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Sky Q Review: An Installation Story & Real World Impressions

Right from its launch we reckoned the new Sky Q system sounded like just what we needed at the Automated Home so we placed our order the first day it became available. It’s been 10 days since it was installed, so is this the 21st Century TV experience we were hoping for or is it all a bit of a […]

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New Sky Q 4K Ready DVR Brings Wireless Multiroom Plus Tablet Take Away

No smart home is complete without a DVR but the way we watch TV has changed so much over the last decade that some aspects of our consumption still feel mired in the past. Sky’s Director of New Products, Andrew Olson (previously COO at Comcast), joined Sky as Director of Product Planning and Design in 2012 with the responsibility of creating a […]

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Plex Now Available for 2012 Samsung Smart TVs

Plex have released another raft of update goodness in the last few weeks including a new web based media manager, offline media syncing to your mobile device and Windows 8 support.  But another new addition has really made our day – after a lot of hard work the Plex app for Samsung TVs now supports […]

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Plex Client Now Available in Official Samsung App Store

Thanks to the sterling work of the Plex team – especially ‘hd1080’ – owners of all 2010 Samsung C-Series TVs with ‘Internet@TV’ and all 2011 D-Series TVs with ‘SmartHub’ are now able to install the free Plex client from the official apps store. A few clicks and the client was downloaded and installed and it […]

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Kwikwai Bridges HDMI-CEC to Ethernet USB and Serial

Kwikwai Bridges HDMI-CEC to Ethernet USB and Serial

Consumer Electronic Control (CEC) is bidirectional serial bus that allows components to control each other across an HDMI cable.  You’ve probably already heard of this system without knowing it as each manufacture gives it its own name, for example ‘Bravia Sync’ from Sony, ‘Kuro Link’ from Pioneer and ‘SimpLink’ from LG. With the new kwikwai […]

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Multi-Region DVD Player Bargain

Multi-Region DVD Player Bargain

Amazon are offering this amazing deal. A Toshiba mult-region DVD player for £79.99 – free delivery! Features This DVD player has been modified to provide multi-region playback To playback Region 1 discs will require an NTSC capable Television AC3 Decoder Dolby Digital/DTS compatible DVD/CD/VCD/SVCD Playback MP3/WMA Audio Playback DVD-R/CD-R/CD-RW Compatible Digital Photo Viewer (JPEG) Digital […]

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Thomson Stop Making UK TiVo Box

Thomson Stop Making UK TiVo Box

Yesterday EuropeMedia.net reported that Thomson have decided to stop manufacturing TiVos for the UK market. “TiVo’s UK manufacturing partner, Thomson, will cease production of the PVR devices shortly, having reconsidered its partnership.This decision has led to substantial price-cuts around the UK as stockists attempt to clear their supplies. iTVt reports that following the decision, TiVo […]

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£20 Telly

£20 Telly

The 20 quid maplins TV/Radio is back in stock! With it’s “composite in” feature it makes an ideal tool for setting up CCTV cameras around your house. “The ideal TV and radio for holidays, picnics, camping, hospital stays, etc. Totally portable, this TV and radio can be powered from the mains with the plug-in mains […]

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TiVo TurboNet Card Now Available in UK

TiVo TurboNet Card Now Available in UK

  London based Home Automation e-tailer Laser.com have just received stock of the TurboNet TiVo LAN cards, TiVo Memory and the hard drive brackets! "We have the following TiVo upgrade parts in stock: TURBONET £55 + VAT *(1) TIVOMEMORY £18 + VAT TIVOBRACKET £18 + VAT *(1) Comes with a bootable TiVo Boot Disk v2.6. […]

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FreeView Goes Live

FreeView Goes Live

  The UKs new Terrestrial Digital TV service went live today. "Freeview provides up to 30 free digital TV and radio channels plus a whole new world of interactive services, including enhanced coverage for events such as Wimbledon, Open Golf etc. Digital text services provide hundreds of pages of news, sport, weather and other information […]

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