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The Best HDTV for 2013?

May 19, 2013
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The Best HDTV for 2013?

The search for this year’s best HDTV was recently held at Value Electronics in Scarsdale, NY. The two day event does a side by side comparison to find the best HDTV on the market among the current crop of LEDs and plasmas. Each HDTV is set up by a professional calibrator to produce its...

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The Netflix Missing X-High Mystery: Solved!

December 6, 2012
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The Netflix Missing X-High Mystery: Solved!

Have you noticed a change in the Netflix streaming’s video quality? Some Netflix customers have been asking that same question. In particular, customers with 1080P capable Netflix devices have noticed a significant change  to how those devices display streaming video quality. I noticed the change a week ago as I was evaluating the WD...

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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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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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2012 Panasonic Blu-ray Players Get Firmware and Smartphone App Updates

June 25, 2012
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2012 Panasonic Blu-ray Players Get Firmware and Smartphone App Updates

Panasonic’s 2012 3D Blu-ray players have now received their second firmware update, version 1.39, since being released in North America. The update covers the DMP-BDT220, 320 and 500. Panasonic has also released an iPhone and iPad app to control the players as well. More on that later. First, I’ll focus on the firmware updates....

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Why Apple TV Won’t Kill Blu-Ray, Yet

March 28, 2012
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Why Apple TV Won’t Kill Blu-Ray, Yet

MG Siegler recently penned a piece called, “The New Apple TV Will Finish What The Mac Started: Killing Off Discs“. Not so fast MG! While the Apple TV is easy to use and provides a great overall user experience, there’s several barriers to it or any connected device or platform killing off Blu-ray. Yes, this...

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Panasonic DMP-BDT220 Blu-Ray Player Review and Tips

March 19, 2012
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Panasonic DMP-BDT220 Blu-Ray Player Review and Tips

While the new 2012 Panasonic DMP-BDT220 is an entry level 3D Blu-ray player, don’t lower your expectations. This model packs in an impressive set of features at a $150 suggested retail price ($135 at Amazon). It also shares the same internals for audio and video processing as the more expensive DMP-BDT320 and DMP-BDT500. However,...

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The Best Netflix Device for the Living Room

March 13, 2012
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The Best Netflix Device for the Living Room

What is the best Netflix device for the big screen in your house? With over 700 hundred different devices to chose from, shouldn’t it be easy to find the one offering the best Netflix experience?  By the end of 2011, the Roku 2 XS had become my go-to-device for watching Netflix in the living...

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Panasonic 2012 Blu-ray Players Priced and Shipping!?

February 24, 2012
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Panasonic DMP-BDT500 Blu-ray Player

Panasonic’s 2012 Blu-ray line-up impressed me at CES this year. While pricing wasn’t supposed to be released until March and units shipping till April, it looks like the assembly line is working overtime. Each of the models have made appearences on various e-commerce sites. Amazon has both the DMP-BDT220 and DMP-BDT320 in stock and...

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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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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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