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Marvell launches Armada 1500 Ultra chip for 4K TV boxes

Chip maker Marvell is expanding its Armada line of system-on-a-chip solutions for set-top-boxes with a new octa-core processor with support for 4K video. The Marvell Armada 1500 Ultra is an 8-core, 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 chip with Vivante GC7000XS graphics. The company’s targeting pay TV operators and set-top-box makers. So you probably won’t find the […]

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Zrro Box is a different approach to big-screen Android gaming

There are loads of options out there if you want to set up an Android-powered gaming console on your big screen. An ideal experience remains elusive for a number of reasons, from laggy Bluetooth controllers to limited libraries. Zrro (pronounced Zero) is hoping to change all that. At first glance, Zrro looks like pretty much […]

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Amazon’s upcoming set top box could play games, stream videos

Amazon’s reportedly preparing to launch a TV box that will let users stream videos from Amazon Prime Instant Video, Netflix, Hulu Plus, and other services. But it looks like there may be more to the Amazon box. Blogger Dave Zatz discovered a Brazillian regulatory listing for a new wireless game controller with the Amazon label […]

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WSJ: Amazon TV box will offer music, video streaming, apps and games

Amazon’s third generation tablets are scheduled to hit the streets starting this month, but the company reportedly has more hardware in the works. Hot on the heels of reports that Amazon will launch its own smartphones in the coming year, the Wall Street Journal has new details about a TV box Amazon is reportedly building, […]

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Jynxbox Android HD is an Android TV box designed to run XBMC

The Jynxbox Android HD is a hackable set-top-box with an ARM Cortex-A9 processor and Android 4.0 software. It’s also one of the few devices of its type to ship with the XBMC media center application pre-loaded. You can pick up a Jynxbox Android HD for $115, or opt for a cheaper Jynxbox Android HD mini […]

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$64 Xiaomi box is like a Google TV device… for China

Chinese device maker Xiaomi plans to launch an Android-powered set-top-box in December. It’s basically a device with the guts of an Android phone, which you can plug into your TV to watch videos, play games, or run other Android apps. Xiaomi will charge about $64 for the device, and there’s a limited-time offer where existing […]

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Diamond Multimedia launches AMP1000 Android 2.3 media center for your TV

Diamond Multimedia is best known for producing PC graphics cards. But today the company is launching a set-top-box that brings Google Android software to your TV. It’s a little box called the AMP1000 that you can hook up to a TV. It has a suggested retail price of $120, but there’s a limited-time $20 mail-in […]