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Month: June 2010

Low Low Prices

June 16, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

I know, everyone gets it that LCD HDTV prices are lower than they were. But every once in a while, I see something that just makes me stop and go "hmmm...." Today it was an alert that Walmart is selling the 46" Toshiba 46XV645U for $699. That's not an entry level model, either; the 1080p set has 120 Hz refresh and three HDMI inputs. Okay, so it's last year's model....

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Latest WD TV Media Player Adds Netflix

June 15, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

Western Digital has come out with another version of its media player that adds network connectivity features to any HDTV. The new WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player now adds Netflix to its list of supported Internet sources for audio and video content. It also streams content from YouTube, Flickr, Pandora, Live365, and the MediaFly network. It also can access your own locally-stored content, either through a USB storage...

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Simpler 3D Shutter Glasses

June 14, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

Last week, XpanD began shipping its second-generation X102 DLP-link glasses for 3D television. Unlike most active shutter glasses, these don't need to have a separate emitter in order to sync with the 3D television. These glasses support 3D-ready HDTVs and projectors that use DLP technology. The display will flash a signal to the glasses to switch from one eye to the other. This feature is called DLP-Link and eliminates the...

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Samsung NeTVs Learn New Tricks

June 11, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

One of the great features of the new breed of Internet-connected NeTVs is that they can learn new tricks as if by magic. You can download new applications and widgets to your set, and presto changeo! Your HDTV can now do something new. Samsung just announced that it has added two new applications to is Samsung Apps store: Facebook and Google Maps. So now your television can be the hub...

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V CAST Video for Verizon Android Phones

June 10, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

This week, Verizon announced that it was adding V CAST Video service for its Android cell phones. This service offers on-demand content including episodes of popular television shows from major networks including NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, A&E, Lifetime, and more. There are 81 channels of programming from which to choose. The service also includes live coverage of major league sporting events. The connection time does not count against your voice...

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TiVo Loses Latest Round

June 9, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

TiVo and the satellite TV service Dish Network (and its parent company, EchoStar) have been embroiled in a series of legal actions over TiVo's claims of patent infringement. Last year, TiVo won a $200 million judgment against Dish, but a federal appeals court recently decided that it will review that decision and the claim that the presiding judge should have given Dish a new trial to determine whether or not...

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Apple Reveals iPhone 4G

June 8, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

Yesterday, Apple announced a new digital camcorder that can take 720p high definition movies. The camera does not accept memory cards, but comes in 16 GB and 32 GB versions. It also serves double duty as a still digital camera, including flash and 5 megapixel resolution. It has an LCD viewing panel that is only 3.5 inches diagonal, but has very fine pitch pixels so it has 960 by 640...

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TV Everywhere is Here, North of the Border

June 7, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

"TV Everywhere" is the moniker given to a new initiative by subscription-based TV services (cable, satellite, and telco). The idea is that when you're away from home and your set top box, you can "call in" over the Internet to watch the programming you could have watched if you were home. Think of it as a Slingbox application that doesn't commandeer your home TV. Comcast was one of the first...

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Blu-ray Coming to Redbox

June 4, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

At a conference yesterday, Redbox president Mitch Lowe announced that the company will start renting Blu-ray titles from its kiosks for $1.50 a night, according to a report published in Home Media Magazine. The discs should start appearing in the next few months, though it the Redbox site already has Blu-ray titles listed as being available. More than one out of every six Redbox customers already owns a Blu-ray player,...

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Mobile DTV Test Launched in D.C.

June 3, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

Late last month, the Mobile Digital Television Consumer Showcase kicked off in the Washington, D.C. metro area. This four month experiment by local television broadcasters is intended to introduce consumers (as well as federal lawmakers and administration officials) to the benefits and convenience of Mobile Digital Television (Mobile DTV). Nine metropolitan stations are broadcasting more than 20 separate channels. Programming includes interactive features such as polling and advertising feedback. The...

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