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Watch this: The mythical Apple TV set conceptualized [Video]

Posted by Jason Diaz Categories: Apple, HDTV, Videos,

AppleTV conceptualized

It's becoming customary within the Apple community to conceptualize ideas of future Apple products and software. In this case, Sam Beckett conceptualizes what the mythical Apple TV set, or iTV, display may look like and how it might behave. Interactions, mostly done by way of an iOS device, in this case are done with an iPad mini.  This, of course, is opposed to using the often confusing button-riddled TV remote. Interacting and navigating is user-friendly and intuitive while using DVR functions, swiping between channels using gestures, using Siri and Genius content recommendations, etc. In addition, apps are served up as channels, and the user would have the ability to tie into their cable provider of choice if they aren't ready to cut the cord. I don't know about you, but we're digging this much. Watch the video after the snappy break.

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TV on DVD: January 25, 2011

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Drama, Music, ABC, BBC, FOX, NBC, PBS, DVD,

Glee DVDHere are some of the options available this week:

  • The Agatha Christie Hour (Set 2)
  • Glee (Season 2 Vol. 1)
  • Matlock (Season 6)
  • MI-5 (Volume 8)
  • Naruto Shippuden (Box Set 5)
  • Pie in the Sky (Series 4)
  • Sacred Blacksmith (Complete Series)
  • Vampire Knight (Complete Series)
  • Webster (Season 1)
  • Wish Me Luck (Series 2)
  • Zorro (Complete Series)

Make sure to also check out the film options for this week.

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TV on DVD: January 11, 2011

Hot in Cleveland Season 1 DVDHere are some of the options available this week:

  • All in the Family (Season 8)
  • Black Butler (Season 1, Part 1)
  • Criss Angel: Mindfreak (Season 6)
  • Doctor Who: The Dominators (Story 44)
  • Doctor Who: Meglos (Story 111)
  • ER (Season 14)
  • Greek: Chapter Five (Season 3)
  • Hot in Cleveland (Season 1)
  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey
  • Rules of Engagement (Season 4)
  • Skins (Volume 4)
  • Universe (Season 5)
  • Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (Season 4, Vol. 2)

Make sure to also check out the film options for this week.

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TV on DVD: January 4, 2011

Make It or Break ItHere are some of the options available this week:

  • Big Love (Season 4)
  • iCarly (Season 2, Vol. 2)
  • Enemy at the Door (Series 2)
  • Make It or Break It (Season 1, Vol. 2)
  • Mannix (Season 4)
  • The Real Housewives of New Jersey (Season 2) **Avail. 1/9**
  • The Real Housewives of Orange County (Season 3) **Avail. 1/9**
  • The Ricky Gervais Show (Season 1)
  • Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends (Complete Series)
  • The Sarah Jane Adventures (Season 3)
  • Top Chef: DC (Complete Season) **Avail. 1/9**

Make sure to also check out the film options for this week.

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TV on DVD: November 30, 2010

Parks and Recreation Season 2 DVDHere are some of the options available this week:

  • The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (Volume 17)
  • Birdy the Mighty: Decode (Parts 1 & 2)
  • Have Gun Will Travel (Season 5, Vol. 1)
  • The Lucy Show (Season 3)
  • Parks and Recreation (Season 2)
  • The Public Defender (Volume 6)
  • Sid & Marty Krofft's Saturday Morning Hits
  • Soldiers of Fortune (Complete Series)
  • Space: 1999 (Season 1)
  • The Special Relationship (TV Movie)
  • A Touch of Frost (Season 15)

Make sure to also check out the film options for this week.

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TV on DVD: November 16, 2010

Heroes Complete Series DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Ancient Aliens (Season 1)
  • Gangland (Season 6)
  • Heroes (Complete Series)
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: A Very Sunny Christmas
  • Mrs. Miracle (Hallmark movie)
  • National Geographic: Great Migrations
  • The Office (Digital Shorts Collection)
  • Peanuts Holiday Collection
  • Perry Mason (Season 5, Vol. 2)
  • The Twilight Zone (Season 2) **Blu-ray**
  • Wycliffe (Series 4 and 5)

Make sure to also check out the film options for this week.

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TV on DVD: September 28, 2010

Scrubs Season 9 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Collection 5, Part 1)
  • The Cleveland Show (Season 1)
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Season 10)
  • Ellery Queen Mysteries (Complete Series)
  • Legend of the Seeker (Season 2)
  • The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries (Set 2)
  • Midsomer Murders (Set 16)
  • Paranormal State (Season 4)
  • Party Down (Season 2)
  • Rhoda (Volume 1)
  • Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Miniseries)
  • Scrubs (Season 9)
  • Top Gear (Season 13)

Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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TV on DVD: September 7, 2010

Supernatural Season 5 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Boy Meets World (Seasons 1-3)
  • Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam - Extended Edition (TV Movie)
  • Chuck (Season 3)
  • Clatterford (Season 3)
  • Criminal Minds (Season 5)
  • Dirty Jobs (Collection 6)
  • Doctor Who: The Creature from the Pit (Story 106)
  • Doctor Who: The King’s Demons (Story 129)
  • Doctor Who: Planet of Fire (Story 135)
  • The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles
  • The Guardian (Season 2)
  • Less Than Perfect (Season 1)

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Apple announces new Apple TV with cheap content rentals, Netflix

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, HDTV, Home Entertainment, Movies,

Apple TV second generation

This morning Apple announced their new update to the platform at their . Since the launch of the Apple TV in 2006, Apple has always maintained that the device and platform were just a “hobby.” With today’s update at the the focus was on bringing Hollywood movies and TV shows to the device, offering everything in HD, and lowering prices on the content. The new device is 75% smaller, and there’s really not much more to say about the actual hardware. However, the changes that most would care about are on the software and service side of things. HD television show rentals are now just $0.99, which is $2 cheaper than they used to be. You can also rent high definition movies, on the day and date that they are available on DVD, for $4.99. If you’re a Netflix subscriber, you can use the Apple TV to access your Instant Queue as well.The device focuses on streaming rather than syncing, and will be available at the end of September, in about four weeks. You can pre-order one today for $99.

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How to watch the live stream of Apple’s music event today

Apple Music Event Live Stream

In just a few minutes, will be live-streaming one of their own events for the first time, and we wanted to make sure you had the details on how to tune in. All you need to do is head to the Apple website at 10:00AM PDT today, and it should come right up—provided you’ve got the right hardware. According to Apple:

Viewing requires either a Mac running Safari on Mac OS X version 10.6 Snow Leopard, an or running iOS 3.0 or higher, or an . The live broadcast will begin at 10:00 a.m. PDT on September 1, 2010 at www.apple.com.

The is expected to bring news of an updated iPod touch with Retina Display and dual cameras with FaceTime functionality, a super-small touchscreen iPod nano, and a new take on the Apple TV. We’re guessing that this whole live streaming this is because Apple wants to show off their streaming technology, since it will likely be a big part of their Apple TV and iTunes initiative this morning. We’re also hoping to hear about that and iOS 4 on the iPad.

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