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HD Report | March 1, 2017

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About Christian Hokenson

Christian Hokenson

Christian Hokenson

Christian Hokenson enjoys knife throwing, growing exotic mosses, and that warm spot where the sun shines through the corrugated box. Christian also writes for Gadget Review. You can also find Christian on Google+, and Twitter.

Posts By Christian Hokenson

Time Warner Cable Offers HBO Starter Bundle for $29.99

December 2, 2013 |

Time Warner cable met their competition head-to-head today by offering an HBO starter bundle for $29.99-per-month to new customers. Read More

Obituary: Blockbuster Video

November 7, 2013 |

Blockbuster Video, once the most boffo of all video store chains, died this Wednesday after a long period spent in a persistent vegetative state. The once mighty brick-n-mortar retailer of top-rated movies was 28 years old.Read More

Comcast Backtracks On Netflix Deal, While Netflix May Be Ready For The Big Screen

October 30, 2013 |

Comcast is walking back speculation that the cable giant would soon be adding Netflix, making it the first time the streaming service would be available on a cable company’s set-top box. Meanwhile, speculation is that Netflix might make movies for the big screen.Read More

IMAX Partners with PRIMA Cinema for High Quality Premium Home Theater

October 28, 2013 |

IMAX and PRIMA Cinema announced a partnership today that will allow IMAX to use PRIMA Cinema transmittal technology to deliver high quality premium content to your home… that is if your home can afford one.Read More

Comcast Takes First Step Toward Unbundling HBO

October 25, 2013 | 1

Comcast announced pricing for a special bundle featuring their high-speed Internet service along with local channels, the Streampix streaming service and— drumroll please —HBO, all for the reasonable price of $39.99 for 12 months.Read More

Netflix Will Soon Surpass HBO In Paid Subscribers

October 21, 2013 |

Netflix, a company once considered to be on life-support by Wall Street gambling wags, is expected to dominate HBO in paid U.S. subscribers by the end of 2013. Estimates put Netflix at roughly 31 million subscribers as of the 4th quarter of this year, with HBO at around 29 million paid customers. Read More

DC’s Animated Short Spans 75 Years Of Superman In 2 Minutes

October 16, 2013 |

It’s not exactly HD news, but DC Comics premiered an animated short on YouTube yesterday and it must be seen by any true Superfan.   Read More

Netflix Poised to Expand to Cable Set-Top Boxes in 2014

October 15, 2013 |

Netflix, a company once on the verge of everyone’s tech death pool, has begun discussions with several pay-TV service providers to be included as an app on smart set-top boxes, and may finalize their first deal as early as the first business quarter of 2014. Read More

Twitter and Comcast strike deal for direct viewing from Tweets

October 9, 2013 |

TwitterComcast and NBC Universal announced a deal today that should have the Twittersphere trending it with hashtags #ablazin’.  In a strategic partnership between the newly public company, the recently merged media conglomerate, and the old school content producer, Twitter users will be able to see expanded tweets about NBCUniversal shows such as The Voice and Sunday Night Football and be able to either record or watch those shows directly from the tweet through either an enabled set-top box, HDTV or mobile device.  Comcast says the feature, called “See It“, will be rolled out in November of this year to Comcast Xfinity cable subscribers. Read More

Was HD Home Theater Responsible For Breaking Bad’s Success?

September 30, 2013 |

Breaking Bad cinematographer Michael Slovis mentions that the show might not have found its success with audiences if not for the “perfect storm” of a visually creative mind creating a show during the advent of affordable home theater technology.Read More

Texas Motor Speedway Will Have World’s Largest HD Video Screen

September 24, 2013 |

Everything’s big in Texas, and that includes HDTVs. In a bid to get into the technological record books, the Texas Motor Speedway is partnering with Panasonic to create the Big Hoss TV.Read More

Legitimate Streaming Services Not Stemming Tide of Piracy

September 17, 2013 | 2

A study commissioned by Comcast-owned NBC/Universal maintains that online piracy of media content has not slowed one iota, even with the expanded offerings by legitimate subscription streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, and rental/sell-through providers of HD-quality content … Read More

CBS and Time Warner Renew Their Deal; Consumers Rejoice

September 2, 2013 | 1

CBS and Time Warner have renewed their deal for reprogramming fees and a full content carriage agreement for CBS channels including CBS Sports Network and Showtime.   Read More

Target Enters The Streaming Fray With Target Ticket

September 1, 2013 |

Target Brands Inc, owner of Target stores, has been quietly beta testing a video streaming service called Target Ticket, intended to lure consumers who have strayed from purchasing discs in-store in favor of services that offer content downloads directly to their home entertainment systems, computers and mobile devices.   Read More

Blu-Ray Havoc! Star Trek Into Darkness Extras You Won’t See… And Why

August 29, 2013 |

Is Paramount taking advantage of fervent Trekkies and Trekkers alike by fragmenting their extra disc features among various retailers such as Best Buy, Target, and iTunes?Read More

Apple To Offer iPhone Trade-In Program

August 27, 2013 |

Apple CEO Tim Cook has given Apple Stores nationwide approval to take older iPhone models in for trade. The Apple Trade-In Program is expected to be available by September at Apple Stores.Read More

Google In Talks With NFL For Sunday Ticket Games

August 23, 2013 |

Google is now in serious talks with the NFL to possibly carry the Sunday Ticket games for which DirecTV has had the exclusive rights since 2009. Read More

CBS Renews Carriage Deal With Verizon’s FiOS

August 22, 2013 |

CBS Corp has reach a three-year agreement for their programming package with Verizon’s FiOS TV service today.  The deal offers Verizon FiOS customers over-the-air (OTA) and video-on-demand (VOD) access for standard CBS network and premium programming including Showtime and the CBS Sports Network. Read More

Gamescom 2013: Sony Announces PS4 Release Date

August 20, 2013 |

Sony announced that the PlayStation 4 will hit retail stores and the online marketplace as of November 15th in the U.S. and November 29th in Europe.Read More

Gamescom 2013: Sony to Drop Price of PlayStation Vita

August 20, 2013 |

Sony is making some big announcements at Gamescom 2013, and while their biggest event will be focused on the PS4, the company did confirm that the price of the PlayStation Vita will drop to $199 as of August 21st.  The PS Vita currently retails for $250 for the Wi-Fi only version, while the 3G variant retails for $299. Read More