Posts Tagged ‘ Google TV ’

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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The Google Nexus Q Niche

July 1, 2012
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Google Nexus Q Media Streamer

This week, Google announced the Nexus Q streaming media player. Available for pre-order at $299, the black orb streams audio and video from a limited number of sources including Google’s TV and movie cloud now known as Google Play as well as YouTube. On the surface, the Nexus Q has very appealing aesthetics. It’s...

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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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First Look at VIZIO’s Google TV Box

January 20, 2012
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VIZIO VAP430 Google TV streamer

At CES, I was treated to a sneak peak of VIZIO’s new line-up of Google TV powered TVs, Blu-ray player and streaming box. The box sports VIZIO’s new design look which you can see in all of their new products including their new PCs, tablets and laptops. As reported by our friends at the...

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Sony Launches Google TV Blu-ray and Stand-alone Players

January 10, 2012
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Sony Google TV Blu-ray Player NSZ-GP9

Sony used its press event to show off two new Google TV devices: The NSZ-GP9 Blu-ray player and stand-alone streaming player, the NSZ-GS7. Last year, Sony lauched a Google TV Blu-ray player and HDTVs. No word from Sony if the HDTVs will be refreshed for 2012. The differentiator of Sony’s Google TV is its new remote control. One...

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LG Announces New HDTV TVs with Big screens, Google TV and OLED

January 9, 2012
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LG Google TV

LG revealed its new line up of TVs at one of the first CES press conferences. What’s amazing about LG is the wide-array of products it offers: TVs, smart phones, Blu-ray players as well as washers, dryers and refrigerators. LG kicked off the press conference announcing some of the biggest 3D TVs on the...

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Marvell Demonstrates New Google TV Chipset: CES Unveiled

January 8, 2012
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Marvell Google TV prototype

Marvell was touting their new chipset that will be utilized by some of the new Google TV products to be announced at CES. Last year’s Google TV offerings used Intel chips. The Marvell chipset’s processor not only contains two ARM-based cores but also handles all of the HD video processing for the box and...

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CES 2012 Preview

January 8, 2012
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CES 2012 Preview

I’ve just arrived in Las Vegas and here’s a preview of what I expect to see at this year’s 2012 Consumer Electronics Show. As usual, I’ll be on the hunt for the best home theater experience that’s affordable. While audio and video quality are always at the top of my list, it’s also about...

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Eric Schmidt’s Google TV Statements Aren’t Crazy

December 8, 2011
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Eric Schmidt’s Google TV Statements Aren’t Crazy

Initially, I had the same reaction about Eric Schmidt’s Google TV comments that everyone else did. Schmidt stated at the Le Web Conference in Paris, “By the summer of 2012, the majority of the televisions you see in stores will have Google TV embedded.” Initially I joked that Google would have to give TV...

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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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Google TV Upgrade Spotted at CEDIA

September 8, 2011
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Google TV Upgrade Spotted at CEDIA

We’re at the 2011 CEDIA conference checking out the latest and greatest gear for your home theater. In the Sony booth, the Hub saw the new version of Google TV. It was running on Sony’s existing Google TV-enabled white Blu-ray player. The upgrade includes a new nifty navigation bar on the bottom of the...

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