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October 8, 2012 at 10:10 AM

With Wii U, Nintendo reimagines TV interface

At first, you might think Nintendo is flat-out crazy. The company is launching a new $300 game console amid the biggest slump in video-game sales in years. It’s also taking on Apple, Microsoft, Google, and everyone else selling new Web tablets this holiday season. The defining feature of Nintendo’s new Wii U is its GamePad controller —…


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September 5, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Sony’s first 4K TV is actually $25K

If your high-def TV set just isn’t high-def enough, Sony has just the thing. Kicking off the next boob tube upgrade cycle, Sony today announced that it will begin selling this month its first “4K” TV with 4,000 lines of horizontal resolution. These sets have four times the resolution of a 1080p set, but their 8…


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August 15, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Comcast: All customers will need adapters soon

The next phase of Comcast’s digital switch is about to happen in the Puget Sound region. The last few analog stations will be transmitted digitally when the switch is complete early next year. That means that all subscribers – even those with the barebones “limited basic” service – are going to need digital tuners on their TVs. More

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August 19, 2011 at 3:27 PM

Kirkland’s Ceton releases external tuner

Ceton’s going outside the box. The family-run Kirkland hardware company today announced an external, plug-in version of its TV tuner for Windows PCs. Called the InifiniTV 4 USB, the $299 gadget has four tuners that can simultaneously stream four live high-definition channels at once. It’s designed to work with Windows 7 PCs that include Media Center….


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July 5, 2011 at 2:18 PM

Michael Dell buys Seattle TV station

Michael Dell was the winning bidder in the auction of a Seattle TV station last week. As I reported in June, Dell’s personal investment company submitted the opening bid for bankrupt station KFFV TV, which broadcasts Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese and Korean language shows on channel 44. The station’s biggest asset may be its spectrum, if…


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