Latest from Sean Portnoy
Google purchases SageTV. Will place-shifting of video come to Google TV?
Looking no doubt to boost its Google TV offering, the search giant has purchased yet another company, in this case SageTV, which provides an alternative software option to Windows Media Center. At first blush, it may seem like a redundant exercise, since being the hub for your digital media is the whole point of Google TV already.
Google TV getting update to Android 3.1, access to Android Market this summer. Will it be enough?
While far from the highlight of Google's I/O conference keynote yesterday, new Google TV features were announced to help the struggling platform get a second wind. But will they be enough to finally get consumers interested?
Comcast testing out new set-top box to compete with Google TV
Broadcast networks might not like Google's version of "connected TV," but they might tolerate Comcast's version, which is currently being tested under the code-name "Xcalibur." According to the Wall Street Journal, the cable giant's new set-top box, which combines the usual DVR features with Web features, is being tried out by Comcast customers in August, Georgia.
Boxee Box starts shipping, promises forthcoming Netflix, Hulu Plus support
The much-hyped Boxee Box from D-Link has started shipping, and the company says that support for Netflix streaming and Hulu Plus are on the way.According to the Boxee Blog, Netflix's on-demand service -- basically a pre-requisite for any streaming-video home theater device -- will be available by the end of the year.
Netgear introduces NeoTV media streamer: Does it have any chance against new Apple TV, Google TV?
Netgear has a history of offering streaming media players that support a wide variety of file formats to play on your HDTV, like its latest introduction: the NTV550 or NeoTV 550. But can NeoTV make itself a place in the marketplace when Google TV is on the way, Apple appears set to release a new version of its TV as early as this afternoon, and even Sony has a compelling streamer in its new Netbox?