple TV and Other Platforms

After a long wait, the HBO GO app has finally come to Apple TV. Best of all, the Apple TV HBO GO app streams at 1080P. HBO confirmed to Tech of the Hub that all of their connected TV apps are now streaming HD video at 1080P with the exception of the Xbox which...

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HBO GO on Apple TV via AirPlay Hands-On

February 14, 2013
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HBO GO on Apple TV via AirPlay Hands-On

From day one, HBO prevented their HBO GO iPhone and iPad app from working with Apple’s Airplay. Airplay lets you stream audio and video from your iPhone or iPad to Apple TV. When I heard that HBO GO now supported AirPlay, I was apprehensive about the experience it would provide. After trying out the new...

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Will the Fiscal Cliff Drive Cord Cutting?

December 30, 2012
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Will the Fiscal Cliff Drive Cord Cutting?

As Washington prepares to drive us over the fiscal cliff, the impending tax hikes have pushed me to find ways to cut household costs (here’s a fiscal cliff calculator to see how much your taxes could go up). Looking at the family budget, cable TV is an obvious candidate to be cut. While cable...

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The Netflix Missing X-High Mystery: Solved!

December 6, 2012
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The Netflix Missing X-High Mystery: Solved!

Have you noticed a change in the Netflix streaming’s video quality? Some Netflix customers have been asking that same question. In particular, customers with 1080P capable Netflix devices have noticed a significant change  to how those devices display streaming video quality. I noticed the change a week ago as I was evaluating the WD...

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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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Warner Brothers Extends Digital Copy Expiration Dates to 2017

August 18, 2012
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Watchmen Blu-ray

Warner Brothers has made a big change to many of its Digital Copies bundled with select Blu-rays and DVDs. In particular, Warner Brothers (WB) has extended the expiration date of its Digital Copies out till May 17th, 2017. The change also covers movies that had previously expired. From what I’ve seen, before this change, many of...

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Why Apple Didn’t Introduce an Apple TV App Store

June 14, 2012
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Why Apple Didn’t Introduce an Apple TV App Store

An app store for Apple TV? Apple TV APIs available for any developer to create apps? It was the biggest rumor that didn’t come to pass at this week’s Apple World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC). Despite this, there was still a fairly impressive list of announcements: iOS 6 with a virtual wallet app (Passbook),...

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Apple TV 5.0.1 Hands-On

May 19, 2012
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Apple TV 5.0.1 Hands-On

Last week, Apple pushed out a software update to Apple TV, version 5.0.1. As it’s 0.0.x release, it’s mostly composed of bug fixes and has little in the way of new functionality. For fixes, there’s updates to Home Sharing, Airplay and Netflix as well as general performance and stability. As for the Netflix bug,...

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Apple TV’s iTunes Digital Copies from iCloud are in SD

April 27, 2012
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Apple TV’s iTunes Digital Copies from iCloud are in SD

iTunes Digital Copies, included with select Blu-rays or DVDs, only stream in standard definition (SD) to Apple TV from iCloud. When I originally uncovered movies streaming from iCloud, I thought I found at least one example of a movie streaming in HD from iCloud: Star Trek. Looking at it in the “Purchased” section of...

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iTunes Digital Copy Bargains: Harry Potter and Wolverine Blu-rays

April 19, 2012
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iTunes Digital Copy Bargains: Harry Potter and Wolverine Blu-rays

Lately, I’ve been on the hunt for Blu-rays that come with an iTunes digital copy. I’m especially keen on ones I can find on sale or better yet the ones in the used Blu-ray rack. Two recent finds have been the Harry Potter movies and Wolverine. Starting last year, there were limited edition releases...

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Why Apple TV Won’t Kill Blu-Ray, Yet

March 28, 2012
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Why Apple TV Won’t Kill Blu-Ray, Yet

MG Siegler recently penned a piece called, “The New Apple TV Will Finish What The Mac Started: Killing Off Discs“. Not so fast MG! While the Apple TV is easy to use and provides a great overall user experience, there’s several barriers to it or any connected device or platform killing off Blu-ray. Yes, this...

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