Video and TV

Oct 1, 2010

Flip UltraHD preview – still the perfect pocket-cam?

Posted by in Camcorder, Gadgets, Portable Gadgets, Video and TV
Flip UltraHD Review

The Flip Video pocket camcorder has been with us a for a while now, but it’s just been given a bit of a revamp, and emerged as the new Flip UltraHD range. There are two models in the 2010 UltraHD range – the UltraHD 1hr and UltraHD 2hr, but there’s more than recording time to […]


Sep 28, 2010

Apple TV, Google TV and 6 other Internet TV players compared: which should you buy?

Posted by in Featured, Internet TV, Media Center, Video and TV
Apple TV Internet TV player

There’s a revolution in TV brewing, with Apple, Google, Boxee, Roku, Sony, TiVo and Western Digital all selling new set top boxes that combine the best features of your HDTV (namely, its screen) with the best features of the Web – plus your own pictures and videos thrown in for good measure. But which system […]


Sep 21, 2010

Cool media phone but no DLNA or HDMI? HTC Tube to the rescue

Posted by in DLNA, Media Receiver
HTC Tube

Got an awesome Android phone with excellent media capabilites like 720p video recording or HD playback? Ever use them? No? Sure you don’t – just who does want to faff around with memory cards or cables and transfers that take ages? Well HTC hears ya loud and clear, and is bringing out the HTC Tube […]


Sep 20, 2010

Can the Boxee Box compete with Apple TV and Google TV?

Posted by in Internet TV, Media Receiver, Video and TV
Boxee Box review

The long-time coming hardware version of the Boxee software is about to finally be released. Called the Boxee Box, it is what the name hints at – Boxee but in its own box, all ready to go. For those who are unaware, Boxee is a software media centre that is a direct descendant of the […]


Sep 14, 2010

Panasonic adds pearlescent buff to its Viera D28 HDTVs

Posted by in HDTV, Manufacturer, Panasonic, Video and TV
Panasonic Viera HDTVs

Ever open to new ideas, Panasonic’s new Viera Pure line aims for maybe a slightly different demographic to the usual AV buffs. The LCD TVs are to be made available in a selection of different coloured frames from the industry standard black, including purple, silver and ice white. Panasonic have also added a pearlescent buff […]


Sep 13, 2010

YouTube adds live streaming as Google bets big on TV

Posted by in Google, Internet TV, Video and TV, Videos, YouTube Gadget
YouTube

Taking internet video the next logical step, YouTube are to begin streaming live content under the “Live on YouTube” banner. Initially a test of their live streaming platform, this heralds a major shift in YouTube’s content with on-demand video being joined in the future by a raft of ‘channels’. At present the content is only […]


Sep 9, 2010

Sony Bravia firmware update adds BBC iPlayer to your HDTV

Posted by in HDTV, Sony, Video and TV
Sony Bravia HDTV with iPlayer

Sony have today released a firmware upgrade for their newer Bravia series of LCD TVs, adding the long awaited BBC iPlayer to the impressive range of internet services. The iPlayer joins streaming video from Channel 5’s Demand 5 service, YouTube, LoveFilm and more, plus widgets that give access to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and even more […]


Sep 7, 2010

Toshiba Places STB takes on Google TV

Posted by in Coming Soon, Internet TV, Toshiba, Video and TV
Toshiba Places on a set top box

Toshiba, a name not currently associated with web-on-TV, are looking to right this wrong with their forthcoming Toshiba Places service. Places offers an array of Web content, from news and weather, to photos from Flickr and videos from sites such as YouTube. OK, so that’s nothing new – every Internet TV solution has been doing […]


Sep 7, 2010

Video: Sony Internet TV – first HDTV with Google TV

Posted by in Google, HDTV, Internet TV, Sony, Video and TV
Sony Internet TV with Google TV

Sony has become the first HDTV manufacturer to create a HDTV with the forthcoming Google TV service built-in. Google TV looks set to revolutionize TV in the same way that Apple’s iPhone revolutionzed the mobile phone market with the concept of touch as an interface. It’s not touch that’s Google TV’s revolutionary feature, though – […]


Sep 6, 2010

BBC iPlayer gets social

Posted by in Video and TV

The much anticipated revamp to the excellent BBC iPlayer is now live, and the biggest change is social interaction with Facebook and Twitter. Using a simple to sign up for BBC ID, you can now link your Facebook page or Twitter feed with your viewing habits on the iPlayer. You’ll get a public profile on […]