As CES comes to a close, we've got the second and final Engadget HD Podcast of the show ready for your listening (and viewing) pleasure. The guys of Ceton Corp were good enough to stop by, and they brought their slick six tuner Windows Media Center Embedded DVR and extender boxes with them.
So Verizon is launching a new TV service that allows you to pick just a few channels instead of several hundred. So what? How does that compare to the rest of the TV services on the market today? What we're doing here is taking a run down the networks that offer similar services - the few that do - to show you what the real skinny is.
I’m a captive of the cable company. That is, because of my location I can’t get over the air channels and the local channels are not available on the Internet. I have given in and subscribe to a package that includes one set-top box, which means only one TV can display the channels we subscribe to and that’s the issue.
If you're "lucky" enough to be both an EE mobile and broadband subscriber, chances are you'll own one of the operator's newEE TV set-top boxes. While it essentially operates as a Freeview DVR, it also comes with a couple of notable apps like BBC iPlayer, Demand 5 and YouTube, but pickings are relatively slim.
Live streaming now is not just about binge-watching on Netflix or Hulu. With the advent of such apps like Periscope and Meerkat, Facebook’s foray into Live sessions for celebrities, and even gamers streaming their gameplay, users want the ability to share their most important moments with people who matter, and they want to do it live.
You wouldn't guess it by the looks of the device, but this little piece of equipment is the official go-to device for Xbox One live TV. Microsoft is promoting this device, the Hauppauge WinTV-955Q, paired with an HDTV antenna, to bring "over-the-air TV" - also known as live TV --live, but not cable TV.
Netflix , the source of all our binge TV-watching these days, has just announced the Netflix Card. No, it's not a streaming video-sponsored credit card, but a way to subscribe to the service through a pay-as-you-go plan.
As Microsoft has already kicked off its Xbox One announcements at the Gamescom 2015 event in Germany, the company is starting out with some big announcements about hardware functionality. While the backwards compatibility update first announced at E3 now has a release date in November, the biggest excitement is about the new DVR functionality coming in 2016.
Microsoft announced last week that the Xbox One DVR would initially land in three countries at launch. Those three countries are the US, Canada, and the UK. The announcement was made at the Gamescom conference in Cologne. The launch is set for an unspecified time next year with more details coming closer to launch. Microsoft did show off the DVR during the conference.
You may like Verizon'smore flexible FiOS TV packages, but ESPN sure doesn't. The Disney-owned sports networkclaimsthat these offerings break contracts which prevent carriers from putting ESPN and ESPN2 into a separate sports package -- typically, they have to be included with other Disney channels.
Gamescom this week has seen Microsoft make its biggest pitch to try and wrest the laurel away from Sony's PlayStation 4 . While the jury still deliberates on whether it has succeeded or not (and some already think it has), Microsoft continues to throw more and more goodies to the gaming public.
This week the Freebox mini 4K has been revealed with Android TV. This is a device that's not much of a looker on the outside - it's meant to be hidden to the side or below your TV - but inside, a fully-functional 4K TV box resides. This device is the start of something big - it's not ready for the USA yet, but it could be soon. For now you'll be renting this device for 29.
Today OSVR - via Razer - revealed a set of updates for their open VR initiative. One piece of this equation was in the update of the software standard - optimizations and the like. Another part of the update was in revealing the new total number of supporters of OSVR - 50 partners in all. Then there the brand new OSVR Hacker Development Kit v1.
Back in May, Comcast began a limited test of a mobile app that let users stream video from their smartphone to not only other phone users, but to TVs at home and the homes other subscribers. Called Xfinity Share, the app proved to be fairly popular, and now Comcast has made it available to all Xfinity customers.
Not all the times do we have the luxury of having a gigantic LCD or TV display when and where we need the most. Sometimes, all we have is a blank wall or even a plain white sheet. And in those cases, you usually wouldn't have a hulking professional project at your disposal either.
And you pay $50 or $60 or $70 per month for that experience, plus the equipment rental fees.Apple has the opportunity to loop all of that together with the Apple TV as your hub. You won't have to worry about switching inputs because you'll have one box and one remote that controls everything.