Nielsen Survey Reveals How People Prefer to Use Hulu vs. Netflix

Kudos to Nielsen. The company has conducted a survey which reveals how people actually use Hulu and Netflix. Not surprisingly, people like watching TV shows on Hulu (73%) and movies primarily via Netflix (53%), which makes sense since Hulu is made up of TV network content (well, at least a majority of it is) and Netflix [...]

Access to ‘Next-day’ FOX TV Shows Online Will Require Authentication Starting August 15, 2011

It seems to some out there the sky is falling. FOX has just announced that they will require users on to provide their current cable/satellite TV subscription service details in order to watch new episodes online the next day (Hulu Plus subscribers will be extended the same courtesy). However, non-subscribers will continue to have [...]

75% of Netflix’s New Subscribers in Q2 2011 Chose a Streaming-only Plan

Wow, the title says it all, right? If you were wondering why Netflix decided to split streaming access as its own product, now you know why (in part). According to Netflix's Q2 investor letter [PDF], customers have really taken to streaming movies and TV shows over waiting for DVDs by mail. In fact, Netflix states [...]

DLNA Certified HDTVs Are on Their Way to Becoming Mainstream – Q1 2011 Brings 1,000 More Certified Models

DLNA has got a lot to celebrate. The consortium now boast 4,000 DLNA certified HDTVs, 1,000 of which were just added in the early part of this year. For those unfamiliar, DLNA certification on your CE devices means you'll be able to stream music, photo, and video content to and from other DLNA certified devices [...]

UltraViolet Promises ‘Just Works’ Digital Access of Movies and TV Shows to Your Registered Devices

UltraViolet is a new service that all the major content publishers and distributors are championing as a way to provide purchasers of disc-based movies and TV shows access to digital copies that can be streamed or downloaded to their registered devices — up to 12 in total per piece of media (you can even grant access [...]

Hauppauge Set to Launch a Dual Tuner USB CableCARD Receiver Later This Month

Hauppauge is teasing its Facebooks fans with pics of their upcoming CableCARD receiver, the Hauppauge WinTV-DCR-2650. It will be priced at $129 and will be available through the company's Amazon store later this month. No word on what the compatible platforms are, but most likely it will only be Windows Media Center 7 (WMC7). Anyone interested [...]

Lots of Whining over Netflix’s Price Hikes; Is It Really All That Bad?

Guys, guys... settle down. Netflix price hikes aren't as bad as everyone is making them out to be. Sure, $9.99 for unlimited streaming + 1 DVD out a time was nice while it lasted, but $15.98 isn't that bad. If one compares it to Blockbuster by Mail, Netflix's offering is still a heck of a [...]

What Would You Do with a Bluetooth Enabled Apple TV?

Rumor has it that iOS 5 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch will allow it to pair with an Apple TV using Bluetooth — a feature currently disabled, but present. Perhaps even other peripherals could communicate with Apple TV at some point as well. So it begs the questions: Why? Apple seems to have a [...]