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    Mirroring your mobile device to a TV with MHL or SlimPort technology

    Ever wanted to mirror your smartphone screen to your big screen HDTV or other display? Some smartphones come equipped with MHL or SlimPort, and if yours does, then you are in business. There are some subtle differences between the two however. In this article I'd like to take a deeper look...
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    Roku, Apple TV, and Google Chromecast: Which streamer gets the most content?

    There are a wide variety of streaming hardware devices available on the market, and more are hitting the market all the time. Google is one the recent companies to provide us with a new option for streaming, and at a very affordable price. Initially they even offered some free Netflix...
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    Google Chromecast - In depth look at Google's streaming TV device

    You've probably already heard the buzz about Google Chromecast. It's Google's next attempt at streaming TV and it's hot right now, very hot. Any HDTV with an available HDMI port can take advantage of this new, tiny, inexpensive streaming device. It retails at $35 and eBay's at more than...
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    Google Chromecast vs Roku 3 vs Apple TV (3rd Gen) - Streaming Devices for Your TV

    Google Chromecast is cheap, very cheap. As far as what it is capable of (currently, and projected feature set) does it really compare to the Roku 3 or Apple TV? Let's see. On price point alone, sure, it can't be beat (although the U.K.'s BSkyB does come in at around $15 after currency...
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    Netflix vs Hulu Plus: The answer depends on your streaming TV needs

    Smart TVs, set-top-boxes like the Roku, and gaming consoles like the Wii and XBox do more than their original intended purpose. Besides standard TV watching, Smart TVs like the Samsung line, pull in TV, video, and music content from the web interfaced using the in-built apps. In a similar...
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    Panasonic TC-P65ZT60: 65" HD Plasma TV Review

    The TC-P65ZT60 is part of Panasonic's ZT60 Series lineup of Plasma HDTVs. The pricing for the series was announced on May 20th, and the HDTV sets are now available for purchase exclusively until July 31st at the 400 or so Magnolia locations in Best Buy. Retail expansion will commence after...
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    Top 5 universal remotes for under $50

    My parents own a remote caddy, you know, the little box to hold all of the remote controls that control the various living room gadgets that make up their home theater system. But before deciding to put out the 25 some odd for the caddy, doubling the money may have got them a better option...
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    Top 10 streaming TV apps for the iPad

    There are a lot of great and popular streaming TV and movie apps for the iPad. Some are apps are free, some require a paid subscription, and others offer multiple pricing options. Below is a list 10 best options for getting streaming video content to your iPad tablet. Content service providers...
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    Top 4 ridiculously priced remote controls

    Remote controls serve a simple purpose: they control things remotely, so why are there remote controls in the 3, 4 and 500 dollar range or even as high as $2699? They don't come with the gadgets they are meant to control. These are quite literally just the controllers. Let's take a look at some...
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    Beginners guide to understanding streaming television

    I was asked recently the question: What is streaming TV? The person asking the question (my sister), and her family watch a great deal of television. They have a high-speed DSL Internet connection and use websites like YouTube and Facebook on a frequent basis with their laptop. Here is the 'TV...
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    Netflix - Streaming media on your TV, smartphone, and enabled devices

    Netflix is a U.S. based (headquartered in Los Gatos, California) video on demand streaming service, established in 1997, which provides content on a subscription basis to subscribers all across the world. Netflix currently serves countries in North and South America, and other countries which...
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    Xbox One full of potential with voice command and gesture control

    Want to switch from gaming to streaming TV with the latest and greatest Xbox One? Just tell it what you want. More than using voice commands, it will obey motions and gestures because of the Kinect system that is now standard with every new Xbox One console. It is being called the...
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    Zoom 5350 Cable Modem/Router Review - All-in-one modem and WiFi router

    The Zoom model 5350 device is a high speed cable modem with fast wireless and Ethernet and is on the approved list for many cable companies. Available at Amazon for $112 This model of modem uses the latest DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification) standard version 3.0 with...
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    Roku 3 vs Apple TV (3rd Gen): Best streaming TV box really depends on your needs

    The Roku 3 and the 3rd generation Apple TV both have their fair share of fans. But in a world of buffets, openness and simplicity, the Roku 3 I would guess, has many more. Both the Apple TV and Roku 3 have a small footprint (scratch that, a tiny footprint), although the Apple set-top-box...
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    GamePop competes with Ouya for mobile gaming to TV, but with a twist

    Ouya, the tiny light-weight Android-based robust gaming console launched at under the $100 mark will have a competitor this winter. GamePop brings mobile gaming to the big screen TV and will provide all games for one flat subscription rate. At just $6.99 a curated selection of 500 titles will be...
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    When a DirecTV installation goes bad, it pays to complain

    An Arizona man, Harry Skigis, decided to subscribe to DirecTV after watching the "Genie" commercial when he learned that the system had "no box and no more wires." It turns out though that it wasn't wireless after all. Wires were strewn across the wall near the ceiling and the overall install...
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    Is Aereo temporary? ABC to start streaming live online this week

    Aereo, the company that is accused of "violating copyrights" of over-the-air TV providers for streaming live TV content to paid customers online might not have a product worth buying much longer. Even though the courts are siding for Aereo thus far, TV broadcasters are making moves to render...
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    Are broadcast networks like CBS, NBC and Fox going to go cable-only?

    To keep up with the significant growth in the need for wireless data at high speeds, the FCC is asking broadcast stations to trade airwaves for cash. This is part of FCC's incentive auctions and have been in development for some time, even before a company called Aereo hit the scene. The idea...
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    Susannah Collins let go from Comcast SportsNet for Freudian slip?

    Susannah Collins is no longer working with Comcast SportsNet. Apparently this has nothing to do with the viral attention that was received when Collins accidentally remarked about the "tremendous amount of sex" that the Chicago Blackhawks were having during the regular season. Reportedly she...
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    Warner Archive Instant starts May 1, Netflix to lose rare titles as result

    Warner Archive Instant is available for a free 2-week trial (2 weeks shy of what seems to be the industry standard), and costs about $10 per month thereafter. The cost is pretty much inline with similar services. The WB Instant streaming service is available on Roku devices, and promises...
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