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Skype for the iPhone is going to work on TVs, too

Normally, when I report on Skype, I usually am doing that on mobilewhack. However, a recent announcement from the VoIP company has stated that the iPhone App will be working with Skype-enabled TVs. read more…

TiVo and Charter have got a new deal going on

I have just learned that TiVo has just started a multiyear deal with Charter Communications to bring the Premiere set-top box and interface to the cable provider.

Here’s what my Source has to say:

According to Charter, its deal with TiVo is designed to bring its customers “a new and enhanced experience. read more…

Is a Netflix button going to be on your remote?

Considering how Netflix is doing well with plans to expand internationally, as well as being on the Boxee Box, is it really a surprise to consider a Netflix button on a remote?

This morning, and I am going to assume planned to coincide with CES 2011, Netflix announced that this Spring will feature a button with the company’s logo on such remote brands like Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, and Best Buy’s Dynex. read more…

BBC not going full speed ahead with 3D content

Sure, 3D TV has yet to really catch on, which may explain the BBC’s current position.

Apparently, the BBC doesn’t want to invest in anything that is yet unproven, even though certain networks are trying their best to do something with 3D as quickly as possible. read more…

VIZIO XVT has some serious widgets going on

Even though Vizio may be number two, the XVT LCDs will have some very interesting features.

In addition to the LED backlighting on their 42, 47, and 55 inch models, Vizio is doing a widget based app platform with companies like Netflix, Pandora, and others with built-in WiFi and QWERTY Bluetooth remote. read more…

The LG LE8500 has got some good dimming levels going on

This is the LG LE8500, a television that has full-array backlight with local dimming, which means that “hundred of independent cells behind the screen can brighten or dim independently”. read more…

The Theater Going Experience-No Longer Worth It?

I was reading this great article over at the San Francisco Gate online–of course, in this case, I think it’s really great because it mirrors exactly what I’ve been saying about theatrical-movie going since back in 2007. read more…

Toshiba XDE600KE-Toshiba Going Back To The Well

So there’s a new product announcement from Toshiba, the Toshiba XDE600KE, which proves conclusively that they’re still smarting over losing the HD / Blu-Ray format war.

For those of you not familiar with the XDE format, and frankly, if you are, you’re not alone, the XDE format is the format that upconverts standard DVDs so that these play in full 1080p. read more…

Is Blockbuster Going Down?

No matter if you like it or not, Blockbuster, an important icon in the home entertaining business, might not make it alive out of the current economic crisis. Netflix is dominating the movie-renting business as the company has rapidly adapted to our current needs. read more…

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