Dolby Volume may have started off as a feature for higher end A/V Receivers, but it’s become increasingly popular in all markets. Loud commercials and fluctuating volumes are a problem across the board, and now even set-top boxes have incorporated the feature.
Cable set-top boxes are, for the most part, a pretty standard piece of hardware for anyone with a television. Even though they provide a huge amount of content, the boxes themselves are quite dull. Aside from a few minor tweaks, one is pretty much like the other.
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.