Category archives for: Televisions

LeEco Ends Plans for Vizio Acquisition

LeEco today said it has canceled plans to acquire TV-maker Vizio. The company first announced the $2 billion acquisition last summer. “The merger agreement to acquire Vizio will not proceed due to regulatory headwinds,” said the company in a prepared statement. “We continue to believe that there is great synergy between the two companies, and […]

Sony Announces Most of Its OLED TV Lineup Will Come to Stores in April

Sony has announced that its BR-A1E BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR TV lineup will be available for purchase in April. The company still has not disclosed the retail price tag for its 77-inch XBR-77A1E model, but the 65-inch XBR-65A1E will cost $6500 and its 55-inch XBR-55A1E will go for $5000. The latter two models are available […]

LeEco Gains More U.S. Retail Partners

LeEco today said U.S. consumers will be able to find its products at more stores around the country. Specifically, an expanded number of Best Buy stores plan to add LeEco smartphones over the next few months. The same is also true of BrandsMart USA, which will stock LeEco phones both in stores and online. LeEco […]

VIZIO SmartCast E-Series Ultra HD TVS Get a HDR10 Firmware Update

Vizio announced today a new firmware update for select VIZIO SmartCast E-Series Ultra HD Home Theater Display models, enabling HDR10 compatibility with existing HDR Blu-ray players from Samsung (UHD-K8500) and Philips (BDP7501/F7), as well as PS4 and Xbox One S game consoles. VIZIO is continuing to work to further expand support for additional players as they […]

Vizio To Pay $2.2 Million Over Spying on TV Viewing

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that Vizio will pay $2.2 million to settle charges that it “installed software on its TVs to collect viewing data on 11 million consumer TVs without consumers’ knowledge or consent.” The FTC, along with New Jersey’s attorney general and Department of Consumer Affairs, previously said that Vizio started to […]

Samsung TVs Will Soon Support Steam Link

Valve and Samsung announced during Steam Dev Days this week that future Samsung TVs will include the Steam Link hardware inside, as Steam Spy first reported—potentially the first of many such partnerships. It’s not the most exciting announcement, but it could be the most important. While Steam Link is only $50, making it by far the […]

Korean Report Claims that Samsung May Move All of its Devices to Tizen

According to a report today from Korean publication Korea Times, Samsung, the company that recently regained the top spot from Apple as number one smartphone OEM in the US, is considering moving all of its devices to its own Tizen operating system. This news follows a report from Fast Company last month suggesting a related move — that […]

Harman and Universal Media Corporation (UMC) Announce Strategic Alliance for TVs in the EU

Harman and Universal Media Corporation, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor for consumer electronics devices in Europe, have announced today a new strategic alliance. Harman sound technology will be implemented across the UMC television portfolio, including Sharp & Blaupunkt brands as well as number of private labels under UMC management. The alliance will include the […]

Google Renames Chromecast – Adds Tech to Vizio TVs

Google today expanded the ecosystem of devices compatible with its casting technology to include standalone displays. The company partnered with Vizio and has added direct casting support to Vizio’s P Series displays as well as Vizio’s soundbars and speakers. This means people will be able to cast video and music content directly to the display, […]

Skype Pulls the Plug on Its TV App

Skype is ending support for its smart TV software since users show stronger preferences for using the app on their mobile devices rather that on their TV screens, even when the latter offer a bigger size and great audio quality. The service will be supported until June. Some people who are already accustomed to the […]

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