Apple TV, Boxee Box, Google TV and more

Apple TV, Boxee Box, Google TV and more

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by Aaron Weiss

kgw.com

Posted on November 11, 2010 at 9:02 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 12 at 3:05 PM

Tech guy Brian M. Westbrook from Newsradio 750 KXL shows of the latest in TV tech:

SlingPlayer Mobile ($30)
Used in conjunction with a standalone Slingbox, or with a compatible satellite receiver from DISH Network, the SlingPlayer Mobile takes your TV viewing experience on-the-go! Android, iPhone/iPod Touch, Blackberry and more phones are $30 each, a high-definition iPad version is “Coming Soon”.

Google TV / Logitech Revue ($179+)
This companion box to your DISH Networks receiver adds the web into your TV viewing mix. Look up information while watching TV, browse the latest in web videos, run apps designed to enhance your home entertainment experience, or listen to streaming radio—all using your television. It’s been tried before, but Google TV finally gets it right. Look for further convergence of the TV and Internet in the coming year.

Apple TV ($99)
Forget trips to the video store—Apple TV brings HD movies and TV shows to your television via. the Internet. Watch Netflix, stream video clips from your local network, and “rent” movies and commercial-free TV shows for under a dollar an episode. This super-slick and tiny second-generation Apple TV requires an HDMI port on your television and connect via. WiFi or Ethernet cable to your network.

Boxee Box by D-Link ($200)
The highly-anticipated set top (and based on it's odd shape, it's going to have to sit on TOP of your set top boxes) box made my D-Link and powered by Boxee is a game-changer for sure. Playing content from around the Internet and running custom apps from Pandora, Major League Baseball and others. AND just today... the first day Boxee box has been available to the public... the Boxee Box announced agreements with Hulu Plus and Netflix-- welcome enhancements that will be coming soon.

Westinghouse 32" TV ($350)
Great content requires a great television! The Westinghouse LED TVs have a brilliant display, energy-efficient LED technology (as opposed to LCD), and won’t bust the bank. When looking for a television, look for features such as number of inputs, consumer reviews, and manufacturer warranty.

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