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Olympic Online Coverage Will Include Every Event

May 14, 2012 | Author: Ibex Marketing
NBC will cover all 302 of the Summer Olympic medal events this summer and you can watch them all online. Well, you probably can. The coverage is only available to those viewers who already have a subscription to a cable, satellite, or telco service that includes CNBC and MSNBC. But if you have a subscription, you'll be able to watch on your computer as well as many smartphones and tablets....

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DVD and Blu-Ray: Exit Slowly, Stage Left

May 11, 2012 | Author: Ibex Marketing
There was a time when DVDs enjoyed the fastest new technology adoption of all time. The transition from the clumsy, snowy VHS tapes to the sleek little polycarbonate discs was driven by the fact that the digital image looked terrific even on standard definition picture tube televisions. And they look even better on flat panel HDTVs; many people still think that they're watching high-definition content when they watch a DVD...

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What Is a “Direct LED” TV?

May 10, 2012 | Author: Ibex Marketing
If you haven't noticed, there's a new term creeping into the television industry lexicon: Direct LED TVs. And as is so often the case, the new term has created all sorts of new confusion. Here's a quick overview of what this means. First and foremost, this does not refer to a TV where the image is made directly by LEDs (unlike the Sony CrystalLED technology demonstration at CES 2012). It...

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Media Center, We Hardly Knew Ye!

May 9, 2012 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Microsoft initially added the Media Center feature to Windows XP. It let you watch broadcast television on your computer, as well as play DVDs, your digitized music collection, and a lot more. It was there in versions of Windows Vista and 7, but according to news reports, it will be MIA in Windows 8. Apparently, you'll be able to get it as an extra-cost option for some versions of the...

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The Return of Google TV!

May 8, 2012 | Author: Ibex Marketing
According to a Reuters report, LG is going to start shipping televisions based on the Google TV platform before the end of May. Manufacturing of the sets is slated to begin May 17 in Mexico. This is Round 2 for Google TV which drew a lot of interest before it put on the brakes and asked partners not to show products with it at CES 2011. This next version has...

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Will Hulu Require a Cable Subscription?

May 7, 2012 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Hulu has made some sizeable waves in the television industry pond. The service makes "catch-up" episodes of current television shows available for free; all you have to do is sign up and endure a relatively few commercial interruptions during the show. (The service also has an extensive list of old show episodes and some mediocre movies, but those don't seem to get as much attention as the current shows.) The...

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Look, Ma! No Wires!

May 4, 2012 | Author: Ibex Marketing
You've got a beautiful, big flat screen television. It's so thin that you've put it on a wall mount and it just seems to float in space. Maybe it will just float away! Wait a minute; no, that can't happen because it's tied solidly to the ground by a mass of cables that should be enough to connect the Space Shuttle to its launch gantry. There should be a better...

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More Streaming Time on U.S. TVs

May 3, 2012 | Author: Ibex Marketing
A new white paper from Parks Associates reports on the shifting trends in home entertainment. One of the most telling statistics in this document is that the average broadband user in U.S. households now watches 1.6 hours a weeek of Internet video on their television. Not on their notebook or smartphone or tablet or desktop computer: on their television! When you consider that four out of five homes now have broadband...

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Panasonic Dozen-Foot Diagonal Display

May 2, 2012 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Once again, Panasonic has move the goalposts in the "Mine Is Bigger than Yours" contest. The latest is a 145-inch diagonal plasma television; that's more than 12 feet from corner to corner. According to a news report by Tech-On, the behemoth was a joint effort with NHK (Japan Broadcasting System) and was produced in one of Panasonic's idle plasma panel fabrication lines. It's not a big surprise that NHK is...

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Pay for Online Purchases with Cash

May 1, 2012 | Author: Ibex Marketing
From the What Will They Think of Next Department: Do you enjoy the convenience of shopping in your BVDs at any hour of the day or night, but still feel a little queasy about sharing your credit card information on the Interwebs? Are you the type who thinks that "left pocket, right pocket" is all you need to know about domestic bookkeeping? Do you still prefer to use old-fashioned "folding...

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