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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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Game of Thrones Season 2 Blu-ray DVD Digital Copy Review

March 28, 2013
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Game of Thrones Season 2 Blu-ray DVD Digital Copy Review

I’ve been re-watching Game of Thrones season 2 to get ready for this Sunday’s season 3 premiere on HBO at 9 PM. For those of you with Verizon FIOS, HBO is free this weekend, so enjoy. Now for some thoughts on the season 2 Blu-ray: The recently released Game of Thrones Season Two Blu-Ray / DVD...

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Game of Thrones Season 3: One Place to Watch and an HBO GO Surprise?

February 18, 2013
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Game of Thrones Season 3: One Place to Watch and an HBO GO Surprise?

HBO is following the same playbook as last year to build excitement and subscribers for the season three premiere of Game of Thrones. HBO tightly controls where you can watch its shows. While other networks will make their shows available on iTunes, Amazon or their websites the next day, the only place to watch...

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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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Unified Streaming Video Search Comes to Roku Devices

October 29, 2012
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Unified Streaming Video Search Comes to Roku Devices

Trapped inside during the hurricane? If you still have power, you should check out Roku’s new search functionality. How much time have you wasted searching for content across the different premium streaming services? To tackle that problem, Roku today introduced a new unified search feature for its latest generation of Roku boxes (Roku 2, LT,...

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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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Netflix’s Love Letter to HBO

July 24, 2012
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Netflix’s Love Letter to HBO

Netflix released their Q2 2012 earnings today and made some interesting comments about HBO. In particular, from the Netflix investor letter: While we compete for content and viewing time with HBO, it is also possible we will find opportunities to work together – just as we do with other networks. Consumers who are passionate...

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Netgear Announces NeoTV Pro Streamer with WiDi

June 7, 2012
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Netgear Announces NeoTV Pro Streamer with WiDi

Today, Netgear announced a new version of its streaming box, the NeoTV Pro (NTV200S). After several other attempts to break into the streaming set top box market, Netgear appears to be hitting the mark with its new box. Almost identical to the current NeoTV (NTV200), the new NeoTV Pro adds the ability to be...

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Dolby Digital Plus Requires Less Bandwidth, Same Gear

April 18, 2012
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Dolby Digital Plus Requires Less Bandwidth, Same Gear

One of the biggest challenges in the world of streaming media is available bandwidth. While most of that bandwidth is consumed by video, it does not lessen the importance of audio to create an immersive home theater experience. To help achieve that experience, Dolby announced enhancements to its Dolby Digital Plus surround sound codec....

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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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Game of Thrones Season 2 Preview: You Win or You Die

March 23, 2012
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To get us ready for the season 2 premiere of Game of Thrones on April 1st, HBO just released a short film to call the banners. The 22 minute film featuring interviews with the creators, executive producers and cast is broken up into four parts. The first two parts are devoted to reviewing the...

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