Sony, Sharp and Philips are on the bandwagon and will release TVs based on Android TV in 2015. Android TV combines streaming services, apps, and a game console in one platform. It will also be available in small TV streamer boxes.
LG has a range of new OLED TVs coming out in 2014 as well as new Ultra HD and Full HD TVs. LG is also introducing a new webOS-based Smart TV platform that looks promising. Could 2014 be the year where LG establishes itself as the leading Korean TV innovator?
Panasonic is introducing their new AX900 with “plasma-like picture quality” and a range of new Full HD models – some very basic, some with advanced features. Panasonic is also introducing a new Smart TV user interface called Life+ that recommends relevant content.
In 2014, Philips will introduce its first TV with the new Android-based Smart TV platform. They will also launch Ultra HD TVs and TVs with twin tuners, Miracast screen mirroring and a new Cloud TV app that streams TV channels over the internet.
See FlatpanelsHD's list of TV and monitor recommendations. The list is updated continuously Last update: March 12, 2014.
We bring you a full overview of Samsung's 2014 TV line-up. Samsung has a range of new curved & flat Ultra HD & Full HD TVs. But plasma TVs are almost dead and there are no new OLED TVs in sight.
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Roku adds MKV and iOS remote
Roku update adds MKV & iOS remote support


By Rasmus Larsen (@flatpanels)
14 Dec 2011

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Roku has announced a firmware update for all of its streaming boxes, including the low-end models. The update will add MKV playback, iOS remote App (Android later), and a range of tweaks.

Updated firmware for Roku players

Roku has released software version 4.2, build 1006 that adds new functionality and improves the performance of the Roku streaming boxes.

The new cheaper Roku LT
The new cheaper Roku LT


The two most significant updates are MKV playback support through USB and an iOS remote App, which will appear in the App Store soon. An Android App is coming later on. Roku also mentions improved Wi-Fi, audio, Bluetooth battery and mpeg4 performance.

The update applies to Roku 2 and Roku LT players and is available now through your Roku player's software update section. Learn more at www.roku.com.




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