Posts Tagged ‘ set top box ’

Apple TV Gets Life Support Update

Jun 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Internet TV, Video

Apple has quietly updated the software for Apple TV to version 2.4. Here’s what’s new in this version: Refer the table below for Apple TV Software Update 2.4 features: Remote app directional control – Control your Apple TV with simple finger gestures via the Remote app. This feature requires Remote 1.3 running on an iPhone […]

Cisco To Buy Flip Video Maker Pure Digital

Mar 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Computer Hardware, General, Video

Router and networking behemoth Cisco today announced its plans to acquire the privately-held Pure Digital Technologies, the makers of the popular, inexpensive little Flip Video cameras. Cisco calls the reported $590 million acquisition “key to Cisco’s strategy to expand our momentum in the media-enabled home and to capture the consumer market transition to visual networking.” […]

Half of U.S. Broadband Households Want Internet TV Now

Mar 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Internet TV, Video

Tech industry and consumer research firm Parks Associates have published a new report that explains that on-demand video libraries and custom widgets will drive adoption of “connected television experiences” — that is, Internet TV. The research firm’s new white paper, “From Boob Tube to YouTube: Consumers and TV“, points to strong interest among U.S. broadband […]

Piper Jaffray Forecasts Apple Planning ‘Connected Television’, Skeptics Disagree

Feb 5th, 2009 | By | Category: Digital Movie Store, Digital Video Recorder, Internet TV, Video

Apple Insider says that investment bank Piper Jaffray expects Apple to introduce networked tv, along with an Apple TV set-top DVR box later this year. Apple has consistently denied interest in such markets, however. “We expect Apple to design a connected television over the next two years (launching in 2011) with DVR functionality built in,”Piper […]

One Million Xbox LIVE Members Download and Activate Netflix on Xbox 360

Feb 5th, 2009 | By | Category: Digital Movie Store, Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video

Software giant Microsoft and movie rental behemoth Netflix today announced that 1 million Xbox LIVE Gold members have downloaded and activated Xbox LIVE application from Netflix in the three months since the initiative launched last November. The Netflix application allows Xbox LIVE Gold members to instantly watch movies and TV episodes rented from Netflix via […]

Netgear Takes On Apple With Two New Internet TV Boxes

Jan 7th, 2009 | By | Category: General

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week, networking hardware maker Netgear unveils two new Internet-connected set-top boxes. Netgear’s product launch comes amid a flurry of announcements and launches of other Internet-ready televisions and digital video players and recorders: the Roku digital video player‘s partnership with Amazon, Netflix-enabled televisions, among others. The company says the […]

Build A Set Top Box Out Of An Altoid Tin With YBox

Jun 4th, 2008 | By | Category: General, Internet TV, Strange

LadyAda, creator of a variety of cool DIY projects that have been featured in Make magazine, has a new kit that lets you make your own Internet set-top box out of an Altoid tin.  Description: The YBox2 is a DIY networked set-top box. Connect it to your TV and you can design customized content to […]