09/14/2011, If you’ve got an old TV that’s still fully functional, or it holds some sentimental value to you, you might be reluctant to upgrade to a connected TV – I mean, why would anyone want to throw out a TV that works perfectly? Not to mention the hassle you have to go through of moving the old television to make way for the new one. Well, for folks like you […]
09/09/2011, Logitec Japan (not to be confused with Logitech) recently announced the launch of the LDT-1Si41. The LDT-1Si41 is a battery pack for the iPhone 4 that does more than provide juice in times of need. It comes with an inbuilt retractable antenna that will allow users to watch terrestrial TV on their iPhones. Using the provided app, folks can also record TV on their iPhones just in case they’re too […]
09/06/2011, So you are wearing this super smug smile on your face, knowing that you have just dropped a sizeable investment on this particular new HDTV in your living room, and have organized a party to invite the rest of your mates over to your place to enjoy your latest “toy” while they start breeding little green-eyed monsters deep within the innermost recesses of their souls. Sharp’s latest version of the […]
09/02/2011, Dijit is the free iOS application that works with the Beacon from Griffin. The Beacon converts the Bluetooth signals of your iPhone into an infra-red signals used to control various audio-video (AV) devices, you will need to download the free Dijit app to remote control your TV, VCR, set-top box, sound system, media player… Today, Dijit 2.6 is available in the Apple app store and offers new cool features including […]
08/30/2011, While tailgate parties have been around for sometime now, you don’t hear about manufacturers creating products just for them too often; enter DISH Network’s latest satellite TV antenna – the Tailgater. Aptly named so, the Tailgater is a portable satellite TV antenna that lets users tune into their favorite channels on their HD TVs wherever they are – from the back of a truck in a stadium parking lot, or […]
08/30/2011, Scepter has just announced the launch of its new LED HDTV, the E325BV-HD. Besides its slim profile and the low price tag going for it, the LED HDTV is touted to be extremely energy efficient, with an estimated yearly energy cost of only $11! Now, it wasn’t mentioned how they came to this figure (for all we know, the company assumes we’ll be using the TV less than 5 hours […]
08/29/2011, There are whispers going around that Apple is working on a digital TV that will feature the iOS operating system – and these whispers have been gaining traction by different sources scattered all over the Silicon Valley. It does seem to make sense for an Apple-based TV to hit the market considering how Apple wants to further expand their market, but could these thoughts actually translate into action?
08/19/2011, It looks like advertisements of the future might be taken to a whole new level thanks to a company named Flingo. The San-Francisco based startup has come up with a technology to make ads more relevant and interesting to the web surfers all over the world. Many people surf the web and watch TV at the same time, and Flingo’s new technology is aimed to take advantage of that fact. […]
08/17/2011, Want to live longer? Stop watching TV – that is the latest anecdote that we have managed to uncover from trawling the Internet. The British Journal of Sports Medicine published that watching TV for an average of six hours daily could play a part in hastening your appointment with the Grim Reaper, by nearly five years. This is serious stuff, considering that other (in)famous behavioural risk factors such as smoking […]
08/12/2011, Not long after we reported about Logitech slashing prices for the Revue, it’s been reported that Sony will be giving its Google TV-powered HDTVs price cuts too, and these aren’t minor discounts, with some models dropping in price by over 50%. Talk about pushing the Google TV to the masses. According to Sony, these price cuts don’t signify the arrival of better models coming soon – they just want to […]
08/11/2011, It looks like Tivo is set to introduce Tivo Premiere Elite, its latest (and greatest) Tivo set top box. It would be an all digital device, which means that analog cable channels won’t be supported. Actually, it’s faster to enumerate what would work with it: Digital Cable (via CableCards + decoder), or Verizon’s FiOS. As I said, analog cable, ATSC, satellite and AT&T U-Verse won’t be supported. The specifications are […]
08/04/2011, Hitachi, a well known home electronics manufacturer, has announced that it will be leaving the TV production. It will stop producing TVs on its own and will be outsourcing the work to other countries instead. Its single flat panel production plant that’s left in Japan will be shut down by the end of this year. So while the company won’t be producing TVs anymore, it will still be selling them […]
08/01/2011, The Insignia Connected TV has been built from the ground up to make it easy to navigate menus and find content, thanks to Tivo.
07/22/2011, Stereoscopic 3D technology has certainly proved to be one of the more popular showcase appliances for many major consumer electronics players at CES earlier this year, but the adoption of 3D HDTVs are perhaps not as explosive as industry analysts expected. Perhaps the general consumer feel that it is not quite a need yet, and even if you were to rely on a passive shutter system, you will still need […]