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CES 2013 Wrap-Up: Ultra HD Everywhere

January 17, 2013
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CES  2013 Wrap-Up: Ultra HD Everywhere

It’s time to look back at my hopes and dreams for this year’s just concluded International CES and see what came to fruition. “A new TV display technology such as OLED or crystal LED that actually ships before the next CES.” Well, almost every TV vendor showed off their new Ultra HD TV wares. Sony seemed...

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CES 2013: What I’m looking for

January 6, 2013
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CES 2013: What I’m looking for

As I wouldn’t be at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas that’s about to start, I’ve put together a quick list of things I will be watching for virtually. As much as I would like to attend the show this year, life’s too busy at the moment. I’m looking forward to...

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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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THX Introduces Small Compact Speaker Certification

January 30, 2012
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THX Introduces Small Compact Speaker Certification

Yep, still got some CES news to share. For me, like many folks, my home theater system resides in the living room, given I don’t have a dedicated room for it. To peacefully co-exist in the living room, most folks don’t have monster speakers but something on the smaller side. While some simply opt...

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2012 HDTVs Create a Bigger Opportunity for Apple HDTV

January 17, 2012
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2012 HDTVs Create a Bigger Opportunity for Apple HDTV

At CES, there are lots and lots of TVs. All of the major manufactures rolled out their new wares: Plasmas, LCDs and LEDs and now OLED and Crystal LED. There were lots of incremental improvements but no game changers. After sitting through press conferences from LG, Samsung and Panasonic, the one thought that kept...

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CES and the Kindness of Strangers

January 14, 2012
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CES and the Kindness of Strangers

There’s lots of blog and Twitter commentary about how awful CES is: the crowds, the spread-out venues, the bland press lunches and the disgusting bathrooms. Not that I enjoy any of the aforementioned, but I think there’s always annoying things like that you can dwell on in life. This was my first CES and...

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TiVo’s Netflix Player Preview

January 11, 2012
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TiVo’s Netflix Player Preview

Yes, there’s more from TiVo! Tech of the Hub also received a demo of the new Netflix client for the TiVo Premiere. Due to be released with the next major version of the TiVo software this spring, version 21, the Netflix client offers a number of improvements over the current version. As previously reported, the...

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Panasonic Introduces High-End Blu-ray Player and 24 FPS VOD Support

January 11, 2012
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Panasonic DMP-BDT500 Blu-ray Player

At CES, Panasonic announced a new line-up of Blu-ray players, building on their successful line up from last year. Last year, the Panasonic DMP-BDT210 was one of Tech of the Hub’s favorite Blu-ray players given its quick load times and excellent Netflix player. This year, Panasonic introduced a new high-end player to the line-up, the...

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How TiVo Keeps the DVR Relevant

January 11, 2012
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Note: This post was written before today’s TiVo announcements at CES reported on by our friend Dave Zatz at Zatz Not Funny. Outside of formatting and grammar, I have not made any significant edits to it. It’s interesting to see what came to pass in the post and what has not. Specifically, TiVo revealed the features...

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HBO GO Selects Dolby Digital Plus for Surround Sound

January 10, 2012
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Dolby Digital Plus on HBO Go

Some of the best content is now getting great sounding audio to go with it. It was announced today that HBO will utilize Dolby Digital Plus in its HBO GO streaming video app. The important word here is app. Connected devices that use the web-based version of HBO GO will probably not be able...

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Sony’s Foldable Tablet P

January 10, 2012
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Sony Tablet P

Since the launch of the iPad, all of the tablets on the market are variations of the iPad’s form factor. Sony breaks the model with its new foldable “Tablet P” made up of two dual 5.5″ touch screens. While it was first revealed a few months ago, I had not seen or heard of...

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