Hulu users would wait a lot longer to catch up on their favorite shows, if Dish Network VP of Online Content Development and Strategy Bruce Eisen had his way. “If I can watch Glee tomorrow morning and I don’t have to pay a pay TV service –- I think that’s bad,” Eisen said during a panel about cord cutting at the Streaming Media West conference this morning. The model of sites like Hulu that make catchup content available immediately isn’t benefiting the industry, he said, adding that broadcasters should instead reserve catchup episodes for authenticated TV Everywhere services, and only make them available freely after 30 days. “If people decide that they don’t have to pay for pay TV, then one of the pillars (of the TV industry) starts crumbling,” he said.
VidaBox ThinClientV2 Media Extender Provides Faster Performance for 1080p Blu -ray & DVD Playback, Replaces ThinClientHD
VidaBox, LLC debuts the ThinClientV2, a low-cost Blu-ray & DVD media extender which replaces the ThinClientHD. Preserving the original design's mini form factor, it offers significantly better Blu-ray playback performance at a similar price point.
AMD and iZ3D Cooperate to Expand Stereoscopic 3D on the AMD Graphics Platform
Atlona Technologies Soon to Release New Professional 10 -input Video Scaler/ Processor/Switcher with HDMI Output, the AT -LINE -PRO4
Atlona Technologies, a manufacturer of AV signal processing equipment and technology, is soon to release their Professional 10-input Video Scaler / Processor / Switcher with HDMI Output, the AT-LINE-PRO4
With many experts predicting that consumer electronics will emerge as one of the hottest gift categories in an otherwise hum-drum holiday, Walmart, Target and Best Buy are already sweetening the shopping options. Walmart is planning "The Amazing Walmart Electronics Event," kicking off Nov. 6, with low prices on a full line of Vizio HDTVs, including a 26-inch model for $198, a Compaq laptop for $288, and a $50 gift card for the Sony PlayStation 3 Move Bundle. And Target says it will begin offering the iPhone -- expected to be one of the season's most coveted gifts -- in some 850 stores that include Target Mobile centers beginning Nov. 7, and is cutting prices on iPod touch and offering two-for-one video games. Best Buy is rolling out its new line of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones and Beatbox portable speakers, and offering "Free Phone Friday" specials. That's because while an estimated 32% of shoppers plan to make a consumer electronics purchase this season, reports the Consumer Electronics Association, they're also expected to be exceedingly price-wary.
Leuven, Belgium-based Philips has pulled the plug on its Pronto remote control line. The company issued a statement to the European press over the weekend that read in part: "In December 2009, Philips announced the intention to relocate some of its existing remote control activities in Leuven, Belgium to Asia. At the same time, the intention was communicated to investigate alternative strategic options for the Pronto business, as this activity no longer fits with the Philips strategy. Following thorough research, no suitable partner was found for the acquisition of these activities. As such, Philips confirms today that it will discontinue the Pronto product line and related activities." Philips said it plans to offer support to users of the existing line. The company also said it "will engage in a dialogue with its social partners on the consequences for the involved personnel of this announcement." The announcement came less than two months after Philips launched its latest Pronto product, the TSW9500 in-wall touchscreen , at CEDIA EXPO in Atlanta, as well launching a new, more robust website for the line.
Haivision Now Uniquely Provides the Industry With Best-in-Class Video Streaming, IPTV, Digital Signage, and Interactive Solutions for Every Market Segment
Expanding its Design by Runco Initiative, Runco's D-73d, Q-1500d, SC-50d and SC-60d projectors will now be available with the brand's exclusive FinishPalette customizable design options.
The highly anticipated 3D Blu-ray disc (BD) edition of AVATAR, the highest grossing theatrical film of all time, will be available in Europe from today exclusively bundled with Panasonic Full HD 3D products
Movie kiosk operator Redbox has confirmed in a conference call late this week that it's planning to offer Internet movie streaming in 2011. The CEO of parent company Coinstar, Paul Davis, explained that there were talks with a "number of highly interested parties" hoping to start a Redbox Internet service in 2011. Physical rentals were still to be a core feature, but Internet video was a "significant opportunity," Davis said. The executive warned investors not to presume that it would follow the $4 monthly subscription model proposed in a survey earlier this year. It was a "bit premature" to assume that Redbox would follow this model, made popular by Netflix, versus the pay-per-title approach taken by Amazon Video On Demand or Apple's iTunes. In the early suggestion, viewers would have had both unlimited movie streaming as well as four free DVD rentals each month, effectively giving users free Internet access for the same cost as using ordinary Redbox service once a week.
Runco Hits the Road with Dealers to Give Customers a Look at the Latest in Home Entertainment Technology
Runco and select dealers are co-hosting demonstrations of cinema-quality experiences and the latest in 3D technology for the home.
QuickLicense 5 adds subscription licenses starting from activation date with grace period, delayed activation, quick validate for plugins, dual licenses, remote data retrieval, a pre-activation message and powerful programming commands.
The E-Blast will Include Information on What's Happening within VMP Headquarters, the Latest Product Updates and Marketing Efforts, and Much More
In its first-ever ranking of 3D performance, Consumer Reports evaluated 14 3D TV models and found that plasma TVs are better at displaying 3D images than LCD sets, primarily because they exhibit less ghosting, or double images that appear even when wearing 3D glasses. Three plasma models from Panasonic exhibited the best 3D picture quality and the least ghosting of all the sets tested. The report appears in the December Annual Electronics issue and online at www.ConsumerReports.org . “It remains to be seen whether 3D TV is just a novelty or a new product category in the consumer electronics space,” said Paul Reynolds, electronics editor for Consumer Reports. “But, our tests show that there are some fine 3D TV sets out there for those consumers eager for a new experience.”
New reps groups will provide Autonomic dealers more support and better opportunity for growth.
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