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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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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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Boxee Reborn as Boxee TV; FCC Allows Basic Cable Encryption

October 22, 2012
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Boxee Reborn as Boxee TV; FCC Allows Basic Cable Encryption

Boxee recently unveiled its new Boxee Box known as “Boxee TV”. With a built-in DVR that stores your shows in the cloud, Boxee TV will be able to record two shows at once from an over-the-air antenna or from unencrypted cable transmissions. The new Boxee box will sell at a competitive price point of $99...

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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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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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Flood of Streaming Player Updates

December 22, 2011
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Flood of Streaming Player Updates

The last couple of weeks many of the connected devices (i.e. boxes that plug into your TV) have received software updates. In the style of Chris Berman, let me see if I can give you the run down in  three minutes: The folks at Roku have been busy! The Roku 2 and new LT...

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2011 Streaming Player Gift Guide

November 21, 2011
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2011 Streaming Player Gift Guide

If Oprah can have a list of favorite things for the holidays so can we. The exception being that our list is much geekier than Oprah’s (and I don’t have a TV show or a billion dollars). There’s no one-size-fits-all for connected devices in the living room, so we’ll help you find the right box...

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Hands-On with the D-Link Boxee Box (Version 1.2)

August 16, 2011
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Hands-On with the D-Link Boxee Box (Version 1.2)

We recently took the D-Link Boxee box, the DSM-380, for a spin. While the box has been around since late last year, we put the box with it’s newly released firmware, version 1.2, through the paces. Available at retail for $199, it’s a virtual Swiss-army knife of streaming boxes. If you’re a geek or...

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Streaming Devices at Streaming Media East

May 16, 2011
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Streaming Devices at Streaming Media East

I had the privilege of drinking from the firehose at Streaming Media East last week in New York. One of the highlights of the conference was the Broadband Device Pavilion, where you could compare more than twenty connected Blu-ray, video game and stand-alone streaming boxes. Device Pavilion at Streaming Media East In the past,...

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