television

  • CrunchDeals: Digital TV converter box free after coupon

    CrunchDeals: Digital TV converter box free after coupon

    Which will be worse, the impending shift to all-digital TV or the impending pole shift that’ll wipe out most, if not all, life on Earth as we know it? Both are coming soon and both are causing people to panic, although the TV one is causing more panic thanks to the nonsensical commercials, non-stop news coverage, and the thought of not being able to watch TV. Read More

  • TV on the Radio iPhone

    TV on the Radio iPhone

    Return to cookie mountain indeed, because a new programmed called Television for iPhone is now available and offers “50 shows from 30 channels” on demand. It’s not live TV – that would be hard – but it’s basically rehashed content CNN, CBS, and Comedy Central. Sadly, most of it isn’t the good stuff (Comedy Central – Standup Highlights, NBC… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: ‘Lost’ Seasons 1-3 for $58.99

    CrunchDeals: ‘Lost’ Seasons 1-3 for $58.99

    A little personal information about me: I’ve never seen a single episode of Lost. I understand it’s quite popular, though. A co-worker of mine at a previous place of employment was so adamant that I join the Lost-watchers club that she leant me the first season and then asked me every day what I thought of the show. After a month of not even taking the first disc out of the sleeve… Read More

  • Early look at the Neuros LINK internet video box

    Early look at the Neuros LINK internet video box

    CG reader Shaila was kind enough to send in some early impressions and info about the Neuros LINK box that we reported a couple of weeks ago. Keeping in mind that Neuros is currently in a gamma testing phase and is offering a generous four-month, no questions asked return policy on the $300 pre-production units, it seems that the system currently consists of little more than a small form factor… Read More

  • Simpsons get a ‘Mapple’ store with MyPods, a Brainiac Bar, MyCubes, and announcements from Steve Mobs

    Here’s the Simpsons’ take on Apple – the basic premise being that the Springfield Mall gets a “Mapple” store and everyone buys MyPods, MyPhones, and MyCubes. Everything’s pretty realistic, even down to the fine details like Steve Mobs (get it, “Jobs” but with an “M” instead?) urinating on each MyPhone before it gets shipped out and… Read More

  • Neuros soft launches ‘LINK’ internet video set-top box

    Neuros soft launches ‘LINK’ internet video set-top box

    Here comes yet another set-top box that connects to the internet and streams web video. Thankfully, this one looks pretty cool. It’s called the Neuros LINK and it’ll leverage the Neuros.TV interface to stream shows to your TV from sites like YouTube, Hulu, NBC.com, CNN.com, CBS.com, and Fancast. Oh, and it’s an open platform. It appears that the Neuros.TV part of the… Read More

  • Storm Chasing: A look inside the TIV-2

    Storm Chasing: A look inside the TIV-2

    Jalopnik has a pretty extensive photo gallery of the second-generation Tornado Intercept Vehicle (TIV) from Discovery’s Storm Chasers series. For the uninitiated, the tank-like TIV is able to drive into the middle of tornados, allowing owner Sean Casey to film from the inside out in high definition. If you haven’t seen the show, check it out. The TIV2 weighs a staggering nine tons… Read More

  • ‘The Hills’ breaks down the Large Hadron Collider

    Sigh… Above, please reference what girls between the ages of 10 and 30 think is cool. Also, as it happens, the same reason MTV will be blocked from every TV in the Aamoth household if I ever have a daughter. Transcription to follow for those of you who can’t access YouTube at work… Read More

  • Finally, a reality show about ‘Rock Band 2’

    Finally, a reality show about ‘Rock Band 2’

    This is kind of along the lines of the Onion’s World of World of Warcraft spoof, except that it appears to be real. According to a Craigslist post in the LA area, MTV is apparently looking for people to star in a reality show about Rock Band 2. So basically, a reality show about non-musicians with toy instruments pretending to be musicians. And with that, reality TV has officially hit… Read More

  • IFA 2008 Overload: Televisions

    IFA 2008 Overload: Televisions

    I used to think that my local Best Buy had a lot of televisions on display.  Then I attended IFA.  Each vendor’s stand has dozens — sometimes hundreds — of TVs up and running.  It’s enough to make the eyes glaze over.  Samsung had the largest display of TVs, pictured above.  More Samsung and others after the jump. Read More

  • Finlux on Display at IFA 2008

    Finlux on Display at IFA 2008


    Salacious photos after the jump. Finlux unveiled several new televisions and set-top boxes at IFA.  The video they selected to demonstrate the sets at the front of their stand was the most salacious of the whole show (though I never did get to the Penthouse stand), while the rest of the sets on display were showing much more business like sequences. Read More

  • Tech or tail? Playboy show has guys choosing between gadgets and classy ladies

    Tech or tail? Playboy show has guys choosing between gadgets and classy ladies

    Mmm — the sweet, sweet smell of exploitation. Playboy TV’s shameless new show puts a guy with three girls. He must dismiss one immediately, then whittle it down to one after a little vetting process. Once he goes on a “real” date with his one remaining chick, he has to choose at the end whether to have a “weekend getaway” (likely at an hourly-rate motel)… Read More

  • DISH Network losing customers

    DISH Network losing customers

    DISH announced today a net loss of 25,000 customers. The company blamed the loss of subscribers on a combination of economic factors and stiffening competition. Wall Street reacted unfavorably, sending the shares down in early trading. The stock price made up lost ground as the day went on. Craig Moffett, analyst at Bernstein Research, said: This is not pretty. It’s the first ever loss… Read More

  • DISH Network rolling out big 1080p update tomorrow

    DISH Network rolling out big 1080p update tomorrow

    I’ll be honest. I’ve never met anyone in real life who subscribes to DISH Network, but I’m fairly convinced that the company does exist and probably turns a profit. If you happen to be a DISH subscriber and you have one of the HD packages, then you, my friend, are in for what appears to be some sort of treat. Tomorrow, DISH will start rolling out a big, fat update to all of… Read More

  • Not iPhone: Roku Netflix player software goes open source

    Not iPhone: Roku Netflix player software goes open source

    Oh hey there, this should be interesting. Remember the Roku Netflix set-top box that came out a little while ago? Well Roku has just released the code under the GPL, which got the MythTV community buzzing about getting its popular open source media center software onto the Roku box. If you think about it, the $99 box would be a nice little option for running MythTV, as there’s HDMI… Read More

  • Some folks still don't know about the digital TV transition

    Some folks still don't know about the digital TV transition

    Oh me, oh my! The most vulnerable segment of our population, the old and useless, don’t seem to know much about the upcoming transition to digital TV. Some simply don’t know what’s going on—chalk that up to the horrendous ad campaign the government has run so far—while others, like 69-year-old ray of sunshine Bertha Graham, refuse to acknowledge the transition… Read More

  • Akimbo calls it quits

    Akimbo calls it quits

    Remember Akimbo? It’s gone now. The company launched an internet-connected hardware box for your TV a few years ago and charged about $10 a month for a handful of channels, some mainstream. After a while, Akimbo abandoned the hardware aspect and made itself into a software service that you could use with, say, Windows Media Center. I tried it for a very brief period of time and found… Read More

  • DVR, web video blamed for prime time decline

    DVR, web video blamed for prime time decline

    The New York Times has a piece on the impact that digital video recording, on-demand offerings, and web video services have had on advertising budgets for prime time television slots. Apparently if people aren’t actually watching TV during prime time, it makes advertising “trickier to measure and pitch to marketers,” resulting in less ad revenue, giving the networks… Read More

  • AT&T to launch Mobile TV service this Sunday

    AT&T to launch Mobile TV service this Sunday

    AT&T will begin selling two handsets on Sunday, May 4th to complement its “AT&T Mobile TV with FLO” service. FLO TV, in and of itself, is not exclusive to AT&T, as it’s been available to Verizon Wireless customers since January 2007 as part of the VCast Mobile TV feature. At any rate, AT&T will soon be offering the service on the LG Vu ($299) and the… Read More

  • Review: Archos TV+ (80GB version)

    Review: Archos TV+ (80GB version)

    The Archos TV+ is a set-top media extender plus (get it?) a whole lot more. And in true Archos fashion, this device demands a lot from its users. I mean that in a positive way, though, believe it or not. Archos users make up a proud community of tech-savvy enthusiasts hell-bent on getting the most out of their gadgets. I should know, I’ve been an owner of the Gmini 200, the Gmini 400… Read More