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Motorola Media Mover will reach production

Motorola Media Mover will reach production

All the way back in September 2008 Motorola demonstrated their MCU3E, an awesome little wireless media transcoder device.  At the time they had no plans for production; now, though, the gadget is back with a new casing, a new name - the Motorola Media Mover - and what seems to be a definite launch plan.

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Sony Blu-ray Disc recorders export to PSP, other devices

Sony Blu-ray Disc recorders export to PSP, other devices

Sony will be releasing two new Blu-ray recorders soon that offer support for a variety of exporting options, the company announced today. The 500GB BDZ-A950 and the 320GB BDZ-A750 are sleek devices that allow users to export recorded content to Sony gadgets.

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Netflix instant-streaming for Nintendo Wii?

Netflix instant-streaming for Nintendo Wii?

A recent Netflix survey has suggested the possibility of the company's streaming DVD rental appearing on the Nintendo Wii.  According to the survey, the system would require a "Netflix Instant Streaming Disc" - at a one-off cost of $9.99 - which would be loaded into the console whenever titles from the user's Netflix subscription were to be streamed.

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Samsung opens beta of iTunes-like Samsung Movies

Samsung opens beta of iTunes-like Samsung Movies

It looks like Samsung is jumping on the digital store bandwagon with their latest offering, Samsung Movies. This store is currently only in beta, but it appears to be very similar to iTunes in both form and function.

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LG “connected” Blu-ray player BD370 now on sale

LG “connected” Blu-ray player BD370 now on sale

Last month we reported the newly announced LG “connected” Blu-ray Players could deliver earlier than expecting, and here it’s; one of them, the BD370 is spotted at major retailer for $299.

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Nintendo preps movies for Wii, coming this year?

I don’t particularly despise Wii gaming console. Deep down, the new Nintendo is probably the most innovative and family-friendly entertainment on-the-budget’s package ever built. There’s no hulking graphic, “official support” of a legacy DVD playback or even output video beyond 480P, and hence the low price. In a nutshell, this fun little gaming console is not built to accommodate HD content. But with the success of Microsoft New Xbox Experience and PS3’s cornering the online video content, the leader in gaming console market could branch out to include movie streaming this year.

Neuros LINK gets Netflix streaming support

Neuros LINK gets Netflix streaming support

Back when Neuros offered developers cash prizes for adding new functionality to their LINK media device, one of the primary goals - and most interesting - was getting Netflix working.  Well, coders put down your pens, as the $2,500 bounty has been claimed and there are now instructions to get it running on your own open-source set-top box.

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LG Blu-ray BD370 to ship early than expected?

LG Blu-ray BD370 to ship early than expected?

LG Electronics dished out a pair of “connected” Blu-ray players, LG BD370 and LG BD390, at CES 2009 with estimated shipping date of Q2 and Q3 respectively for US region, but decent debut in Japan with imminent release suggests US buyers may get their hands-on early than expected.

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Roku Amazon VOD is in beta, could come with YouTube access

Roku Amazon VOD is in beta, could come with YouTube access

Word from the Roku forums is that the company has begun a private beta of their new Amazon Video-on-Demand (VOD) service.  The update, which is believed to be included in version 2.0, will also seemingly bring YouTube access, at least according to this screengrab, where the YouTube logo is seen to the right of the Netflix logo.

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VUDU gets High-Definition YouTube update

No press release, in fact no fanfare at all, but we're hearing that VUDU have released a minor upgrade for their Netflix streamers that allows users to watch high-definition YouTube content, rather than standard definition.  Previously, viewers were given no option to switch between the two formats (if HD was available); now, VUDU automatically prioritizes the high-definition clip.

Blockbuster ramps up VOD service with Sonic Solutions

Blockbuster ramps up VOD service with Sonic Solutions

After launching its first on-demand set-top box, which uses 2Wire’s streaming video player to offer instant movie download though TV set; Blockbuster teams up with Sonic Solutions to expand its video library and digital download services though a variety of consumer electronics devices.

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FyreTV announces new BOXXX

FyreTV announces new BOXXX

FyreTV has unveiled the world’s first wireless IPTV set-top box, the BOXXX. The premier provider of adult content has announced the launch of their commercial service along with the BOXXX, which provides DVD quality adult content.

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