Owners of first-generation Apple TV set top boxes (sold from 2007 through 2010) have been reporting issues that are keeping them from connecting to iTunes. The issue is said to be affecting users of the original Apple TV around the world.
If you have a current generation Roku player and live in the U.S., you can now get a new streaming channel to enjoy. Roku has announced that U.S. owners of its set top boxes can now get access to Showtime Anytime.
You may or may not recall Google TV. That was Google’s first attempt at an operating system aimed at the TV. The biggest product to use that Google TV was was the Logitech Revue, which failed miserably and was retired.
I’ve seen many different kinds of clunky TV boxes, and many are forgettable. There are quite a few that are basically eyesores in your living room, and it’s not always easy to find a way to make them appealing, except if you completely hide them away.
From HTPCs to set-top boxes, there are plenty of devices that you need to make your home theater system work better. I definitely like the sound of the Samsung HomeSync, since it will combine several devices into a single one.
If you are a fan of the Logitech Revue, frankly you are one of the few out there that are. The system launched what amounted to beta software onboard admits the CEO of Logitech, and in the end the Google TV-based Revue was a massive failure that cost Logitech big time and money.
While the idea of a set-top box is nothing new, this box will allow you to stream digital content and to smarten your ‘dumb’ HDTV thanks to Android. It’s something useful if your TV isn’t ‘smart’ yet, and doesn’t yet allow you to access your home network to stream files.
[UPDATE 12/27/2010: Logitech has gone on the record to deny these claims, so it looks like this rumor was unsubstantiated.]
When Google TV first hit the market, I wanted it pretty bad. I want to be able to get lots of online content like Hulu and other video sites on my TV in the living room, but I don’t want a PC in there.
I am a big fan of the UFC and I have been looking forward to seeing Rampage beat the bejeebers out of Rashad Evans since the two coached the Ultimate Fighter. Rampage had to put the fight off to be in the new A-Team flick but the fight is finally set for May 29.
Hot off the press this morning is the ZvBox from ZeeVee. The box is a PC-to-TV video gadget that lets you send any and all video content on your PC to any digital, cable-connected TV in your home.
By using a technique ZeeVee calls “localcasting”, the ZvBox uses your current in-house cable TV network to send the signal to all of your sets.
In the same breath that Microsoft plans to announce that the Xbox 360 has surpassed 10.4 million units sold, they also will reveal that the 360 might just be the living room trojan horse that many thought the system might turn out to be when first announced.