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EchoStar outs its HDT-610R Ultra Slim Box, says it’s ‘world’s slimmest’ DVR

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

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EchoStar has come a long way since unveiling that HDS-600RS early last year, and today the European company’s taking the wraps off of its newest DVR, the Ultra Slim Box HDT-610R. Keeping true to its moniker, the 610R measures in at a slim 14mm thin, while weighing in at just under two pounds. Physical features aside, EchoStar’s managed to stuff a 500GB hard drive inside the DVR’s scrawny body, as well as a couple of USB 2.0 incisions and single Ethernet and HDMI ports. On the software end, the device is equipped with a Freeview+ HD feature that offers subscription-free access to over 50 “high quality” and four high-def channels — though, you will have to pay a one-time fee for the service. The HDT-610R will be available for pre-order starting May 4th, with Amazon, John Lewis and Maplin being the first online vendors to have it for up for grabs. No word on pricing yet, but in the meantime all you Euro folks can gander at the PR below to soak up the rest of the deets.

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LG unveils 84-inch ‘ultra definition’ 4K TV it’s bringing to CES 2012

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

LG let us know at CES 2011 that it had 4K LCD televisions in the pipeline, but unfortunately they didn’t make it out this year. Expect for that to change in 2012, as the company just announced it’s bringing an 84-inch “ultra definition” (3840×2160) TV to Las Vegas to go along with its 55-inch OLED. It has all of LG’s Cinema 3D and Smart TV features built-in, including support for that upgraded Magic Motion remote and voice control. There’s no official word yet on when we’ll see these on shelves or at what price, but it certainly looks production ready compared to other prototypes that have been displayed over the years. While we don’t have easy sources of 4K-res video content yet, one of the reasons LG is making the jump first is for 3D. Its Cinema 3D tech uses a Film Pattern Retarder (FPR) screen and passive glasses that result in lowered resolution, but with those extra pixels there’s no question about whether viewers are still getting at least an HD picture. So far 4K at home is the domain of Sony and JVC’s high-priced projectors, but we’ll see if any other companies (we’ll check off Toshiba right now) show off upgrades in size and resolution of their HDTVs this year. Check the press release after the break for a few more details.

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LG unveils 84-inch ‘ultra definition’ 4K TV it’s bringing to CES 2012 originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 28 Dec 2011 23:14:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Need Power for your Phone or Tablet? It’s in the Bag with Powerbag

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Powerbag’s line of stylish, functional briefcases, backpacks and more don’t just transport our gear, but also a couple of extra tankfuls of gas.

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It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 6 Blu-ray Review

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

We don’t know how, but the gang from Philadelphia somehow manages to survive another season.

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Netflix’s ISP report card is much less interesting now that it’s out

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

As promised, Netflix has released performance statistics for U.S. and Canadian ISPs, culled from the many HD streams it provides. Unfortunately there’s not much enlightening information to be found, while Charter did rank at the top in overall average bitrate the other major cable ISPs like Comcast, Cox and Time Warner weren’t far behind, with only the smaller DSL providers appearing to lag behind and Clearwire’s 4G service at the absolute lowest (no mobile data here, these were averaged from HD streams and devices only.) The most interesting data at first glance is Verizon mired squarely in the middle, although it’s hard to tell if its own DSL customers are actually dragging down the lightning performance one would expect to experience on FiOS. Also potentially impacting performance are the number of lower-speed capped packages in use, mostly on DSL lines. Ultimately, it’s really difficult to pull any useful data from the charts provided but given time we may be able to observe any notable shifts in performance, if they occur. Go ahead and click through for the Canadian chart and a breakdown of the data presented and how it was accumulated.

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It’s Official, Hulu is Coming to Roku

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Starting this month, endless TV options will be available on all existing Roku players, via Hulu Plus.

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Sling says it’s fixed ‘many’ of the problems affecting users, still has more work to do

Sunday, August 8th, 2010
Sling said on Friday that it was working on fixing the array of issues plaguing its streaming service, and it now says that it’s made some changes that “seem to have addressed many of the problems.” Speaking with Crave, a Sling spokesperson further added that the issues “were the result of a data migration process that, while carefully planned for a long time, still had a number of unexpected problems.” The spokesperson went on to note that while things have gotten better over the last 24 hours, “they aren’t nearly good enough for everyone yet” — something confirmed by a number of Sling users who are continuing to report problems on the official support forums today. So hang in there — things are getting better, slowly.

Sling says it’s fixed ‘many’ of the problems affecting users, still has more work to do originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 08 Aug 2010 17:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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