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Panasonic Unveils Its Ultra Hd Smart Tv

Television isn't just a guilty pleasure anymore -- it's almost a social requirement. "It's really become, I think, the dominant cultural medium of our time, in terms discussion, in terms of inspiration, in terms of excitement," said Andy Greenwald (who, to be fair, HAS to watch television -- he's a TV critic, for the sports and pop culture website But Greenwald says the explosion in TV choices that gave us all this quantity -- has also given writers the creative elbow room to provide quality. "One of the reasons why TV got so good in the last 10 years is because people got sick of their projects not being made in Hollywood," he said. "So we saw this flood of actors and writers and ideas just gushing into TV." Charlie Cox, left, and Steve Buscemi in a scene from "Boardwalk Empire." / Macall B. Polay/HBO "Was it just that people had to figure out how to fill . <br>Source:

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debut, Panasonic gave us an early look at the device, and it did not fail to impress. SEE ALSO: HDMI 2.0 Points the Way to True 4K TV Priced at $5,999, the Smart VIERA WT600 is the first 4K TV to offer 60 frames per second input based on the new HDMI 2.0 standard; this represents a significant step up from the 4K 24 FPS and 30 FPS limitations of the HDMI 1.4 standard. But even with the new the technical underpinnings, its execution that counts, and Panasonic has done a pretty good job of making the upgrade readily discernible. The company actually devised an on-site test that put the Smart VIERA WT600 up against two major 4K TV competitors: Sony's 65-inch Bravia X900 and Samsung's 65-inch 65F9000. In almost every respect, the Smart VIERA WT600 appeared to stand above the rest in terms of sheer image clarity and kim kardashian body detail. However, the 65F9000 fared comparatively well during at least one Blu-ray disc playback demonstration. The overall presentation of the 65-inch class TV (64.5 inches measured diagonally) was enhanced by its thin silvery bevel and display stand that seem to melt into the background. <br>Source: site internet href='; ></a>

Bye-bye, MSN TV: Microsoft finally shuts kris humphries kim kardashian down online TV pioneer

Subscribe to WebTV (later called MSN TV) started in 1996 with the goal to bring new people online and to give those already online an easy, hassle-free means of accessing the internet from the comfort of their homes. Later, MSN TV 2 was released with vastly greater power and features. Since then, the web has continued to evolve at a breathtaking pace, and there are many new ways to access the internet. Accordingly, we have made the difficult decision to end the MSN TV service WebTV was founded in 1995 by Steve Perlman, who later went on to found the cloud gaming service Onlive . The company launched its service in 1996, offering consumers a dedicated set-top box that connected their TV screen via dial-up to the internet. In 1997, the startup was bought by Microsoft for $425 million, and the service was eventually rebranded as MSN TV in 2001. MSN TV received a refresh and slightly updated hardware with the roll-out of MSN TV 2 in 2004, offering subscribers access to email, messaging, a simple web browser and some online video content through their TV. <br>Source:

Study: Chromecast allows users to circumvent TV viewing restrictions

In addition, UNC-TV has been able to upgrade its technological ability to serve the people of North Carolina through the addition of $121 million worth of capital equipment during the same time period. Howe, who has been in his current position since 1992, is the longest-serving director and general manager in UNC-TV history. Under Howeas leadership, the statewide public television network increased its service to a full 24-hour broadcast day, added the last two full-power transmitters to its 12-station network, made the transition from analog to digital broadcasting, and expanded its audience to more than 4 million viewers a week. a Tom Howe as contributions to UNC-TV, to the University of North Carolina , and to the people of North Carolina have been remarkable. The services that UNC-TV provides the citizens of North Carolina are a treasure, and under Tomas leadership, UNC-TV has grown and remained strong in the face of many challenges. UNC-TV will certainly miss his experience and dedication. <br>Source:

UNC-TV General Manager Howe to retire, leaving legacy as fundraiser

A new study finds that people are using Google's Chromecast kim kardashian photo gallery streaming device to watch television shows on their living room TVs, at times circumventing the restrictions networks have placed on where consumers can watch their online content. The Parks Associates study reveals that roughly one-third of Chromecast owners use the device daily to watch current TV shows on Hulu. The Hulu use is potentially problematic for Hollywood, because half of those surveyed said they use the free version of the streaming service to watch the recently broadcast shows on their TVs, rather than pay $8 a month for a Hulu Plus subscription that's designed to allow viewing on Internet-connected TVs, mobile devices and through game consoles. "What were seeing is consumers ultimately want their content, first and foremost, on the biggest screen in their home," said Parks Associates Research Director BrettSappington. "In many cases, the content rights don't really allow that to happen. So, Chromecast provides a work-around." Sappington said consumers use their laptops and Google's Chrome browser to access the free Hulu site and select a TV episode, then transfer the video to the TV via the Chromecast streaming device. <br>Source:,0,5284602.story

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