Netflix set-top box reviews

We mentioned the Netflix set top box for streaming movies to your TV earlier today and already there are a bunch of reviews posted. Here’s a sampling: PC Mag gives it 4/5 and says “For those looking to augment an unlimited Netflix subscription, this set-top box from Roku is affordable and easy to use. Here’s…

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Amazon Unbox on TiVo going HD

TiVo’s VP of product marketing, Jim Denney, mentioned in an article on TV Week that TiVo and Amazon will announce HD “in the not too distant future.” HD has always lagged behind on PVRs so it’s good to see some more availability in this area. Amazon Unbox on Tivo at Crave

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Mac mini as a vista media center pc

Krunker took an old mac mini, upgraded the ram, adding some external hard drives, an external HD TV tuner, installed vista, and ended up with a very usuable vista media center pc. Here’s the summary: “In this article, I’ve gone over the high level elements that I’ve undertaken to transform a Apple Mac mini into…

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TivoToGo Launched

Tivo has finally launched their TivoToGo service which will either get them a bunch of new customers or will get them sued into oblivion (I’m hoping for the new customer option not the suing). They specifically got the FCC to approve this so I hope they will be ok. TivoToGo sounds like a great service,…

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Sony Type X Uber-Tivo

Imagine taking 7 Tivos and squishing them all together inside a box, what do you end up with?: The Sony Vaio Type X. Yes they stole the name from Jaguar but this is the Ferrari of video recorders: 3.6GHz Pentium 4 Processor, 1 GB RAM, 1 TeraByte (1000 GB of storage, dual layer DVD writer,…

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Sharp Mebius 26″ LCD PVR TV

Sharp has announced a 26″ LCD TV and PC combo in Japan that is more PVR than PC. The Sharp Mebius PC-TX26GS/TX26G has a 1366 x 768 pixel resolution 26″ LCD TV (that needs a seperate tuner if you want to watch HD-TV), and a DVD recorder/PC with 250gb hard drive, celeron processor, and 512mb…

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Telly MC1200 Home Entertainment Server

The Telly MC1200 is the third generation of Interact-TV’s home entertainment server: basically a cross between a Tivo and a Media PC. The Telly MC1200 is 16.5 x 4.6 x 12.2 inches, runs Linux, and is controlled with a wireless keyboard and remote control. It comes with a 80gb hard drive, 1.2ghz Via C3 processor,…

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Tivo Rollercoaster Continues

In what looks like a sign of despiration Tivo halved the price of their 40 hour model by offering a $100 mail-in rebate bringing the price down to $99. The rebate is valid for other Tivo digital video recorders from Toshiba, Pioneer, and Humax. In addition they are switching to cheaper packaging, starting to sell…

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Good News for Tivo

On the tail of yesterday’s bad news for Tivo there is some good news: The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has ruled in favor of Tivo’s plans to allow subscribers to share digital TV shows over the internet with up to 10 other Tivo units. More from News.com

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