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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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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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Netflix Reveals Device Capabilities Including 1080P Support

July 18, 2012
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Netflix Reveals Device Capabilities Including 1080P Support

This year, there has been a significant increase in the number of Netflix enabled devices that play the service’s 1080P video streams. Netflix’s support site now reveals the features and technical capabilities of select Netflix capable Blu-ray players, Smart TVs and stand-alone streaming players. Netflix used to be fairly mum about the respective features of...

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Boxee, Your Basic Cable and Encryption

July 9, 2012
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Earlier this year, Boxee registered its strong opposition to the FCC proposal that would allow cable companies to encrypt basic cable channels (transmitted as clear QAM). As an alternative, Boxee advocated a standards-based IP solution. The cable companies, on the other hand, have been pushing for the rule change to prevent theft of service...

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Slingbox’s SlingPlayer Client Coming to WD TV Live

April 3, 2012
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Slingbox’s SlingPlayer Client Coming to WD TV Live

The Slingbox, the nifty set top device that lets you watch what’s on your TV or DVR from anywhere, is planning to add the WD TV Live  and WD TV Live Hub to the list of connected devices it supports. According to one tipster, the SlingPlayer beta program is asking users to add the...

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HBO GO Interactive Features Coming to the iPad

March 28, 2012
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HBO GO Interactive features announced on iPad

HBO is revving up the hype machine for this weekend’s Game of Thrones premiere. Yesterday, HBO GO launched on the Xbox. Today, it appears that HBO GO’s interactive features are coming to their iPad app. Previously, from what I can tell, the interactive features were only accessible via the HBO GO website and not on the...

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CableCARD Trials and Tribulations

February 10, 2012
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While in the works for some time, the FCC’s proposed change to encrypt all cable service is getting some attention again. Boxee recently posted a strongly worded note asserting that the encryption rule is anti-consumer. Given all this, I thought it was appropriate to share a cautionary tale about the CableCARD standard and how it’s...

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2011 Streaming Player Gift Guide

November 21, 2011
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2011 Streaming Player Gift Guide

If Oprah can have a list of favorite things for the holidays so can we. The exception being that our list is much geekier than Oprah’s (and I don’t have a TV show or a billion dollars). There’s no one-size-fits-all for connected devices in the living room, so we’ll help you find the right box...

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Adobe Flash and Connected Devices: Change for the Better

November 10, 2011
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In the last couple of days, it feels like Adobe Flash has been infected with the Black Death. First, came the announcement that Flash would not be supported on mobile devices and in turn the press declared that Flash was dead. Yesterday, GigaOM reported that Adobe stated that the Flash browser plug-in was also dead on connected...

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Airplay Alternatives to Apple TV

November 8, 2011
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It’s easy to assume that one needs to have an Apple TV to use Airplay. Airplay is Apple’s technology that allows you to stream music, video or photos from your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Mac OS X computer. What you may not know is that there are alternatives to Apple TV as an...

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First Look at HBO GO on the Roku

November 3, 2011
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First Look at HBO GO on the Roku

It’s a couple of days late but it’s been worth it. HBO GO is now available on the entire family of Roku devices. We spent the day using the new HBO GO app watching Game of Thrones and selected movies. Here’s what we found: HBO GO Channel on the Roku This version of HBO GO is significant...

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