With Netflix still reeling from its recent price-increase fiasco, a la carte DVD renter Redbox has decided it's the perfect time to slip in its own price hike on daily rentals.The company's kiosks have famously rented discs out for $1 per night (more for Blu-ray DVD and game rentals), but now customers will be charged $1.
Sean Portnoy covers HDTVs, Blu-ray, home theater equipment, and anything else that turns the living room into your media center.
Sean Portnoy is a former executive editor at Computer Shopper magazine and editor at CNET Networks.
The new Steve Jobs biography doesn't come out until tomorrow, but media outlets have already scooped up copies and are reporting on its content. For instance, the Washington Post has run an article recounting author Walter Isaacson's conversations with Steve Jobs about an Apple television set.
With any new release of an Apple operating system, there are a legion of fanboys sniffing around the code, trying to suss out any new devices being referred to. The latest version of iOS is no exception.
Major movie studios continue to take baby steps toward offering new films to cable subscribers via premium on demand while the flicks are still in theaters. The biggest test to date will come in a few weeks, when Comcast will bring the new Eddie Murphy/Ben Stiller potential blockbuster Tower Heist to a pair of test markets just three weeks after it debuts on movie house screens.
The upcoming holiday season will see the usual price drops on HDTVs, but it appears that the larger sets may see the biggest price movement, good news if you're looking to purchase a new TV for Christmas.For the first time in four months, prices for HDTVs fell in August, according to IHS iSuppli.
Comcast has been promising for some time now that it would bring live TV to the iPad, and the cable giant looks like it's getting closer to its goal. According to a story on MacRumors, the company is readying its AnyPlay service, which will use a special Motorola box to relay broadcasts to your iPad (and presumably Android tablets) over your wireless home network.
Sony piles on to the ever-expanding world on streaming video players with its new SMP-N200 box, which the company announced would arrive in the U.S.
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Here's a prototype that torrent freaks will be excited about, until they realize they'll be hard-pressed to get their hands on one (especially in the U.S.
Citing tepid customer demand, Apple has pulled the virtual plug on TV-show rentals from the iTunes Store, according to AllThingsD, but could it actually be a harbinger of something much, much bigger from the tech giant?A statement from an Apple spokesperson claims that the rental model was embraced by neither customers nor TV studios.