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Amazon Prime now includes free streaming movies, TV shows

Frequent online shoppers have a new video option to consider: Amazon now provides "more than 5,000" streaming movies and TV shows for free to members of its $79/year Amazon Prime program. The Seattle retailer announced the news this morning. This feature uses the same technology as Amazon's video-on-demand service--meaning it...

By Rob Pegoraro  | February 22, 2011; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  TV, Video  
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The cord-cutting conversation, cont'd. (with bonus Boxee Box review)

My column two Sundays ago about my experience ditching subscription TV for a combination of free over-the-air broadcasts and online video is still generating comments. I'll try to answer those questions and critiques -- and use this opportunity to post an overdue review of yet another online-video receiver you can...

By Rob Pegoraro  | February 17, 2011; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  TV, Video  
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Comcast and NBC: Did the Feds fold?

The Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department imposed separate but overlapping conditions on this combination before approving it. If you read only descriptions of these terms from the FCC and the DoJ, you might think that the two government agencies have tightly constrained what this new company can do. Yet another perspective emerged from a conference call that Comcast held for reporters this afternoon.

By Rob Pegoraro  | January 18, 2011; 8:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Policy and politics, TV, Telecom, Video  
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Glassless 3-D looks for a spot in the living room

LAS VEGAS--Interest in a 3-D television seems a lot higher inside the convention center here than in stores elsewhere, and one reason (along with a lack of 3D content and high prices) is the need to don expensive "active shutter" glasses to see a 3-D effect. At this year's show,...

By Rob Pegoraro  | January 8, 2011; 6:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  CES 2011, TV, Video  
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Panasonic points: Connected TV, tablets and 3D

LAS VEGAS -- Panasonic would like your next TV to be a 3D model. It's all but ensuring that it will be a "connected" model that can access Web content in app-size chunks. For 2011, the Japanese firm is renaming its Viera Cast feature to Viera Connect and adding an...

By Rob Pegoraro  | January 6, 2011; 5:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  CES 2011, Internet TV, TV, Tablets  
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Weekly video: Packing for CES

Packing for the Consumer Electronics Show isn't like getting ready for the average trip. For one thing, I spend as much time picking out socks--preferably, the comfortable hiking kind--as I do shirts. For another, I wind up with a lot more chargers and cables in my luggage than usual. In...

By Rob Pegoraro  | January 4, 2011; 1:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Older Entries in This Category »

CES 2011 Preview: Internet TVs, Hayley Tsukayama , December 31, 2010
Mobile DTV gets up to speed (with video), Rob Pegoraro , December 14, 2010
Hulu Plus exits preview, cuts price, Rob Pegoraro , November 17, 2010
TiVo's new $99 and 'free' deals are no deal at all, Rob Pegoraro , November 15, 2010
The flat market for 3-D TV -- is anyone interested?, Rob Pegoraro , November 10, 2010
Google TV review, part 2: connecting to cable, Rob Pegoraro , October 26, 2010
Google TV review, part 1: setup and online, Rob Pegoraro , October 22, 2010
Cablevision-Fox spat sure to draw sequels, Rob Pegoraro , October 19, 2010
Battling media boxes: Apple TV vs. Roku, Rob Pegoraro , October 7, 2010
Google airs more details about Google TV, Rob Pegoraro , October 4, 2010
Apple TV unboxing report, Rob Pegoraro , October 4, 2010
Hulu Plus coming to TiVo, Roku boxes this fall, Rob Pegoraro , September 28, 2010
DirecTV opens NFL Sunday Ticket to non-subscribers, Rob Pegoraro , September 8, 2010
Apple to rent TV shows for 99 cents each?, Rob Pegoraro , August 25, 2010
Bonus review: Intel Wireless Display, Rob Pegoraro , July 28, 2010
3-D HDTV World Cup viewing report, Rob Pegoraro , June 18, 2010
No HD for Strasburg: Pay TV as usual, Rob Pegoraro , June 9, 2010
Mobile digital TV hits a snag: analog TV, Rob Pegoraro , May 26, 2010
Google I/O, day two: And now, Android?, Rob Pegoraro , May 20, 2010
Get ready for the 3-D TV sales pitch, Rob Pegoraro , March 31, 2010
Google eyes its next screen: TV, Rob Pegoraro , March 18, 2010
Boxee and Hulu vie to bring Web video to your TV, Rob Pegoraro , January 29, 2010
How 3-D TV looks -- and works, Rob Pegoraro , January 7, 2010
CES press-conference day writeup: 3-D on your TV, Rob Pegoraro , January 7, 2010
The real opening day of CES, Rob Pegoraro , January 6, 2010
Bonus (overdue) review: EyeTV brings HDTV to a Mac, Rob Pegoraro , December 31, 2009
Comcast + NBC = What? , Rob Pegoraro , December 4, 2009
Comcast-NBC merger nears, questions begin, Rob Pegoraro , December 1, 2009
J.D. Power Ranks TV Services, Rob Pegoraro , October 8, 2009
Cable TV Thinks Inside the Box , Rob Pegoraro , October 2, 2009
Verizon Adding Widgets, Web Video To Fios TV, Rob Pegoraro , July 15, 2009
Goodbye, Analog TV. Hello, Digital TV., Rob Pegoraro , June 15, 2009
Analog TV Has 10 Days To Live, Rob Pegoraro , June 2, 2009
Debugging the Digital-TV Transition, Rob Pegoraro , March 5, 2009
(Some) Analog TV Broadcasts Died This Week, Rob Pegoraro , February 20, 2009
The DTV Transition Looks Set To Go Into Overtime, Rob Pegoraro , January 27, 2009
Have I Answered All Your DTV Questions?, Rob Pegoraro , January 22, 2009
TV's Web Transition: A Wish List, Rob Pegoraro , January 15, 2009
The Steadier State of the Flat-Panel TV, Rob Pegoraro , January 9, 2009
CES Opening Acts: Samsung, Panasonic, Sony, Rob Pegoraro , January 8, 2009
 
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