Zatz Not Funny: Blockbuster, CE surprises, Joost, Neuros LINK, TiVo

A periodic roundup of relevant news from our friends at Zatz Not Funny

Blockbuster OnDemand not ready for prime time

Dave Zatz: As the title states, the Blockbuster OnDemand MediaPoint 2Wire box just isn’t ready for prime time. While the pricing is extremely reasonable ($99 for the hardware, including 25 movie rentals), the interface looks pleasant, and the content selection is solid… the device is in need of a software update before I can recommend it.

CE surprises of holiday 2009

Mari Silbey: The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) hosted a webcast this afternoon with a recap on Black Friday CE spending. There was too much juicy data to report in one post, so for now I thought I’d relate some of the surprises from the holiday weekend.

Neuros LINK unboxed & setup

Dave Zatz: The primary function of Neuros LINK is to organize and access web-based video on the TV, such as Hulu or Amazon OnDemand.

Joost not dead yet, lands on iPhone

Dave Zatz: During my Dublin vacation, I caught wind of the new iPhone Joost client via Twitter. Putting the hotel’s complimentary Internet connectivity to good use, I immediately downloaded the WiFi-only app.

The week in TiVo

  • Amazon Video on Demand… in HD?
  • TiVo Series3 & TiVoHD software update
  • i.TV to add TiVo scheduling?
  • TiVo to broadcast

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