Archive for September, 2010

Roku Launched All New Boxes

Roku revamped their entire line of streaming boxes. They have the Roku HD, Roku XD, and the Roku XD|S. You can find a comparison chart of the 3 models here. The starting price is $60 and offers HD. I didn’t think it was smart to launch a SD box last time they redid their lineup. […]

Netflix Stream-Only Plan Coming to U.S.

After the launch of streaming-only option in Canada, people were wondering when that option would be available in the U.S. In a post from Reed it was stated that it is coming in the next couple of months. While I really enjoy streaming, if it’s only a $1 less I’ll just keep getting an occasional […]

RIM Announced the BlackBerry PlayBook

RIM is official into the tablet game with the BlackBerry PlayBook. It’s a 7″ tablet with a 1024×600 WSVGA capacitive touchscreen. It’s supports multitouch and features HDMI out. Some other notable things are flash, dual cameras, 1080p HD playback and multi-tasking. They have obviously been working hard on the tablet and even the tablet OS […]

Hulu Plus Coming to Roku

Looks like the Roku box will be the first set-top to get Hulu Plus streaming. NewTeeVee found information on the Roku website that stated that it was coming. That information has been pulled now but NewTeeVee has the excerpts. While I have doubted Roku and how they can compete with all the new players, I’m […]

TPControl for Android Controls AMX Systems

TPContol for Android allows you to control AMX systems from your touchscreen phone or tablet. The Android app is in addition to the success of the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad apps. Video demo: Press Release: Hertford, UK, September 22, 2010 – Touch Panel Control Ltd (, an AMX Authorized Product Partner (AMX APP), is […]

Netflix Streaming Launched in Canada

Netflix launched streaming service in Canada. The price is CDN$7.99 a month. Canada is the first country outside the U.S. to get the service. The selection isn’t as good as the U.S. but it’s a start. They can also use TVs, set-top boxes and game consoles like the U.S. can.