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The PS3 Is the Best Entertainment Device

The PS3 Is the Best Entertainment Device

When it comes to being entertained in the living room, there are some things that practically all consumers are looking for. They want a device that’s affordable, offers a nice selection of content, and can survive the next few years without becoming obsolete.

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Roku XD heads to Best Buy for off-the-shelf streaming

Roku XD heads to Best Buy for off-the-shelf streaming

Roku has announced that its Roku XD media streamer will now be available in Best Buy, Fry's and RadioShack, the first time the STB has been available in retail stores rather than solely online. Still priced at $79.99, the Roku XD offers 1080p Full HD streaming along with integrated WiFi b/g/n and access to over 150 channels.

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Roku get Rdio streaming radio support

Roku get Rdio streaming radio support

Roku continues to add content to its media streamer range, with the latest deal bringing Rdio streaming radio to the compact STBs. A $9.99 monthly subscription, the new Rdio Channel on Roku offers over 8 million tracks and social playlist support, as well as integration with Sonos, Windows Phone, iOS, Android and other apps.

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Roku announces official support for USB drives

Roku announces official support for USB drives

Media fans that use a Roku XD|S or HD-XR media steaming device will be glad to hear that a new update is coming for both of the devices. The new update adds a feature that lots of people that own the devices have been waiting for. The feature is called Rocku USB Media player.

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Dear Logitech: The Revue Is Overpriced

Dear Logitech: The Revue Is Overpriced

I’m a firm believer in Google TV. I think the platform has more promise than any other software running on set-top boxes today. With the right vision and some fulfilment on promises Google has made in the past, I think it’s quite possible for the company’s platform to entirely change the way we enjoy entertainment in the living room.

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Roku adds first cable channel with WealthTV subscription

Roku adds first cable channel with WealthTV subscription

Cable has come to Roku, though don't expect content miracles; as of today, WealthTV is available on the set-top streamer. Priced at $2.99 per month, the streaming cable channel includes world travel, cars, food, fashion, news and movie programming, together with an on-demand catalog.

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Call Me When Streaming Matches Blu-ray

Call Me When Streaming Matches Blu-ray

I’ll be the first to admit that when Blu-ray first launched, I was skeptical. I wasn’t sure if the new technology was a worthwhile investment for someone like me. Sure, it delivered more storage and higher-quality video and audio, but I simply saw it as another way to take my hard-earned cash for little benefit over DVD.

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Roku hits one billionth stream; Users average 10hrs viewing per week

Roku hits one billionth stream; Users average 10hrs viewing per week

Roku has announced that it has recently served its one billionth stream of content, hot on the heels of confirmation that one million of the company's streaming STBs had been sold. According to the company, Roku viewers averaged over 11 hours of playback per week, and Roku reckons its user-base now matches the reach of a top-10 cable company.

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Roku sales doubled as Apple TV brought halo effect to streaming media

Roku sales doubled as Apple TV brought halo effect to streaming media

Apple TV may be headed to the 1m sales mark, but that doesn't mean streaming rivals are quaking in their boots. Roku CEO Anthony Wood is actually thankful to Apple for the new Apple TV, telling Business Insider that sales of his products doubled at the time of the Cupertino device's launch. He credits new attention and awareness of the streaming media category - fuelled by Apple's massive marketing push - for Roku getting on toward selling its 1 millionth box by the end of 2010.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 13 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 13 2010

Ruh roh! KIN Studio is shutting down as Verizon pulls plug in January 2011! That's big tween news. Then there was some sweet stuff over the weekend and early early in the morning: Why I’m Willing to Give 3D TV A Try, a column by Don. We begin our fabulous "Week With" the L1 v2 Laser Pico Projector starting with a Hands-on and Unboxing. We've got a fabulous Nexus S unboxing and hands-on, and if you're feeling like some sassy speeds hang out on our LG VL600 LTE modem review. Keep cruzin. All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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Roku add 1080p HD to XR streamers with 2.9 firmware update

Roku add 1080p HD to XR streamers with 2.9 firmware update

Roku has pushed out the latest firmware update for its Netflix streamers, with 2.9-b1509 bringing 1080p HD support to the older Roku XR STBs and various other Hulu optimizations that affect all models. Hulu streams should now start playing quicker, and be more resilient to higher-latency networks.

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Hulu Plus officially launches at $7.99 per month; hits Roku today

Hulu Plus officially launches at $7.99 per month; hits Roku today

The Hulu Plus subscription service has officially launched, and as rumored Hulu has cut pricing from the $9.99 of the preview program. Now priced at $7.99 per month, the streaming media service is also making its debut on Roku set-top boxes (as promised back in October), while PS3 owners can also download the Hulu Plus application as long as they have a PlayStation Network account.

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