Samsung Blu-ray Players Now Support YouTube, Blockbuster, MKV

Almost every month we hear about new supported services being added to networked Blu-ray players and HDTVs from the likes of LG, Samsung, and others. Today Samsung is pushing out a new firmware update that adds YouTube (not YouTube HD — at least not yet) and Blockbuster video streaming to its line of Network Blu-ray [...]

Blockbuster to Deliver OnDemand Movie Service to Samsung HDTVs and Blu-ray Players by Fall 2009

In a joint press release with Samsung, Blockbuster is announcing that later this Fall they will begin offering their OnDemand movie service via select Samsung HDTVs and network Blu-ray players. (I'm sure other partners will be announced later.) What's interesting, is that in order to do this, Blockbuster must have updated their OnDemand service to [...]

Samsung Mondi MID Hits the Scene

Well, it looks like Samsung finally got around to creating the portable media player we all hoped they would have back in 2004. The new Samsung Mondi (SWD-M100), which the company is calling an MID for Mobile Internet Device, runs Windows Mobile 6.1 and is packed with all kinds of goodies sure to please. Features [...]

Samsung Q1EX-71G UMPC

Samsung will soon be shipping a new version of their of their popular UMPC (Ultra Mobile PC) called the Q1EX-71G. The keyboard-free Q1EX-71G UMPC was first showcased at CES 2009 for all to drool over, but the company has finally gotten around to posting a product page for the device. The Q1EX-71G will retail for [...]

Chumby Widgets Leap into Digital Photo Frames, Televisions, and Other Connected Devices

[youtube=] This morning I stumbled on a press release from Broadcom announcing a partnership with Chumby to extend Internet-connected TVs, set-top boxes, and Blu-ray disc players with Chumby powered Widgets via Broadcom's system-on-a-chip solution. Then I jumped over to Chumby's news release section to see what other developments have been going on and it turns out [...]

Intel and Yahoo! Bring Their TV Widget Technology to Life in a Big Way At CES 2009

Sure we've started seeing a crop of "Connected HDTVs" making the news this month, but the real winner here is the Yahoo! Widget Engine and Intel's system-on-a-chip (Media Processor CE 3100) which provides the TV's processing power to handle all the various interactive media application services. In other words, all future HDTVs supporting TV Widgets [...]

LG’s Network Blu-ray Player to Get CinemaNow and YouTube Support

Looks like the guys at LG aren't threatened by the likes of Samsung's BD-P2500. LG is announcing that in the next few weeks owners of their BD300 Network Blu-ray Player will gain access to CinemaNow – including its HD library – and YouTube content directly from their player. These new enhancements are in addition to [...]

Samsung MediaLive Media Center Extender Gets Put Under the Microscope by EngadgetHD

For those Samsung HDTV owners who've been saving up or putting the Samsung MediaLive on their wishlist, EngadgetHD has a review post you should have a look at before pulling the trigger on this tiny little Media Center Extender. Bottom line: It's a nice a device if all you care about is adding Media Center [...]