All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘smart TVs’

Here Are the Best TVs for Netflix, According to Netflix

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas this past January, Netflix unveiled a new program called Netflix Recommended TV, “to help consumers identify smart TVs that offer better performance, easier menu navigation and new features that improve the experience for Internet TV services.” Now, the independent smart TV evaluation program has just produced its first picks. Without further ado, these …

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Roku TV, Smart TVs Built on Roku, Now Pre-Orderable

If you’re a big streamer and your Roku box or Roku stick is the most-used device attached to your TV, you can finally cut out the middleman. Roku has just launched the first Roku TVs, smart TVs with the Roku platform baked right in, a little over seven months after debuting them at CES. Roku has two manufacturers making their …

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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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Smart TVs Expected to be in Sales Majority in China

At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), TV manufacturers focused on two features that they hope will sell their devices in the stagnating TV market. One is ultra HD (UHD) TV, an increased resolution that is predicted to become popular, but only when prices for UHD displays drop for the consumer market and a corresponding wealth of 4K content is …

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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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Senator Thinks Smart TVs Might Be Watching You

Smart TVs are incredibly easy to hack. In a report from last year, hackers had discovered an easy exploit in Samsung Smart TVs that allowed them to take control of the camera and spy on the owner of said TV. A similar hack has one Congressman very concerned. Sen. Chuck Schumer wrote a letter to television manufacturers earlier this week …

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Samsung Acquires Boxee For $30 Million [Report]

Boxee is just one of many players that are trying to hasten along the cord cutting trend by bringing media streaming to the living room. After a few years of operating as an independent company, Boxee has reportedly been bought up. Isreali site The Marker (as translated by The Verge) reports that Samsung has acquired Boxee for $30 million. The …

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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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