set top box

Xiaomi’s Android set-top box to launch as soon as October for less than $100

There's much anticipation about Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi's long-awaited entry into the U.S. market. And we don't have long to wait. Kinda. TechCrunch understands that Xiaomi will begin sellin

Some Sony smart TVs are getting dumb

Sony has issued a notice that YouTube will no longer work on some 2012-era smart TVs. But it’s not Sony’s fault, guys! It’s YouTube and the dastardly engineers who pushed the YouTube

Alibaba Pursues New Smart TV OS To Grow Its E-Commerce Play

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has joined the smart TV race, unveiling a smart TV OS and set-top box today. It hopes to create its own ecosystem of TV-related assets that will give it a foot in the

Amazon In Your Living Room: Company Is Reportedly Launching Its Own TV Set-Top Box This Fall

According to a report from Bloomberg Businessweek, e-commerce behemoth Amazon is preparing to launch a set-top box this fall, in hopes that you’ll consume all of your content through its spin on

Orange Adding Motion Controls To New Livebox Play TV Set-Top Box Beginning In February, Thanks To Movea

Motion control, ever since you were introduced in a relatively usable and broadly accessible form with the Wii Remote, the public has had a bit of a crush on you. Recently, that crush has turned into

New Energy Star Standards Require 40 Percent More Efficient TVs, Cable and Satellite Boxes

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/old-tv-set-gbaku-cc.jpg" width="240" height="235" class="alignright size-full wp-image-283264" /></img> The U.S. Environmental Protection Agen

Verizon To Update FiOS Set-Top Boxes With New UI, Storage Space

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/fios.jpg" />If you're bewildered by all the <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/08/18/dreaming-about-an-apple-hdtv-try-these-alternat

Panasonic Japan outs three Blu-ray set-top boxes with digital TV tuners

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/panasonic_blu_ray_set_top.jpg" /> Panasonic Japan announced a total of three new Blu-ray-based set-top boxes <a href="http://panasonic.c

Netgear's new set-top box is waiting for your order

Remember this useful little set-top box from Netgear? Well, it’s available. That’s pretty much all there is to this post. It’s a nice little net-connected box that’ll stream al

Netgear announces another set-top box

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/eva9000_hero-lowres.jpg">Along with the Netgear Internet TV player announced today, Netgear also unveiled a more practical set-top box, t

FUZEbox: home media all-in-one setup

I’m no expert in these little home media boxes, but I suspect they are excellent investments for those of you with too much money. Certainly the abilities of a Vista Media Center type setup are

Popcorn Hour, super-versatile media streamer, gets an update

I had forgotten how impressive this little thing is. To be honest, I don’t see any reason to go with any other media box, AppleTV included. This thing costs less than two Benjamins and supports

Sezmi: a complete set-top and cable replacement system that will die gloriously

This startup has an ambitious plan: to unify and replace all your TV-related services and combine them into one box. Satellite TV? Check. Cable? Check. On-Demand Video? Check. Sezmi is working with so

Vudu set top box adds TV shows, high-def Bourne Ultimatum to its lineup

When new home owner Josh Goldman reviewed Vudu in September, it could only be used to watch movies. That’s no longer the case, with the set top box now able to pull in a dozen TV shows, includin

What to get Grandma next year: Zenith's DTT900

When TV goes totally digital in 2009, Grandma is going to be stuck with TVs that don’t get any of her stories. The remedy is this little DTT900 box, which will sell for about $60. This is a $20