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When Will That Apple Television Finally Launch?

When Will That Apple Television Finally Launch?

The Apple Television has been rumored for a long, long time. We’ve heard that the television will come in multiple sizes, probably be priced a bit higher than the average set on the market, and integrate iCloud. Better yet, it’ll support apps, allowing for more functionality across the board.

The most talk surrounding the television cropped up last year when Walter Isaacson published his Steve Jobs biography. In that, Jobs noted that he believed that he had finally “cracked” the code for a television that would best all others in the marketplace. Analysts, ready to predict Apple’s plans, performed a host of supply chain checks to find out if Apple was in fact working on a television. Nearly universally, they said that it indeed was.

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Sharp unveils 64-inch UHD TV, priced at $31,000

Sharp unveils 64-inch UHD TV, priced at $31,000

If you have 31 big ones laying around and want to blow it all on a new television set, Sharp actually has one for you that may fit the bill. The company has unveiled what they call the ICC Purios, and it's a 64-inch Ultra HD television that will only be made-to-order at a cost of $31,000 starting in February.

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FAVI begins shipping the SmartStick for HDTVs

FAVI begins shipping the SmartStick for HDTVs

We first saw FAVI's SmartStick back in September, when the company announced the product and opened it to pre-orders. Originally, the Android 4.1-running device was set to begin shipping in October, but FAVI ended up extending that a date a bit. As of yesterday, the SmartStick is officially shipping, and can be ordered from the FAVI website in 4GB and 8GB varieties.

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Apple HDTV tipped to include 3D Imaging Magic

Apple HDTV tipped to include 3D Imaging Magic

It would appear that the next-generation Apple TV set that's been rumored for many, many moons may well be coming with a bang - a 3D imaging bang that's more than twice its worth in bucks. It's being reported today by analysts at Morgan Stanley that Apple will not just be bringing a full-fledged TV set to the market very soon, but that it could very well be bringing with it a barrage of next-generation context-aware or otherwise 3D sensitive technology. This set of suggestions comes from a combination of a rather "ripe" market for an "iTV" product and the fact that Apple has filed a lovely collection of patents over the past set of years that together would create a magical device ready for hot sales and an imminent release.

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Apple HDTV product tipped as “imminent”

Apple HDTV product tipped as “imminent”

It may very well be time that Apple introduces another new product, this time taking what they've already got on the market with the ThunderBolt display and the Apple TV set-top box and combining them into one next-level product. This product - or something like it - was tipped this week by Jefferies analyst James Kisner whose anonymous source spoke with a North American cable provider (aka he said, she said, down the line) who said they were "working to estimate how much additional capacity may be needed for a new Apple device on their broadband data network." Another possibility here is that the talks earlier today with Dish and Google may have leaked over into Apple's universe.

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Philips 6900 series smart TVs kill the bezel

Philips 6900 series smart TVs kill the bezel

Philips has announced a new line of smart TVs that have no bezel around the edges. The series is called the Philips 6900 series Smart TVs, and they are available in multiple screen sizes. When Philips says it has removed the bezel; there is a slight caveat to the claim.

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Vizio Co-Star gets Google Play support

Vizio Co-Star gets Google Play support

Vizio's Co-Star streaming device now has support for Google Play, allowing users to download content and apps from the Play store and utilize it on their HDTV. Content can be synced from other devices to the streaming device, making it easier to manage purchases. The update was released today, and "will be pushed out automatically over the coming days." The update also brings with it enhanced HDMI and audio stability, better Netflix performance, and faster menus and navigation.

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Sceptre X328BV-FHD HDTV is green

Sceptre X328BV-FHD HDTV is green

Sceptre has announced a new power efficient smaller screen HDTV just in time for holiday shopping called the X328BV-FHD. The TV has a 32-inch screen and uses LCD technology. When the biggest features of the TV uses power sipping nature with Energy Star V5.3 compliance.

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Hitachi reveals full Fall 3D Smart TV and HDTV lineup

Hitachi reveals full Fall 3D Smart TV and HDTV lineup

Welcome to the Autumn show with Hitachi for their full 3D Smart TV and next-generation HDTV lineup. This time they're coming in hard with a selection of televisions that are strongly considering blowing your socks off, all with a pointed suggestion that you buy a ROKU to go along with them (ROKU-ready streaming options they say.) This collection has both an ULTRAVISION UltraThin LED Series and a Value Series to speak of - going all out!

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Vizio unveils holiday lineup of HDTVs and sound bars

Vizio unveils holiday lineup of HDTVs and sound bars

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Vizio has announced its new lineup of HDTVs and audio equipment. More specifically, the company has officially announced the LED-lit2 E-Series line of HDTVs and four new sound bars. Included in the lineup is the recently-released E-Series 60-inch class Razor LED Smart TV.

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LG’s 84-inch $20k 4K TV available in the US

LG’s 84-inch $20k 4K TV available in the US

LG has released the first 4K TV in the U.S., its 84-inch behemoth 84LM9600, which you can pick up for a cool $19,999. While Sony managed to get its 4K TV XBR-84X900 out on pre-order first, LG’s newest arrival is still the only ultra-high-definition unit that you can head out and purchase. The Sony 4K model is slated for shipment next month.

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When Does A TV Get Too Big?

When Does A TV Get Too Big?

I love my televisions. One of them, a 55-inch set, sits in my living room, ready and willing to deliver all kinds of entertainment. Another set, a 42-inch model, is running in my bedroom for those times when I want to relax and catch up on some shows on my TiVo.

Recently, when I was watching a movie on the aforementioned 55-inch set in my living room, I got to thinking about screen size. On numerous occasions, people have come into my house, looked at the screen, and made some sort of laudatory statement about how “big” my television was. To them, the size, and not the fact that the set is extremely thin and delivers outstanding picture quality, was most impressive.

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