• Amazon Fire TV streaming devices won’t be so Amazon-focused

    Amazon will offer viewers a choice of providers. If a video is available for free through Netflix, for instance, that will be the most prominent option (Source: AP)
    Amazon’s own video store will no longer have the starring role on the company’s Fire TV streaming devices. Software updates coming this year will give movies and TV shows from Netflix, HBO and other competitors equal prominence on the devices’ home screen. The approach is similar to one Apple took when it refreshed its Apple TV device last year. Amazon’s Fire TV has offered solid performance at reasonable prices, but its home screen has been cluttered with Amazon products – whether to rent or buy, or offered at no extra charge through Amazon’s $99-a-year Prime program. That’s made it tough to find video from competing providers without turning to a voice-search fea…

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  • Apple will discontinue its third-gen Apple TV: Report

    Apple, however, said it will fulfill order backlog for the device.
    Apple has reportedly bid goodbye to its third-gen Apple TV, shifting its focus on the new fourth-gen model, media reported on Thursday.
    According to 9to5mac.com, in an email sent out to employees and education partners, Apple said that it is discontinuing the device.
    “The third-gen model was introduced in 2012 and was quietly updated a year later. Since then, Apple has shifted its focus to the tvOS-powered fourth-gen Apple TV,” the report said.

    The company is currently selling refurbished models of third-gen Apple TV for $59. Once the refurbished models disappear, “Apple will seemingly have stopped sales of the third-gen Apple TV all together,” the report added.
    Apple, however, said it will fulfill order backlog for the device. “The Cupertino company wil…

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  • Xiaomi 4K Mi Box launched in US with Android TV support at $69

    Xiaomi 4K Mi Box runs Android TV with support live channels, Google Play, YouTube and Google Cast functions (Source: Xiaomi)
    Xiaomi has expanded its product offerings to the US market with the launch of its 4K enabled Mi TV box. Xiaomi Mi Box is the first device from the Chinese company developed in collaboration with Google.
    Xiaomi Mi Box is a 4K ultra HD streaming media player developed in collaboration with Google. Xiaomi Mi Box offers 4K support at 60 frames per second and even supports latest HDR10 standard. Since Xiaomi Mi Box is based on Android TV platform, there is also support for Google voice search and Google Cast.
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    “We are thrilled to bring Mi Box to our fans in the U.S. in collaboration with Google. This is a significant milestone for Xiaomi, as it is our first opportunity to demonstrate to co…

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  • Noble Skiodo 55-inch full HD Smart TV launched at Rs 44,999; will be Amazon exclusive

    Noble Skiodo 55-inch full HD Smart TV allows users to connect Bluetooth devices such as smartphones and laptops to play songs and videos on to the TV screen.
    Noble Skiodo has launched a 55-inch full HD Smart TV called 55MS55N01LED TV. The device will be exclusively available on Amazon at Rs 44,999. Noble Skiodo’s new TV has a full HD display (1920×1080 pixels), which is made with A+ screens. It comes with a 0 dot screen and a contract ratio of 2,00,000:1. Noble Skiodo 55MS55N01LED TV has a 12Wx2 sound output. Other audio autput features include bass adjustment, treble adjustment, sound equalizer and power audio.
    “Noble Skiodo, as a brand of LED TVs understands the importance of connecting the world to accumulate maximum content, data and information to be viewed by the customers for the purpose of entertainment, education and le…

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  • Mitashi unveils 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV range in two sizes, starting at Rs 67,990

    Mitashi’s 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TVs support Wi-Fi, HDMI and USB ports for connectivity.
    Ahead of the festive season, Mitashi has launched its new range of 4K Ultra HD Smart LED televisions. The series comprises of 55-inches and 65-inches TV sets, which come with a 4k (3840×2160 pixels) resolution. The two devices are priced at Rs 67,990 and Rs 1,29,990 respectively. The TVs function on Android OS, allowing users to download apps from the Play Store.
    Mitashi’s 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TVs support Wi-Fi, HDMI and USB ports for connectivity. The televisions come with an Air Mouse, which is a wireless mouse, to make navigation much simpler. The devices feature 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory. Users can upgrade it to higher memory as well.

    “Mitashi’s focus has always been on providing cutting edge technology at affordable prices. Our lat…

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  • LeEco Super3 series TV set for flash sale on August 26

    LeEco Super3 TVs come with two year free subscription to company’s content ecosystem
    LeEco has announced that the first flash sale for its Super3 series TVs will be held on August 26. The company has confirmed it had received 10,000 registrations in a day for its Super3 series ecosystem TVs in India.
    The registrations for LeEco’s Super3 TVs will be available from Flipkart and company’s own e-commerce platform, LeMall till August 26. LeEco had recently announced three new 4K TVs in company’s Super3 TV range in India. LeEco’s Super3 TV series will be available in screen sizes ranging from 55-inch to 65-inch. All LeEco Super3 TVs run company’s own EUI 5.6 with its own content ecosystem, which was launched in collaboration with YuppTV and other services in India recently.
    LeEco Super3 TV comes with two years free membership to comp…

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  • Ringing Bells Freedom 9900 TV booking starts tomorrow: Here’s what you must know

    Ringing Bells claims its Freedom 9900 TV is the cheapest LED TV in the market with HD resolution (Source: Hansa Verma)
    Ringing Bells, the company behind now popular Freedom 251 smartphone, has announced that it will open bookings for its Freedom 9900 LED TV from August 15. The company says the deliveries will start from next day.
    Ringing Bells was extremely criticised for foulplay after Freedom 251 announcement. The company was also under the scanner of enforcement directorate for alleged scam. But the company came clean on its promise of delivering an Android smartphone for just Rs 251. Freedom 9900 TV is a budget HD LED TV priced at just Rs 9,900.
    In a press statement, Ringing Bells has confirmed that the booking will be open only for one-day and will be done via company’s website. The company has confirmed that the product will b…

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  • Noble Skiodo 65-inch Smart LED TV launched exclusively on Amazon at Rs 85,000

    Noble Skiodo’s 65-inch Full HD Smart TV, powered by quad-core processor runs Android TV (Source: Noble Skiodo)
    Noble Skiodo has announced the launch of its latest 65-inch smart LED television in India. This comes on the heals of the launch of new 4K smart TVs from LeEco.
    After smartphones, India is turning into the dominant market for television makers. Recently TCL, the world’s third largest television manufacturer launched its TV sets in India. The launch was quickly followed by LeEco, the Chinese ecosystem company which brought three new 4K TVs here. Yesterday, Kodak also introduced its TV range for Indian consumers.
    Noble Skiodo’s latest 65-inch Full HD Smart TV 70SM65N01 LED TV features a 65-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Noble says it has implemented wide angle screen but the actual viewing angle…

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  • Improved TV, smartphone displays in the offing

    OLEDs are already replacing LCDs in high-end consumer devices but a lack of stable and efficient blue materials has made them less competitive in large displays such as televisions.
    Scientists have designed more than 1,000 new blue-light emitting molecules for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) that could dramatically improve displays for televisions, smartphones and tablets. OLED screens use organic molecules that emit light when an electric current is applied. Unlike ubiquitous liquid crystal displays (LCDs), OLED screens do not require a backlight, meaning the display can be as thin and flexible as a sheet of plastic.
    Individual pixels can be switched on or entirely off, dramatically improving the screen’s colour contrast and energy consumption. OLEDs are already replacing LCDs in high-end consumer devic…

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  • Kodak Smart HD LED TV series launched in India; starts at Rs 13,500

    Kodak Smart HD LED TVs line-up has three models — 32-inches, 40-inches and 50-inches. The Smart TVs offer internet connectivity and WiFi capability.
    Kodak has launched its HD TV series in India in partnership with Super Plastronics Pvt. Ltd. (SPPL), a Noida-based company. Kodak has 5 new TVs in its HD LED TV series starting at Rs 13,500. The devices will be available on online e-commerce platforms starting with Shop Clues, Flipkart and Amazon. The 32-inch TV series will be exclusively available on Shop Clues. Users can buy Kodak TV series starting August 15. Kodak Smart HD LED TVs line-up has three models — 32-inches, 40-inches and 50-inches. The Smart TVs offer internet connectivity and WiFi capability.
    Kodak 32-inch HD X900S comes with 250 Nits panel, in-built games and Samsung panel. It supports USB to USB copying. Kodak 32…

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