Rhapsody Aims for Smart TVs with Panasonic, LG, and Samsung

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Microsoft isn’t the only company looking to conquer the living room with a streaming music service this month. Rhapsody has been quite prolific, developing apps for just about every mobile device ecosystem one can think of, but now the company is looking to engage consumers in their living rooms. Rhapsody has announced that their music app is now available for […]

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Samsung Adds Chrome, YouTube, and Google Play to SmartHub

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Samsung’s relationship with Google has been on a slow burn for quite some time and Samsung’s first Google TV device is still hovering on the distant horizon, but that hasn’t stopped Samsung from continuing to flirt with Google. Samsung has added Chrome, YouTube, and Google Play apps to the Samsung SmartHub app store. Collectively, these three apps bring just about […]

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Samsung Brings Top-End ES9000 TV to U.S.

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Samsung will be launching their top-of-the-line ES9000 Smart TV in the U.S. in August. The 75-inch monster is expected to cost $9,999, which I am sure that many will agree is a mere pittance given that the TV will be launching with a special, Samsung-exclusive, gesture-controlled version of Angry Birds. Integrated into the .13-inch bezel will be a camera for […]

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Year-Over-Year LCD TV Shipments Fall for First Time, Samsung and Vizio Hold Top Spots

Samsung’s decision to spin of their LCD unit into a separate company earlier this year was prompted by falling panel prices amid a worldwide component glut. The problem wasn’t just the abundance of manufacturers pumping out lower quality, inexpensive panels, but falling demand for LCD TVs. That falling demand became even more evident in a recent NPD DisplaySearch report that […]

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Samsung BD-D6500 3D Blu-Ray Player Review

As more companies continue to battle for the Blu-ray player in your living room, so too do the features increase as the costs reduce. Samsung has the benefit of having a full line of products and are starting to leverage those between their different products. The trend is continuing. Blu-ray player competition is getting fierce and we all will be […]

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Samsung Confirms 3D TV Market Growth Slow

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TP Vision wasn’t the only company on hand at the IFA Global Press Conference in Croatia this week. Samsung was also there to outline its plans to continue to dominate TV sales. Like TP Vision, Samsung had a lot of praise to share for the growth of smart TVs, but Samsung was also sharing some less than encouraging news about […]

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