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Fan TV aims for set-top future with all-touch interface

Fan TV aims for set-top future with all-touch interface

The company that's bringing Fan TV to the market is not a new one. It's not necessarily an old one, either: still considered a "startup" as they released their "Fanhattan" app back in 2011, they've since moved this streaming video environment to the web and now - surprise - to the television as well. While the machine itself does not yet have a price point or a release date as such, co-founder of Fanhattan Gilles BianRosa spoke up this afternoon: they mean to take over.

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VIZIO M-Series Razor LED Smart TVs line up to cover bulk of 2013

VIZIO M-Series Razor LED Smart TVs line up to cover bulk of 2013

This week VIZIO has shown that they're still very much in the business of making televisions with their M-Series Razor LED Smart TV line for 2013. These televisions come in sizes from 30 all the way up to 80 inches and feature technologies like Smart Dimming and VIZIO Internet Apps Plus for high quality picture both locally and via the web. These machines come with what VIZIO notes is an "ultra-thin bezel" for a "near-borderless" TV experience.

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DISH Hopper Social app brings Twitter chat and Facebook updates to HD DVR

DISH Hopper Social app brings Twitter chat and Facebook updates to HD DVR

Today an app has been released by DISH that will bring social networking to the Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR machine, integrating Twitter and Facebook into the mix. This app is what DISH calls the "first set-top box application capable of providing contextually-relevant social feeds." Of course this isn't the only way you can chat through Twitter or see your Facebook updates on your TV, but it certainly is a unique bit of integration.

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Seiku’s 4K 50-inch TV hits shelves at a low $1,299

Seiku’s 4K 50-inch TV hits shelves at a low $1,299

The steady upward trot of technology has brought us to the trailhead of 4K TVs, which brings ultra-high-definition video to your living or media room, but not without a price tag to match. Such is not the case with Seiku's 50-inch 4K TV, which is now available for a price tag you'd expect to find on regular HDTVs: $1,299. We've got a run down of its specifications after the jump.

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LG and NCAA records the NCAA Final Four in 4K Ultra HD for the first time

LG and NCAA records the NCAA Final Four in 4K Ultra HD for the first time

LG, CBS Sports, Turner Sports, and the NCAA all worked together to record the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four championship in 4K Ultra HD resolution. This is the first time that a major U.S. sporting event has ever been recorded in 4K, and it's a start of more 4K programming to come. James Fishler, Senior VP of marketing for LG Electronics USA, stated, "After being the first to market with Ultra HD TVs, it only seems fitting that we'd be a part of the first major U.S. sporting event produced in 4k."

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Sony FMP-X1 4K Media Player coming over the summer

Sony FMP-X1 4K Media Player coming over the summer

Sony has just announced the pricing and release date for its 55-inch and 65-inch 4K Ultra HD LED TVs, however, to completely take advantage of the TVs' beautiful displays, you're going to need a media player capable of playing 4K media. That's where the Sony FMP-X1 4K Media Player comes in. The FMP-X1 is set to be released over the summer, and will bring 4K resolution feature films and video shorts to your television for $699.

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Sony releases pricing for 55-inch and 65-inch 4K Ultra HD LED TVs

Sony releases pricing for 55-inch and 65-inch 4K Ultra HD LED TVs

Sony has just released the pricing for its 55-inch and 65-inch 4K Ultra HD LED TVs. The XBR-55X900A (55-inch version) will be available for $4,999 and the XBR-65X900A (65-inch version) will be available for $6,999. They're much cheaper than the $25,000 84-inch 4K TV Sony was selling last year, but still certainly not affordable for the average consumer. The TVs are expected to be available online and in retail stores on April 21st.

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Sceptre unveils new TVs with integrated MHL technology

Sceptre unveils new TVs with integrated MHL technology

There are a lot of TVs from major television manufacturers that feature MHL technology allowing users to directly connect their mobile device to watch content on the big screen. The problem for a lot of people is that many these TVs are rather expensive putting them out reach a budget shoppers. TV maker Sceptre has announced that it has a some new LED and LCD TVs that feature integrated MHL technology coming soon.

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Samsung S9 Ultra HD TV priced with monster flagship lineup

Samsung S9 Ultra HD TV priced with monster flagship lineup

The folks at Samsung have begun to deliver their full 2013 lineup of beastly television technology complete with prices, starting with the monstrous S9 UHD. The Samsung S9 UHD TV going by code-name UN85S9 will be available in pre-order form from Samsung by the end of March for a cool $39,999 USD. This machine works with an 85-inch 4k-resolution screen and we've had our own up close and personal look at it earlier this year at CES 2013 - have a peek!

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HTC One Sense TV detailed: smartphone TV control made real

HTC One Sense TV detailed: smartphone TV control made real

This week the folks at HTC have revealed Sense TV for the HTC One, including no less than an IR Blaster integrated in the power button of the smartphone. With an integrated IR Blaster and controls for your television inside the smartphone, you'll be able to control your television with great ease. The app itself is powered by no less than Peel, a name you may have heard more than once in the past with IR Blaster-toting smartphones and tablets galore.

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