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Vizio Co-Star: Google TV for Cheap, but Not for Everyone
By JARED NEWMAN

No matter the potential of Google TV, until now the hardware has just been too expensive compared to other set-top boxes such as Apple TV and Roku. The new Vizio Co-Star, priced at $100, is one of the cheapest Google TV devices yet, and has the best chance of introducing people to Google’s vision for the living room.

TVii for the Wii U: Nintendo’s Bold Move Beyond Gaming
By JARED NEWMAN

I’m impressed that Nintendo is going beyond a static collection of video apps for the Wii U. For a company that always prided itself on being about games above all else, this is a big step in acknowledging that game consoles aren’t what they used to be.

11 Things I’d Like to Know About Nintendo’s Wii U
By MATT PECKHAM

So we know when it’ll be here and how much it’ll cost, but Nintendo’s Wii U preview event yesterday left several important questions unanswered — most conspicuous of all, the list of day-one launch games.

Nintendo Wii U Will Be More Expensive than PS3, Xbox 360 in Japan
By MATT PECKHAM

We’re assuming Nintendo plans to out the Wii U’s U.S. price and release date at a press event happening this morning in New York at 10:00 a.m. ET — stay tuned, I’ll be covering that shortly — but in Japan, the company’s already said when you can pick up its latest console as well as how much it’ll cost.

Amazon Licenses Paramount, MGM and Lionsgate Video Content
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
Amazon says it has signed a deal with Epix to license movies from Paramount, MGM and Lionsgate for its Prime Instant Video online streaming service.

The new 2012 Panasonic products focus on five aspects: quality, easy operation, networking, eco-friendly, and sleek design. State-of-the-art Panasonic technologies provide you with a host of convenient, easy-to-use functions for smart operation. Innovative 3D technologies allow Panasonic’s FULL HD 3D products to open up a new dimension of images. DLNA-compatible Panasonic devices make network connection even easier so you can enjoy photos, movies, music, and more from any room in the house. New devices offering VIERA Connect bring you Video on Demand (VOD), TV, games, educational content, and lots more through a wide range of cloud server apps. Smart design and energy-saving functions help Panasonic home entertainment products protect the environment. Join the Who’s-Who of the 3D Community in a unique forum to engage, debate, define the latest developments in 3D. This is the “business event” for 3D that the industry elite actually chose to attend in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Unlike other events, the 3D Entertainment Summit is totally focused on how the 3D entertainment transformation is affecting the business of entertainment. It is the event of choice for the key players in 3D entertainment accross theatrical, broadcast, television, gaming, advertsing and alternate content. The 3D Entertainment Summit in asscociation with Variety, co-produced by The Bob Dowling Group and Unicomm, LLC is the industry’s leading business event focused on the mega-drivers of 3D Entertainment. It’s time for CEDIA 2012 and today Sony announced three new AV receivers joining Sony’s ES range. But the most exciting component is that two of these models integrate Control4™ award-winning home automation technology (of course along with other innovative features). With the help of Annie Gaus of AppJudgement and audio expert Joe Whitaker, SGNL by Sony takes a close up look at the latest and greatest. And go here for the full press release.

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