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3 Ways Cord Cutters Can Catch NFL Action This Season

August 31, 2016 | Ibex Marketing

Traditionally, one of the biggest downsides of over-the-top and streaming TV (such as Roku, Playstation Vue, etc) has been the lack of live NFL coverage. Most of the NFL broadcasters - such as FOX, CBS and NBC - do have their own app you can install on Roku and the like, but they all require you login via your cable or satellite provider to access the feed. Well, with the...

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Alfred Poor on Video about HDTV

June 13, 2012 | Ibex Marketing

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of discussing HDTV and related topics with David Gewirtz of ZDNet, which he captured on video. We covered a wide range of topics, including OLED HDTVs, 3DTV, screen sizes, Smart TVs, and "direct LED" TVs. The video runs almost a full hour and was made during a Skype video call. (David has invested a lot of time and effort to develop a pretty sophisticated "Skype...

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OLED HDTVs Are Really Coming… Maybe

June 11, 2012 | Ibex Marketing

[Revised 6/12/12 after feedback from Ray Soneira]  Okay, I have to start by waving the white flag of surrender. As many of you may have noticed, I went "dark" for an extended period last fall while I was working on some major projects. For the past month or so, I've been behind but I was struggling to catch up by back-dating my entries. Well, I was in Boston all last...

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Alone Together: Is Split Screen TV a Good Idea?

May 18, 2012 | Ibex Marketing

Conventional wisdom has it that television remains a group activity. We are rapidly being assimilated by our personal mobile devices, and I often see two people together who are both busy texting or Facebooking or whatever on their smartphones. Then I read a blog entry by some DisplaySearch analysts that describe a new "smart dual view" technology from Samsung. All this does is take a standard stereoscopic 3DTV, and set...

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Mobile DTV Stuck in the Mud?

May 15, 2012 | Ibex Marketing

I've gone on the record with my pessimism about Mobile DTV, and recent events have done nothing to change my view of the situation. TV Technology recently published an article about a discussion of Mobile TV at the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) in Washington that confirms my suspicions. Jay Adrick is Vice President for Broadcast Technology at Harris Broadcast, and he was involved in the development of the standard. According...

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Death Spiral for Broadcast TV?

April 25, 2012 | Ibex Marketing

Did you ever hear the squeal of feedback in a public address system? It occurs because a sound coming from the amplified speakers finds its way into a microphone, where it travels to an amplifier that makes it louder. This louder sound comes out of the speaker and goes back into the microphone louder than before, where it gets amplified again. And the cycle repeats until someone turns down the...

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TV Connect Rates Still Growing

April 23, 2012 | Ibex Marketing

According to a report by Leichtman Research Group, Inc. (LRG), 24% of U.S. households had a television connected to the Internet in 2010. By last year, this rose to 30%. LRG's latest research shows that this share has jumped to 38% this year. The survey includes video game consoles, Blu-ray players, network media players (such as the Roku and Western Digital boxes), and Internet TVs. One of the most interesting results...

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My HDTV Buying Advice [a Slashdot video]

March 27, 2012 | Ibex Marketing

Do you ever wonder what I tell people when they come up to me at a party and ask "What should I buy as my new television?" The website Slashdot wondered, and they commissioned a video interview of me that they call "HDTV Expert Alfred Poor Tells You What to Buy and What Not to Buy". (The interview was conducted, recorded, and edited by my friend and colleague Robin Miller.)...

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Bed-Sized 3DTV in China

March 19, 2012 | Ibex Marketing

How much is too much? If it's possible to go too far with a television set's specfications, this could be it. China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co Ltd is a subsidiary of the electronics giant, TCL Corporation, and earlier this month, the company announced a monster of a 3DTV. [caption id="attachment_1651" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="(Credit: TCL Corporation)"][/caption] This behemoth measures 110" diagonal. It also has 4K by 2K resolution, or 4,096 by...

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Samsung’s New TVs Point to the Future

March 14, 2012 | Ibex Marketing

Last week, Samsung announced that its 2012 HDTVs will start shipping this month. While their "fifth generation" Smart TVs have more processing power than ever, what caught my eye were four interface features. If you've followed my writing elsewhere (including this GigaOM Pro report), you may have noticed that I'm very interested in how we will merge the worlds of traditional linear programming, video-on-demand offerings by subscription television services, and...

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