Added by Brian Mahony on March 5, 2009 at 2:00am — No Comments
For value brands, a sour economic climate can be a blessing as folks that used to splurge on high-end tech gadgets are now looking for deals. This rule of thumb applies even more when the product costs a thousand dollars or more—a 10% savings is dinner out with the family, or groceries for a week, or a couple rounds of golf. And it is even more true when consumers feel like they are not really giving anything up but getting a great… Continue
Samsung LED HDTV 8000 Series
Added by Brian Mahony on March 9, 2009 at 12:12am — No Comments
Not to be outdone by rivals Vizio, Panasonic, LG, Samsung, and other HDTV manufacturers, as well as gaming consoles like… Continue
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Not to be outdone by rivals Vizio’s and Samsung’s plans to bake Internet interactivity into some models of HDTVs, Panasonic… Continue
Added by Brian Mahony on April 28, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments
In our continuing podcast series, I had a chance to chat with Tré Cates, Silicon Mountain President and CEO. I love it when someone gets a good idea, wonders why it has not already been done, and then makes it happen. For Silicon Mountain, a manufacturer of high-performance computing systems, gaming systems, and servers, the “aha moment” came a little over a year ago— why not bake the guts of a computer into… Continue
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Vizio Internet HDTVs will be water cooled (not really).
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The new High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) 1.4 specification was recently announced and it packs a lot of power and features into this AV standard for connecting multimedia devices to our HDTVs. The question is: will HDMI 4.1 help simplify the “digital octopus” in the living room or add to the clutter? And will it play a major role in the era of Internet-connected TVs or be eclipsed by the various wireless standards that are… Continue
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We have said before that, for Over the Top Video to truly achieve mainstream adoption, it needs to find its way to the HDTVs in the house either by using the existing home wiring or through cost-effective wireless solutions for distributing HD video. While we have covered home video distribution methods using coaxial wiring, such as ZeeVee’s ZvBox and… Continue
Added by Brian Mahony on April 30, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments
Hulu takes down another big elephant with the announcement of its new deal with The Walt Disney Co., which will take an undisclosed stake in Hulu and board seats.
Added by Brian Mahony on May 4, 2009 at 8:26am — No Comments
My daughter's friend was over the other day talking about her favorite shows and my daughter had no idea what she was talking about. It was then that I realized that my kids have already cut the cord from channel surfing the major channels. For about 3 years now, the majority of our content comes from Netflix, with a bit more from Amazon, Hulu, and YouTube, or directly from ABC.com, etc.
My kids have been mostly raised on documentaries and movies. My sons love "Famous Tank Battles"…Continue
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The legacy pay-TV services market can now be divided into two distinct groups. First, those regions where the market is fully saturated and customer churn is the primary activity. Second, the developing nations where local pay-TV providers can still find new customers willing and able to pay for their offerings.
According to the latest market study by ABI Research, the global pay-TV market added nearly 47 million new customers in 2012 -- reaching a total of 864 million…
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Here are my stream of consciousness notes from the conference sessions at TelcoTV, and from walking around the show floor.
Added by Brian Mahony on November 12, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments
ZeeVee launched the next version of its free Internet TV browser this week. Zinc 3.0, formerly known as Zviewer, is already getting rave reviews as a robust alternative to Boxee. Like Boxee, Zinc is designed to provide a “big screen interface” for navigating Internet video content on your HDTVs. It works great for use on a PC, and looks even better on an HDTV connected to your PC directly or through their ZvBox or another PC-to-TV device. Zinc works… Continue
Added by Brian Mahony on March 26, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments
To close out our conversation on CES communications news we take a look at three more companies innovating in this space. While we are on the topic of video telephony and webcams we can’t forget to touch on one of the major trends coming out of the show—3-D.
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