Entries Tagged as 'Connected TVs'

Sharp Begins Selling LE653/654 Full HD LED TVs

March 31st, 2015 · No Comments · 2160p, Connected TVs, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, Streaming Services

Mahwah, N.J. – Sharp said this week that its AQUOS LE653 series and 65-inch LC65LE654U Full HD Smart TVs are now available at authorized dealers across the country. The Sharp LE653/LE654 series models have 1920-by-1080 (progressively scanned) pixel resolution, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and SmartCentral Apps for smart TV. SmartCentral provides a full web browser, plus instant access […]

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HEVC: Two Pools of Thought

March 30th, 2015 · No Comments · 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, Cable TV, Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, Streaming Services, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV, Uncategorized

Patent pools are a method of aggregating disparate claims to intellectual property rights used in a new device or technology so that manufacturers and content producers can pay one fee to satisfy all parties. But for the new High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) compression system used for 4K Ultra HDTV and other video formats, the […]

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Big Price Drops on 2014 Sony, Samsung and LG HD and 4K UHD TVs

March 29th, 2015 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, News, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

We provide the best 2014 closeout deals up front in this week’s listings, offering savings up to 64% off the manufacturer’s suggested retail . Latest price drops include Sony’s 4K UHD 2014 850B 55-inch and 65-inch models along with the 65-inch 800B. Samsung’s flat screen 4K UHD 8550  seriesmodels take a  closeout hit this week […]

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Adopting a Digital Media Adapter?

March 25th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, HDMI, News, Review, Second Screen, Streaming Services

Despite the growing penetration of all-in-one smart TVs, an increasingly popular method for receiving and watching so-called over-the-top (OTT) video content is coming from digital media adapters (DMAs). These DMAs, which are also known by a variety of other names, are typically small set-top boxes or thumb-drive-sized HDMI dongles that usually have a built-in Wi-Fi […]

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Sling TV Offers Simple, TV-Lite Solution

March 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, Review, Satellite TV, Sling Box, Streaming Services

Sling TV is a commendable first attempt by Dish Network at offering a real solution for Internet-delivered live pay-TV programming without the need to lock into a pricey, monolithic, cable, satellite or telco-TV subscription package. The slimmed-down selection covers a lot of popular live basic cable channels to supplement the viewing appetites of Web surfers […]

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Go Outdoors And Watch TV!

March 20th, 2015 · No Comments · 3D Blu-ray player, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, UHDTV, Uncategorized

Spring is here, and with it comes baseball, early flower blossoms, budding tree leaves and the warming sun – let’s go outside and watch TV! That’s right. I said watch TV. One of the few remaining growth areas of the television market comes from big-screen LCD TVs with special cabinetry designed to resist the elements. […]

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Sony Launches PlayStation Vue Service In 3 Cities

March 18th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Cable TV, Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, News

Sony officially launched Wednesday its PlayStation Vue (PS Vue) live streaming over-the-top (OTT) pay-TV service aimed at cord-cutters, cord-nevers and video gamers in three initial roll out markets including: New York, Chicago and Philadelphia. The service, which will initially be available as a downloadable app on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 video game consoles, will […]

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So, You Think You’re Ready To Cut The Cord?

March 13th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Cable TV, Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, DVR

  Most Americans continue to enjoy their daily TV programming through a pay-TV service from a cable, satellite or telco provider, but increasingly segments of the population have forsaken the traditional route for cheaper and sometimes more relevant alternatives. Options for all of this so-called “cord-cutting” or “cord-shaving” activity are growing by the day, and […]

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