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Comcast Spectrum will bring revamped Xfinity guide, Facebook to your TV

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: HDTV, Home Entertainment,

Comcast is set to show off the next evolution of their Xfinity TV offerings, which they are calling Xfinity Spectrum, tomorrow at NCTA 2011. We've gotta say, Comcast has been long overdue for a revamp, and it's nice to see that the company is looking to step things up in a major way. As you see in the video, things are much more integrated and easier to navigate. You're even able to share things about your viewing habits with Facebook, and of course this is likely the way that Comcast will bring Skype to your television. No word yet on how long it'll take to roll these boxes out, or when it will start, but let's just keep our fingers crossed on that one. Hit the video above for a look at the new hotness.


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Comcast to bring Skype video calls to Xfinity

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Home Entertainment, Internet,

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Today, Comcast and Skype announced a partnership that will let Comcast customers make and accept wide-screen, high-definition video calls (as well as communicate via instant messages) through their television sets.

Skype on Comcast will let users identify incoming Skype calls via caller ID, accept incoming calls while watching TV, and import friends and colleagues' contacts from Facebook, Outlook, Gmail, and smartphone address books.

The Skype service will be delivered to Comcast customers via a combination of an adapter box, video camera, and a special remote that will let them input text as well as control their televisions. The other party does not need any special equipment beyond what is normally needed to use Skype.

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Deal of the Day: 25% off Samsung PN43D490 43-Inch 3D HDTV

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: HDTV, Hot Deals,

Samsung PN43D490 43-Inch 3D 720p 600hz Plasma HDTV

Our  today brings you 25% off the Samsung PN43D490 43-Inch 3D plasma HDTV. This is a new 2011 model, featuring 3D support with 720p playback. You end up saving $200 on the price, and they'll even ship it to you for free. This is the lowest price we've seen for the PN43D490:

Samsung PN43D490 43-Inch 3D 720p 600hz Plasma HDTV for $596

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread. Oh, and if you're on Twitter, be sure to follow @TechPromos for the latest deals, or you can Like TechPromos on Facebook.


Deal of the Day: Samsung UN46D6300 46-Inch 1080p HDTV + $300 Dell gift card

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: HDTV, Hot Deals,

Samsung UN46D6300 46-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV promo code

Our  today brings you 16% off the Samsung UN46D6300 46-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV, with a $300 Dell gift card thrown in! This is a 2011 model HDTV, featuring 1080p resolution, Samsung TV Apps, an ultra-slim design, Auto Motion Plus 120Hz with Clear Motion Rate, Wide Color Enhancer Plus, four HDMI inputs, and two USB ports. Also, you get it shipped free:

Samsung UN46D6300 HDTV + $300 Gift Card

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread. Oh, and if you're on Twitter, be sure to follow @TechPromos for the latest deals, or you can Like TechPromos on Facebook.


Deal of the Day: $350 off Sharp LC-60LE632U 60-Inch 1080p HDTV

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Displays, HDTV, Hot Deals,

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Dell has our  today with their 19% discount on the Sharp LC-60LE632U 60-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV. Features on this set? Try 1080p resolution, 120Hz Fine Motioned Advanced, X-Gen LCD panel with 10-bit processing, 4,000,000:1 contract ratio, built-in Wi-Fi, Vudu apps, Netflix streaming video, CinemaNow capability, and 4 HDMI ports. These usually sell for $1799, and this 19% discount brings the price down to $1449, saving you a nice $350 - and shipping is free:

Sharp LC-60LE632U 60-Inch 1080p HDTV for $1449

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread. Oh, and if you're on Twitter, be sure to follow @TechPromos for the latest deals, or you can Like TechPromos on Facebook.


AMD looking to enter tablet game with their Densa chip

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Corporate News, Handhelds,

AMD Densa

Is Advanced Micro Devices finally making a major push into the tablet market? That's the signal sent by leaked product roadmap slides showing plans for an AMD tablet chip codenamed Desna that surfaced on NGOHQ.com last week.

The slides don't offer any specs for AMD's Z-Series accelerated processing unit, or APU, nor do they name a release date other than the heading "2011 AMD HD Tablet Platform Overview."

Here's what we do know. AMD thinks Desna is well-suited for both consumer media tablets and devices built for business use. The chip maker is playing up its graphics prowess with promises of "smooth streaming HD video," AdobeFlash 10.2 acceleration, Microsoft Office 10 visual enhancements, and support for DirectX 11 and Windows 7 Effects.

Desna also runs accelerated HTML 5 and Internet Explorer 9, while "leveraging the Microsoft Windows application base," which sounds a bit like AMD saying, "we don't actually have an app store for this chip."

The Z-Series platform's commercial play seems to be summed up with promises of "full integration and support in IT environments," "unparalleled versatility and security," and "enhanced productivity."

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Deal of the Day: 50% off JVC Everio GZ-MS110 camcorder

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This Deal of the Day from eBay offers 50% off the JVC Everio GZ-MS110 camcorder. This camera sports a 39x optical zoom, can uploads videos directly to YouTube, and is an all around good buy at full price. These usually sell for $199, and this deal brings it down to $99, saving you a full $100. That's a discount of 50%. Even better? Shipping is free. If you're interested, head on over:

Save 50% on JVC Everio GZ-MS110 camcorder

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread. Oh, and if you're on Twitter, be sure to follow @TechPromos for the latest deals, or you can Like TechPromos on Facebook.

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Bang & Olufsen’s first 3D HDTV costs just $85,000

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: HDTV, Home Entertainment,

Bang & Olufsen 3Dtv

Luxury home audio and video company Bang & Olufsen is entering the 3D HDTV market. The new BeoVision 4 is an 85-inch plasma HDTV with active shutter 3D, a massive profile, and a massive price tag.

The 85-inch screen weighs a whopping 300 pounds, with a motorized stand that weighs an additional 600 pounds. The screen can automatically lift up from the floor to viewing position, rotate left and right 20 degrees, and even tilt up and down slightly. The stand includes a B&O BeoLab 10 center channel speaker that gives it high-end dialog levels. The BeoVision 4 offers all of this for a whopping $85,000. Yes, that's five digits.

Don't think you can just hand over a check for $85,000 and get the HDTV, though. Bang & Olufsen requires its dealers to inspect the place where you plan to put the HDTV to make sure that the floor can handle the heavy screen and the wiring can deliver the required 220 volts to run the screen. So be prepared to entertain structural and electrical engineers in your home before you can even hope to get one of these HDTVs.

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Deal of the Day: 61% off Samsung P2370HD-1 1080p LCD HDTV

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If you're in need of a spare HDTV set, peep this deal from eBay on the Samsung P2370HD-1 set. It's a 23-inch 1080p LCD HDTV, and it's being sold at a 61% discount. They typically sell for $482, but through this deal, you get the television for $189, saving you $293 - and that includes shipping. They've got limited stock, and again, this only lasts for a few hours. If you're interested, head on over:

Save $293 on Samsung P2370HD-1 HDTV

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread. Oh, and if you're on Twitter, be sure to follow @TechPromos for the latest deals.

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New Apple TV units for 20% off on eBay

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Home Entertainment, Hot Deals,

Apple TV 2nd gen auctions

Just a quick public service announcement for anyone interested in the second-generation Apple TV--we noticed this morning that a bunch of them are on eBay starting at $79 brand new (20% off) with Buy It Now prices of $89 (which is still 10% off.) With all the new AirPlay-enabled apps that have been dropping lately, we're finding that the Apple TV is becoming a must-have device for anyone who owns an iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone. Check out the Apple TV on eBay for some great deals.

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