Dish Network Planning It’s Next Blockbuster Move


File this one firmly in the rumor category for now, but with a strong dash of it’s only a matter of time. Evidently Dish Network is preparing to unveil a Netflix-style streaming service under the Blockbuster brand. Dish bought up Blockbuster’s assets earlier this year. At the time, I was skeptical about Dish being able to do anything with the […]

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Microsoft Confirms Media Center will be Included with Windows 8


It’s quite amazing that anyone believed Microsoft was removing Windows Media Center (WMC) from Windows 8. There has been absolutely no evidence to suggest that it would be yet, apparently due to leaked private Windows 8 builds not including WMC, some Chicken Little-types decided that was their smoking gun. Steven Sinofsky of Microsoft confirmed in today’s edition of the Building Windows […]

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LED vs Plasma Power Consumption


I still think there are a large number of people out there who don’t realize how efficient most flat screen TVs are nowadays.  People probably still believe that plasma TVs are the most environmentally unfriendly devices manufactured today.  If you want a good laugh, grab a Kill A Watt monitor and check what your computer, fridge, and set top box […]

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Sony Brings 3D to Streaming


Sony engineers must be wearing out the 3’s on their keyboards these days. They’ve got 3D TVs showing 3D Blu-ray movies in between bouts of 3D games played on the PlayStation 3, and now they even have 3D streaming thanks to the SMP-N200. It may not be the first 3D-capable media streamer, but it will be the first from a […]

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PowerDVD Taps the Power of Honeycomb


CyberLink has always done a good job of at least trying to move its flagship PowerDVD product beyond simply being a media player by jumping on new disc formats and building a social experience via MoovieLive, but now CyberLink is adding some mobility to its repertoire. Their new PowerDVD Mobile looks like a pretty solid Android media player with some […]

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Starz Ditches Netflix

Starz has decided not to renew its contract with Netflix. Starz and Netflix signed a deal back in 2008 when Netflix’s Watch Instantly streaming service was still in its infancy. Starz was the first big name to make a major commitment to Netflix and was widely seen as a validation that Netflix had a shot at getting content that was […]

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