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AT&T U-verse customers get access to HBO Go, Max Go

AT&T U-verse customers get access to HBO Go, Max Go

The local cable company in my area really sucks, ten HD channels does not a line up make. I use DirecTV and have been happy with the service for a while now. I do wish that the satellite provider had some online offerings for content though like the people in AT&T U-verse areas can get.

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Dell eye Google TV for potential IPTV STB push

Dell eye Google TV for potential IPTV STB push

Dell has become the latest company to admit to eyeing up the home entertainment market, with desktop product manager Chris Camilletti confirming that the PC giant is currently evaluating STB prototypes.  Although Camilletti says Dell has nothing to publicly announce, he did say that one of the options being considered is the Android-based Google TV.

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YouView IPTV DVR detailed: launching 1H 2011

YouView IPTV DVR detailed: launching 1H 2011

UK digital content partnership Project Canvas has spawned its commercial service, YouView, promising to bring IPTV to British households through a new set-top box.  Backed by the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 - as well as BT, TalkTalk and Arqiva - the YouView service will support catch-up streamed TV, pay-per-view on-demand content and a DVR for regular free-to-air Freeview digital TV broadcasts.

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Amino Freedom CE4100 IPTV set-top box shows custom MeeGo UI

Amino Freedom CE4100 IPTV set-top box shows custom MeeGo UI

The WeTab isn't the only MeeGo device on stage with Intel at IDF 2010 today.  Amino brought their Freedom set-top box along too, an Intel Atom CE4100 powered IPTV STB running MeeGo with a custom UI developed by the company themselves (and shown below).

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IN Media !ROFL adds Android to IP set top box

IN Media !ROFL adds Android to IP set top box

Remember the bizarrely named IN Media !ROFL set-top box from a few months back?  The company has just announced that they're using Android with the IP STB, apparently including Android Market access so that users will be able to download applications and games and play them on their HDTV.  Details are scarce, but IN Media also says they support cloud-based streaming from online storage, together with video-on-demand through services like Netflix and Blockbuster.

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IN Media !ROFL IPTV set top box supports 3D and HD content

IN Media !ROFL IPTV set top box supports 3D and HD content

There have been several new products lately that have turned up with strange product names. Not long ago there was the new phone called the :) that turned up. Today IN Media has announced a new set top box for IPTV called the !ROFL. ROFL is internet parlance for rolling on floor laughing and most geeks know what it means at a glance.

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Sky planning dish-free IPTV Sky+ service

Sky planning dish-free IPTV Sky+ service

It used to be straightforward: satellite TV, like that from Sky, comes via a satellite dish, and cable comes via cable.  Now, according to some leaked documents from Sky UK, it seems things might not be quite so clean-cut anymore.  TrustedReviews have heard that Sky UK are ramping up to offer their Sky+ service "through a new set top box supplied by Sky connected to your Freeview aerial and broadband connection", that would use IPTV distribution rather than the traditional dish.

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3view OTA HD digital TV box packs IPTV, Z-Wave, Opera [Video]

3view OTA HD digital TV box packs IPTV, Z-Wave, Opera [Video]

Google might be getting all the STB-related attention with their much-rumored Google TV project, but a far more impressive home media box looks likely to reach the market well ahead of them.  3view is a UK DVR that promises to blend OTA digital TV reception with streaming IPTV, throwing in Opera 10 and even Z-Wave home automation compatibility.

Video demo after the cut

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LG add VUDU 1080p on-demand movies to NetCast HDTVs

LG add VUDU 1080p on-demand movies to NetCast HDTVs

VUDU have announced that they have partnered with LG to put their on-demand IPTV system into the latter's HDTVs.  Rather than demanding a separate VUDU box, the LG "NetCast" range of TVs will be able to access on-demand rental or purchase of HD and 1080p Full HD titles, with a system that VUDU promise will see no stuttering or buffering delays.

 

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VuNow IPTV box gets CinemaNow movie streaming

VuNow IPTV box gets CinemaNow movie streaming

Verismo Networks have added Roxio CinemaNow streaming media purchases to the list of talents their VuNow IPTV box can boast.  The video-on-demand box can already show streaming content from local network storage or YouTube, and now adds Sonic Solutions' 250 content providers to its line-up.

 

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PCCW Eye 2 IPTV, VoIP & UMPC leaks

PCCW Eye 2 IPTV, VoIP & UMPC leaks

Color us a little confused on this one, but we'll never knowingly turn down a cool touchscreen tablet.  According to our tipster, you're looking at the 8-inch wireless control unit for Hong Kong telecoms provider PCCW's new Eye 2 service, which will blend multimedia services like NowTV, Moov and Snaap! with video calling.

Video of the device in action after the cut

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Conceptronic YUIXX Streaming HD media player & IPTV system

Conceptronic YUIXX Streaming HD media player & IPTV system

The first retail product to use Intel's Media Processor CE 3100 - aka the Canmore SoC - has been announced, the Conceptronic YUIXX, promising streaming media at up to 1080p high-definition resolution, up to 2TB of onboard storage and optional DVB T/C/S TV tuners.  The handiwork of Conceptronic and Metrological (who supplied the software), the YUIXX has HDMI 1.3a, composite and component ports, together with two USB 2.0 ports, TOSLINK, an SD/MMC card reader and optional Bluetooth and WiFi draft-n. 

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