Roku today confirmed the murmurings of yesterday that Hulu Plus is coming to its trio of set-top boxes. Starting "later this fall," the $9.99-per-month service that brings on-demand movies and TV shows from NBC, Fox, ABC, and others will be available. There is no extra fee beyond the standard Hulu Plus subscription. This is, of course, not the only way to get Hulu on your TV: Samsung, Sony, and Vizio TVs and Blu-ray players, as well as the Xbox and PlayStation 3 will feed Hulu Plus to your TV screen, but those require a much larger purchase. Roku comes in three options now, ranging from $59 to $99. (And Roku takes about six minutes to set up.) It's also an interesting option compared with the new Apple TV. Apple rejiggered its set-top offering to feature a rental-only service for content, including 99-cent TV shows. But for those who prefer a flat fee from Hulu versus paying for every show, Roku is making itself an intriguing alternative. Not to be outdone, TiVo issued its own announcement minutes after Roku's. Hulu Plus will also be coming to TiVo Premiere "in the coming months." It's the same deal, subscribers who pay $9.99 a month for Hulu Plus can add it to their TiVo Premiere box for free.
Bose is known for squeezing big sound out of little speakers, often for a lot of money. It may have created the ultimate version of that formula in the new VideoWave Entertainment System, which combines an HDTV with virtual surround sound speakers built into the bezel and a single console that routes video from your set-top box, Blu-ray player, and game console to the set. The VideoWave has a 46-inch 1080p LCD as its foundation, and Bose then somehow manages to fit 16 speakers into the surrounding frame, including six woofers, which are automatically calibrated for your room via Bose’s Adaptiq system. It also comes with a click pad remote that has a few buttons to cover basics like volume or channel control, but then touching the pad lets you control devices via an on-screen display that surrounds the image. The console houses four HDMI inputs, a pair of component-video ports, a USB port, and the inevitable iPod dock.
3Pod, Bigpoint, Kiip, PricewaterhouseCoopers, & Parks Associates address new strategies for entertainment companies at GDC
Special Session Sponsored by Canadian Consulate General Dallas addresses transformation in gaming industry
RocketGUI, LLC announced their new iPad solution designed for the mid- to high-end residential control system market. The new iPad software, named Home Pilot™, is unique because it doesn’t rely on a separate processor-based controller like other whole-home control system solutions. Instead, the control intelligence is integrated into the Home Pilot application itself providing the reliability of built-in control redundancy in multi-interface systems, plus an extremely powerful, fluid and engaging user experience. Home Pilot can be installed on as many iPad’s as desired to provide convenient access to controls and information anywhere in the home. Intuitive “home-base” style navigation makes for familiar control requiring little or no training to operate. Home Pilot controls HVAC, lighting, shades, home security, audio sources like CD changers, music servers, and streaming music clients, and video sources such as Blu-ray players, DVD changers, video servers and streaming video clients. Home Pilot also manages whole house audio and video routing and distribution and more from an intuitive, unified interface.
ivi TV™ is making it easier than ever for consumers to cut-the-cord and free themselves from paying high cable bills for access to live television content. In an ever-increasing new consumer trend, they can now easily access popular TV programming by downloading ivi TV’s app from its website. The online cable system’s app transforms nearly any internet-connected device into a “TV” allowing the user to watch live TV anytime, anywhere. At $4.99 a month for all major network programming, it is significantly cheaper than cable TV bills, which average $71.00 a month. As cable TV bundle pricing goes the way of the landline telephone business, ivi TV now delivers what consumers have been waiting for since the dawn of the Internet boom – live television over the Internet, without buffering or other issues often experienced at video on demand (VOD) sites, like YouTube.
RocketGUI, LLC announced their new iPad solution designed for the mid- to high-end residential control system market.
Brings TV to the Web Delivering the Most Compelling and Affordable Solution in the Marketplace - and More Content Than Hulu
Kramer Introduces the New VS-3232A Balanced Stereo Audio Matrix Switcher...Simultaneously Route Any/All Inputs to Any/All Outputs!
To support Control4 dealer growth and profitability, Control4 offers new tools to assist with sales, marketing, installation and business operations.
Take Video Anywhere with TMPGEnc MovieStyle -Adds Latest iPhone and iPod Touch Video File Conversion Support
TMPGEnc® MovieStyle multi-device, drag 'n drop video conversion software allows users to import video files, apply video and audio filters, then convert and transfer to 14 popular digital devices including the new iPad.
In a strategic move to continue its expansion into the commercial market, Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced that it has signed on Visitec and The Enright Company as its first commercial manufacturer's representatives.
Kramer Electronics' Kent Cawthorne Promoted to National Sales Manager of All Kramer and Sierra Video Brand Products
Kramer Electronics USA is pleased to announce that it has promoted Kent Cawthorne to National Sales Manager of all Kramer and Sierra Video brand products.
The sophistication and heritage of the Reference line housed in a sleek and contemporary spherical cabinet paired with unmatched affordability - meet the MilleniaOne.
Boasting a versatile design, high-performance engineering and desirable vibration canceling architecture, the MilleniaSub isn't messing around.
Paradigm steps up the power to their architectural subwoofer line through the addition of the new PCS-82SQ.
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RETRO-M is designed to replace existing Home Intercom Systems and operate on existing 3 and 4 wire systems. BLUETOOTH you music by adding the BT-RECEIVER. No need to remove existing master wall housing, trim plates available to cover those large holes. The RETRO-M intercom unit has a built-in AM/FM radio. Plug in mp3 players such as iPod, iPhone, Zune or any other hand held player into the master and share your music with the entire family. Choose between two music sources; listen to the radio in one room and the mp3 in another room.