Tag Archive: television

Mar 28 2014

Why does Comcast not advertise Internet Essentials Service?

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Comcast has been in the news a lot lately. The Verge recently posted an article about Comcast offering low income families affordable Internet service for basically 10 bucks a month; it’s called Internet Essentials. This plan has been in place since 2011, but is not something that Comcast runs around telling everyone. This particular arrangement wasn’t …

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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 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 05 2013

Roku + Plex is awesome for vacation entertainment

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I recently got back from from being on vacation for a week. I absolutely love the downtime and I do my best not to get too wrapped up in technology topics during my vacation time. But I have to admit, from my vacation last year, I found myself in situations where it was early in …

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Sep 25 2013

Roku Adds Integrated M-GO To Their Line Up

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My Roku 3 has easily become the most used device in my home, just short of my television. I have managed to convert my entire DVD collection to MP4; play all my movies through Plex. At this time, I only have one subscription that I’m paying for, and that’s Netflix. Roku has just announced that …

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Sep 11 2013

Welcome 4K And 8K Ultra High-definition TVs, But Not Anytime Soon

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Have you seen the advertisements for the ultra high-definition TVs yet? It’s amazing to think that someone is going to rush out and purchase a 60 inch ultra high-definition TV for roughly $6000. It’s staggering. That equates to roughly $1000 for every 10 inches of viewable ultrahigh definition display. Most people are perfectly happy with …

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Jul 26 2013

Can you and your ISP handle the download of Ultra HDTV Media?

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Okay, so a few short years ago everyone decided that all television broadcasts going to go out as high definition. A completely digital broadcast of the regular shows that you been watching for years. It started off because of the high definition televisions are being sold. Some of the resolutions of the high-definition TVs work …

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Mar 29 2013

3 Ways Technology Impacts the Entertainment Industry

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The entertainment industry features areas like music, movies, games, television, and concerts to name a few. As with other businesses and society as a whole, the entertainment industry has had to evolve with the growing changes in technology. From blogs and social media to QR codes and Apps the entertainment industry is doing everything it …

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Jan 14 2013

Gaming Cubes: It’s [Apparently] Hip To Be Square

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Last week, with the consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, it seemed to be the week of fashion;  where the cube has actually become fashionable.  In terms of electronics,  the history of consumable electronics has typically been something in the shape of a rectangle,  but several manufacturers and startups  have decided that small squares are …

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Jan 09 2013

Cable Companies should be scared to death- ‘Cable Cutters’ are killing them.

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In 2013, traditional cable companies need to be extremely careful with their customers and they need to be dead scared, because of the blah cable programming and the archaic program guides that have been offered over the years. Devices like Google TV,  Apple TV,  Boxee and Roku  have only begun to scratch the service of …

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