television

  • Rejoice Japan! 1Seg TV Tuner coming to DS Lite

    Rejoice Japan! 1Seg TV Tuner coming to DS Lite

    Nintendo of Japan knows that if the ability to watch TV on a portable console is possible, it must happen. Thus, it should come as no surprise that a 1seg TV Tuner is coming to the Nintendo DS Lite November 8th. It’ll cost 41€ or about $58 and allows the use to watch digital television on the top display, while controlling the channels, volume, etc. via the touch-screen. A New 1Seg TV… Read More

  • SanDisk 8GB drag-and-drop 'TakeTV' player leaked

    SanDisk 8GB drag-and-drop 'TakeTV' player leaked

    Let’s face it. Sometimes trying to get a video from your computer onto your television can be a cumbersome process. A product from Sandisk called "TakeTV" recently appeared on Buy.com’s website with the tagline, "The smart way to take your video from the PC to any TV!" The basic idea here is that you plug an 8GB USB flash drive into your computer, transfer your… Read More

  • George Lucas working on 'Star Wars' TV show

    George Lucas working on 'Star Wars' TV show

    It’s not quite what you think, though. Sorta, maybe. "The Skywalkers aren’t in it, and it’s about minor characters. It has nothing to do with Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader or any of those people. It’s completely different. But it’s a good idea, and it’s going to be a lot of fun to do," said Lucas. It’ll be more about robots. The development team… Read More

  • Envision HD 720p 32-inch LCD-TV: Awful cheap or cheaply awful?

    Envision HD 720p 32-inch LCD-TV: Awful cheap or cheaply awful?

    Envision makes fairly good TVs for not much money. This 32-inch model is about $500 online right now and it has a built-in digital tuner and two HDMI in ports. You can also use it as a video monitor at 1366 x 768 pixels at 60Hz. Your best bet is to pick this up as a second TV in the house as it supports 1080i in but doesn’t display 1080i. One wag posted an online review noting that Envision… Read More

  • Toshiba announces 30-inch OLED TV by 2009

    Toshiba announces 30-inch OLED TV by 2009

    Toshiba isn’t about to let Sony get the upper hand in the television market. Yesterday, Sony announced an 11-inch OLED TV that is only 0.3-inches thick, has a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and costs $1745. Considered a huge leap in technology, now other companies are scrambling to get on the bandwagon. Toshiba is claiming that by 2009, a 30-inch OLED TV will be available for purchase, ready to… Read More

  • World Series Of Video Games Tomorrow On CBS

    World Series Of Video Games Tomorrow On CBS

    Get this. CBS Sports will air the World Series of Video Games at noon tomorrow. That’s right, smack dab in the middle of all the golf, baseball, and auto racing on the other networks. CBS, you’ve got cahones my friend. Wonderful, cutting-edge cahones. Kudos for taking a risk. If you were to tell someone ten years ago that poker was going to become a nationally-televised… Read More

  • ABC Launches HD Streaming Beta

    ABC Launches HD Streaming Beta

    Those of you who are keen to watch Lost or Grey’s Anatomy know ABC has been kind. For over a year now, ABC has let users stream episodes of all the hit primetime shows for free via a flash-based video player. Though it’s fantastic, a lot of users probably wanted to start jumping on the HD-bandwagon. ABC listened and is now offering users a beta of its video service in HD. Got a… Read More

  • Joost Scores Major VH1 Deal

    Joost Scores Major VH1 Deal

    Looks like hotshot startup Joost is gaining even more credibility as a true alternative to standard television. It just struck a deal with VH1 that will allow Joost to showcase the new series “I Hate My 30s” a full 10 days before it even hits TVs around the country. With over 500,000 people using Joost, VH1 knows this is a great way to attract people to its programming. The deal also… Read More

  • Sling Releases SlingPlayer Mobile For WM6

    Sling Releases SlingPlayer Mobile For WM6

    Just a quick heads up to anyone with a new HTC Touch perhaps and a Slingbox. Sling Media released a new Windows Mobile 6 version of the popular SlingPlayer. You can now watch your favorite local TV while on a bus, train, or in your neighbor’s crack den. Lovely. It’s $30 for an upgrade to the WM6 version but if you’ve been using the WM5 version for a while now, it’s a free… Read More

  • LG Sues Hitachi

    LG Sues Hitachi

    I really wanted to use the title “Big Trouble In Little China” but this showdown is taking place in both South Korea and the US. LG has filed suit in Texas against television-manufacturer Hitachi, claiming that the company is violating patents LG holds. LG is seeking the big bucks and an injunction to halt the sale and production of any television sets that violate patents. The dispute… Read More

 
  • JVC Unveils World's Largest HDTV

    Football fans can rejoice knowing that there is now an even bigger screen to watch Tony Romo fumble on. Now you can experience failure on a 110-inch rear-projection screen of awesomeness thanks to JVC. This $53,000 TV set hasn’t hit the US yet and probably won’t be hitting your local Circuit City anytime soon considering it’s only in Japan at the moment. The set includes all the… Read More

  • NBC Wants You To Embed Videos

    http://www.nbc.com/Video/export/swf/nbcsyndpl.swf?id=snlbackstage With YouTube still growing every day, online video is in extremely high-demand. Don’t offer video? Keep movin’. It’s a Web 2.0 world and people want content. NBC has caught onto this notion and will now offer video that users can post on their website or blog. Clips of shows like “Meet the Press” and… Read More

  • Lightascope Makes Your Plasma Look Pretty

    Lightascope Makes Your Plasma Look Pretty

    Now that flat-screen TVs are popping up everywhere, it makes sense to take advantage of them to the fullest. After all, you might not be watching that much television, but you did plunk down three grand for the set. Might as well put it to good use. With Lightascope, you can turn your high-def plasma or LCD TV into tripped out visuals for parties a beautiful work of art. It slides over the… Read More

  • The Futurist: Why New Technology Means Better TV

    The Futurist: Why New Technology Means Better TV

    As a general rule, journalists (particularly us of the tech stripe) go gonzo when trying to proclaim something a new “trend.” We take one example of a hit YouTube video and proclaim it to be the death of TV. The stories are usually the same: Lead with an example of a internet video that became part of the geek cultural canon (take the anti-Hillary Clinton/Apple “1984”… Read More

  • Idol And Apple Partner For Fundraising

    Idol And Apple Partner For Fundraising

    You may have caught the American Idol episode dubbed “Idol Gives Back.” It featured a bunch of famous recording artists and celebrities doing songs with Idol contestants and what not. I just saw a commercial so that’s what I’m assuming went down. Anyways, Apple will be offering all of the performances from last night’s show on the iTunes Music Store in the form of… Read More

  • Technovision's 205-inch LCD TV: How Big is Too Big?

    Technovision's 205-inch LCD TV: How Big is Too Big?

    TV obsessives take note: the fine folks at Technovision unveiled a 205-inch Luxio LCD TV at CeBIT. (And to think people were drooling over 108-inch TVs at CES earlier this year.) You may well need to move into a bigger house just to be able to fit all 8.3 x 15 feet of the TV. The Italian manufacturer didn’t specify how much the TV would cost, but I’m gonna take a wild guess and say… Read More

  • New Version Of Wiimote Out In Stores

    New Version Of Wiimote Out In Stores

    Well, not quite. This is the Weemote 3 from SmartHome – a special remote designed for little kids so they don’t go watching scary flicks like Texas Chainsaw Massacre. An adult programs the remote so that kids can only watch approved stations that are safe for your children to view. The remote itself is incredibly kid friendly and only had a few buttons to deal with. It even has the… Read More

  • Sling Media Drops Three Slingboxes For The Holidays

    Sling Media’s Slingbox is one of those products that you might not grasp the necessity of until you use it–like a tablet PC, TiVo or condoms. For the uninitiated, the short of it is the Slingbox lets you watch and control your home TV on a laptop, desktop or select mobile devices. The first version had some very minor drawbacks but all-in-all it was a great product. Tomorrow Sling… Read More