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Monday, 20 January 2014 ,  Written by Walter Mitty
HBO Go Coming to Both the PS3 and PS4
HBO CEO: "When we premiere 'Game of Thrones' this year, we will be up on PS3." The PS3 has been a great all-around media device, and it continues to be a top option with the new consoles still in their media option infancy. With features like Blu-ray playback, DLNA compatibility, and streaming apps enjoyed by millions, the PS3 remains a go-to for many. Unfortunately, one area where the console has lagged behind involves the continual popular HBO Go streaming option for HBO customers.
Thursday, 04 April 2013 ,  Written by Dick Ward
'Arrested Development' Finally Confirmed for May 26th
We tend to focus more on high-end gear than individual shows here on AV Rev but there are some things that you just can't ignore, like the cult classic known as 'Arrested Development.' The show is finally returning on May 26th, but not to TV. The show is exclusive to Netflix. This marks a potential for big change in the industry, and the first major show to move from TV to the internet. Not only does it mean a possible change in the way business is done, but it gives hope to fans of shows cancelled on traditional TV channels. If the show is a success on 'Netflix,' we could start to see some big changes. I
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 ,  Written by Dick Ward
Verizon Wants to Pay for Cable Channels Based on Viewing Time
Verizon has a new plan in the works that would reduce the cost of cable channels for them, and hopefully for us too.  The company is in talks to pay for channels based on viewing time, instead of in blocks like they do currently. 
Thursday, 10 January 2013 ,  Written by Dick Ward
The last update to Netflix streaming allowed many more people to access HD streams, but users also found that it brought down the overall quality of HD streaming, making the picture softer and less defined.  Netflix has responded by creating a new tier that they're calling Super HD.  It doesn't take you past 1080p, but it does offer better video and audio for those that have nice fast internet connections.  That's not the only requirement though – the improved HD is only available to a very limited number of people.
Thursday, 13 December 2012 ,  Written by Dick Ward
The CALM Act is Now in Effect – Commercials are Getting Quieter
It's finally here!  As of today, the CALM act is officially in effect.  For those not familiar, the main thrust of CALM is to ensure that commercials are not louder than the shows that they're airing with.  In other words, no longer will you be blasted with a crazy loud commercial for sponges or something when you've just experienced a really sweet or sad moment in your favorite show.
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