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Redbox Begins Renting 4K Titles

Redbox, the kiosk rental service, has begun renting four 4K Blu-ray discs in six markets, the company announced today. The trial markets are: New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Detroit, Austin and Miami. And the four 4K discs are: Black Panther, The Matrix, The Martian and The Commuter. Despite the limited number, Redbox promises to soon

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DIRECTV to Air 6 MLB Games in 4K HDR

DIRECTV this month will air seven sporting events in 4K HDR, the satcaster has revealed at its web site. The 4K HDR lineup is led by six Major League Baseball games including tonight’s match up between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees from Yankee Stadium. Boston’s Drew Pomeranz is scheduled to pitch against the

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Home Theater Projectors: How Good Is the Picture?

Q. I have been thinking of building a Home Theater in my Man Cave, but I was wondering if I should get a projector with a big wall screen or just a big-screen TV.  I hear a projector doesn’t offer as good a picture as a regular TV because the picture is not as sharp.

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DIRECTV to Air 22 Pro, College Games In 4K In March

DIRECTV plans this month to air 22 basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer games in 4K, the satcaster has announced. The lineup includes the 2018 debut of Major League Baseball in the new picture format as well as additional games from both college and pro basketball, the National Hockey League and soccer’s English Premier League. Click

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Netflix: How Much Internet Speed Do You Need For 4K?

Q. I’ve been thinking of getting Netflix’s 4K plan. But I’m not sure if my Internet service is fast enough. How fast does it have to be to watch something in 4K? — Joy, Dover, Delaware.  A. Joy, for starters, Netflix’s ‘Premium’ plan, which costs $13.99 a month, allows you to watch the streamer’s 4K

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Amazon’s 4K Fire TV: $49 — 1 Day Only

Amazon is offering a today-only 29 percent discount on its latest Amazon Fire TV streaming device with 4K and HDR (High Dynamic Range) video. The Fire TV set-top normally goes for $69.99, but Amazon today is selling it for $49.99. The price will return to normal tomorrow. The Fire TV set-top, which also includes the voice-activated ‘Alexa’

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DIRECTV to Air Pro Am Golf Tournament In 4K

DIRECTV this week will air the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am golf tournament live in 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range), the satcaster has announced. The event, which features professional and amateur celebrity players playing alongside each other, will take place at three spectacular golf courses in Pebble Beach, California. Click Amazon: See Today’s Top-Selling TVs!

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DIRECTV to Carry 2018 Winter Olympics In 4K

AT&T has revealed that DIRECTV will carry portions of this month’s 2018 Winter Olympics from Seoul, Korea in 4K, and 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range). Comcast-owned NBC announced last month it will distribute coverage of the games in 4K and 4K HDR to participating pay TV providers. (NBC has the exclusive broadcast rights to the

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DIRECTV to Air Blue Planet II In 4K

DIRECTV has disclosed its latest lineup of upcoming 4K programs, and it includes the BBC documentary, Planet Earth: Blue Planet II. The nature series, which will be simulcast in HD on BBC America, will air on DIRECTV’s channel 104 at 9 p.m. ET on eight consecutive Saturday nights, starting January 20. Click Amazon: See Today’s

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DIRECTV Airing More Shows In 4K & HDR

DIRECTV has unveiled a new schedule of 4K programs and they include four more programs in both 4K and HDR. AT&T, which owns DIRECTV, said last month that the satellite TV service will air 13 NBA games in 4K HDR this season, starting with the Cleveland Cavaliers-Milwaukee Bucks game on December 19. (HDR, which stands for

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