Tuesday, 25 June 2013

PlayStation 4 Streaming TV Options

When it comes to streaming Netflix, the most used tool isn't the iPad, iPhone or laptop. Nope, the most used device to view Netflix is the PlayStation 3.

PlayStation 4 Streaming TV OptionsIt would be safe to say that despite the ability to watch Hulu Plus or Amazon Instant Video from the PS3, Netflix is still the most popular streaming option on the system and in the market. With the market already so cluttered, PlayStation isn't making it any easier for Netflix to maintain its stranglehold on the market. At last week's E3 press event, the company announced that other streaming companies would be venturing into the market for PS3, PS4 and the PS Vita consoles. Also joining the network will be Flixster and Redbox Instant.

How do all of these services differ and which one is best for you?


Established in 1997, Netflix has grown into one of the most popular services in the entertainment world. The company boasts a subscription rate of more than 36 million subscribers including more than 29 million in the United States alone. Netflix offers users a little of everything from originals like "House of Cards," or season four of "Arrested Development," plus with their recent deal with DreamWorks, will offer users more than 300 hours of original entertainment from Casper the Friendly Ghost to Shrek.

Hulu Plus

Hulu was founded in 2007 and features ad-supported services that allow you to watch many of the most popular television shows on network and cable stations. The company was quite profitable in 2012, making close to $700 million. This service offers users the chance to watch their favorite shows they may have missed a night earlier from NBC, Fox, TBS and ABC. They also offer the chance to see behind the scenes clips of your favorite shows and even the chance to see the shows in high definition.

Amazon Instant Video

This service isn't as popular as Hulu or Netflix, but it does give users the options of watching their favorite shows and movies in their living room, on their iPad or online. This service is offered on just as many devices and products, but doesn't get as much notoriety as other services.


Founded in 2007, this small company of less than 100 employees has been owned by Warner Brothers since 2011. When you buy a DVD and it comes with a digital copy of the movie, a lot of the time, that digital copy is available through Flixster. Flixster includes newer movies that just came out of DVD and older movies that have developed a cult following.

Redbox Instant

When Redbox began offering nightly rentals for $1, they changed the way people looked at movie rentals and helped push Blockbuster down a few pegs. With Redbox Instant powered by Verizon will give users an alternative to Netflix. For $8 a month, you will have immediate access to more than 4,000 movies and four DVD rentals per month. Among the partners whose movies will be included are Viacom, MGM and Lions Gate Entertainment. - See more at: http://www.dtvusaforum.com/blogs/hobson-lopes/529-playstation-4-streaming-tv-options.html#sthash.q3xpXmZc.dpuf

Monday, 14 January 2013

Senior Center gets matching fund challenge

When Senior Center Executive Director Darlene Adams was contacted by a foundation regarding the possibility of receiving matching funds up to $12,000 she was overjoyed.

“Understanding the financial woes of the Senior Center of South Pearl River County, a donor in the community challenged the Center in a fundraising effort to support the needs of the Center. The donor would pay up to $12,000 in matched dollars for ‘new money donations’ coming into the Center between December 1, 2012 through January 31, 2013. 

“This means money could not come in for a rental or a follow-up from a previous fundraiser. It would be designated for this match only. So far, we have only raised $2,200 and we have another $500 ‘promised,’” said Adams.

What would funds be used for?

“We do good things at the Center, caring for the needs of our seniors. Copy supplies, programs and activity equipment, a projection screen for our projector and operational costs are just a few of the constant needs that we could address with these funds,” said Adams. “There are a lot of activities and programs going on throughout our beautiful building. We also collaborate with many nonprofit organizations through the use of our building for the betterment of the community. However, this building is very costly to run and takes the bulk of our budget costs.”

Adams continued, “We realize the timing of this and with the holidays behind us, time is running out for us. We would like to get the word out to the community to help us out with this. A potential donor may drop off his or her donation to the Center during the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. All donations are accepted; every little bit helps and is deeply appreciated.”

Source  http://picayuneitem.com/lifestyles/x503819776/Senior-Center-gets-matching-fund-challenge

Thursday, 8 November 2012

NEC Debuts Mobile Projectors with Wireless iPad Support

NEC has updated its line of mobile LCD projectors for education, adding three new sub-$1,000 models and introducing a new technology that supports wireless transmission of images from an iPad.

The new models include the M271X, M311X, and M311W. All of them offer enhanced economy features and, according to NEC, run on 12 percent less energy than previous models in the line. With the launch of the new models, NEC has also introduced a new tool called Wireless Imaging Utility, which allows users to transmit images "from their iPad directly to the projector."

On the low end of the new range, the M271X offers a resolution of 1,024 x 768 (XGA), a brightness of 2,700 lumens, and a contrast ratio of 3,000:1. The M311X is also an XGA projector with a 3,000:1 contrast ratio, but it offers a brightness of 3,100 lumens. And the higher-end M311W is a WXGA-resolution projector (1,280 x 800 pixels) with a brightness of 3,100 lumens and a contrast ratio of 3,000:1.

Other features common to all three of the new models include:
  • Automatic or manual keystone correction (±30 degrees);
  • 1.7x zoom;
  • Geometric correction;
  • USB viewer;
  • DICOM simulation mode;
  • Closed captioning support;
  • Carbon savings meter;
  • Virtual remote;
  • Wall color correction and other image enhancement features;
  • Throw ratio of 1.3 to 2.2;
  • 10 watt integrated speaker;
  • Crestron Roomview Connect for management and emergency communications;
  • Integrated wired and optional wireless networking capabilities; and
  • Lamp life of up to 10,000 hours in economy mode (8,000 hours for the M311W).
AV inputs on all of the new models include HDMI, dual RGB (mini D-sub 15-pin), S-video, composite video, and stereo minijack. Outputs include RGB monitor (mini D-sub 15-pin) and variable audio jacks. Networking and control ports include wired LAN (RJ-45), RS-232, infrared, DDC/CI over RGB, USB and, optionally, wireless LAN.

All of the new models will be available in December. The M271X will retail for $729; the M311X will sell for $829; and the M311W will run $899, based on pricing currently listed on NEC's site. Additional details can be found on NEC's M-series projector portal.

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Friday, 14 September 2012

Digital Projection launches Titan Super Quad 20k projector

Digital Projection has announced the launch of its latest addition to its Titan projector range – the Titan Super Quad.

Delivering a 20,000 Lumens output the Titan Super Quad offers the best performance on the market today in every significant area. The company makes some bold claims about the device saying that it is considerable smaller, lighter and quieter than comparable devices.

Multinode warp and edge blend, with multiple channel memories and black level uplift are included. Fully active 3D is supported via HDMI 1.4. Dual DVI inputs and 3G-SDI offer high speed video delivery. An intelligent lens mount offers image positioning memories across the whole lens range from 0.67-11.2:1.

For the rigours of Stage and Rental, the Titan Super Quad fits the 5 Axis RapidRig mounting frame, which includes accurate pitch, roll and yaw adjustments, allowing each projector to be quickly and efficiently installed.

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