AMD’s Zacate APU and Brazos Platform Reviewed


While at CES, Mikinho and I had a chance to sit down with AMD and left impressed with the promise of their new Zacate Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) and Brazos platform. If you’re not familiar with AMD’s Zacate, it is a new entrant designed to compete in the small form factor (SFF) and notebook PC markets. The APU, as AMD […]

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Samsung First to Reach 4TB Hard Disk Drive

We’ve only recently seen 3TB drives hit the market after a relatively long wait. Now, Samsung is the first to show off a 4TB prototype using 1TB platters. The next generation Spinpoint drive will be marketed under the EcoGreen F6 series and rotate at 5200 RPM. Samsung apparently confirmed the drive will ship in 2011. Samsung Electronics has demonstrated the […]

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Netflix Scores New Content in Deal with CBS


It’s a great day for new streaming content as Netflix will now have CBS content available beginning in April. Personally, I can’t wait to get my Twin Peaks on! CBS Corporation [NYSE: CBS.A and CBS] and Netflix, Inc. [Nasdaq: NFLX] today announced a two-year, non-exclusive licensing agreement that will allow select TV shows from CBS’s library, including episodes of “Medium” and […]

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Roku Now Officially Supports USB File Playback

If you recall from our review in December of the Roku XD|S media player, one of the dissapointments was lack of official USB file playback support. Roku has now made it official and added in mkv container support to boot. The official Roku USB Media Player channel was released this afternoon. It is now available in the Channel Store and […]

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Behind the Broadcast of Super Bowl XLV


If you didn’t know already, Super Bowl XLV is just a few more days away and FOX will be handling the broadcast honors this year. It’s not every day that I get to peek behind the scenes of the biggest broadcast event of the year so I jumped at the opportunity to meet Jeff Rozak of Calhoun Satellite Communications, Inc. […]

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LG Optimus V Android Smart Phone

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I realize this is only loosely related to home theater, but I picked up the just released LG Optimus V smart phone for Virgin Mobile. This isn’t the best spec’d or sexiest phone out there, but it packs a lot of value for $149. Even better to me is that there is no contract and I can choose a plan […]

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Hauppauge Colossus Q&A

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Update 4/1/2011: Hi Everyone, Michael has some other priorities right now so I am going to take over his efforts with the Colossus. I should be getting the card next week and will try to get a working setup in the next couple weeks to continue on with this thread. I currently have a prototype Hauppauge Colossus HD PVR in my […]

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VUDU Updates UI On Most Devices


A couple of weeks ago, I posted a review of my experience with VUDU and mentioned that a new UI was coming. Well, today is the day that it has dropped to most connected devices. I will have to wait a bit longer to see it because VUDU is still working on the update for Vizio and Samsung connected devices. […]

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Media Browser Updated

Media Browser 2.3.0 is now officially released. The new update appears to offer significant performance improvements along with several bug fixes. I’ve been using Media Browser for the past few months and am excited to try this out. Do you use Media Browser? If so, let us know how the new release is working for you. Thanks to Damian at […]

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