Simple.tv gives you access to free HDTV programming. This app-driven DVR device taps into your TV antenna/cable and home network to deliver live TV and recorded shows onto your television or mobile devices like laptops and iPad so you can watch your shows anywhere. It’s so simple you’d think it was illegal but its not and what’s more, Simple.tv took home the Best In Show award at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.
Following the advancements in consumer electronics is a numbers game. In a nutshell: stuff keeps getting better. This new projector from Sony for instance, is the world’s first 4K home theater projector. It’s a huge leap: 4K means it’s about 4-times sharper than the standard 1080p HD. Basically, you’ll feel like you’re in the movie – not just watching it.
You may not yet dare to drop in on a Samsung tablet but this new touchpad-driven Samsung remote for your Smart TV is a no-brainer. Not only is the new interface as easy to use as a mouse but it also offers voice control. It gives new meaning to the idea of talking to your TV. The Smart Touch will also control your Blu-ray player and set-top box. Just swipe it. Available later in 2012.
Over the past few years Roku has helped push TV viewing forward into the future. Their new Streaming Stick is another big leap. The stick is the size of a standard USB flash drive that plugs into your TV & instantly transforms it into a Smart TV, allowing you to stream shows and movies from the web right on to your big flatscreen with zero frustration and incredible clarity.
The Boxee Box, like other set-top boxes for streaming video from Netflix & VUDU, etc, is a simple way to watch whatever you want, whenever. But what about regular old TV if you don’t have cable? Well, this little plug & play device gives you easy access to basic live TV, in HD, without the need for a cable subscription. Awesome, right? Yes. But its name, The Dongle, that’s just plain genius. Boxee Dongle, really? Uh, yeah, we’ll take one. Source
Wait, don’t click away. We’re not going all SkyMall on you, we just wanted to share this new 3-D viewer gizmo from Sony. With twin internal HD video screens (one for each eye) this lightweight, head-mounted immersion viewer simulates the look of a real theater screen. And when you’re inside watching the movie you won’t be able to see people staring at you.
Whether you’re off on a camping trip or partying in the parking lot, the big game is pretty tough to watch on your phone. Dish Network just answered your prayers with the release of their portable satellite TV unit, aptly named the Tailgater. Put it in park and place your bets.
The Roku 2 lets you instantly stream shows, movies, live sports, and anything else you can find on the good ol’ internet, right onto your home TV. With no computer needed, no monthly bill, and access to a growing list of everything from Netflix to UFC to Vimeo, it’s pretty damn entertaining.
Who doesn’t love watching a little TV in the great outdoors? But hey, don’t let a dust storm or the driving rain stand between you and your favorite show. These new weatherproof flat panel TVs from Ciil will survive both, right out there in the elements. Freezing temps, snow, sleet, hail, none of these will penetrate the seal.
In the not-too-distant future, we’ll all be able to wave a magic wand and watch anything we want at any time. Until then, we can dance merrily around the flat screen about these new TiVo systems. What’s the big deal? Well, now you can record four different programs at one time. You probably won’t get around to watching any of them, but that’s beside the point.