entertainment

Open IPTV Forum Published HTML5 Standard For Connected TV

  • Posted on: 1 July 2013
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

Through a major collaborative effort the Open TV Forum has updated and published a new HTML profile for developers of Connected TVs.  The forum hopes that by providing clean and open standards for the smart TV platform it will accelerate the creation of a mass market for IPTV.  Supported by most of the major consumer electronics manufacturers, the standard defines the base specification for end-to-end IPTV devices and services of the future.

Home Media Servers Take Center Stage In The Home

  • Posted on: 20 June 2013
  • By: chw staff

The global market for Home Media Servers is growing and growing fast, in the next five years (2013-2018) it is estimated to worth approximately US$141.3 Billion. This is according to a report done by GIA titled “Home Media Servers: A Global Strategic Business Report”.  They have found that we are spending more to entertain ourselves at home and the growth in digital content is forcing us to centralise content storage and management.

Get Free Digital TV on Your Mobile With Siano's Meron

  • Posted on: 6 June 2013
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

Siano wants to make it possible for us to watch regular broadcast TV over our mobile and tablet with the release of Meron.  The wireless accessory transforms regular Android and Apple devices into digital TVs without the need for internet TV subscription. So if you don’t mind the bulk for the convenience of watching live TV the Meron allows you to watch live TV at a location convenient to you.

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Could Microsoft Xbox One Replace The Set-top Box?

  • Posted on: 22 May 2013
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

The features discussed during the unveiling of game consoles usually based around speed, graphics quality and general performance.  Microsoft yesterday unveils it next game console – Xbox One but unlike before the tone was different and features discussed were softer and circle more around entertainment via the web.  A look closer and it seems that Xbox One will eclipse the need for a set-top box in the home.

Netgear Offers Google TV with NeoTV Prime

  • Posted on: 7 January 2013
  • By: chw staff

Netgear has expanded their range of smart TV solution NeoTV with NeoTV Prime.  Unlike the other models NeoTV Prime comes with Google TV adding Netgear to the list of companies offering Google TV.  The new addition to the Netgear family of streaming players offer advance flexibility to your home entertainment; NeoTV Prime allows you to easily search and find what you want to watch.

LIME Selects Entone's FusionTV To Offer Premium PayTV via Internet

  • Posted on: 5 December 2012
  • By: chw staff

LIME, a Caribbean division of Cable & Wireless is to roll out Entone’s FusionTV services in the region.  Using adaptive bitrate (ABR) and HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technologies, within the FusionTV solution LIME will offer the first premium PayTV service via the Internet. Program that will be streamed from networks such as CBS, NBC and ABC, sports from ESPN, music from MTV , Nicklodean and lifestyle programs from Warne Brothers.

Give The Sony Xperia Tablet S A Home This Christmas

  • Posted on: 18 November 2012
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

xperiaFor most of us buying gifts this Christmas will undoubtedly have a request for a tablet. If the request is not brand specific then the Sony Xperia Tablet S is worth considering. The price is reasonable (just about) for what you are getting and the features are comparable to other tablets on the market.  

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Phorus Releases DTS Play-Fi Receiver, Android App and Speaker

  • Posted on: 16 November 2012
  • By: chw staff

Mobile devices are too small to give the quality sound that some music deserves; therefore, to get the quality you want dock/connect the device to an adapted entertainment system. Phorus has decided to address both issues with a new DTS based solution. They have adopted the DTS Play-Fi wireless technology to create a new entertainment package for Android based devices. The Play-Fi solution has a Receiver, Android App and Speakers.

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