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A More In-Depth Look at Amazon FireTV

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 45:47 — 31.5MB) Lots of great stuff this week as I prepare for NYC and TechCrunch Disrupt. Finishing up the NAB videos this week. Also catching up on some products I had in the wings for a couple months. The studio is getting a spring cleaning so it may look a little different. My office is a mess with boxes and gear I set to the side. I can barely walk through the room anymore! Still waiting on the Aereo vs ABC supreme court ruling. I’ll keep you updated if anything changes....

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Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu Plus – the Throwdown

This week, Amazon mentioned they may be raising the yearly fee by up to $40. This would make the Amazon Prime service $120 a year, or about $10 a month. Netflix and Hulu Plus have their service for $8 a month. While Amazon offers more to their Prime service, is it worth keeping with the price increase. Better yet, if you only had $10 / month to spend on a service, which one would you buy? The Good and Bad of Netflix Netflix has a streaming service and a DVD rental service. They used to be one entity, but were...

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Apple TV vs. Roku vs. Chromecast – It’s a Throwdown!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 17:23 — 207.8MB) A few weeks ago, Google came out with their newest streaming media device in Chromecast. An HDMI dongle that plugs into the back of your TV to watch applications such as Netflix, YouTube and more. In the meantime, the Parks Associates just released a report stating Roku has 37% share to Apple TVs 24% in the market. So which one do you want to get? Today, I am going to show you these three set top boxes along with their advantages and disadvantages.Then you can make an informed decision...

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Pure Jongo: Multi-room Music System – CES 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:09 — 130.8MB) Pure launched a new multi-room music system in Jongo. Pure states it’s the world’s most affordable (and colourful) multi-room music system. Jongo wireless speakers can be put anywhere – shelf, table and more. They can also move where you are. So if you are watching something on Hulu (for example) and have to go in the kitchen to make a sandwich, you can take the video AND sound with you. If you are listening to Pandora and want to sit outside, you just have to take the speaker with you. The...

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Record Shows on your PC with Hauppauge Win-TV DCR-2650

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:35 — 126.9MB) I have been very busy these last few weeks and have missed a lot of TV. In the past, I would have just shrugged it off and possibly caught it through On-Demand or HuluPlus. Before I left, I set up a Hauppauge Win-TV DCR-2650 to a Windows PC running Windows Media Center and recorded all my favorite shows. About the Hauppauge DCR-2650 Win-TV device The Hauppauge is a unit that connects your cable to a machine running Windows 7 and Media Center. The unit requires an M-Card, which is...

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Roku Adds DISHWorld Service to Streaming Channels

Today, OTT provider ROKU announced they launched DISH Networks DISHWorld services over the ROKU streaming set top box. This will feature more than 50 international programming channels including Hindi, Arabic, Urdu, Bangla and Brazilian channels. DISHWorld enables DISH to expand its distribution of ethnic channels into markets harder to reach by satellite. “We view Roku’s extensive product distribution and established platform as an excellent match for our international content offerings as we look to develop markets that historically have been difficult for us to reach,” said Chris Kuelling, vice president of international programming at DISH. “Consumers in apartment buildings, condos...

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Hulu Plus on Roku

Roku officially launched the Hulu Plus application. Sad news is you can only get Hulu on Roku if you pay $7.99 and that doesn’t limit the amount of commercials. Nonetheless, we are one step closer in cutting the proverbial cable cord. The service will hit other boxes like PS3 and XBox360 soon. “We are excited to bring Hulu Plus to all Roku users,” said Pete Distad, VP of Content Distribution for Hulu. “With Hulu Plus on Roku, TV fans will have an easy way to streamto their TVs the shows they love, whenever they want.” The $7.99 price change has...