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Roku users: second class citizens

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. update Roku has come out with a note on the Roku user forum about Netflix and HD quality: Roku will be delivering Netflix in HD by the end of the year Roku will be using Advanced Profile encodes which will deliver HD at substantially lower bit-rates than what Xbox is offering The […]

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AppleTV update

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. Now that’s the ticket…Apple has released its anticipated AppleTV update. I’m installing now, as I write this. Among the changes are support for HD TV shows, of course, but also Genius playlists, as well as being able to put the machine into Standby mode using Settings, rather than having to […]

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Game over?

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. From GigaOM: There are other participants, some that are well known, like HP with its HP MediaSmart Connect, or TiVo. And some are upstarts, like Vudu, Zv, Verismo and Sezmi. But the future belongs to Amazon, Netflix or Apple. It’s still too early to tell which one will win the race […]

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AppleTV Rumors

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. Rumors abound this weekend that something is up with AppleTV. TUAW first wrote about the AppleTV signs coming down, and erroneously mentioned about machines being pulled. The site later made an update that the machines haven’t been pulled, and conjecture in comments is that the signage change is because of one year […]

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Eureka: product placement and social media

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. Eureka is a popular science fiction show currently showing on the Sci-Fi channel, on Hulu, as well as downloadable from Unbox, and iTunes in beautiful, and expensive, HD. Now in its third year, the show was faced with an interesting challenge at the beginning of the season development: this season’s […]