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CES Day 4: 110″ LCD TV

January 11th, 2013

4k televisions, a moniker given to those displays that boast the impressive 3840 × 2160, now being called Ultra High-Definition, were a rage at CES 2013. Most enthralling of all: Samsung’s 110-inch UHD TV. With an LED-backlit LCD screen, this Ultra High-Definition television offers a pixel density currently unmatched in the market.

Offering a beautiful picture, as well as Samsung’s impressive Smart TV technology, and an internal converter that upscales current HD content while the entertainment industry works to start providing Ultra HD content, this TV offers all you can ask for when it comes to picture and display.

What about sound? The metal frame, which supports the massive 110″ screen, provides function as well as form. Nestled within it are two woofers, two tweeters, and two midrange speakers, all powered by a 120-watt amplifier.

Though like many offerings at CES this is just a prototype and no specifics have been hammered out, like price or release date. In fact, it doesn’t even have a model number yet. However, most items premiered at CES are usually on the market within the year, with of course the exception being the OLED superthin televisions Samsung displayed at CES 2012 and yet again CES 2013. Do you think the UHD 110″ TV will break that streak and be available to consumers sometime in 2013?

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Best of CES 2013 Day 3: DISH Sling-Enabled Hopper

January 10th, 2013

The DISH Hopper and Joey boxes, a whole-home DVR system that was revealed at CES 2012, has returned to CES with a new capability to join the already incredible features: Sling capability.

You can also transfer recorded shows directly to an iPad using a separate, free Hopper Transfers app over Wi-Fi while you’re still at home; this way you can watch them later without an Internet connection.
The Dish Hopper with Sling also lets you “fling” photos, videos, and music from a mobile device to an HDTV. That’s similar to what the Slingbox 500 does, in part thanks to Sling Media’s upgraded firmware that the company launched this week.

Sling allows you to watch live and DVR recordings anywhere with a laptop, tablet, smartphone or other internet or 3G/4G connected devices. The new Hopper also offers built in Wi-Fi for easy network and Sling connection. It also boasts a new processor that allows it to run nearly three times faster than any other satellite receiver currently available in the US.

Another excellent new feature is the ability to transfer recorded shows directly to an iPad using the free Hopper Transfers app over your home Wi-Fi connection, allowing for viewing later even without an internet connection. Much like the Slingbox 500, the Hopper with Sling allows you to “fling” media such as photos, videos and music from a mobile device to your HDTV.

As if AutoHop, Primetime Anytime, a massive 2TB hard drive that allows for recording up to 2,000 hours of standard definition television, and the whole-home DVR capabilities of the Hopper wasn’t impressive enough, the new additions unveiled at CES 2013 make the Hopper rather irresistible.

Call 1-800-935-3509 now to learn more about the Hopper and DISH service!

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CES Day 2: LG GA7900 55″ Google TV

January 9th, 2013

At CES LG has revealed seven new HDTVs with Google TV capabilities. The top of the line that was unveiled was the GA7900, with a razor thin display and dual-core CPUs. The price hasn’t been officially decided yet, but it is likely to be in the range of LG’s existing Google TV models, $1,500 to $1,600.

The device is operated with a Bluetooth remote that reveals a keyboard on the back. As well as the impressive search functionality that Google TV has to offer, the GA7900 also allows for voice search.

As well as LG’s impressive Google TV lineup, Vizio and Sony, Google TV alumni, are also set to unveil more Google TV devices in 2013. Newcomers Asus, Hisense and TCL are also set to introduce similar devices. It’s certainly going to be a big year for Google TV. DISH Network has excellent integration with Google TV services.

There are two more days of CES, and we’re continuing to follow all of the exciting news coming out of Las Vegas!

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Highlight of CES Day 1: OLED TVs

January 8th, 2013

Samsung displayed their impressive OLED TV at CES again this year. Though the prototype is incredibly impressive, with a razor thin display and unbelievably rich colors and blacks, there is still no information about shipment or price.

Along with being thin and beautiful, Samsung’s OLED television offers a 1.35GHz quad-core A15 processor, voice control, and Smart Hub software. Smart Hub is a revolutionary interface for Samsung’s new line of Smart TVs. You are able to browse what’s on TV, including movies, shows and sports, as well as content from streaming services like Netflix and your personal videos and photos.

As well as the OLED TV Samsung also unveiled a new, streamlined Smart Hub menu, as seen above. With the first day of CES complete and some exciting things coming out, we can’t wait to see the rest this trade show will have to offer! Have you been following CES?

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