When people hear about a handheld television, they often think of those small antennae ridden devices that were good for watching a static filled version of whatever ball game was on, but very little else. Qualcomm is hoping to change the image by offering the FLO TV, a handheld touchscreen LCD that allows the viewing of live and time-shifted content from a variety of providers.
Motorola’s one of those companies that’s just so hard to get a grasp on. Their set-top boxes are regularly unimpressive, but up until they released the Droid, so were their phones. As one of the largest providers of set-tops in the US, this move has come as a surprise to industry analysts.
The increasing demand for networking capability from all consumer electronics has prompted Motorola to release the new DCX700 set-top box. Currently available to cable operators, the DCX700 is an inexpensive set-top that provides plenty of room for expansion.
Set-top box manufacturer Pace has taken a pretty large step forward with its new content sharing DVRs. By using one central Network Attached Storage device (NAS), the new solution from Pace allows users to stream up to nine streams throughout the home simultaneously.
Roku’s new Netflix players add a few options to the market for those that don’t yet have a Netflix streaming device. For those that don’t yet have a PS3, Xbox 360, HTPC, or one of the many HDTVs and Blu-ray players with the service integrated, Roku’s got your back. The lesser addition to the lineup, in price and capability, is the Roku SD.