$15 streaming bundles coming from AT&T and Philo

Zatz Not Funny! is reporting that there are two new $15 over-the-top (OTT) streaming options coming. But, to do hit that price point… No sports. Which for many people is completely OK, but for others (like me) it is a blocking issue… To hit the $15 price point, these two over-the-top streaming services provide fewer channels and do away with […]

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NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV

Let me start by saying, I am not much of a gamer. So while the NVIDIA Shield Android TV box has been out for a while, offering 4K UHD support for native playback and over-the-top (OTT) services like Netflix, the value proposition really did not speak to me given its $200/£150 (16GB) $300/£220 (500GB “PRO”) price tag. The landscape for […]

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HDR Roku on the horizon

As is typical for this sort of news, Zatz Not Funny! has the skinny on a new crop of Rokus queuing for release. While I’ve lost most of my love for our Roku 2 since testing started on the NIVIDA Shield, I think it remains the best general purpose media streamer for most people – and the price should be […]

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Sony Vue OTT Live TV streaming released nationwide

I’m not sure you can really call a $30/month (baseline) TV package “cord cutting”. Since you’ve just switched your cable provider from a QAM to IP service. C-NET has a lot of detail, including that locals aren’t included in many markets (really?). Looks interesting, but I’m not convinced unless the “Cloud DVR” really offers full DVR features, and the pricing […]

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Amazon Video Now Available to UK Roku Users

Falling clearly into the wait-it-wasn’t-there-already category, apparently the Amazon Video channel never made it to the UK. Until now that is, with the channel finally available to UK Roku users. If Amazon wants its Prime Video streaming service to properly compete with Netflix, it needs to be available on every major set-top box. Period. Today, the company is inching closer […]

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How Well Does Streaming Compare To Blu-ray

If you like movies, quality matters. The more “real” the audio and video, the more immersive and enjoyable the experience. That’s why we like big, high resolution TVs and multi-channel audio. No doubt OTT streaming services have gotten better, much better, over the last couple years. But how well do they stack up against physical media? It’s been over two […]

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What’s the Best Streamer

A while back I was pondering whether to opt for the new-fangled Roku 4 or “settle” on a 2015 Roku 2. Fortunately, David Katzmaier has taken a crack at this conundrum and picked a clear winner.   Streaming video, whether it’s from Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime, Watch ESPN or PBS Kids, is more popular than ever. And the selection of […]

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BBC Store Opens for Business

From a retail and content perspective there aren’t many time those living in the UK can legitimately claim a first. This, however, is one of those times with the BBC opening up 7,000 hours of material and more planned, including some controversial programs, for sale to UK residents. Ha Ha 😉   What is BBC Store? BBC Store allows you […]

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Roku 4 Announced With 802.11AC and 4K Support

Rumors have been floating around for a couple weeks now, and it looks like all the ones I saw were correct with the Roku 4 supporting 4K content, 802.11AC, quad-core SoC, and somewhat surprisingly the return of optical audio out (TOSLINK) — probably for the soundbar user. It is a welcome update both for those holding out for updated hardware, […]

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