Posts Tagged ‘ Dolby ’

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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PS3 Netflix Update Brings Dolby Digital Plus (version 2.10)

December 19, 2012
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PS3 Netflix Update Brings Dolby Digital Plus (version 2.10)

The Playstation3 Netflix app has been updated once again. There have been two recent updates, the most recent being version 2.10. Since looking at version 2.08, there have been a number of additions and fixes. Like the Apple TV, you can sign up for Netflix directly from the PS3 app. You can also control the...

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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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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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TiVo Stream Hands-On Review

September 6, 2012
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TiVo Stream Hands-On Review

Here’s my test drive of the TiVo Stream via video (see below), following up on the unboxing video. For those of you adverse to video, here’s the highlights: The TiVo Stream lets you watch recorded programs or live TV on your TiVo Premiere. Currently it supports all of the iDevices: iPhone, iPad and iPod...

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Unboxing TiVo Stream

August 31, 2012
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The new TiVo Stream just arrived at Tech of the Hub. This little box lets you stream recorded and live TV from your TiVo Premiere to your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. You can also “side-load” or download content to mobile devices to watch it on the go. Yes, Android support is coming soon....

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Examining the New Four Tuner TiVo Premiere’s Specs

August 19, 2012
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TiVo Premiere 4

TiVo last week officially announced the newest member of the Premiere line of digital video recorders (DVRs), the TiVo Premiere 4. In short, TiVo has added an entry level four tuner box to their line-up at $249 retail. The Premiere 4 has a 500 GB hard drive which provides up to 75 hours of...

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Dolby to Enhance Tablet and Smart Phone Audio Experience

August 15, 2012
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Dolby to Enhance Tablet and Smart Phone Audio Experience

Dolby has a developed a new set of technologies to enhance the mediocre audio experience we’ve all come to expect from our smart phones and tablets. Under the brand name of “Dolby Digital Plus”, Dolby is acknowledging that more and more media is consumed on mobile devices. Tonight, I had an in-person demo of Dolby’s mobile...

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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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D-Link Releases MovieNite Plus Streaming Player

July 16, 2012
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D-Link Releases MovieNite Plus Streaming Player

Recently, I noticed that D-Link added another box to their streaming player line-up, the MovieNite Plus. Besides the higher end Boxee (DSM-380), I wondered how this box was different from the regular MovieNite box that is only available at Walmart retail stores. Nope, you can’t buy the $48 entry level MovieNite on-line from Walmart....

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