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NCTA, pay-TV lawyers meet with FCC, try to shoot down tech industry's AllVid push

NCTA, pay-TV lawyers meet with FCC, try to shoot down tech industry's AllVid push | DVR News | Scoop.it
Lawyers for the NCTA and every major pay-TV company met with FCC commissioners earlier this week in an attempt to block supporters of the AllVid technology for set-top boxes.
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Pay TV set-top box needs an open app platform now!

Pay TV set-top box needs an open app platform now! | DVR News | Scoop.it
TiVo’s Bolt highlights the power of a unified video app platform. Operators need to adopt this approach, and give the set-top box an open app platform.
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Amazon's new Fire TV is a cheap way to get 4K in your living room

Amazon's new Fire TV is a cheap way to get 4K in your living room | DVR News | Scoop.it
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What will September's new iOS 9-based Apple TV bring to the living room?

What will September's new iOS 9-based Apple TV bring to the living room? | DVR News | Scoop.it
Apple plans to hold one of its annual fall media events on Wednesday, September 9th to introduce the new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus with Force Touch, and after many fits and starts, it appears th...
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PS4 To Finally Get A Respectable Remote

PS4 To Finally Get A Respectable Remote | DVR News | Scoop.it
PS4 To Finally Get A Respectable Remote
Dave Zatz —  August 21, 2015 — 2 Comments




Sony is set to correct a massive PS4 shortcoming with a full-featured universal remote. Not only does it utilize Bluetooth for console control, but IR is included to operate your TV and soundbar – or whatever else, given its four device capabilities. I’ll go ahead and make a few assumptions that core apps, such as Netflix and Playstation Vue, will be natively supported and that those unlabeled multicolored buttons are programmable (to create shortcuts to, say, launch that aforementioned Netflix). Of course, the comparatively svelte PS4 will now need a tuner accessory and DVR capabilities like Xbox One. ;) Whereas I’d expect something like this to run something like $50, Best Buy has it up for pre-order at $30 with an anticipated October 12th delivery (while Amazon has it shipping October 27th).

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2 responses to PS4 To Finally Get A Respectable Remote

Dan S August 21, 2015 at 6:47 pm
Ha, cool. This was one of the things encouraging me to wait on the PS4.


aaronwt August 22, 2015 at 10:07 am
I wouldn’t use the PS4 as a BD player though. The BD transport is very loud(at least the version sold since launch), and it is slower loading and navigating BDs than my Sony BDP- S6500 stand alone BD players are. I was surprised at how slow the PS4 was.
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THE WEARABLES REPORT: Growth trends, consumer attitudes, and why smartwatches will dominate

THE WEARABLES REPORT: Growth trends, consumer attitudes, and why smartwatches will dominate | DVR News | Scoop.it
Smartwatches will dominate the wearable computing industry.
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Echostar AirTV Looks A Lot Like Miracast

Echostar AirTV Looks A Lot Like Miracast | DVR News | Scoop.it
Another day, another interesting trademark to mull over. And like TiVo Bolt, we don’t have much to go on here with Echostar AirTV. Computer hardware and software for streaming audio and video content to a variety of network devices, namely, personal computers, mobile phones, tablet computers and stand-alone hardware decoders So it sounds a lot like …
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NVIDIA’s Shield 4K Android TV console now available

NVIDIA’s Shield 4K Android TV console now available | DVR News | Scoop.it
The highly anticipated NVIDIA Shield Console is finally available for purchase and is the first Android TV device to give the Fire TV some real competition. N
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Comcast CEO Brian Roberts Previews New X1 Features | INTX 2015 INTX 2015

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts Previews New X1 Features | INTX 2015 INTX 2015 | DVR News | Scoop.it
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The Roku Feed and voice search now available through the Roku mobile app for Android and iOS

The wait is over, streamers! The new search and discovery features we announced last month in the U.S. and Canada, including the Roku Feed and voice search are now available through the Roku mobile app for Android and iOS (version 3.2.0 or later) on current-generation Roku players and Roku TV models. The Roku mobile app for Windows Phone will be updated with these features at a later date. The Roku Feed The Roku Feed lets you follow entertainment you want to watch. Movies Coming Soon displays mo
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All the Ways a New Apple TV Could Dominate Your Living Room | WIRED

All the Ways a New Apple TV Could Dominate Your Living Room | WIRED | DVR News | Scoop.it
Just as the iPhone transformed several industries at once, an Apple TV that live-streams, runs apps, and controls appliances may disrupt many markets.
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TiVo Stream Back In Stock, Adds Premium Sideloading

TiVo Stream Back In Stock, Adds Premium Sideloading | DVR News | Scoop.it
After a couple month absence, with the ports reopened and another production run under their belts, TiVo Stream ($130) is back in stock. And, along with it, comes a TiVo Stream software update that enables “premium sideloading” for iPad and iPhone as first referenced at CES. However, it’s not actually the act of sideloading or …
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Roku 4, For Real This Time

Roku 4, For Real This Time | DVR News | Scoop.it
After weeks of leaks, the Roku 4 finally breaks cover. As expected, new 4K and 801.11ac capabilities receive top billing, Also, not too shabby is the additional of optical output, unlike the majority of its streaming competition. And the mystery of that top port or sensor is finally solved. It’s neither. But, rather, a remote finder button used in conjunction …
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Aereo’s Heir: Simple.tv to Launch New Cloud DVR Called ShowDrive (Exclusive)

Aereo’s Heir: Simple.tv to Launch New Cloud DVR Called ShowDrive (Exclusive) | DVR News | Scoop.it
Aereo may be dead, but that doesn’t stop a number of startups trying to reinvent the DVR for the Netflix age. One of them is Simple.tv, which is about to unveil a major change in direction with the...
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Delighting consumers every day with cloud DVR and better VOD | VideoNet

Delighting consumers every day with cloud DVR and better VOD | VideoNet | DVR News | Scoop.it
Cloud DVR gives consumers what they want: the ability to record anything at anytime, including unlimited simultaneous recordings, to play back on any device. It is an example of how service providers can delight consumers every day, says Simon Frost, Global Head of Media Marketing and Communications at Ericsson. Meanwhile, the technology that underpins cloud DVR should provide highly efficient storage and the cost efficiencies that come with centralized, software-based operations. And if you can apply the same technologies to simplify VOD deployment to multiple screens, even better.
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Apple Is About To Lay Down Its TV Cards

Apple Is About To Lay Down Its TV Cards | DVR News | Scoop.it
A new Apple TV is on the way, though, and it could move the needle in more than one industry. According to information I’ve been able to compile from..
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Apple To Release New Apple TV In September, Report Says

Apple To Release New Apple TV In September, Report Says | DVR News | Scoop.it
Rumor has it that Apple should soon release a new version of its set-top box as well as a new streaming service for TV content. According to a new report by..
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4K Sky box within weeks

4K Sky box within weeks | DVR News | Scoop.it
4K Sky box within weeks
JULY 27, 2015 11.37 EUROPE/LONDON BY JULIAN CLOVER

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Sky plans to leapfrog its pay-TV rivals when its new set-top developed under Project Ethan is released in the next few weeks.

In time the receiver is expected to be rolled out in the UK, Germany and Italy.

The Daily Telegraph described ‘SkyQ’ as a new ‘Apple and Netflix-style box’. While Netflix doesn’t actually produce a box of its own, there is more than a nod in terms of style with reccomendations between on demand and linear content further blurring the origination of content.

SkyQ will feature at least four tuners that can be used to distribute content throughout the home. Like the new BT YouView box it will also be capable of Ultra High Definition reception.

Content will be beamed to mobiles and tablets on the home network, directly integrating receiver with the Sky Go mobile service.

It’s hoped the new receiver will help Sky regain the technical supremacy it has held for much of its 25 years as a satellite platform. While BT may have announced its own 4K version of the YouView box to be released in time for the new football season, the basic technology and interface behind it is over three years old.

Sky’s own Sky+ HD box has been in the marketplace for the best part of ten years, with the occasional refresh of the EPG, and most significantly the addition of an internet connection that has enabled the successful Sky On Demand.

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The Microsoft DVR Is Dead; Long Live The Microsoft DVR

The Microsoft DVR Is Dead; Long Live The Microsoft DVR | DVR News | Scoop.it
Microsoft’s been in the DVR business for eons… and in all sorts of forms, like this long-forgotten LG set-top. They’ve also excelled at ignoring and exiting the DVR business. Which is why it should come as no surprise that Windows 10 will not feature any sort of Media Center experience. In fact, I wouldn’t have …
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Off On A Tangent: Comcast Announces new Xfinity remote with voice control

Off On A Tangent: Comcast Announces new Xfinity remote with voice control | DVR News | Scoop.it
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Silicon Dust To Launch HDHomeRun DVR Software

As with Pebble, Silicon Dust has leveraged Kickstarter as a marketing tool and storefront, versus a startup fundraiser. And they’re now accepting preorders for their upcoming HDHomeRun DVR software and service. Basically, the new DVR experience will leverage existing HDHomeRun networked tuning hardware and a QNAP NAS, Western Digital MyCloud NAS, or computer for storage. The headless approach …
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The new MacBook's single port comes with a major security risk

After years of development, USB Type-C is making a very big debut. Last week, Apple announced its new MacBook would come with just a single Type-C plug for both power and data, a move that allowed...
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