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New Boxee DVR Streamer
Walmart has officially begun selling the Boxee TV / Media Streamer. Boxee's new $98 device is smaller and will now stream over-the-air broadcast TV from ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and more and record it to a cloud based DVR. The new for Boxee monthly charge is $9.99 for the lifetime of the device. Starting next year the monthly service charge is supposed to go up to $14.99 a month. The new streamer from Boxee is quite a bit more compact and has dual cable tuners that are QAM ready to record free unencrypted HD signal in the following eight markets to start: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. Buyers of the new Boxee will receive credits for the first three months of Unlimited Cloud Storage DVR service, Netflix and premium grade Spotify (a digital music service that gives you access to millions of songs). New users also will receive a one time $5.99 credit for Vudu.
Don't Waste Money on Expensive HDMI Cables!
Next time a salesmen tries to sell you their super expensive Monster or other pricy HDMI cables, quickly head for the nearest exit. There is no difference in picture quality between a $100 HDMI cable or a $10 24AWG CL2 Silver Plated High Speed HDMI Cable available from Monoprice. Read their reviews and you will find a common trend. Their $10 HDMI cables are an amazing deal and the money saved can help pay for a new media streamer.
When longer cable runs are needed, give their larger 22AWG CL2 Silver Plated Standard HDMI cable a try. After using 50 feet of this cable along with their standard 6' HDMI cable, I have perfect picture quality without signal loss or sparkles at the highest HD resolution of 1080p from my HTPC. This saved me the cost of having to buy costly and troublesome HDMI repeaters.
New Tool to Install XBMC
New Hub Wizard makes installing XBMC a breeze on jail broken Apple TV, iPad or iPod... To read more, please click here »
New Free Streaming Internet TV Channels
Feeling Roku Channel envy? This online TV channel guide is for you. We added over 40 free online streams to help find something great to watch on your computer, media streamer, HTPC or mobile device. Browse the Online Streaming TV Channel Guide... Please click here »
FireCore aTV Flash 2.0 - Released For Apple TV 2 Owners
Free upgrade with new features that will make your jailbroken 2nd generation Apple TV even nicer.
New Library View organizes your files across multiple devices. Now it will even organize your files automatically by Movies, TV shows even by genre, release, rating or age. It will also group your TV shows by season and year with out user interaction.
New Built-In Search will let you search by TV show name or movie title or by other key criteria. They also added a new sync function for multiple Apple TV households as well as various bug fixes and improvements to make your Apple TV better than ever. If you already have the prior aTV flash version installed, this update is available from your Apple TV by clicking the Manage - Extras menu.
Apple TV 3 Jailbreak May Be Near
The internet rumor mill is buzzing about a possible break through and a jailbreak for the Apple TV 3 may be in the works. This will be great news for many Apple TV 3 owners and is sure to spur sales of their $99 media streamer. It will finally open up the 3rd generation Apple TV to many more formats than the currently restricted .mp4 format. It will end the need to spend many hours converting video files to make them compatible with iTunes. With Apple's intuitive and polished interface for playing 1080P HD .mkv video files, it will finally make the Apple TV 3 a welcome addition as a media streamer.
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