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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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Aereo’s Live TV Streaming Coming to Boston

May 14, 2013
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Aereo’s Live TV Streaming Coming to Boston

Aereo will soon be available in its second market: the greater Boston area. It’s a service that lets you stream over-the-air television to your computer, iPad, iPhone or Roku. You can either watch live TV or record shows with Aereo’s cloud based DVR. Folks who have preregistered, including myself, will start to receive invitations...

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Roku 3 Launches: My Hands-Off Take

March 5, 2013
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Roku 3 Launches: My Hands-Off Take

The Roku 3 or the 4200X has launched, the latest Roku box in their line of popular media players. The smaller and sleeker Roku 3 is a direct replacement for the Roku 2 XS, one of our favorite streaming devices. I like the Roku because its comprehensive line-up of streaming services in 1080P and...

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WD TV Live Review and Giveaway

February 11, 2013
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WD TV Live Review and Giveaway

Here at Tech of the Hub, we’ve looked at streaming boxes from Roku, Apple, Sony, Netgear and Boxee. Of the popular streaming boxes on the market, the WD TV Live was the one box I had not used in depth until now. The folks at Western Digital were kind enough to lend a WD TV...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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