Chorus tracks streaming video boom Freeview and Sky’s new products come as Chorus releases new stats showing surging broadband use. It might be in hot water about the treatment of its subcontractors, but the latest stats show Aucklanders are getting more and more use out of Chorus’s broadband network (see table below). The company’s latest stats show…

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By: Chris KeallBusiness writer, NZ Heraldchris.keall@nzherald.co.nz@ChrisKeall Freeview has beaten Sky TV to the punch with a device that will let you watch live TV without an aerial or satellite dish (Vodafone TV has bragging rights as the first full-stop). The new Freeview SmartVu widget, designed locally in partnership with Dish TV, delivers all of its content…

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The LG B6 OLED TV is the company’s most affordable OLED television, but it’s got the same stunning picture quality you should expect from any of LG’s other OLED models, right up to the super-premium Signature G6 OLED. So, if the B6’s picture quality is the same but the TV is less expensive, what must…

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Whether you enjoy heading out to your a local cineplex or prefer the comfort of your personal home theater, you expect two things when you sit down to lose yourself in a movie: awesome picture and thrilling sound. Progress in video technology makes tech headlines almost daily, but for whatever reason, audio advances don’t get as much love from the…

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It was the summer of ’69. We’re not talking about the Bryan Adams song here; we’re actually referring to the first time surround sound became available in the home. At the time, it was called Quadraphonic sound, and it first came to home audio buffs by way of reel-to-reel tape. Unfortunately, quadraphonic sound was very…

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Imagine listening to your favorite music — whether it is relaxing jazz or classic rock over the rock speakers in your yard and flush mount speakers in your home, while entertaining friends and family. No matter what you are doing around the house, you can play music from every room at any time. You could…

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So what is Apple TV? Is it even an actual TV? The answer to that is no. Despite the name of the device, the Apple TV is not an actual television. An Apple TV is a media streamer. It is a device which plugs into your TV or HDTV. Having one gives you the ability…

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It’s easy to talk about the future of television as if it won’t exist. With all the hype surrounding streaming, you might be inclined to think that TV is close to uttering its dying breath. I know that I’ve been guilty of portraying that future, where consumers transition between linear broadcast and online streaming and…

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