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Articles tagged with: Television

Hulu Without Ads, But At What Cost?

Hulu has recently dropped a few clues to consumers that it is considering an ad-free version of its video streaming service. The company is specifically looking for a more expensive tier without dealing with the ads from either the free version, nor the $8 mobile plan.

While I am certainly intrigued, I think it’s safe to assume that the company would tack on an extra percentage (to increase, revenue of course)- rather than covering the price of the ads themselves. I mean, they are a business at the end of the day.

Hitachi Launching A Mobile 3D LCD Screen

No one ever thought that they would ever be able to view 3D movies without the glasses. But Hitachi has just made it possible to see 3D movies with Naked Eye and with the same entertainment and reality that you would get with the glasses.
Hitachi has just developed a 4.5 inch Naked eye 3D LCD screen with High Definition Resolution known as JD. This LCD is IPS(In-plane switching) based LCD.

New Challenges For Netflix

Netflix, once known for providing the best flat rate DVD-by-mail and the on-demand internet streaming video in United States, has attracted millions of users and have delivered over a billion DVDs.


However, recently, the Studio is having competitors like Google, Amazon and others instill the mentality of ‘survival of the fittest’, resulting in the reason that the providers want to be paid more for the content they are providing.

Online Shopping Glitch Lets Customers Shop For Free

Online shoppers in New Zealand were stocking up on incredible electronic bargains after a glitch on the Dick Smith website let users purchase items at no cost.

Dick Smith were forced to temporarily take down their New Zealand homepage after online shoppers were able to purchase goods, prompted to pay nothing but the cost of postage and handling. Only the New Zealand website was affected, and shoppers using the Australian site were able to continue shopping as usual, albeit without the super-sale prices.

Hulu Plus Comes To Android!

If you are Android fan, but have been bummed out lately due to the lack of video content (A.K.A Hulu Plus), you’ll be glad to hear this. Hulu Plus is now available on six Android devices (to start) and will hopefully expand to all Android devices in the future.

The supported devices include the Nexus One, Nexus S, HTC Inspire 4G, Motorola Droid II, Motorola Droid X, and the Motorola Atrix. Since I do not subscribe to the the $8 monthly service, I cannot tell you whether it will work on other Android devices, such as my HTC G2.

Hulu Going For Sale?

According to anonymous reports and various sources, the television and movie streaming service, Hulu, has received an unexpected offer to acquire the company. According to the Wall Street Journal, Hulu is weighing offers on whether or not to sell the company.

However, working as an Assistant Editor at Hulu during its launch phase, I know that the company was funded entirely by both Fox and NBC in what was originally joint venture startup.

Toshiba’s REGZA 19P2 W/ Internal Battery

Toshiba has just released a new TV in Japan called the REGZA 19P2 TV with internal battery in Japan this week. The TV starts at 50,000 Yen (About $620 USD) and carries a 19″ screen measuring out to 1366 x 768 pixels.

The LCD TV’s core feature is its removable internal battery that is able to deliver 5 hours of continuous play time and comes with a 1Seg Digital TV Tuner allowing consumers to freely move the television from room to room, rather than buying a separate TV set for each room.

What To Look For When Buying An HDTV

When you’re browsing online for the right HDTV, it can sometimes be hard to know exactly what you’re getting into. Unlike shopping through regular ‘bricks and mortar’ stores such as Best Buy or Target, shopping online requires a deep understanding of the specs since you cannot see the picture quality directly on the site, although you may be able to YouTube a review.

When you’re browsing through TVs, try to get one that has a 120Hz refresh rate, as these offer much better picture than 60Hz, and is often work the extra dollar spent. 240Hz screens are usually used for 3D picture, and split the 240Hz into two 120Hz (one for each eye). Unless you plan on doing some 3D watching, I suggest sticking with the 120Hz screens.

Sony’s New 24″ 3D Display Designed For PS3

Sony has a new PlayStation-branded 3D display that uses stereoscopic technology to display two different full-screen images to produce a 3D experience, using active shutter 3D technology.

Now, before you get all excited about the 3D screen, you have to realize that only PS3 games programmed to make use of the feature will work as 3D, meaning that you won’t get 3D picture on all of your games.

Sharp’s New Digital Signage 60″ Uses 50% Less Power

Sharp’s new Digital Signage 60″ LCD rocks the company’s latest line of performance products while maximizing power efficiency. The new screens were designed to be used independently or in addition to other, identical PN-V602 devices.

The new screen comes with an improved LED Backlight panel that supplies the aforementioned 50% power consumption reduction compared to the previous model and is 2.1x brighter than other Sharp panels, rocking a luminosity rating of 1500cd/m2.