Understudy Allows You to Stream Hulu and Netflix Through Front Row

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I haven’t played around with Understudy much (it isn’t really all that good) but I have streamed some Hulu content through it. My experiences haven’t been too positive after adding a feed to Understudy I received errors and had to quit Front Row. After reopening Front Row the feed that I added (which was the [...]

MonoPrice’s Mini Display Port to HDMI Adapter Coming Mid March

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MonoPrice has finally published an estimated arrival date for its Mini Display Port to HDMI adapter. The date for the cable is March 15, 2009 and will give all of you recent MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air owners the ability to connect your brand new notebook to anything that can take the (clearly) more [...]

Pioneer to Exit TV Business

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A report in the Nikkei Japanese business journal claims that “Pioneer Corp. will pull the plug on its loss-ridden television business and shift its DVD player operations to a new venture with Sharp Corp. in a sweeping overhaul”. This is very sad news if it is true. Pioneer (in my opinion and many others opinions) [...]

Logitech Reveals Harmony 1100 Remote

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A replacement to the Logitech Harmony 1000, this update adds anodized aluminum and customization to the 3.5-inch touchscreen controls. Users can add or remove buttons that appear under certain conditions. The 1100 also adds support for RF-based devices rather than just IR devices. The Harmony 1100 should be available in February for $500. Electronista | [...]

HDfury2 Strips HDCP From HDMI Connections

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HDfury2 is a brand new adapter that allows users of displays without HDMI (or with HDMI that doesn’t support HDCP) to watch 1080p content via VGA or Component video. The device has a built in deciphering converter that makes whatever HDMI box that you plug into it think that it has an HDCP connection with [...]

Roku Releases Netflix Players Source Code

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Roku has open sourced its Netflix player for all of you clever hackers and developers to play with. This means that you should be able to build your own applications built for the box, or modify the software on the box to do whatever you want it to. This would be good enough news but [...]

Region Free Blu-Ray Players Now Available

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A website is now selling what it claims to be region-free Blu-Ray players. The site wants 499 ($785), for the Panasonic DMP-BD30. The price for this player, unmodded, is around $475 so you’re paying quite the premium for the ability to play Blu-Ray discs from other regions. If you’re good with a soldering iron you [...]

Roku and Netflix Release Set-Top Box For Streaming Video

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Yesterday Roku and Netflix released the first of a few set-top boxes that stream content from Netflix’s Watch Instantly service. The service which began early last year allows subscribers with the $8.99 plan and up the ability to stream a set of movies and TV shows from the Netflix library This Roku Netflix Player is [...]

Get Yourself a $35 ATSC/Clear QAM Tuner For Your PC

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I’ve been debating on purchasing a TV Tuner for my PC for the longest time and this deal may actually get me to purchase one. The KWorld PlusTV ATSC 340U, which Buy.com has on sale for 34.99, is a great little tuner. The PlusTV is an ATSC/Clear QAM tuner and comes with a small antenna [...]

Future Shop Get In On The HD-DVD Player Trade In Bandwagon

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Future Shop has announced that between March 7 and April 3, customers who own HD-DVD players have been invited to return their players to Future Shop and receive $100 off either an LG or Samsung Blu-ray/HD-DVD combo player. Future Shop will even accept players that haven’t been purchased from Future Shop. Unfortunately the offer is [...]

Circuit City Accepting HD-DVD Player Trade Ins

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Have you been screwed by another format war? Well Circuit City is here to help, if you purchased your HD-DVD player within three months of Toshiba’s announcement of the end of the format war and you also purchased your player at Circuit City, then you may be in luck. There have been some reports that [...]

DTV Coupons Start Arriving

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In early January I posted about the TV Converter Box Coupon Program that would be giving out coupons worth $40 towards a digital TV converter box. Last week reports started coming in that people started receiving their DTV coupons. There isn’t much to report on here, I haven’t gotten mine yet but as soon as [...]


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