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Vizio’s 2018 4K HD TVs official: Quantum, HDR, and super-smart

Vizio’s 2018 4K HD TVs official: Quantum, HDR, and super-smart

Vizio has revealed its 2018 line-up of 4K HDR TVs, along with its newest SmartCast OS that bakes Amazon Alexa and Google Chromecast support directly into each set. At the top of the 2018 range sits the Vizio P-Series Quantum 4K HDR Smart TV, a 65-inch set promising the company's brightest picture yet.

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YouTube TV adds Firefox support, PS4 users still waiting

YouTube TV adds Firefox support, PS4 users still waiting

The YouTube TV live-streaming television service was slow to expand into new markets and add support for major streaming devices, one of the primary criticisms from consumers. Over the many months since launching, though, YouTube TV has slowly expanded to cover major cities throughout the US, giving most people access to the service. New device support has arrived at a slower pace, making the most recent addition a welcome one.

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Netflix’s new animated original is about ‘wildly incompetent police’

Netflix’s new animated original is about ‘wildly incompetent police’

Netflix is still pursuing its next big animated hit, and so it's no surprise the company is back with a new original cartoon targeted at adults. Called Paradise PD, the newly announced series will focus on a "wildly incompetent police force," according to Netflix. The new series is from the team behind the adult animation Brickleberry, which ended after three seasons.

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Netflix tipped to purchase Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp movie studio

Netflix tipped to purchase Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp movie studio

The last few years have seen Netflix on a spending spree for original movies and shows, but the streaming video giant could soon be purchasing its own film studio. Following the news in late January that Netflix was negotiating a multi-movie deal with director Luc Besson, there's now word that the company is in "advanced talks" to outright acquire the filmmaker's EuropaCorp studio, which is now struggling with debt.

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Street Fighter live-action “World Warrior” TV series finalized

Street Fighter live-action “World Warrior” TV series finalized

Popular video game franchise Street Fighter will soon be a live action television series. A deal for the show was recently closed by Entertainment One, according to a new report, with eOne tapped for international sales. The same team behind the previously launched Street Fighter web series "Assassin's Fist" will be executive producing this new show, although many details are still missing.

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Sony A8F 4K HDR OLED TV price revealed: preorders now available

Sony A8F 4K HDR OLED TV price revealed: preorders now available

The recently announced Sony A8F 4K HDR OLED television is now available to preorder, and that gives us a price for the model: $2,799.99 USD. That's not cheap, though we didn't expect it to be. There's a lot to like about this TV, not the least of which is its gorgeous, crisp OLED display and X1 Extreme processor. The combination of the two makes it possible to watch high-quality Ultra HD content that features "ultra-detailed pictures," says Sony.

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Here’s what Samsung’s 2018 QLED TVs will cost you

Here’s what Samsung’s 2018 QLED TVs will cost you

Samsung has priced up its 2018 QLED TV range, which means if it's time to upgrade your 4K experience with a single "One Invisible Connection" cable and Android-style ambient mode display, it's time to open your wallet. Announced earlier this year, the line-up kicks off with the QN55Q6F which packs a 55-inch screen and a $1,499.99 sticker.

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Roku Channel with free movies arrives on Samsung smart TVs this summer

Roku Channel with free movies arrives on Samsung smart TVs this summer

The Roku Channel, which was announced back in September, will be available on some Samsung smart TVs this year. That marks the channel's launch outside of the Roku hardware ecosystem, giving Samsung owners access to the same ad-supported channel enjoyed by Roku Streaming Stick and set-top-box owners. According to the company, Roku Channel is one of its top 20 channels, making it a "tremendous" success for the platform.

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Live TV Streaming showdown: cord-cutters’ reference

Live TV Streaming showdown: cord-cutters’ reference

Unlike with music streaming, video streaming is going strong, perhaps even stronger. While cord-cutting alternatives like Netflix, YouTube, and the like continue to rise, the desire and need for live TV programs have never gone away. In fact, it’s exactly because of the rise of video streaming that the demand for live TV streaming services has also increased.

Just like traditional cable or satellite TV services, there are quite a few to choose from, and sometimes more choices within each service. We take a look at five of the biggest live TV services, AT&T DirecTV Now, Hulu Live TV, Dish Sling TV, Sony PlayStation Vue, and Google YouTube TV to see how they fare against each other.

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Favreau helms Star Wars TV show: Because Obvious Default is Obvious

Favreau helms Star Wars TV show: Because Obvious Default is Obvious

It's as if Disney calls Jon Favreau first, and if he's not available, they move on to someone else. Today Disney announced that they'd signed on Jon Favreau to executive produce and write a Star Wars TV show that'll come first to Disney's streaming content app (still not yet released.) This is the 12-billionth time Favreau will have worked with Disney in a leading role.

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2018 Samsung 4K QLED TVs are almost invisible with ambient mode

2018 Samsung 4K QLED TVs are almost invisible with ambient mode

Samsung has taken the wraps off its 2018 television lineup, introducing consumers to its flagship QLED TV offerings, as well as its new Ultra HD, Premium Ultra HD, and Ultra-Large Screen televisions. Samsung has packed a bunch of features into this year's lineup, including things like an Ambient Mode for displaying useful info during the day, Smart TV features with Bixby integration, and more.

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LG 2018 TV lineup boasts OLED, Super UHD LCD, ThinQ AI

LG 2018 TV lineup boasts OLED, Super UHD LCD, ThinQ AI

Hot on the heels of Samsung’s announcement of its 2018 QLED roster, LG is also making its own team to take on the TV market. But while Samsung is fully committed to its QLED display technology, almost to the exclusion of others, LG is embracing both OLED and LCD in all their forms. But more than just touting image quality, LG’s 2018 TV models are embracing the smart home generation with LG’s newly rebranded ThinQ AI platform.

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