Category Archive: TV

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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Oct 31 2014

Roku Adds Google Play – Fails To Impress

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    I guess what most people would consider good news today is that Roku now has Google Play. Google/YouTube has been putting itself in a position now for streaming content directly to customers, but unfortunately Google Play hasn’t done anything differently to make themselves stand out over any other streaming service. Besides the fact …

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Oct 28 2014

Eweat EW902 Android TV – First Impressions – Pt1

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Recently, I was given the opportunity to do a review on a new Android TV device from Eweat the EW902. I was doing searches for Android TV devices and I came across some really good specifications for what I would consider some nice hardware specifications. The EW902 is still early production and Eweat seems to still …

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Jan 29 2014

Welcome ROKU TV: Good Move, Or Not

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Roku has announced that it’s not just a separate box anymore for streaming content, they been working with manufacturers like Hisense and TCL to integrate the Roku into TVs; from 32 inches to 55 inches. My guess is that Roku is trying to prove that they can play like the big boys in trying to …

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Jan 13 2014

Roku Is Going To Have To Do It Better, If They Are To Survive

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Almost 2 years ago, I purchased a Roku and I had zero buyers remorse about doing so. Roku allows you to stream content from the Internet directly to your TV and it doesn’t allow you to have a smart TV to do it. In addition to having all the channels are available to Roku, it’s …

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Jan 06 2014

I Don’t Care About Ultra HD 4K TVs; I Want What Comes Later

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It’s interesting to think about the introduction of Ultra HD 4k televisions when most cable broadcasters still offer 4:3 displays [standard resolution]; it’s stupid. And what’s more interesting is that in the past, customers purchased records and then they purchased cassettes. Then they moved from cassettes over to CDs. There’s always been a natural progression …

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Nov 15 2013

Netflix-Comcast Deal is NOT Going to Kill Roku and Apple TV

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I was reading a very interesting story the other day, less interesting, actually, more provocative than anything. The base of the article was that the deal that Netflix and Comcast is whittling out, to put Netflix as an application/channel onto a set top box that Comcast would provide, would essentially kill Roku and Apple TV. …

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Nov 08 2013

Roku Needs To Work On These Top 5 Things

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At this point technology entertainment, I think everyone would agree that the way traditional cable companies provide programming is severely outdated. This traditional way of providing entertainment is what has made Roku and other streaming device is so popular. Admittedly, since the purchase of my Roku, I feel like this is one of the best …

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