See Motorola’s ATRIX 4G Smartphone Double As a Connected TV Device

Motorola CES 2011 Atrix DemoAs you're all already aware, smartphones are getting smarter and more powerful by the day. At CES 2011 Motorola demonstrated their upcoming ATRIX 4G smartphone, running Android, that got people talking about its ability to be docked into a netbook-like peripheral and power a custom webtop interface — all while still providing a separate screen [...]

Samsung’s Smart TVs Serve Up 2 Million App Downloads Globally in January 2011

Samsung Smart TV Apps GraphicIt appears Samsung is on a tear with its TV app market. The company is announcing that they've hit 2 million downloads this month, doubling what they did at the end of November 2010. Congrats! Like the movie Field of Dreams, I guess if you build it they will come. We've had discussions on "What Is [...]

Bet You Didn’t Know Windows Media Center Embedded Had a Showing at CES 2011

Prime Time Windows Media Center Embedded CES 2011Attached is a demo of Prime Time's Windows Media Center Embedded IPTV set-top box recorded by TDL. You'll see that Prime Sense has refined the UI to better match its sensibilities and bundled it with a nice TV web browser and gyro + QWERTY keyboard remote. However, the part that you should focus on is [...]

Twonky’s DLNA Demo at CES 2011 Shows Why DLNA’s Popularity (or Lack Thereof) is Marketing and App Related

Twonky Media CES 2011The attached video below published by TDL shows some fantastic capabilities present in Twonky's Android app. For example, it shows that it can beam music, video, and photo content from the handset, or from a detected local home media server, to a DLNA-enabled HDTV or home stereo. On top of that, it can beam video clips found online — [...]

MUST SEE: Comcast and Time Warner Cable Leverage Samsung’s Smart TV Platform for Set-top Box Free TV Viewing

Samsung Comcast Smart TV App CES 2011Think Smart TVs are a dumb idea? Take a look at this demo presentation by Comcast and Time Warner Cable at CES 2011. The two premium cable TV providers have partnered with Samsung to roll out the first set-top box free viewing solution delivered over IP via Samsung's Smart TV app platform. Both HD services [...]

SlingPlayer App for Google TV Unveiled at CES 2011

SlingPlayer for Google TV Demo CES 2011Sling Media has just pulled back the curtains on a brand new SlingPlayer App for Google TV that will allow users to remotely control their set-top's DVR / EPG and stream live TV anywhere they have a network or Internet connection — all without any additional hardware involved. According to ZNF, the web app for [...]

Cisco Videoscape Demo at CES 2011

Cisco Videoscape Demo CES 2011OK, now that we can all view Cisco's presentation of Videoscape at CES 2011 (previously they posted a bogus video demo on their product page — it's still there, by the way) the new Videoscape platform is hands down the most advanced Smart TV platform unveiled to date. I stated that they've taken a page [...]

ViewSonic Boxee-enabled Smart TV Demo at CES 2011

ViewSonic Boxee Smart TV Demo CES 2011ViewSonic surprised CES goers with their Boxee-enabled Smart TV, which makes use of Intel's CE4100 processor (the same one used in the Boxee Box). No official word on price, but the Smart TV is set to launch Q2 2011. Hopefully, by the time the TV is ready, customers will see the default Boxee UI theme [...]