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Amazon Set Top Box

Amazon to launch its set top box on the 2nd of April?

The much rumored Amazon branded home set top box will be launching next week if a new event invitation is any indication. The invite shows a couch with some popcorn, clearly hinting at something home media related. The online retailer has long been rumored to venture its way into this segment, but is only now

Sony’s Google TV box gets a refresh

Sony has just announce their new Google TV set top box the NSZ-GS8, this refresh model is set to replace the older NSZ-GS7. The refresh adds a microphone to the remote which allows you to preform voice searches which Google added to the platform last fall. There are no other major changes to the system


Intel pushing millions into the TV streaming project

New reports are suggesting Intel is pushing millions into the TV streaming project, officially announced by the company last year. The company is said to be in talks with all major cable companies and is offering high rates. Intel is apparently offering 75% more than traditional cable rates and CBS, News Corp and Viacom are all

Intel to Release Set Top Streaming Box

Turns out the recent rumblings of Intel releasing a media streaming box to compete with the Apple TV and Roku were right. Erik Hugers, Corporate VP and GM of Intel Media announced at D:Drive Into Media 2013 that Intel would in fact be getting into the streaming set top box arena. Like other set top

Sony Introduces New Internet Box With Google Play In Tow

Sony was an aggressive launch partner for the first wave of Google TV’s. It seems that an Android/Google strategy is still part of Sony’s plan for the set top box category. Sony held a Bravia event yesterday in Singapore and showed off an Android Internet Box. There was no name announced at the event. It’s

Android Set Top Boxes By iconBit At CES

A Russian company called IconBit has put our favorite little green robot into the set top box. No we’re not talking Google TV we’re talking Android TV like the People of Lava have done with television sets. The IconBit set top boxes come in 4 varieties. The smallest box is just $99 and offers true

Roku Offering Rock Solid Customer Service

The set top media box business is heating up. We’ve got Google TV’s Logitech Review, The Boxee Box and The Roku.  The Roku has been on the market for three years, and James who wrote into the received a hand me down Roku box from his father when he upgraded.