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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Smart TV’

Samsung Leads U.S. Smart TV Market, LG on the Rise

The data from 2013 is in and it is now clear that smart TVs are the future of living room displays. Whether this is due to consumer demand or simply manufacturers including smart TV technology in new TV sets is unclear, but what is clear is that TVs will soon come with apps and ethernet ports as standard. Last month …

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Samsung is Leading the Smart TV Market

Though the big theme at this years’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was ultra HD displays, but last year’s CES zeitgeist is just starting to take off in the consumer market. Smart TV technology is beginning to become standard for nearly all new TVs sold in established markets, and a new report has provided a breakdown of all the manufacturers that …

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78 Million Smart TVs Shipped Last Year

3D TV is dead. TV manufacturers were betting that consumers wouldn’t mind putting on glasses to watch things pop out of their screens while sitting at home, and they were wrong. With that fad out of the way, though, TV manufacturers are now focusing on things that actually might sell their products: higher resolutions and more built-in features. Ultra HD …

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Firefox OS Expands To TVs, More Phones In 2014

Last year, Mozilla became another combatant in the smartphone wars when it released its Firefox OS mobile operating system. The OS entered into a market dominated by iOS and Android, but sought to capitalize on the emerging markets that both of its larger rivals have left alone in favor of mature markets. It seems last year’s launch must have been …

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Roku TV Is The Latest Smart TV On The Block

For years now, there’s been a rumor that Apple would finally ditch its set top box Apple TV and just make an actual television. After all these years, we’re still no closer to finally seeing such a device. You’d think it might just be impossible to transition from a set top box to an actual television, but Roku is proving …

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Samsung to Highlight Smart TVs at CES

The new year is almost here and that means one thing for the tech industry: CES is just weeks away. This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will feature technology-driven products, accessories, and services from companies across the world. The convention, held yearly in Las Vegas, is host to a broad swath of announcements and is often the venue where companies …

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75% of Americans Don’t Care or Know About Smart TV

TV Manufacturers are scrambling for a way to increase sales now that consumers have settled in with their HDTVs. While 4K resolutions and content are still on the horizon, “smart” TV functionality is being touted as the must have for TV-watchers. Market research firm IHS today reported, though, that most Americans just don’t care about smart TVs. A new survey …

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60-Inch Apple TV Rumored Yet Again

Is it finally coming? Finally, really, in real life coming? Those are the questions that have been surrounding the rumored (at this point mythic) Apple HDTV. Yearly predictions about the manufacture and shipping of an Apple ‘iTV‘ have repeatedly been proven false. Last year, cable companies were (plausibly) blamed for the product’s delay after pressing for a large amount of …

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LG Buys WebOS For Use in Smart TVs

After HP bought Palm in 2010, the company promptly proceeded to run the webOS operating system into the ground with a series of lackluster products. The HP TouchPad was the company’s final official webOS product, and the company ended up dropping the tablet’s price to $100 after it became a marketplace failure. In December of 2011, HP announced that is …

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CES 2013: Unu Is A Tablet, Game Console And Smart TV Rolled Up Into One Media Device

CES 2013 has been saturated with game consoles and gaming devices. With the popularity of mobile titles, everybody wants to be first to bring Android game to the big screen. Ouya was the first to propose the concept and prove there was a market for it, but others are already beating it to market with interesting concepts that combine multiple …

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Samsung to Reveal Smart TV Upgrade Kits at CES

One of the problems with trying to re-invent the TV in the same way phones and tablets have been in the past few years is that consumers can’t and won’t buy a new TV every year. As a big-ticket item, many consumers would rather wait for manufacturers to get their experimental new TV features ironed out before laying down thousands …

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Most TVs To Be Internet-Connected by 2016, Predicts Analyst

The tech research firm Gartner is predicting that almost 85% of all flat-panel TVs made in 2016 will be internet-enabled “smart TVs.” Worldwide production of “smart” flat-panel TVs is also predicted rise to 198 million units in 2016, up 35% from 2012’s 69 million units. While manufacturers will be excited enough about the new technology to increase production, it is …

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