"Set Top Box" tag

Set-top boxes more popular than Smart TV report says

Despite the best efforts of Smart TV manufacturers, the majority of consumers still prefer a set-top box for connected viewing, a new report claims.


German TeleFairy box does away with TV advertising

Germans will soon be able to remove ads from their recordings and channel hopping automatically, with the forthcoming ‘TeleFairy’ digital satellite receiver.


Is it time to say goodnight to the traditional remote control?

When you buy a new television, how much attention do you pay to the remote control it comes with? Is it comfortable to hold, easy to navigate and usable in the dark? And…

Apple TV (TV not included!)

Apple: Making (common) sense of the future of Apple TV

With all the rumours that have circulated for months, it’s about time to look a bit more logically at what Apple might need to do to make Apple TV a success.


YouView hits streets on Thursday 26th July

The long-awaited YouView service will be released just in the nick of time for the start of the Olympics, as the very first box goes on sale in major high-street retailers and online…



Although rather late to the market, the YouView platform could eventually solve the current mishmash of set top boxes, disjointed Internet based services and inconsistent user interfaces.


YouView: Late to the table but here for the long haul

Being first to market isn’t always a good thing, as TiVo discovered after its first attempt to break into the UK. However, launching almost two years late, YouView is possibly the other extreme….

Roku 2 XS Streaming Player

Roku 2 XS

As an alternative to the Apple TV, the Roku 2 XS streaming player has a few additional services, like iPlayer and access to games like Angry Birds…


Apple TV

While the industry awaits a full-on attack from Apple in the television world, for now the only offering comes in the form of a box to connect to your existing TV set. If…


Sony NSZ-GS7 Google TV

This is the second attempt from Google to get into the world of TV. With an improved operating system and faster hardware, it’s getting one step closer to becoming a viable add-on for your existing…

D-Link Boxee Box

D-Link Boxee Box

If your television doesn’t have any connection to the outside world, the Boxee Box from D-Link offers up access to free movies and TV programmes, as well as the web and over 200…

Panasonic Smart VIERA TX-L47WT50B

An introduction to Smart TV

Unlike 3D, which has a rather questionable future outside of the movie theatres, Smart TVs are set to take off in a big way – if only the industry could sort itself out a bit…

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