Zatz Not Funny: Microsoft Zune HD, DirectTV NHL streaming, iTunes Home Sharing, and more

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

Are you sure you want that new Zune HD?

Dave Zatz: I’ve been tracking Microsoft’s hardware refresh as well, but given the capabilities of current flagship smartphones, I just don’t have a place (or pocket) in my life for a portable media player (PMP), web tablet, or gaming device that doesn’t integrate ‘cellular’ connectivity.

Mapping television online

Mari Silbey: Having trouble keeping up? Don’t worry. It’s only going to get more chaotic and confusing for a while. But if I can ultimately watch my shows anywhere I go, I can live with that.

DirecTV is THE service for NFL fans

Dave Zatz: DirecTV’s Sunday Ticket Super Fan package isn’t inexpensive – we’re talking like $400. But it’s hard to argue with the coverage. Access to pretty much every game – on television, PC, and iPhone.

Not quite sold on iTunes Home Sharing

Dave Zatz: Home Sharing, introduced within the refreshed iTunes 9, allows you to copy purchased iTunes content amongst five authorized devices in your home. However, Home Sharing does nothing to overcome the single iTunes Store account limitation.

Video streaming box announcements of the week

New video streaming set-top boxes from Netgear, LG, and Sony.

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