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HiSense H6 Smart TV with Android hits shelves

HiSense H6 Smart TV with Android hits shelves

HiSense's H6 Smart TV powered by Android is headed to stores today, with the 55-inch set offering voice control and an "air mouse" remote along with support for various on-demand streaming services. Showing up on Walmart shelves, the Full HD set has a 120Hz refresh rate and integrated WiFi, and can pull Netflix, Vudu, YouTube, and other content without the need for a separate set-top box.

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Xiaomi Millet TV 2 brings 4K Android to lower-end

Xiaomi Millet TV 2 brings 4K Android to lower-end

Just as quick as the term "4K" was introduced to the world, it would appear that the Chinese company Xiaomi has made the resolution affordable. With the Millet TV 2, the company employs Smart TV features with Android as well as a separate set of audio components. This TV is being delivered for 3999 yuan (approximately $640 USD) this season with a TV, sound bar, and subwoofer to boot).

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Samsung 2014 Evolution Kit brings UHD UMAX channels to older TV sets

Samsung 2014 Evolution Kit brings UHD UMAX channels to older TV sets

Samsung has just unveiled its latest TV add-on, the 2014 UHD Evolution Kit or SEK-2500U. With this box, users will be able to enjoy UHD-quality videos even on their non-UHD Smart TV sets.

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Samsung blames fire for Smart TV content and VoIP outage

Samsung blames fire for Smart TV content and VoIP outage

Samsung has blamed a fire at one of its South Korea data centers for taking Smart TV and other services offline for more than four hours over the weekend, including temporarily killing its main website. The fire began on Sunday in an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) at a generator at the facility.

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Qualcomm backtracks on Smart TV plans, cans Snapdragon 802

Qualcomm backtracks on Smart TV plans, cans Snapdragon 802

Trying to perhaps avoid a large media backlash, Qualcomm has rather silently announced its decision to not push through with its Snapdragon 802 processor. This statement comes just a month after the chip maker unveiled at CES 2014 the chip that will drive its formal venture into the realm of Smart TVs.

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Synology adding Chromecast streaming to NAS boxes

Synology adding Chromecast streaming to NAS boxes

Synology is adding Google Chromecast support to its range of network-attached drives, allowing photo, audio, and video saved on the shared storage to be streamed to a TV. The feature, freshly enabled in the DSM 5.0 beta, will turn a phone or tablet into a remote control for playback of content stored on a Synology DiskStation, though right now the NAS company is still waiting on Google for the final go-ahead.

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Satechi Smart TV Box launches with XBMC support

Satechi Smart TV Box launches with XBMC support

If your television still falls in the "dumb" category, a set-top box is usually the easiest solution for gaining access to the goodies that come with Smart TVs. One such box is the newly launched and simply-named Smart TV Box from Satechi, which best resembles a WiFi router and brings with it, among other things, an Android 4.2-based operating system.

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This is LG’s 105″ Curved Ultra HD TV

This is LG’s 105″ Curved Ultra HD TV

We're used to CES being a battle-ground for huge TVs, but key players LG and Samsung are outdoing themselves this year with vast, curved, Ultra HD models. LG's is the monster you'd expect, nearly as tall as the average person and incredibly bright. While we might normally be a little cynical of curved TVs, meanwhile, at 105-inches it's starting to show its worth.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 802 processor to power Ultra HD content for Smart TVs

Qualcomm Snapdragon 802 processor to power Ultra HD content for Smart TVs

Qualcomm has made an important announcement today at CES 2014. The company has announced its latest Snapdragon processor called the Snapdragon 802. This processor isn't aimed at tablets and smartphones, rather Qualcomm is aiming the Snapdragon 802 at the next generation of smart TVs, set top boxes, and digital media players.

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LG bares WebOS Smart TV plans at CES 2014

LG bares WebOS Smart TV plans at CES 2014

As hinted over the past weeks, LG had something in store regarding the nearly dead WebOS platform in time for CES 2014. While the Korean manufacturer hasn't yet unveiled a specific TV model running the mobile system yet, it did reveal what it has in mind for upcoming devices.

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Polaroid 50-inch Roku Ready Smart TV 50GSR7100 to be intro’d at CES 2014

Polaroid 50-inch Roku Ready Smart TV 50GSR7100 to be intro’d at CES 2014

Polaroid plans to roll out a couple new products for the upcoming CES 2014, among them being the new 50-inch Roku Ready Smart TV, model 50GSR7100. As you may image, this offering is a smart TV that runs Roku's popular channels-based interface. The functionality comes via the Roku Smart Stick, a dongle that, in this case, is integrated into the TV for always-there access to apps like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, and more.

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LG webOS TV set for CES 2014 debut features Cards navigation

LG webOS TV set for CES 2014 debut features Cards navigation

Word has been circulating since about mid-December that LG is planning to unveil a new smart TV powered by webOS at CES 2014. The webOS operating system hasn’t exactly found a successful niche in the tech world so far and LG thinks that niche may be in the smart TV market.

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