By Lisa Johnston
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Suwanee, Ga. – Hisense USA said Monday it will launch this fall a Google TV set-top box called the Hisense Pulse, bringing smart-TV capability to currently unconnected sets.
The Hisense Pulse with Google TV will be officially unveiled this week at the IFA show in Berlin. The set-top connects to most digital TVs via an HDMI input.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Alviso, Calif. – TiVo launched Thursday TiVo Premiere 4 — a four-tuner DVR with the TiVo guide and user interface and 75 hours of HD video storage capacity.
The set-top box will give users the ability to record up to four different programs at one time, solving a common problem when multiple popular programs tend to be stacked against each other.
The Premiere 4 will also serve as a hub server for a whole-home TiVo setup and provide access to streaming Internet content.
Sony plans to market an add-on module designed to connect to a number of 2007 BRAVIA LCD TVs to receive high-definition video programming delivered over broadband connections.
Sony said during its International CES press conference, held here earlier this month, that the BRAVIA Internet Video Link system will incorporate proprietary digital connectors designed to link the module to any of Sony's new BRAVIA LCD TVs.
Sensory Science's audio plans include a high-end DVD player that up-samples PCM audio tracks to 88.2kHz or 96kHz, and two new solid-state Internet audio portables, including its first to support multiple audio codecs.
The multiple-codec model will also be the first Internet portable in the U.S. to use inexpensive Iomega Clik! discs to store music files.
Cognizant that more and more consumers are looking for new ways to engage with the Internet through their big-screen high-def TV sets, Panasonic recently showcased here its soon-to-ship PZ850 series of Viera 1080p HD plasma TVs, featuring Viera Cast technology.
TiVo unveiled a suite of enhancements to its Series 2 and 3 digital video recorders that will allow users to send and receive personal and professional video files over the Internet.
Among the new features is a software enhancement that allows TiVo users to send home movies directly to the TV sets of friends and family using broadband connections.