TV http://www.stuff.tv/google/tv/features en-GB CES 2015: Let Netflix’s Recommended TV program decide which TV is the best http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/ces-2015/ces-2015-let-netflix-s-recommended-tv-program-decide-which-tv-best/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The stamp of approval from the streaming service chooses the right TV for streaming </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Netflix%20Recommended%20TV.jpg?1420531132" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Now that Friends is finally available on Netflix, you&rsquo;ll want the best TV to binge-watch all 10 seasons. That&rsquo;s if you&rsquo;re able to find the right one from those announced at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2015">CES 2015</a>.</p> <p>Netflix&rsquo;s solution? Giving a thumbs-up for the displays that are built specifically for media streaming. Its Netflix Recommended TV program, which was earlier announced at LG&rsquo;s press conference, made another appearance at Sony&rsquo;s new range of Bravia TVs.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/ces-2015/ces-2015-let-netflix-s-recommended-tv-program-decide-which-tv-best/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/ces-2015/ces-2015-let-netflix-s-recommended-tv-program-decide-which-tv-best/news#comments CES 2015 Netflix TV Tue, 06 Jan 2015 06:52:20 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1456823 at http://www.stuff.tv CES 2015: LG is making 2015 the year of 4K streaming http://www.stuff.tv/lg/ces-2015/ces-2015-lg-making-2015-year-4k-streaming/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The South Korean company shows its hand, unveiling new TVs and more content partnership </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="CES 2015: LG is making 2015 the year of 4K streaming" alt="CES 2015: LG is making 2015 the year of 4K streaming" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/LG%20CES%202015%20main.jpg?1420509769" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-4c1c1ae0-bb32-9986-59d6-d91c9e4b8756">TVs, wireless music systems, smarter home appliances and of course, that <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g-flex-2/ces-2015/lgs-bringing-curvy-back-g-flex-2/news">improved smartphone that bends it like Beckham.</a>&nbsp;LG certainly delivered a lot of excitement even before the floors opened up at CES 2015.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">The question, however, is whether there&rsquo;s going to be 4K content for these new OLED TVs. Rather than recommending you to download 4K movies to watch, LG is skipping that route and gunning for 4K streaming services.</p> <p dir="ltr">One such partnership will be with Netflix, which will stream HDR 4K content to LG TVs. The media streaming service also announced the Netflix Recommended TV program, which identifies TVs that are built for the best Internet TV experience.&nbsp;Obviously, since it was announced at the LG press conference, its TVs will be the first to receive the stamp of approval&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">GoPro&rsquo;s partnership with LG will also give action video junkies more reasons to stare at these new displays. A new, exclusive GoPro Channel app for LG&rsquo;s webOS smart TVs will stream videos shot by the Hero4 Black, with 4K content coming soon in future updates to the channel.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="CES 2015: LG is making 2015 the year of 4K streaming" alt="CES 2015: LG is making 2015 the year of 4K streaming" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG%20GoPro%20CES%202015.jpg?1420509769" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">webOS 2.0 also gets a hefty update, with new features such as Quick Start to reduce the boot-up time and new channels such as the abovementioned GoPro Channel that&rsquo;ll give easy access to more content.</p> <p dir="ltr">To say 2015 is the year of 4K TVs isn&rsquo;t an understatement, since LG estimates 60% of its TV lineup will support the ultra high resolution. In short, there&rsquo;s never a better time than now to get that 4K TV.</p> <p dir="ltr">And, in a few years, maybe you&#39;ll be installing that 8K TV that we&rsquo;ll get a sneak peek at when the CES 2015 floors are officially opened.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g-flex-2/lg-g-flex-2/review">LG G Flex 2 hands-on</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="CES 2015: LG is making 2015 the year of 4K streaming" alt="CES 2015: LG is making 2015 the year of 4K streaming" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG%20webOS%20CES%202015.jpg?1420509769" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/ces-2015/ces-2015-lg-making-2015-year-4k-streaming/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/lg/ces-2015/ces-2015-lg-making-2015-year-4k-streaming/news#comments 4K CES 2015 LG TV Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:49:05 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1456726 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: Google Chromecast is the TV and Home Cinema Gadget of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/tv/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-7-best-tv-and-home-cinema-gadgets-year/feat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google&#039;s little feature-packed stick walks away with the grand prize </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: The Google Chromecast is our TV and Home Cinema Gadget of the year" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: The Google Chromecast is our TV and Home Cinema Gadget" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-best-tv-gadget-chromecast_FINAL.jpg?1418740737" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>TVs need help. They&rsquo;re great in their own right, but they can always be smarter, they can always be injected with even more stuff to watch, and they can always sound better.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s why you need to accessorise your telly. And we&rsquo;re not talking tinted glass and furry dice - we&rsquo;re talking smart sticks, home cinema systems and channel-adding PVRs.</p> <p>While all the nominees deserve their seats at the awards table, the Google Chromecast is the one we&#39;ve chosen to strut up on stage and collect the trophy.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tom-parsons" title="View user profile.">Tom Parsons</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winner: Google Chromecast </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Video streamers aren&rsquo;t exactly new, but the Chromecast is a rather special one. Not that you&rsquo;d necessarily realise that at first glance - you&rsquo;re most likely to mistake it for a USB stick. But this stick is actually an HDMI dongle that plugs into your TV, connects to the internet, and delivers a whole load of on-demand content that you &lsquo;cast&rsquo; to your telly from your smartphone. Best of all, it&rsquo;s officially only &pound;30 and regularly unofficially often available for even less.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google-chromecast/review" target="_blank">Google Chromecast review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Chromecast" alt="The 7 best TV and Home Cinema gadgets of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-tv-home-cinema-google-chromecast.jpg?1418740737" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: BT YouView+ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>YouView has made contract-free PVRs far more exciting than they used to be. It of course delivers all of the UK&rsquo;s free TV channels and lets you pause and rewind them at your whim. But it also has an EPG that goes back in time to show you what was on over the last 7 days so you can watch it on-demand.</p> <p>Speaking of which, it&rsquo;s got all of the smart services, including BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5, and if you don&rsquo;t mind paying a little bit on the side there&rsquo;s Sky&rsquo;s Now TV and Sky Store, too. But what makes the BT YouView+ box even better than other YouView boxes from the likes of Humax (who actually makes this one) is the inclusion of BT Sport and BT Player for football and movies respectively. You can even add the likes of Sky Sports and Sky Movies (for an extra fee) if you&rsquo;re a BT Infinity customer. Content is king, and BT YouView+ rules.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/netflix-lands-youview-bringing-breaking-bad-house-cards-and-other-time-sinks-it/news" target="_blank">Netflix lands on YouView</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BT YouView+" alt="The 7 best TV and Home Cinema gadgets of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-tv-home-cinema-gadgets-bt-youview-plus.jpg?1418740737" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Sky+ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Free TV is doing its best to catch up, but Sky just refuses to be caught. This year we&rsquo;ve seen a whole new homepage introduced with a recommendation engine that gets you to good stuff much quicker, expansions to the Sky Go and Now TV services, and the introduction of Buy &amp; Keep, which often allows early streaming access to blockbuster films and includes a DVD that&rsquo;s then sent in the post. Being a Sky subscriber is still the quickest way to the most TV, movie and sport content.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sky/sky-gets-netflix-style-recommendations-and-multi-season-series-link/news" target="_blank">Sky+ gets Netflix-style recommendations and multi-season series link</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sky+" alt="The 7 best TV and Home Cinema gadgets of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-tv-home-cinema-gadgets-sky-plus-hd.jpg?1418740737" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Sony BDV-N5200W </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A whole (home) cinema (minus a telly) in one box? That&rsquo;s the Sony BDV-N5200.</p> <p>
A Netflix-toting Blu-ray player, an amplifier, five speakers and a subwoofer, all for a lot less than an iPhone 6. There&rsquo;s even a wireless adapter for the rear speakers so you don&rsquo;t have to run cables right through your lounge, plus Bluetooth, DLNA and access to the Sony Entertainment Network apps. And it sounds fantastic. Want the moon on a stick? This is it.</p> <p><strong>Read the <a href="http://www.whathifi.com/yamaha/ysp-2500/review" target="_blank">Sony BDV-N5200W review</a> on our sister site, What Hi-Fi</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony BDV-N5200W" alt="The 7 best TV and Home Cinema gadgets of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-tv-home-cinema-gadgets-sony-bdv-n5200.jpg?1418740737" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Yamaha YSP-2500 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If your only requirement for a soundbar is that it should sound better than your telly, almost any will do; but if you want one that will fool your ears into thinking they&rsquo;re surrounded by actual speakers, you want the amazingly clever Yamaha YSP-2500. It&rsquo;s got no less than 16 speakers hiding in its svelte casework, and thanks to a mic-driven setup it learns the best way to bounce sound off the walls of your room to give you a proper surround sound experience, backed up by a wireless subwoofer delivering the bassy bits. We love it.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Yamaha YSP-2500" alt="The 7 best TV and Home Cinema gadgets of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-tv-home-cinema-gadgets-yamaha-ysp-2500.jpg?1418740737" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Canton DM 75 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>2014 has been the year of the soundbase. New to you? Imagine a soundbar that&rsquo;s deep and flat enough for a TV to stand on top and you&rsquo;ve pretty much got it. There are loads of them now, but without doubt the Canton DM 75 is our favourite, chucking out a mightily weighty and detailed sound &ndash;&nbsp;and it&rsquo;ll go way louder than even your neighbours can handle. It might not match the clever virtual surround sound of the Yamaha YSP-2500 above, but it utterly demolishes the weedy sound currently coming from your flatscreen telly.</p> <p><strong>Read the <a href="http://www.whathifi.com/canton/dm-75/review" target="_blank">Canton DM 75 review</a> on our sister site, What Hi-Fi</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canton DM 75" alt="The 7 best TV and Home Cinema gadgets of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-tv-home-cinema-gadgets-canton-dm-75.jpg?1418740737" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Roku 3 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Roku 3&rsquo;s been around a little while, but it&rsquo;s now more relevant than ever thanks to the addition of more services and the ability to &lsquo;cast&rsquo; from your smartphone as you would to a Chromecast. So now you&rsquo;ve got the likes of Netflix, Google Play Movies and TV, iPlayer, ITV Player, Sky Store and Now TV. Sure, you could get the &pound;40 Roku Streaming Stick, but the Roku 3 is faster and has a headphone jack in the remote so you can listen in private without having to run a headphone cable right across the lounge.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-winners-announced-these-are-22-best-gadgets-year/feature" target="_blank">Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Roku 3" alt="The 7 best TV and Home Cinema gadgets of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-tv-home-cinema-gadgets-roku-3.jpg?1418740737" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tv/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-7-best-tv-and-home-cinema-gadgets-year/feat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/tv/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-7-best-tv-and-home-cinema-gadgets-year/feat#comments Gadget Awards 2014 Home Cinema PVRs and Set-top Boxes Soundbars TV Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:39:01 +0000 Stephen Graves 1453600 at http://www.stuff.tv PlayStation Vue is Sony’s console-based answer to cable and satellite TV http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/playstation-vue-sony-s-console-based-answer-cable-and-satellite-tv/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Live and on-demand content from about 75 channels coming to PlayStation 3 and 4 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="PlayStation Vue" alt="PlayStation Vue" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/playstation-vue-cropped.jpg?1415928502" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Cord-cutting is increasingly popular as cable and satellite TV services balloon in both price and size, but Sony has a new option coming for PlayStation owners that may hold more appeal for some.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In addition to live TV feeds of many top channels, the service will allow users to watch anything aired in the past three days at any time, plus any shows you tag will save their offerings for the past 28 days so you can catch up on your own time.</p> <p>Sony plans to launch PlayStation Vue in the first quarter of 2015, although pricing details won&rsquo;t be revealed until the proper launch nears. However, you can pay month-to-month with no contract or cancelation penalties, and &ldquo;no hidden fees or charges&rdquo; promised.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="PlayStation Vue" alt="PlayStation Vue" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/playstation-vue1.jpg?1415928502" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A limited beta offering will begin in New York this month before rolling out to users in Chicago, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles prior to the wider launch early next year. Sony says the service will then spread to iPad before hitting more devices - their own and others, as well.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/282517811.html">PR Newswire</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/review">Long-term test: Sony PS4 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="PlayStation Vue" alt="PlayStation Vue" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/playstation-vue2.jpg?1415928502" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/playstation-vue-sony-s-console-based-answer-cable-and-satellite-tv/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/playstation-vue-sony-s-console-based-answer-cable-and-satellite-tv/news#comments PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 Sony TV Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:23:05 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1453101 at http://www.stuff.tv Amazon's Fire TV box is a movie streamer, games console, babysitter and more http://www.stuff.tv/multitasking-master-amazon-fire-tv-movie-streamer-games-console-and-babysitter/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UPDATE 23/10/14: The Fire TV hits the UK today, with an £80 price tag </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="515" height="386" title="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babysitter" alt="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babys" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/amazon-kindle-fire-tv-main.jpg?1414162620" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>After months of rumours, Amazon&#39;s set-top box has been revealed at last. And at first glance it&#39;s a feature-packed entertainment monster.</p> <p>For starters, it&#39;s one of the most powerful set-top boxes around, despite its little-black-box appearance. A quad-core processor, dedicated graphics chip and 2GB of RAM make it, according to Amazon, three times more powerful than rivals such as the Roku and Apple TV. It&#39;s basically a high-end tablet, minus the screen.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Game on </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Let&#39;s just jump straight to the main course. All that power means that, yes, the Fire TV can play games, and there&#39;s a dedicated US$40 controller to take advantage of it.</p> <p>Aimed at people who&#39;d prefer to play mobile games on the big screen, the Fire TV has thousands of existing games to choose from, with big names like Minecraft and Asphalt 8 among the A-list titles.</p> <p>Amazon Game Studios also introduced its first game, Sev Zero, a first-person alien shooter with tower defence elements.</p> <p>The controller itself has all the usual buttons and sticks, along with media playback controls.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="671" height="503" title="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babysitter" alt="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babys" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-kindle-fire-tv-controller.jpg?1414162620" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Voice search at last </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="392" scrolling="no" src="http://gfycat.com/iframe/EnchantingIcyBaboon" width="482"></iframe></p> <p>The Fire TV also has another impressive accessory - a bundled remote - which has a built-in microphone for voice search.&nbsp;</p> <p>That means no more pecking way at individual letters painfully slowly like on the Roku or Apple TV. Simply say the name of an actor, show or movie, and you&#39;ll be presented with the search results instantly. Bliss.</p> <p>There are tonnes of services to choose from too. Amazon Prime Video is naturally one of them, but so is its rival Netflix, along with Hulu, Vimeo, YouTube and more.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tasty extras </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One feature we&#39;re looking forward to testing out ourselves is called ASAP. It learns and predicts what content you like and caches it in the background when idle, meaning instant playback without any buffering.&nbsp;</p> <p>IMDB integration is also on the cards in the form of an &#39;X-Ray&#39; feature, allowing you to read up about on-screen actors during movies on your Fire HDX tablet.</p> <p>Other extras include Music in the form of Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn and music purchased from Amazon itself. You can bring up lyrics of songs you&#39;re listening to with X-Ray as well, which is handy for spontaneous karaoke nights, if you&#39;re into that sort of thing.</p> <p><strong>Edit:</strong> Certain services like Pandora and Hulu won&#39;t be available for UK users, so it&#39;s worth double checking if there&#39;s a specific service you&#39;re after to avoid disappointment.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="451" title="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babysitter" alt="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babys" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-pandora.jpg?1414162620" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Child friendly </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>FreeTime, the Kindle Fire HDX feature which limits children&#39;s gaming and video-watching activities also returns, making sure that little Timmy doesn&#39;t get too distracted by blasting aliens instead of finishing off his homework.</p> <p>FreeTime mode also serves up a simpler child-friendly interface with whole host of free children&#39;s content from Sesame Street, Nickelodeon and more. FreeTime mode needs a password if you want to revert to the standard interface, for extra peace of mind.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="560" height="421" title="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babysitter" alt="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babys" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-kids.jpg?1414162620" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price and release date </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Kindle Fire TV will be shipping in the US from today, for US$99. We&#39;ve contacted Aamzon with regards to UK pricing and release dates and were told that &quot;Fire TV is not available outside the US at this time and we&#39;re not able to speculate on future plans&quot;.</p> <p>We&#39;ll keep you posted, as always.</p> <p><strong>Update 23/11/14:&nbsp;</strong>The Fire TV is available for UK gadgeteers to snap up from <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00KQEJBSW/ref=gw_aftv_183787007_1?ie=UTF8&amp;nav_sdd=aps&amp;pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&amp;pf_rd_s=gateway-takeover&amp;pf_rd_r=02JASG10CHF853F75EKE&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=541821507&amp;pf_rd_i=468294" target="_blank">Amazon</a> right now, for &pound;80.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/kindle-fire-hdx/review" target="_blank">Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazon launches Fire TV box </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s a movie streamer, games console, babysitter and more </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-fire-tv.jpg?1414162620" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/multitasking-master-amazon-fire-tv-movie-streamer-games-console-and-babysitter/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/multitasking-master-amazon-fire-tv-movie-streamer-games-console-and-babysitter/news#comments Amazon Games consoles TV Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:39:11 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1434731 at http://www.stuff.tv Now TV brings Sky’s movies, entertainment and sports powers to Apple TV http://www.stuff.tv/apple/now-tv-brings-sky-s-movies-entertainment-and-sports-powers-apple-tv/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple’s little black box just got some new content friends to play with </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="978" height="733" title="Glorious content" alt="Now TV brings Sky’s movies, entertainment and sports powers to Apple TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sky-apple-tv.jpg?1411550648" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sky has announced that its Now TV content will be gracing Apple TV boxes from today, serving up a variety of live and on demand packages including movies, TV shows and sports.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Finally, there&#39;s the &pound;5 a month Entertainment Month Pass which includes heavy hitters like Sky Atlantic&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Boardwalk Empire</em>, along with every season of life-sucking shows like&nbsp;<em>Lost</em>,&nbsp;<em>The West Wing</em>,&nbsp;<em>Mad Men</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Hannibal</em>.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Walking Dead&nbsp;</em>fans can also catch up on seasons 1-3 now, ahead of season four&#39;s arrival on 1 October, setting them up nicely for season five&#39;s debut on Fox on 13 October.&nbsp;</p> <p>All three services can be accessed right now and will be billed straight to your iTunes account, with immediate activation.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/now-tv/20-best-movies-watch-now-tv-right-now/feature" target="_blank">20 of the best movies to watch on Now TV</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="brainsssssssss" alt="Now TV brings Sky’s movies, entertainment and sports powers to Apple TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/walking-dead-popcorn.jpg?1411550648" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/now-tv-brings-sky-s-movies-entertainment-and-sports-powers-apple-tv/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/now-tv-brings-sky-s-movies-entertainment-and-sports-powers-apple-tv/news#comments Apple Now TV Sky Streaming TV Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:06:43 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1448450 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Behold the Star Trek phaser universal remote, the new Thor is female, and Russia’s tiny robot tanks pack a punch http://www.stuff.tv/tv/fully-charged-behold-star-trek-phaser-universal-remote-new-thor-female-and-russia-s-tiny-robot-ta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Catch up on the fun and curious with our morning news roundup </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Star Trek Phaser universal remote" alt="Star Trek Phaser universal remote" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/startrek-phaser-remote.jpg?1406701625" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Star Trek phaser universal remote incoming </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Set Phasers to&hellip; news? Maybe a sitcom? It&rsquo;ll be your call come November when Firebox and The Wand Company release the Star Trek: The Original Series Phaser Universal Remote Control, which is exactly what it sounds like: a replica Phaser that&rsquo;ll control your TV and other compatible devices.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s promised to be an incredibly accurate 1:1 replica, as its makers 3D-scanned the last remaining prop used by William Shatner on the nearly 50-year-old series. &ldquo;We have spent thousands of hours creating a collectible prop replica gadget that will bring new levels of action and enjoyment to Star Trek fans as they boldly go on their adventures,&rdquo; said Chris Barnardo of The Wand Company.</p> <p>The Phaser remote stores up to 36 commands and features force feedback, familiar sounds from the series, a detachable MK 1 Phaser unit and replica power cell, and a customizable lock code. It&rsquo;s available for pre-order now and will sell for the princely sum of &pound;119.95, with a fuller reveal planned for San Diego Comic-Con next week.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.firebox.com/product/6679/Star-Trek-Original-Phaser-Universal-Remote-Control">Firebox</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/first-3d-printer-espresso-machine-headed-international-space-station/news">International Space Station is getting its first 3D printer &mdash; and also an espresso machine</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Marvel’s next Thor is a woman </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Marvel Comics will shake up its core roster in a significant way in October with the debut of a new Thor series&mdash;starring a female Thor. The bulky, blonde-haired man we&rsquo;ve come to know as the popular hero can no longer wield Mjölnir, the iconic hammer, so this new heroine will take over.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita,&rdquo; says writer Jason Aaron, who is continuing on after the current Thor: God of Thunder run ends. &ldquo;This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it&rsquo;s unlike any Thor we&rsquo;ve ever seen before.&rdquo;</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://marvel.com/news/comics/2014/7/15/22875/marvel_proudly_presents_thor">Marvel</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/disney-infinity-20-marvel-super-heroes/review">Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Thor" alt="Thor" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/thor-woman.jpg?1406701625" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Russia’s tiny, terrifying robot tanks enter combat training </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you ever encounter a diminutive tank like Russia&rsquo;s Platform-M, don&rsquo;t admire the small frame or try to take a selfie&mdash;chances are that it&rsquo;s actively plotting your demise with its Khalishnakov rifle. Oh, or the four onboard grenade launchers.</p> <p>Gizmodo brings word of the combat robot beginning training exercises, with the intent of rolling into active duty by 2018. The Platform-M can be controlled remotely over the Internet, and it can engage enemy infantry at up to 800 meters &ldquo;with 100% accuracy,&rdquo; claims the above news clip, which has surprisingly upbeat music for a profile on horrific killing machines.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://gizmodo.com/russias-military-is-getting-killer-wall-e-robot-soldier-1604674629">Gizmodo</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/irobot/were-not-sure-why-robot-human-emotions-needs-exist-were-too-terrified-question-it/news">We&rsquo;re not sure why a robot with human emotions needs to exist, but we&rsquo;re too terrified to question it</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/2G2CQE3ZV_w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/tv/fully-charged-behold-star-trek-phaser-universal-remote-new-thor-female-and-russia-s-tiny-robot-ta#comments Film and TV TV Wed, 16 Jul 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1442238 at http://www.stuff.tv PlayStation Now game streaming is coming to selected Sony TVs next week http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/playstation-now-coming-selected-sony-tvs-next-week/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> US residents with compatible Bravia tellies will soon be able to play PS3 games – no console required </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="PlayStation Now coming to selected Sony TVs next week" alt="PlayStation Now coming to selected Sony TVs next week" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-playstation-now%20%281%29.jpg?1403765768" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>PlayStation Now, Sony&rsquo;s video game streaming service, has to date been available only via the PS3 and PS4 consoles &ndash; but as of next week owners of selected Sony televisions will be able to try it out.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Currently, PS3 games can be rented for anything between US$3 and $20. At present, the service is in beta and available only to a select few US residents, but at the end of July it&rsquo;ll be accessible by everyone in the US (and some parts of southern Canada) with a compatible device &ndash; be that a PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 or television. Games available include <em>The Last of Us</em>, <em>God of War: Ascension</em>, <em>Saints Row IV</em>, <em>Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes</em> and <em>Street Fighter IV</em>.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s as yet no word on precisely when the rest of the world will get PlayStation Now access, but having <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/ces-2014/playstation-now-game-streaming-service-coming-ps4-ps3-ps-vita-and-more/news">given the service a try</a> and been incredibly impressed, we&rsquo;re hoping it comes to the UK before the end of 2014.</p> <p>[Via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/25/playstation-now-sony-bravia-tv/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/ces-2014/playstation-now-game-streaming-service-coming-ps4-ps3-ps-vita-and-more/news">Hands-on with PlayStation Now</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="PlayStation Now uses Gaikai technology" alt="PlayStation Now uses Gaikai technology" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/playstation%20now%20hands-on.JPG?1403765768" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/playstation-now-coming-selected-sony-tvs-next-week/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gaming PlayStation 3 Sony TV Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:25:08 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1440086 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung unveils new batch of curved and flat 4K TVs http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-unveils-new-batch-curved-and-flat-4k-tvs/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oh, and there’s a new 85in model for those who happen to live in an aircraft hangar </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung&#039;s new HU7250 curved-screen 4K TV" alt="Samsung&#039;s new HU7250 curved-screen 4K TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-hu7250-4k-tv.jpg?1403755986" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Samsung has pulled the dust sheets off two brand new series of 4K televisions &ndash; one curved, one flat &ndash; as well as introducing a colossal 85in model to its existing HU8550 Ultra HD range.</p> <p>The flat-screened HU8550 range (which, like all the models we&rsquo;re talking about here, is available in the US but not the UK) already includes 50in, 55in, 60in, 65in and 75in models, and the new 85in model will slot in at the top of the range. And with a price tag to match: it&rsquo;ll set you back the princely sum of US$10,000 (&pound;5,890) when it goes on sale any day now.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Flat or concave: the choice is yours </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The new set of curved-screened 4K models, meanwhile, is called the HU7250 range and will come in two screen sizes (55in and 65in) priced at US$2,200 (&pound;1,300) and US$3,300 (&pound;1,950) respectively. The range offers UHD Upscaling, which&rsquo;ll turn any source material into 4K (don&rsquo;t expect it to look anything like as good as a true 4K source, of course); Quad Screen Multi-Link, which lets you split the screen into four sections and have different content showing on all four; and a new five-panel Smart Hub version of Samsung&rsquo;s Smart TV platform powered by a quad-core processor. Both models will be available in the US from August.</p> <p>Finally, there&rsquo;s the new HU6970 4K range, which offers the same features as the HU7250 but with a more traditional flat screen. That&rsquo;s coming in 40in, 50in and 55in sizes, priced at US$1,000 (&pound;590), US$1,500 (&pound;885) and US$2,000 (&pound;1,180) respectively. Look out for them in the US from this week.</p> <p>These exact models probably won&#39;t make it to the UK, but slight variants most likely will. We&rsquo;ll bring you details if and when Samsung announces them.</p> <p>[Via <a href="http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140624005616/en/Samsung-Expands-UHD-TV-Lineup-Super-sized-Model#.U6qQN41dUbs">Business Wire</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sky/project-ethan-revamp-will-transform-sky-s-set-top-box-service/news">Sky&rsquo;s supercharged Project Ethan box will support 4K, cloud recordings and more</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-unveils-new-batch-curved-and-flat-4k-tvs/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 4K Samsung TV Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:40:34 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1440077 at http://www.stuff.tv Opinion: Amazon’s Fire TV shows it’s time for the Apple TV to embrace gaming http://www.stuff.tv/opinion-amazon-s-fire-tv-shows-it-s-time-apple-tv-embrace-gaming/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s time for Apple to finally get serious about gaming on its little black box, thinks Craig Grannell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple TV&#039;s lacking its gaming, er, game" alt="Opinion: Amazon’s Fire TV shows it’s time for the Apple TV to embrace gaming" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-tv-fire-tv.jpg?1398302671" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It seems whenever certain companies release a piece of tech kit, everyone clamours to bang the &lsquo;Apple is doomed&rsquo; drum, or at least shake the &lsquo;Apple screwed up in not getting there first&rsquo; maracas.</p> <p>Mostly, such people should keep their oddly musical pundit aspirations to themselves, but when the Amazon Fire TV arrived, I had to concede such grumblers at least had a point regarding gaming.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nevertheless, this is an audacious living-room land-grab that leaves Apple looking rather leaden-footed. Although the Apple TV continues to evolve, it does so at a lethargic pace, only very occasionally adding the odd new channel that no-one in particular asked for, and ignoring other applications the device might be good for, such as gaming.</p> <p>To outsiders, this must seem strange, especially given that important gaming pieces have been in place within Apple&rsquo;s ecosystem for some time: iOS has a huge range of games, many hundreds of which are really very good indeed; and AirPlay enables any game to be slung at a TV via an Apple TV. </p> <p>More recently, iOS games controllers entered the mix, providing console-like controls, rather than you sliding fingers around on glass and cursing as Sonic the Hedgehog blunders on to a spike and impales himself like the blue-furred idiot that he is.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="AirPlay lets you beam iOS games to the big screen" alt="Opinion: Amazon’s Fire TV shows it’s time for the Apple TV to embrace gaming" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-tv-gaming.jpg?1398302671" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A closer look, though, shows cracks in this line of reasoning. Existing iOS games controllers are pricey and mostly mediocre, games support is spotty, and those games that do support controllers often require the touchscreen for menus.</p> <p>The Apple TV itself still lacks its own App Store, and even if it had one, developers say creating games for it would be akin to working with an entirely new system, given how radically different the interface would be from other iOS devices. Even if they did make the effort, the Apple TV has a tiny amount of on-board memory, and so is hardly suited to anyone installing high-end games; a suitable bump in storage would almost certainly be met by a hefty change in price-tag, either splitting the Apple TV line or moving a solitary offering well outside of the current impulse-purchase price-bracket.</p> <p>So: the controllers aren&rsquo;t much cop, developers argue it would be a ton of work to support a more games-friendly Apple TV, existing hardware can&rsquo;t cope anyway, and a new Apple TV might put people off by being prohibitively expensive.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moga-ace-power-first-official-iphone-games-controller/review" target="_blank">Moga Ace Power - the first official iPhone games controller review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Steel Series&#039; Stratus controller" alt="Opinion: Amazon’s Fire TV shows it’s time for the Apple TV to embrace gaming" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/steel-series-stratus.jpg?1398302671" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="604" height="453" title="Moga Ace Power controller" alt="Opinion: Amazon’s Fire TV shows it’s time for the Apple TV to embrace gaming" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ACE%20POWER%201_0.png?1398302671" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Still, none of those problems is insurmountable; the bigger issue is probably that Apple still doesn&rsquo;t seem to get gaming, nor seem to really care about it. Once, this was a boon to the platform, Apple leaving alone developers sick of platform-owner interference, but with a resurgent Sony courting developers for Vita, Microsoft fighting for the living room, and now Amazon entering the fray, it would seem that if Apple were to ever get serious about gaming, now would be the right time.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This makes me for the first time seriously reconsider that other piece of pundit madness: the idea of Apple buying Nintendo. It&rsquo;s something I&rsquo;ve routinely readily dismissed in the past, but Apple could now do with a like-minded games-savvy partner, with great IP and a penchant for innovation, and it certainly wouldn&rsquo;t be a smart move to risk such expertise ending up in another tech giant&rsquo;s hands.</p> <p>I still think such a partnership is very unlikely &mdash; Nintendo&rsquo;s more or less said it&rsquo;d sooner implode than sell out; but a joint venture could solve Nintendo&rsquo;s woes and Apple&rsquo;s gaming gap, assuming either company actually cares and isn&rsquo;t instead intent on going headlong into gaming&rsquo;s future with blinkers on, ignoring everything going on around it, and merely hoping for the best.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/icheapskate-25-amazing-free-games-ipad-and-iphone/feature" target="_blank">iCheapskate: 30 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2159" height="1619" title="It&#039;sa me, Apple&#039;o!" alt="Opinion: Amazon’s Fire TV shows it’s time for the Apple TV to embrace gaming" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-mario.jpg?1398302671" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/opinion-amazon-s-fire-tv-shows-it-s-time-apple-tv-embrace-gaming/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/opinion-amazon-s-fire-tv-shows-it-s-time-apple-tv-embrace-gaming/feature#comments Amazon Apple Fire TV Gaming TV Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:11:04 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1436001 at http://www.stuff.tv Masterch(i)ef: The top 10 TV shows we’d like to see remade http://www.stuff.tv/tv/top-10-tv-shows-we-d-see-remade/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Netflix’s remake of House of Cards was the first online-only TV show to win an Emmy. Here are 10 ideas we hope might repeat its success if we were in charge… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Please don&#039;t sue us Netflix" alt="Top 10 TV shows we’d like to see remade" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/stufflix.jpg?1397449732" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&#39;ve spent enough hours in front of the telly to know what makes good watching. Naturally, we reckon we could have a pretty decent stab at producing our own shows, so we&#39;ve compiled a list of guaranteed hits.</p> <p>They&#39;re all remakes designed to breathe some fresh air into some bona fide classics.</p> <p>Send all cheques to Stuff HQ and we&#39;ll start calling Hollywood now.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Breaking Bad in Flemish </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Why is it always foreign shows that get remade in English? Why not vice versa? Breaking Bad in Flemish tells the story of Wilhelm White, a teacher from the Belgian city of Genk, who turns locally grown poppies into heroin, which he sells to support his family after he&rsquo;s diagnosed with a terminal illness.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1024" height="768" title="[COUGHING INTENSIFIES]" alt="Top 10 TV shows we’d like to see remade" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/flemish-bad.jpg?1397449732" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Five Children and IT </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A loosely educational show about a group of school children who discover a mysterious creature in a local park that assesses their levels of computer literacy and then teaches them how to code. Their newfound skills lead to highly lucrative jobs at Facebook. Zuckerberg promptly buys the land housing IT and fills it with adverts.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ch@ng1ng R00m5 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Stuff&rsquo;s very own Laurence Llewllyn Bowen lookalike, Tom Parsons, spends the weekend in a stranger&rsquo;s house sorting out the patchy Wi-Fi in the back bedroom, installing a decent surround sound system and ripping all their DVDs to a 5TB NAS drive (for their own personal use you understand), while subjecting them to his awful taste in music.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="956" height="717" title="Tom Parsons has never looked better" alt="Top 10 TV shows we’d like to see remade" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/parsons-bowen.jpg?1397449732" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Goodnight Sweetheart </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Gentle, time travel comedy about a social media evangelist (played by Paul Danan) who lives a double life, travelling through a wormhole in the airing cupboard of his Dalston flat to the first Gulf War. There he falls in love with an Iraqi market stall owner who fails to understand the importance of engaging with brands and refuses to &lsquo;like&rsquo; any of his Instagram posts.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Masterch(i)ef </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Halo&rsquo;s near-mute hero swaps his plasma rifle for a miniature blowtorch and shows viewers how to cook various delicacies from the Halo universe, including slow-roasted Grunt with a pea foam. At the end of each episode he tries to feed his culinary creation to Guilty Spark but always fails because Guilty Spark is a computer that doesn&rsquo;t have a mouth.</p> <p>Image credit: Dekanuva, <a href="http://dekanuva.deviantart.com/art/Master-Chef-371887321" target="_blank">deviantART&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Finish the food" alt="Top 10 TV shows we’d like to see remade" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/master-chief-chef.jpg?1397449732" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Hurricanes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Live-action remake of the &lsquo;90s cartoon about a superstar football team made up of slightly offensive national stereotypes. Similar to WWF wrestling each game will be scripted, with real-life professional footballers filling each on-pitch role. Well, they&rsquo;re so accomplished at pretending to be hurt during real games, why not put those skills to good use?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The APPrentice with Steve Ballmer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>5-minute &#39;interactive webisode&#39; in which Microsoft&rsquo;s bellowing ex-boss, Steve Ballmer, pitches you a selection of the best apps from the Windows Phone store in his own unique way. At the end viewers can use an on-screen voting system to pick their favourite, with the rest consigned to the internal memory of a Nokia Lumia 800 and buried in the Finnish tundra. Part one of one.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="This isn&#039;t even Photoshopped..." alt="Top 10 TV shows we’d like to see remade" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ballmer_1.jpg?1397449732" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lovejoy: Reserve Not Met </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Antiques dealer and professional Ebay user Jack Lovejoy (played by Danny Dyer) tracks down rogue sellers while making last-second bids on vintage furniture. Rather than making all episodes available to watch at once, Netflix-style, the viewer will have to pay over the odds for them to be delivered individually, or hire a van and collect them from the studio.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Desmond’s (pilot only) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Using state-of-the-art CGI techniques Lenny Henry plays all characters (including animals) in this remake of the &lsquo;90s sitcom, with the original&rsquo;s barbershop setting changed for a budget hotel, owned and run by Mr Desmond. In this pilot episode he hires a pig to run the hotel bar but its lack of opposable thumbs proves to be an obstacle and chaos ensues.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Killing for Kids </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Animated remake of the Scandinavian murder mystery with all characters replaced with talking sheep. Morten Sheep has lost his favourite wooly jumper and, fearing it dead, enlists the help of Jan Sheep, Ann Sheep and Lars Sheep to track it down. So slow-paced it&rsquo;ll send even the most hyperactive child to sleep, it&rsquo;s perfect bedtime TV for little Tarquin and Ocado.</p> <p>For more on Netflix and the future of TV, pick up the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/may-issue-stuff-sale-now/news" target="_blank">May issue of Stuff magazine. On sale now.</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/15-tech-predictions-future/feature" target="_blank">Stuff at 15: future tech predictions for the next 15 years</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="450" title="Sheeplock Holmes. Sorry." alt="Top 10 TV shows we’d like to see remade" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sheeplock.jpg?1397449732" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/tv/top-10-tv-shows-we-d-see-remade/feature#comments TV Sat, 12 Apr 2014 11:55:16 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1435300 at http://www.stuff.tv No games console needed: Philips' 55in 4K TV is powered by Android http://www.stuff.tv/philips/55in-4k-tv-pixel-packed-and-powered-android/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Console, TV, streamer and more, this huge Google screen will make jaws hit the floor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="This 55in 4K TV is pixel-packed and powered by Android" alt="This 55in 4K TV is pixel-packed and powered by Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/philips-4k-hot-stuff.jpg?1395969266" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>4K?&nbsp;</strong><br />Yep. Ultra High Definition. More pixel packed than 1080p at 3840 x 2160 pixels. Your eyes won&#39;t know what&#39;s hi them.</p> <p><strong>I had no idea Sky and Freeview broadcasted in 4K!</strong><br />Sadly, they don&#39;t. And won&#39;t for a while yet. Admittedly, 4K content is very thin on the ground at the moment, but you could always jump on board the expensive early adopter bandwagon.&nbsp;</p> <p>Plus, there&#39;s another, very compelling reason to drain your child&#39;s college fund to snap up a Philips 8800 series telly.&nbsp;Android.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Android?</strong><br />That&#39;s right. The Philips 8000 series models are the first to land in the UK running Google&#39;s OS, which means full Play Store access. Powered by a hexa-core processor, your TV becomes a games console, media streamer and web browser, all rolled into one neat package.</p> <p><strong>Impressive stuff. Anything else?</strong><br />You bet. An integrated camera can measure how far you are from the screen so that sharpness can be adjusted accordingly, and Philips&#39; four-sided Ambilight tech is also thrown in for room-filling colour immersion. Chuck in voice and gesture control, and you&#39;ll have the smartest TV on the block.</p> <p><strong>Is there any point asking how much it is?</strong><br />Nope. No official prices have been released, but we&#39;re betting your bank account isn&#39;t going to like it one bit. It&#39;ll be out in &#39;the second quarter&#39; of this year, which translates to anywhere between April and June, but a UK release has yet to be confirmed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="848" title="This 55in 4K TV is pixel-packed and powered by Android" alt="This 55in 4K TV is pixel-packed and powered by Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-4k-tv-2.jpg?1395969266" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/philips/55in-4k-tv-pixel-packed-and-powered-android/news#comments Hot Stuff Philips TV Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:29:40 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1434427 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung UHD Video Pack is a 4K hard drive that makes even rubbish films look pretty http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-uhd-video-pack-4k-hard-drive-makes-even-rubbish-films-look-pretty/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The 1TB drive comes with five movies and three documentaries in ultra HD quality – and there&#039;s more to come </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung UHD Video Pack is a 4K hard drive that makes even rubbish films look pretty" alt="Samsung UHD Video Pack is a 4K hard drive that makes even rubbish films look pre" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-4k-tv.jpg?1394587159" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>4K is amazing (we know because we&rsquo;ve seen it), but the TV manufacturers have been so busy making fancy 4K TVs they&rsquo;ve not had the time to produce much in the way of fancy 4K content to watch on them.</p> <p>Samsung has taken note, and while it waits for the promised 4K streams from Netflix has also come up with it&rsquo;s own solution - the does-what-it-says-on-the-tin UHD Video Pack.</p> <p>The UHD Video Pack is essentially a 1TB hard drive that comes pre-loaded with five movies and three documentaries, all in razor-sharp 4K.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tom-parsons" title="View user profile.">Tom Parsons</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £300 for 50 4K movies </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The good news is that once you&rsquo;ve got the UHD Video Pack at home you can download more movies and documentaries from a dedicated portal, and they&rsquo;re included in the price of the device itself, which while unconfirmed is rumoured to be around &pound;300. No news yet on whether the artistic worth of the downloads is higher than the pre-installed bunch, but there will be over 40 of them - so here&rsquo;s hoping.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s no denying that 50 4K movies for &pound;300 is a pretty great deal, though, and it&rsquo;s exciting to finally get some 4K movies.</p> <p>If you agree, you&rsquo;d best make sure you get a Samsung UHD TV - there&rsquo;s some sort of handshaking involved that means the UHD Video Pack won&rsquo;t work with tellies from other manufacturers.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/stuff-cool-list-2013-4k-now-ready-conquer-your-living-room/feature">Here&#39;s why 4K TV is set to conquer your living room</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung 4K curved TV" alt="Samsung 4K curved TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-curved-4k-tv.jpg?1394587159" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-uhd-video-pack-4k-hard-drive-makes-even-rubbish-films-look-pretty/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 4K Samsung TV Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:40:26 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1433578 at http://www.stuff.tv BBC announces new iPlayer, with new mobile apps rolling out today http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/bbc-announces-new-iplayer-new-mobile-apps-rolling-out-today/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Aims to create a smoother, simpler, more discoverable experience </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="new iplayer" alt="new iplayer" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iPlayernew.jpg?1394559145" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The BBC&#39;s iPlayer platform is now six years old. In that time it has served up over 10 billion programme requests and 23 million app downloads, which is a testament to the terrifying popularity of <em>Mrs Brown&#39;s Boys</em>, but with BBC Three going off-air the Beeb has beefed up its online-only offering with a smoother, sleeker and completely re-engineered iPlayer.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-dunn" title="View user profile.">Will Dunn</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The main aim of the new platform is to make TV programmes more discoverable for the 42% of people who arrive on iPlayer with no idea what they&#39;re going to watch. The layout of the front page has been changed, with finer subdivisions made between categories - so you don&#39;t have to wade through all of &#39;Factual&#39; to find that otter documentary - and collections of programmes grouped by series, event or theme.</p> <p>There&#39;s an improved EPG, too, which jumps quickly to prime-time when you click on one of the previous seven days, and improved playback features - if you&#39;re watching something that&#39;s on TV now, you can jump to the beginning or to the previous programme just by clicking on the playback progress bar.</p> <p>You&rsquo;ll also be able to sign in to the new iPlayer, which should help you find programmes more easily. Regarding the slightly un-BBC data collection this will involve, a BBC spokesperson stated that, &ldquo;We don&rsquo;t want the data for advertising, or for anything other than a great content experience&rdquo;.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lessons from Netflix </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Beeb devoted much of this morning&#39;s press conference to talking about the new content that&#39;s being commissioned for iPlayer before traditional TV. In a climate in which Netflix and Amazon are trying to position themselves as programme makers, the BBC is obviously keen to keep up, and its digital-first offerings will include some big guns - new exclusive comedy from the likes of Stewart Lee, Bob Mortimer, Frankie Boyle and Matt Berry will appear in May, and a new series of documentaries from Adam Curtis will follow in July. There will also be something with Mickey Flanaghan in it, and Goldie will be making a programme about Matisse paintings.</p> <p>Further down the line, the BBC plans to extend the 7-day on demand service to 30 days, and to introduce more online-only offerings, such as a video channel for Radio 1. No word yet on 4K streams (unlike Netflix), but we live in hope of the Beeb producing a Planet Earth-style showcase of what the next generation of TV will truly be capable of.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/ces-2014/how-netflix-going-bring-4k-streaming-your-tv/news">How Netflix is going to bring 4K streaming to your TV</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New BBC iPlayer launches </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/bbc-announces-new-iplayer-new-mobile-apps-rolling-out-today/news#comments BBC iPlayer TV Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:01:12 +0000 Will Dunn 1433562 at http://www.stuff.tv Roku takes on Google Chromecast with Streaming Stick http://www.stuff.tv/roku/roku-takes-google-chromecast-streaming-stick/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plug-in HDMI stick turns your telly into a Smart TV </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Roku Streaming Stick" alt="Roku Streaming Stick" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/roku-streaming-stick.jpg?1394017200" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over in America-land, Roku is so popular &ndash; two-and-a-half times the daily usage of Apple TV, it claims &ndash; that its TV streamy gubbins are getting <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/roku/ces-2014/roku-tv-sets-drop-box-simpler-smart-tv-ces/news" target="_blank">hardwired into new TVs</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/fraser-macdonald" title="View user profile.">Fraser Macdonald</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/roku/roku-takes-google-chromecast-streaming-stick/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/roku/roku-takes-google-chromecast-streaming-stick/news#comments Roku TV Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:00:01 +0000 Stephen Graves 1433287 at http://www.stuff.tv