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To: Frank Walker who wrote (238)10/17/2019 12:14:21 AM
From: J.F. Sebastian
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OK, now I understand. Yes, most of the current STBs can use services for live TV such as PS Vue and YouTube TV, which also have cloud DVR/PVR functionality.

They do offer 4K content on some channels if your connection supports it, just as you say. I don't yet own a 4K TV myself, so when I was using PS Vue I couldn't take advantage of any of that content.

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From: J.F. Sebastian10/26/2019 12:33:48 AM
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Apple is heading into the weekend with a huge $5 movie sale
across nearly every genre. Of course, all of these titles will
become a permanent part of your collection. You’d typically
pay $10 per film, although as much as $20 in some instances.
Each deal is a match of or new all-time low price. Hit the jump
for all of our top picks.

More at: Apple’s latest $5 weekend movie sale covers every genre at new all-time lows

Courtesy of Moonray on the main Apple, Inc. thread.

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From: J.F. Sebastian10/29/2019 7:15:45 PM
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PlayStation Vue is shutting down

The streaming service will go dark on Jan. 30, 2020.

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From: J.F. Sebastian12/13/2019 10:34:18 AM
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Apple launches huge movie bundle sale: Star Wars, Dark Knight, Harry Potter, more from $5

We’re under a week away from the release of the latest Star Wars film, and Apple is commemorating the event with a huge movie sale today. That includes nearly every Star Wars film, plus markdowns on various bundles including Batman, DC Universe, Superman, and more. All of which will become a permanent part of your library, delivering excellent value along the way. You’ll find all of our top picks down below.

Star Wars deals abound in this weekend’s sale

Apple is offering the original six-movie Star Wars collection for $49.99. That’s down from the usual $90 price tag and the best offer we’ve tracked at Apple to date. You’ll get the first two trilogies here, working out to just over $8 per film.

If you’re looking for more recently-released titles, those are on sale too at 50% off. That brings the price down to $10, which is a new all-time low in many instances.
Many more bundles and movie classics on sale

While the Star Wars deals are certainly notable above, Apple is also rolling out discounts on various other bundles and iconic films. This is a great time to load up your library with fresh content before the holidays.
Bundle deals include:

6-film Hobbit/Lord of the Rings: $40 (Reg. $90)
Harry Potter 8-film Collection: $50 (Reg. $80)
Super-Man/Batman 11-film Set: $40 (Reg. $50)
Dark Knight Trilogy: $20 (Reg. $30)
Ocean’s Trilogy: $15 (Reg. $20)
Austin Powers Collection: $15 (Reg. $30)
Rush Hour Trilogy: $15 (Reg. $30)
Hangover Trilogy: $15 (Reg. $30)

Other notable deals:

Happy Gilmore: $5 (Reg. $15)
Billy Madison: $5 (Reg. $15)
Orange County: $5 (Reg. $10)
Gridiron Gang: $5 (Reg. $10)
Empire State: $5 (Reg. $10)
The Italian Job: $5 (Reg. $15)
Tropic Thunder: $5 (Reg. $15)
I, Tonya: $5 (Reg. $10)

Don’t miss this week’s earlier Apple movie sale with additional deals on Disney films, the latest $1 rental, and more.


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From: Don Green1/18/2020 4:21:37 PM
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From 8K TVs to machine learning, here's what you

There's no denying that 2020 is a futuristic-sounding year. Something about "twenty-twenty" just conjures images of flying cars and teleportation and robot overlords.

Okay, we might not be there yet, but there's still some really cool home theater and TV tech on the way—much of it having crystallized during CES 2020 in Las Vegas last week. We're talking humongous 8K TVs, machine learning to optimize picture and sound, modular soundbars, and even more Alexa and Google Home integration. Here's what you need to know about going into 2020.

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From: J.F. Sebastian2/14/2020 10:08:24 AM
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Apple $5 Valentine’s Day movie sale now live plus bundles from $10

Apple is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a big $5 movie sale this weekend, dropping a number of popular titles by 50% or more to all-time low prices. Each title will become a permanent part of your library. Head below for all of our top picks.

$5 Top picks include:

Tommy Boy
21 Jump Street
Zoolander Ted
Wedding Crashers Uncorked
Rough Night
The Spy Who Dumped Me
I Love You, Man
I Know Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
Steel Magnolias
Sex and the City
Mystic Pizza


Will Ferrell 4-film Collection: $50 (Reg. $60)
21/22 Jump Street: $20 (Reg. $25)
4K HDR Comedy Collection: $30 (Reg. $40)
5 Romance Films: $20 (Reg. $40)
Miss Congeniality Collection: $10 (Reg. $20)
Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy: $20 (Reg. $30)

Don’t forget to check out Tuesday’s Disney movie sale at Apple, featuring new all-time lows from $10.


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