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Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 12-65 New Generation TV pushed as full-room entertainment system

Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 12-65 New Generation TV pushed as full-room entertainment system

With the release of the Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 12 New Generation system, the company suggests that one 65-inch plasma television is never enough - not in and of itself. Instead Bang & Olufsen deliver a full home theater setup - effectively - with an all-digital video platform above a motorized floor stand and a set of speakers that'll bring full 7.1 surround sound to your living room. This is not your uncle's big-screen TV made for football Sunday - it's part of a whole new class.

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Samsung Curved OLED TV hits USA with split-screen Multi View technology

Samsung Curved OLED TV hits USA with split-screen Multi View technology

This week Samsung's KN55S9C model Curved OLED TV is appearing in the USA, complete with the ability to allow you to see the finest in video entertainment from all angles. Of course you'll be paying a hefty price for this industry-leading bit of technology, especially since this device rings in at right around $15k overseas - but no worries, there's been a bit of an adjustment made on the plane ride over. And there's a full-on Smart TV collection of bits and pieces under the surface, too.

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VIZIO Internet Apps Plus and Wi-Fi Direct Smart Remote bank on web for future-proofing

VIZIO Internet Apps Plus and Wi-Fi Direct Smart Remote bank on web for future-proofing

The folks at VIZIO have made their next-generation television apps platform public this week in an environment they call VIZIO Internet Apps Plus. This program allows the full VIZIO M-Series Razor LED smart TV collection to enter the future-ready app age with HTML 5 app support, a full-fledged app launcher, and the ability to control apps with mobile devices.

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Samsung Smart TV a spy in the living room as webcam hack revealed

Samsung Smart TV a spy in the living room as webcam hack revealed

Samsung has patched a smart TV bug that allowed hackers to remotely activate the integrated webcam and spy on viewers in their living rooms, as well as redirect the onboard browser to a compromised webpage. The security flaw, spotted by researchers at iSEC Partners, has been fixed with a firmware update pushed to affected sets, Samsung told CNN Money, but renews questions about the inherent safety of home appliances and the so-called "internet of things" as ubiquitous connectivity becomes commonplace.

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Panasonic Smart TV snub sees Japanese broadcasters under fire

Panasonic Smart TV snub sees Japanese broadcasters under fire

Panasonic has slammed Japanese TV networks for allegedly blacklisting Smart TV commercials, accusing them of inappropriately trying to waylay the growth of on-demand and IPTV services. The TV manufacturer claims broadcasters in Japan refused to air its Smart VIERA TV adverts showing the sets' split-screen functionality, AFP reports, with suggestions that the networks argued viewers would find them "confusing".

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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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LG Cloud floats around the globe

LG Cloud floats around the globe

LG launched its LG Cloud service last year in the United States, South Korea, and Russia. After almost exactly a year of availability, LG has now announced that rolling its Cloud TV service out to over 40 countries. The new countries it will get access to LG Cloud includes locations in Europe, Asia, Central Asia, and Latin America.

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LG Smart TVs add PayPal integration for easier home shopping

LG Smart TVs add PayPal integration for easier home shopping

LG has baked PayPal into its latest smart TVs, streamlining payments and purchases for on-demand content, apps, and home shopping. The integration - which is available on 2013 sets in the US, UK, and Canada now, but will spread to other countries imminently - will allow PayPal users to log into their existing accounts and avoid having to enter credit card, shipping and billing addresses, and other details into their TV using an often-inconvenient onscreen keyboard.

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Panasonic and Nuance announce smart TVs with Dragon TV

Panasonic and Nuance announce smart TVs with Dragon TV

Nuance is a company that has been around for a long time producing software for computers and other devices that allows voice interaction rather than typing. Over the years, Nuance has expanded its software from something available on computers for people who don't want to type for one reason or another to being used in cars and on many mobile devices. Panasonic and Nuance have now teamed up to make smart TVs even smarter.

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