Category: 4k TV

Amazon Takes Aim at Roku With 4K TVs

Amazon today announced that its Fire TV platform will be included in 4K TVs introduced later this year by Seiki, Element, and Westinghouse. The televisions, which are expected to be available in the second quarter of this year, will also come with a remote that will be voice-activated with Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant. Amazon Fire

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Dish Gets In Bed With Amazon’s Alexa

Dish today unveiled a slew of new products prior to the opening of the Consumer Electronics Show, which include separate partnerships with Amazon, and YouTube, Netflix and Google. For starters, as expected, Dish has launched its AirTV player which will integrate content from Netflix, YouTube, Google Play, and local channels (by connecting an antenna) into

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What Excites You About New TVs?

Q. I know you have been writing about new TV stuff for a long time. Is there anything in particular that excites you now? Something to look forward to? — Daniel, San Diego. Daniel, you are right. I have covered the TV technology scene for more than two decades and it’s easy to get jaded

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Why Doesn’t DIRECTV Add More HD Channels?

Q. All I hear from DIRECTV is 4K, 4K, 4K, but what about HD? I, like most DIRECTV customers, have a High-Definition TV and we want more HD, not 4K! Why isn’t DIRECTV adding more channels in HD? — Neil, Orlando, Florida. Neil, to be fair to DIRECTV, the satcaster now offers around 200 HD

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Update: Can You Record DIRECTV’s 4K Channel?

Q. I am excited to watch DIRECTV’s new 4K channel. But I’m curious about whether you will be able to record shows off it. Can you? And, if so, how many hours of recording can you store on the DVR? — Tom, Los Angeles. Tom, as you note, DIRECTV next month will launch pay TV’s first

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