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DirecTV App For iPad Available But Not For Streaming Content

DirecTV App For iPad Available But Not For Streaming Content

DirecTV’s official iPad app is now available in the iTunes store for free. The app allows users to turn their iPads into a remote control for their DirecTV boxes. They can perform all the normal remote control functions as well as schedule their DVR schedules for recording shows. The app will let users check the listings up to 14 days in advance and schedule recordings without interrupting what they’re currently watching.

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Xfinity 3D Channel Launched by Comcast

Xfinity 3D Channel Launched by Comcast

It continues to seem as though the first time the 3rd dimension was offered as a media format, it just wasn't the right time. Today Comcast is offering a full-time 3D television channel by the name of Xfinity 3D. On this channel there will be music, sports, movies, and original programming. This isn't the first time a 3D television channel has been offered, but it is the first time Comcast has done so, and it does appear to be the fullest offering in 3D programming to date.

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New 3D Network To Launch On DirecTV

New 3D Network To Launch On DirecTV

A new 3D channel is setting to premiere this Sunday on DirecTV, making it the third 3D channel on national satellite TV provider. The new network is a collaboration of Discovery Communications, Sony, and IMAX and is called 3net. The network will premiere at 8:00PM EST.

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DirecTV will show Formula DRIFT in 3D

DirecTV will show Formula DRIFT in 3D

DirecTV has a bunch of 3D programs and movies that it shows to subscribers that have the hardware to support it. If you are into motorsports, DirecTV has announced a new 3D offering that you will really like. The satellite provider has announced that it will be offering the Formula DRIFT Round 7 coverage to subscribers in 3D.

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Samsung out smart TV plans: Time Warner & Comcast apps; DirecTV streaming & Adobe AIR

Samsung out smart TV plans: Time Warner & Comcast apps; DirecTV streaming & Adobe AIR

Samsung is making moves to kill off the cable STB, and feathering its Galaxy Tab media line-up at the same time. The Korean company has announced partnerships with DirecTV, Time Warner Cable and Comcast that will see digital content services from the three companies feature on upcoming Samsung smart TV sets. However, it will also see Time Warner's cable service and Comcast's Xfinity available as an app on the Galaxy Tab.

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Panasonic and CBS Sports team up for 3D US Open broadcast

Panasonic and CBS Sports team up for 3D US Open broadcast

If you have been waiting for a really compelling reason to get yourself a 3D TV this may be it. CBS and Panasonic are teaming up for the first ever 3D broadcast of the US Open tennis tournament. Sure tennis is pretty boring to watch for most of us, but the game really isn’t the compelling reason for lots of us. Two words here guys - Maria Sharpova in 3D. Technically four words there, but you get the idea.

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DirecTV set to offer first 3D MLB games

DirecTV set to offer first 3D MLB games

A few things are holding back the wide adoption of 3D home entertainment gear in the home. One of the things is the cost of the 3D sets and the fact that you need glasses to view the content. Another significant issue is the fact that right now there isn’t a lot of content available if you buy 3D gear.

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The Connected TV Reality

The Connected TV Reality

In March of last year, I canceled my service with DISH Network to embark on a simple experiment. The question was, did I need my television service provider, and the experiment was to see if streaming shows from the Internet could satisfy my television habits. I connected one of my more powerful notebooks as elegantly as possible to my TV via HDMI and the experiment began.

The TV shows they are a-streaming...

In the first few weeks of this experiment, I came to find out that 90% of the TV shows my wife and I watched on a regular basis were available online from either the networks' websites themselves or from Hulu. What suffered however was live sports and shows for our kids, which wasn't necessarily a bad thing as kids probably get enough TV as it is.

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