TiVo Previews SDK and Discusses Roadmap

Jan 12, 2012 by

TiVo today previewed an SDK that will allow developers to extend the capabilities of its Series 4 Premier line. We sat down with them to discuss the road ahead.

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Microsoft Powers TVs and Set Top Boxes Around the World

Jan 12, 2012 by

With a notable lack of Windows and Windows Media video devices in the U.S., we tend to forget that Windows and Windows Embedded is alive and well in entertainment devices around the world.

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Simple.TV – The Expensively Cheap DVR

Jan 11, 2012 by

One of the higher profile products to be announced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show has been the Simple.TV. It’s a device that works as a DVR for people who don’t want to pay for cable. For $150 you’ll get a device that will allow you to watch and record free...

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Entertainment 2.0 #161 : CES 2012

Jan 11, 2012 by

Finally! One of our favorite times of the year is upon! Of course we’re talking about the Consumer Electronics Show! We’re only officially one day into the huge show, but there’s already been tons of great news! Our man Richard Gunther is on the scene, and despite the fact that...

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Microsoft Announces Kinect for Windows Release Date

Jan 11, 2012 by

Microsoft didn’t have a whole lot of news to actually announce at their opening keynote for the Consumer Electronics Show, but they did manage to announce availability of the Kinect for Windows at the very end of the press conference. You will be able to order one on February 1st. The Kinect...

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Windows Phone at CES 2012

Jan 10, 2012 by

The Consumer Electronics Show is not known to be a place where a lot of mobile phone news is typically broken. Unfortunately for Microsoft though, they need to take every available opportunity to market their mobile platform: Windows Phone 7. With that, Microsoft’s CEO, Steve Ballmer, seemed...

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Reycom to Release Media Center Set-top-box in US

Jan 10, 2012 by

Reycom is a company that we heard from, and wrote about, last year at CES. They displayed a set-top-box DVR built on Windows Embedded Standard 7 utilizing Windows Media Center for the user interface. Last year we were very excited to see this box shown off at Microsoft’s booth, but were...

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Ceton Showing Their Own Windows Media Center Extender and Set-top-box

Jan 10, 2012 by

Today, at the Consumer Electronics Show, Ceton is inviting the press to their suite to show off what they’ve been working on, and it should excite a lot of people in the Windows Media Center community! First up, they’ve decided to produce their own Windows Media Center Extender! For...

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Microsoft CES Keynote 2012 in Pictures

Jan 10, 2012 by

Going into the Consumer Electronics Show 2012 Keynote we knew it would be Microsoft’s last. What we didn’t know is whether it would be extremely enlightening about Microsoft’s plans for 2012, or if it would be more of a review of everything Microsoft has done over the last few...

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Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone 7 Officially Announced

Jan 9, 2012 by

Today at CES Nokia just announced their major entry into the US market with a brand new phone: the Lumia 900. It of course sports Windows Phone 7. It will be running be Mango, not Tango, but will be packing an LTE radio! The phone is coming exclusively to AT&T. Unfortunately, they didn’t...

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Watch and Chat Along During the Microsoft 2012 CES Keynote

Jan 9, 2012 by

Microsoft will, once again, and for the final time, be giving the opening keynote to the Consumer Electronics Show. It’s always interesting, and it’s being live streamed on the Microsoft News Center. We invite you to not only watch the keynote, but to join us here and talk about it...

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DISH Introduces Hopper and Joey Multiroom DVR

Jan 9, 2012 by

DISH Network today introduced Hopper, a three-tuner, whole-home DVR with a 2TB storage capacity for over 250 hours of HD programming. The device purports to stream four programs around the home at once and record up to six programs at once during prime time. The six programs claim likely takes...

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