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Beyond cable: Apple TV

Looking for more programming than your cable TV provider gives you? The Apple TV is one way to watch video content from the Internet and your Mac on your HDTV. But is it the best way? Christopher Breen weighs the pros and cons.

Sharp develops super high-def screen for future TV

Japan's Sharp has developed an 85-inch LCD (liquid crystal display) panel with resolution equivalent to 16 times that of today's HDTV panels.

Harman releases iOS app for controlling its professional wireless audio systems

Audio pros that use Harman's Crown line of wireless amplifiers can now monitor, tweak, and manage their audio systems directly from the comforts of their iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.

MPAA takes Zediva video streaming service to court

The Motion Picture Association of America filed a federal lawsuit against the parent company of the streaming movie service.

Remains of the Day: Long live the iPod classic

Steve Jobs denied the demise of the iPod classic as recently as last fall, Apple may be thinking about bringing AirPlay to a big screen near you, and an iPhone 4 succeeds where Humpty Dumpty failed.

Apple TV 2 gains MLB, NBA streaming

With a software update released on Wednesday, the Apple TV 2 includes new features including support for streaming sports content from MLB.TV and NBA League Pass.

Pioneer introduces new Apple-focused A/V receivers

This week, Pioneer Electronics introduced its latest models of consumer audio/video home theater receivers, described as "built for the Apple lifestyle". The top model includes AirPlay and iPad app support.

Analyst: Market for 3D TVs, portables to grow in 2011

Sales of 3D television sets and handheld devices will surge this year after a weak start in 2010 as manufacturers step up production and marketing, industry research firm Ovum says.

DirecTV app coming to an iPad near you

DirecTV announced plans to release an iPad app that can control your DVR and more.

Amazon unveils Netflix-esque Prime streaming service

Amazon on Tuesday launched its long-rumored movie streaming service. For $79 per year, you get Amazon Prime's existing shipping benefits, plus the ability to stream more than 5,000 movies and TV shows.

Meet the McTiVia

See for yourself why the McTiVia captured a Best of Show award at Macworld Expo in this quick video.

Expo Notes: TV Hat brings private screenings to your iPhone

The TV Hat lets you watch video on your iPhone or iPod touch in the privacy of your own hat.

Expo Notes: OWC Mac mini-based home media system

Creating a Mac mini-based media center and finding the right combination of hardware and software can be a lot of hard work. At Macworld 2011, OWC demoed its attempt to simply the process.