So many new televisions, receivers and Blu-ray players coming with YouTube access baked right in, and with the exception of a few decent resolution concerts you can find on the service, there’s the nagging problem of content. Sure “Charlie Bit Me” is funny, but does it need to be 60” and 7.1 channels of funny?
So, you’re into the whole 3D craze and you’re stocking up on the gear you need to make it happen in your home. After much comparison shopping you’ve finally decided on the 3D Blu-ray player and 3D HDTV that will make your setup complete. Your home theater is going to be 3D ready, but will you?
Some companies really get digital distribution. Netflix for example. They know that some consumers are willing to sacrifice quality of picture and sound for an inexpensive and convenient way to view content. Kingston on the other hand, seems to be missing something. Combining the inconvenience of physical media with the low quality video of streaming media, Kingston and Paramount have teamed up to deliver Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen on a USB drive.
Verizon FiOS TV has announced two new additions to their push for interactive TV experiences: Internet Video and the Widget Bazaar. These services are designed to expand consumers’ ability to access social applications on the Internet through their HDTV. Those with a FiOS TV can use services such as Facebook, Twitter and Dailymotion to connect with friends while they are watching their programming.
CBS has penned a deal to begin a trial run of offering their programming via Comcast’s On Demand Online service. CBS is the first broadcast TV provider to join up with the pay-TV service from Comcast, and has remained one of the notable few broadcasters to avoid joining forces with the free-TV service, Hulu.