Hulu Plus on Roku all but Confirmed

There are rumors, and even confirmation to a certain degree, that suggest Roku will be getting Hulu Plus capabilities soon.  Depending on timing, this could be a coup for Roku (hardware starts at a $60) and one more online streaming capability they’d boast. GigaOM/NewTeeVee says the deal is done, confirmed via a Roku partner web page for … Read more

Sonos Introduces Wireless iPhone & iPod Dock

Sonos announced an addition to their hardware lineup today in the form of a new wireless dock. If you have a Sonos whole-home audio solution you probably already know that your iPhone and iPod touch can be used as a free remote control on your Sonos.  And you’ve been able to plug your iPod into … Read more

Roku Drops Prices… Ahead of Apple TV Refresh?

Roku may be responding to competition from Sony and others (rumors of a refreshed Apple TV/iTV with Netflix streaming) with a decent price drop on their popular streamer boxes: Roku SD Player is now $59 (was $79) Roku HD Player is now $69 (was $99) Roku HD-XR Player is now $99 (was $129) Add to … Read more

Next Generation SageTV HTPC Extender Arrives

Over the past several years SageTV has been able to differentiate itself within the home theater PC (HTPC) crowd by offering dedicated hardware. Their last extender and media player – the SageTV HD Theater HD200 was a definite success and considered top of the class when it comes to HTPC extenders.  But the HD200 has been … Read more

Traditional Books versus Digital Books

I’ve been thinking about the rapid move towards eBooks we’re witnessing right now and came across a pretty interesting related graphic/chart by Newsweek. Here’s a few snippets from the comparison: $4.05 average production cost for $26 hardcover $0.50 average production cost for $9.99 eBook download $3.90 average author royalty per paper book $2.12 average author … Read more

CableCARD Support Coming to SageTV or MythTV?

HTPC enthusiasts, listen up. TheDigitalMediaZone broke some pretty exciting news Sunday afternoon. The first of this is important to SageTV, MythTV and many other HTPC software users because it partially opens up CableCARD to non-Microsoft MediaCenter software. I’ve been hearing talk of this for a while from different people, so it’s not a total surprise … Read more

AppleTV Rumors: iTV, 720P?

Engadget has posted something, that I’ll consider a rumor until official, regarding a much speculated AppleTV revision expected this Fall. Good News: The new version of AppleTV seems to be more and more likely. Supposedly will be priced at $99 which isn’t too bad. There would likely be an App store in this scenario since it … Read more

Ceton Quad CableCARD Tuner Arrives (For Real)

It’s here. Ceton’s quad-CableCARD tuner, aka InfiniTV 4, has finally started shipping to those who pre-ordered – and the first few end user hands-on reports are trickling out. The Ceton tuner is unique for the following reasons: There aren’t a lot of choices at the moment for CableCARD tuners.  So anytime we see a company willing … Read more