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Opera to Ship Sony LCD TVs and Blu-ray Players

Written on January 23, 2011 by Charles Bass

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"The Web as we know it is evolving, and we are committed to making it more accessible across diverse devices." ---Christen Krogh, Chief Development Officer, Opera Software

Opera announced that they’ll be coming up with Sony TVs and Blu-ray players. The new Opera solution will be sporting HTML 5, OIPF and HbbTV support. However, Flash isn’t announced yet, but we’re wishing it will be included upon release.

“The Web as we know it is evolving, and we are committed to making it more accessible across diverse devices,” said Christen Krogh, Chief Development Officer, Opera Software. “Our ability to address key hybrid broadcast-broadband initiatives in numerous markets makes us a natural fit with Sony. By delivering both a global viewpoint and the necessary technology, we are able to stay on the cutting edge of the industry.”

Meanwhile, they didn’t include any other information about the devices which’ll be supporting Opera, but somehow we have a good guess that these devices are those presented during CES 2011.

C out the video from Opera after the skip.

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Fox.com Blocks Google TV

Written on November 11, 2010 by Charles Bass

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Just like NBC, CBS and ABS, Fox officially blocks Google TV. Viewers can no longer watch episodes of programs on Fox using the Internet Television device.

Another one bites the dust. Just last week, Fox is one of those who didn’t block Google TV on their network. But now, Fox is now included fellow networks which becaus blocked Google TV devices from their affiliates.

Here is the list of networks that still support Google TV:

Comedy Central
* TBS
* TNT
* Bravo
* PBS
* USA Network
* Spike

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Make Way for Sony’s Google HDTV Family

Written on October 13, 2010 by Charles Bass

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Now is the right time to talk about Sony's line of Google HDTVs. Mainly because at long last, it's here. The home entertainment showcase you been long wishing for to come. Internet TV that will let you sit back, relax and surf within the comfort of your home.

Many of us is longing for this event to happen. Please welcome Sony’s Internet HDTV or popularly known as Google TV. The device is unwrapped yesterday at the New York City press conference. It’s the first and only Internet TV in the world powered by Google. This new kick-ass TV shows off a 1080p edge-lit LED screens, four USB ports, four HDMI inputs and Wi-Fi capabilities. Available in all four sizes, 24″, 32″, 40″ and 46″. The 24″ model rings in at $599 while the 46″ will cost you a hefty $1,399. It also includes a funky white set-top box with built-in Blu-ray player for $399.

Now you can stream thoroughly to Hulu, Twitter, Netflix, YouTube and Pandora right in the comfort of your living room. It also comes with search engine support and Android apps that everyone in the family will surely enjoy.

The Google TV is equipped with a remote control. The remote will somehow remind you of the PS3 controller with a QWERTY keypad. Google TV remote adapted the remote design of PS3. It will be be available in SonyStyle.com on Saturday while on Sunday it will be for sale in BestBuy stores all over the nation. This is really some exciting news!

Click this link to read the official statement from Sony.

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