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Kogan, the rogue one, has introduced a massive 75-inch TV for under $2K with enough power to destroy the profits of an entire set of competitors.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 02 March 2017 08:55

Australian TiVo to end on 31 Oct 2017

The rapidly changing landscape of home entertainment, which has seen the rise of OTT in recent years, has claimed a major scalp in Australia. TiVo, once so popular it was a verb in the US, is bringing its Australian run to an end. 

Published in Entertainment

Goodbye Windows Media Centre, or Center as Americans spell it, you won’t be in Windows 10 but it sounds like video recording is coming to the Xbox One.

Published in Entertainment
Thursday, 12 September 2013 07:22

Cloud DVRs win an Emmy

Network DVR (digital video recorder) technology enables content to be stored in the cloud rather than in the hard drive of a traditional DVR or set-top box.

Published in Entertainment
Monday, 12 November 2012 14:47

Bush claims smallest DVR

Bush reckons its new Mini BVR320FV DVR is the smallest on the Australian market.

Published in Entertainment

Stephen Conroy, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, is reportedly foreshadowing changes in the legislation to stop Optus offering its TV Now service, following the company's court win last week. Any changes are likely to whittle away at the exemption we currently enjoy to time-shift programs.

Published in Core Dump
Thursday, 10 November 2011 15:22

New Aussie TiVo XL - an eXtra Large disappointment?


The same old TiVo with a bigger hard drive is an insult to loyal Australian TiVo users.


Published in Seeking Nerdvana
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 16:36

Kogan offers free shipping post -$46k+ whoopsie

Oops: It's been a day of expensive humble pie for Ruslan Kogan as he decides to honour hundreds of massively discounted orders made thanks to a 'web bug', but in an additional gesture of goodwill is making free shipping available until midnight.

Published in Home Tech

Always seeking to turn adversity into opportunity, Kogan has launched a new campaign in the midst of what the company dubs 'increasingly frugal retail conditions', promoting affordably priced and desirable digital technologies.

Published in Entertainment
Friday, 20 May 2011 16:20

WD aims 3TB drives at AV market

The growing use of digital video will be assisted by WD's latest high-capacity drives.

Published in Cloud Computing

Ooyala's aiming to put commercial video content on all your devices. One login may serve across each screen.

Published in Entertainment

Kogan has ripped retailers a new one claiming that when Apple decides to cut third party retailers such as JB HiFi out of the loop, a huge part of their business will simply evaporate.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 27 January 2011 20:22

PVRs didn't kill the advertising star - yet

The widespread use of VCRs made a lot of us comfortable with the idea of fast-forwarding through the ads. And the emergence of DVRs/PVRs added pristine video quality to the mix. But ads have survived, and at least one industry watcher thinks they'll continue to flourish.

Published in Core Dump

The Koganator has gone on the attack again, presumably striving to continue being the anti-Gerry Harvey, this time by delivering what he calls 'Australia's cheapest and most feature-packed LED TVs'.

Published in Entertainment
Tuesday, 29 June 2010 16:25

Freeview EPG: So much hot free-to-air

The Freeview DTV consortium has announced a new EPG for those equipped with Freeview badged devices.  Behind all the bluster and diversionary tactics, this new EPG does add one nice feature that is enticing, but don't rush out and buy a Freeview device.

Published in Radioactive IT
Wednesday, 24 March 2010 09:58

EyeTV 3.3.2 boosts performance, squashes bugs

EyeTV, the highly regarded Mac OS X compatible PVR software from Elgato, has been updated with more 64-bit goodness and some crunchy bug fixes. But there are no new features this time.

Published in Entertainment
Thursday, 11 February 2010 13:43

Kogan launches Australia's first $99 PVR

Online consumer electronics retailer Kogan Technologies claims that it is now stocking the cheapest personal video recorder available in the country. The Kogan HD Digital Set-Top Box with PVR is supposed to be available for order today for only $99 and will ship to customers on March 10th.
Published in Entertainment
Thursday, 07 January 2010 07:02

Netgear claims 20% boost in HomePlug AV performance

The growth in Ethernet-connected home entertainment devices is bringing renewed attention to HomePlug AV, the technology that carries Ethernet signals over existing electrical wiring. Netgear's new Powerline 200 AV and AV+ adaptors bring some new wrinkles to the category.

Published in Home Tech
Telstra's New Zealand telco subsidiary, TelstraClear, is planning to offer a custom-developed digital video set top box/ personal video recorder to its cable TV customers.

Never mind the pokey drives still found in many of the PVRs cluttering store shelves - Hitachi's latest combines 500G of storage with reduced power consumption and "ultra-quiet" operation.

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