Category Archive: TV

Jan 14 2015

My Expectations for Roku 4 in 2015

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With the big news from CES last week on Roku 4k [TVs], it seems Roku has a good grasp on the concept that 4k is going to be the next step in streaming entertainment. But as a Roku user, I wonder if they understand their consumer base and what’s expected from Roku 4. Roku has …

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Jan 05 2015

Is RedBox and Netflix keeping DVD alive?

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As a person that uses technology proactively, I use smartphones, tablets, Roku and Android TV and other stuff, but I still like using DVDs too. A lot of articles have declared DVD’s dead. They even say Blu-Ray is going away, but I raise my hand to say wait just a second; I’m not convinced just …

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Dec 01 2014

Mirror Casting Pictures and Videos for the Holidays

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  This year [2014] should be the year for sit downs with family and friends where you can share the pictures and videos from your Smartphone. This year has seen a strong uptake in ‘casting’, screen casting, or mirror casting; all predicated on Miracast. In years past, it was more common for android devices to have …

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Nov 07 2014

Streaming TV Apps from ABC, CBS and NBC – FAIL

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  Over the past couple of days, I’ve been testing the EW902 from Eweat; it’s an Android TV device. Testing the Android TV device has got me into testing a lot of streaming services. Streaming services that are not normally available through Roku. Admittedly, I had not used the big three American broadcasters streaming services …

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Nov 03 2014

Will your Smart TV support 4k playback? Probably not.

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I was doing some video playback testing with a new Android TV box the other day and I got hit with a reality check on 4k; those 4k video files are going to take a lot of CPU/GPU power to res out that Ultra HD video for everyone to enjoy. If you take in to account …

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