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Thursday, 21 June 2012 ,  Written by Dick Ward
LG and Philips Form the Smart TV Alliance for Cross-Brand Platform Support
The thing about the Google TV – the very important thing about the Google TV – is that there are a massive amount of apps available. Since it's already tied in to the Android marketplace, you can use practically any app already available on Android phones and tablets.  Proprietary operating systems used by most TV makers don't have that advantage, and there's no indication that things will change.  The heavily segmented customer base means that developers don't have much incentive to create programs for the platforms, and hardware is really only as good as the software that runs on it.
Friday, 15 June 2012 ,  Written by Dick Ward
TiVo and PayPal Team to Enable Purchases From Your TV
Have you ever watched a commercial and thought to yourself "boy I'd like one of those, but I really don't want to go anywhere to get it?" TiVo and PayPal know the feeling, and they're making things even easier by adding PayPal payments to TiVo's interactive ads.  You'll be able to link up your PayPal account and pick up products with a touch of a button.
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 ,  Written by Michael Palmer
Dolby Reveals List of Dolby Atmos Cinemas for 'Brave'
Dolby Laboratories announced today 20 cinemas wordlwide will be able to show Disney-Pixar's 'Brave' in the Dolby Atmos surround sound format. Atmos, reviewed here and here, is Dolby's most advanced and flexible theatrical surround sound format to date. It featuers at least 9.1 discrete audio channels (three front channels, two side channels, two rear channels, two overhead cieling channels, and an LFE channel) with the ability to expand up to 64.4 surround sound depending on cinema auditorium size and specifications. 'Brave', a 3D computer animated fairytale from the braintrust at Pixar, is the first film to be mixed in the ultra-immersive formatwhen the film releases on June 22, 2012. Dolby plans to equip 1,000 movie theatres with Atmos by summer 2013, but for now, you'll have to travel to select cities. Check below to see if any of your local cinemas ...
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 ,  Written by Dick Ward
Dish Network Introduces the Commercial Skipping Hopper DVR – NBC, CBS and Fox Sue
Dish Network recently announced a very cool new DVR called The Hopper.  Your DVR may have the ability to jump ahead 30 seconds and allow you to skip through commercials fairly quickly, but the Hopper can do away with them completely.  Its functionality is a bit limited at the moment – it only works for the major networks and it doesn't work until 24 hours after the program airs.  Once it does though, you simply have to make sure the commercial skipping feature is enabled, then sit back and enjoy.
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 ,  Written by Dick Ward
Samsung Unveils 2012 Lineup Including a 55
It's that time of year again. 2012 has begun and it's time for everyone in the electronics business to show off everything they're bringing to market.  First up from the Consumer Electronics Show is Samsung, who unveiled, among other things, a 55" OLED TV. Samsung is the second company to announce a 55" OLED this year with LG being the first.  Like LG's set it's incredibly thin and boasts crystal clear images, a response time that's too small for even the most observant of people to notice and a ludicrous contrast.  Sadly, also like LG's set, Samsung's new 55" OLED doesn't have a price attached.  All we know right now is that it's coming sometime this year.
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