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Movies Based on TV Shows That Bombed at the Box Office

May 31, 2017 | Author: sysadmindgs
Right now, the American economy is relatively healthy. More accurately, it’s consistently growing. Of course, these statements are a little general; economic stability varies from industry-to-industry. For example, it’s a great time to be in the appliances/electronics business. On the other hand, Hollywood is experiencing a downturn. That’s not to say the film/TV business is on the verge of collapse or anything. It *is* to say, however, that box office...

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The Most Watched Series Finales

May 10, 2017 | Author: sysadmindgs
Spring is here. That means flowers. That means picnics in the park. That means the baseball season is throwing out its initial pitches. That also unfortunately means a lot of shows are going on hiatus. For some shows, it’s not a hiatus at all. It’s a final goodbye. In terms of television, April/May is when most shows wrap-up their seasons. May is a particularly important month for networks, as finale...

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The Best Anti-Heroes of Television

May 10, 2017 | Author: sysadmindgs
For a long time, American television was obsessed with heroism. If the show was broadcast before the late 90s, you can usually count on the fact that the main character was going to be a heroic, inspirational figure. There were tons of medical shows that featured doctors who managed to save yet another life every episode, and cop shows that told stories of police officers always doing the right thing...

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3 Ways Cord Cutters Can Catch NFL Action This Season

August 31, 2016 | Author: sysadmindgs
Traditionally, one of the biggest downsides of over-the-top and streaming TV (such as Roku, Playstation Vue, etc) has been the lack of live NFL coverage. Most of the NFL broadcasters - such as FOX, CBS and NBC - do have their own app you can install on Roku and the like, but they all require you login via your cable or satellite provider to access the feed. Well, with the...

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Google Nexus Player Appears to Have Yielded to Chromecast

June 1, 2016 | Author: sysadmindgs
From all reports, it appears the Google Nexus Player has sung its last tune. Having been pulled from most retailer locations a few weeks ago and no longer available from Google directly, for now, it appears Google is content to allow Chromecast to take the lead in their TV/living room-integration efforts. Too bad, too. The hockey puck-shaped Nexus Player always worked easily and reliably in our tests and, other than...

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Best Buy: $10 per Inch for 50″ LCD

July 2, 2012 | Author: sysadmindgs
This is a price that I'm more used to seeing for a plasma screen than an LCD, but Best Buy is currently offering a 50" LCD HDTV for $500. Now, I'll grant you that it is an Insignia model, which is their house brand. And it is not a top-of-the-line set in terms of features; it's a standard 60Hz set with three HDMI inputs but nothing fancy such as Internet...

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More U.S. Households Rely on TV Broadcasts

June 29, 2012 | Author: sysadmindgs
In a recent letter to the FCC (as reported by TV Technology), head of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Gordon Smith cited new figures about over-the-air television in the U.S. in support of his statement about the FCC auction of part of the TV radio signal spectrum. According to his statement, the portion of U.S. television households that rely solely on free broadcasts has grown to almost 18%. In...

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Google TV: Round 2

June 28, 2012 | Author: sysadmindgs
Google TV is back. After an abortive first attempt two years ago, the second generation is getting close to shipping. Both Sony and Vizio have announced network media players based on the Google software, and LG has a new LCD HDTV with the feature. Google TV is intended to bridge the traditional subscription television and over-the-air broadcasts with the growing choices available on the Internet. For example, you should be...

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Sony Blu-ray Player for $40

June 27, 2012 | Author: sysadmindgs
Blu-ray has taken a long time to catch up with DVD, and as I continue to point out, the disc business appears to be in decline. Is if possible tht Blu-ray could catch up this late in the race? It could if the premium between it and standard DVD players (which is "good enough" for the majority of consumers) dropped to something approaching "zero." And apparently now it has. [caption...

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Sony and Panasonic: New Entrants in OLED TV Race

June 26, 2012 | Author: sysadmindgs
This story has me scratching my head a bit; Sony and Panasonic will partner in developing OLED TVs. According to the press release, the two companies will pool their "core and printing technologies" to develop a "printing method-based next-generation OLED technology." Perhaps the most puzzling part is that they "aim to establish mass-production technology during 2013." Wow! This strikes me as two drowning swimmers throwing each other cement life rings....

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