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The Web TV Battle

The Web TV Battle US Online TV Viewers Percentage of Total US Population 24% 25 20% 20 17% 15 10 5 2008 2009 2010 Streaming entertainment is a business on the rise. Names such as Roku, Boxee, Apple TV and Google TV with Logitech have staked out claims across households across the country, bringing streaming to the masses. What are the differences between Roku, Boxee, Apple TV and Google TV? Let's take a look! Google TV Logitech ETHERNET and WI-FI 10/100BASE-T 802.11 (a/b/g/n compatible) CHIP Intel Atom IR-receiver Built-in (Logitech Harmony® Link IR blaster for AN device control) VIDEO OUT HDMI Logitech USB Two USB 2.0 ports AUDIO OUT Optical HD-Playback 1080p playback VIDEO FORMATS: WMV, WMV+ WMA, AVI, H-264, AAC AUDIO FORMATS: AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA PHOTO FORMATS: JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF THIRD-PARTY SERVICES: Logitech Vid™ HD, Netflix, Pandora, CNBC, Logitech Media Player, Napster, Twitter Was launched with the goal of integrating the web and television experience, as a platform that provides additional content Allows users to access content from the Internet and various other pay and non-pay sources ETHERNET and WI-FI 10/100BASE-T; 802.11n (a/b/g compatible) Apple CHIP Apple A4 IR-RECEIVER Built-in (includes Apple remote) VIDEO OUT HDMI é tv USB micro-USB port (for diagnostics use only) AUDIO OUT Optical HD-PLAYBACK 720p playback VIDEO FORMATS: H264, MPEG-4, M-JPEG, AVI, (no Flash support) AUDIO FORMATS: AAC (MP4 and M4P), MP3, MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV PHOTO FORMATS: JPEG, TIFF, GIF THIRD-PARTY SERVICES: iTunes Store, Netflix, YouTube, Flickr, MobileMe Offers 99-cent TV program rentals from companies such as ABC and Fox A dedicated hardware device as well as a piece of software Provides content to consumers by way of iTunes ETHERNET and WI-FI 10/100BASE-T - 802.11n (b/g compatible) BOXEE CHIP Intel Atom IR-RECEIVER Uses RF instead (includes remote control with QWERTY keyboard) VIDEO OUT HDMI BOKEE USB Two USB 2.0 ports (also has an SD HC card reader) AUDIO OUT Optical HD-Playback 1080p playback VIDEO FORMATS: Adobe Flash 10.1, H264, FLV, VC-1, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, Xvid, WMV9 AUDIO FORMATS: AAC, MP3 , AIFF,WAV, WMA, OGG, FLAC, DTS, Dolby Digital/Dolby True HD PHOTO FORMATS: JPEG, PNG, TIFF, GIF, BMP THIRD-PARTY SERVICES: Netflix, MUBI, Vimeo, Crackle, YouTube, BBC iPlayer and others Provides you with a single platform for accessing photos, music and video from your computer hard drive Allows you to access streaming content from services such as Netflix, YouTube, ETHERNET and WI-FI 10/100BASE-T; 802.11n (dual-band N extended range) ROKU CHIP NXP IR-RECEIVER Built-in(includes remote control) VIDEO QUT HDMI USB USB port (for direct content playback) ROKU AUDIO OUT Optical HD-PLAYBACK 1080p playback VIDEO FORMATS: H264, MPEG-4, M4V AUDIO FORMATS: AAC, MP3 , M4A PHOTO FORMATS: JPEG, PNG THIRD-PARTY SERVICES: Netflix,, Vimeo,, Amazon Video,, Flickr, Facebook photos and others Also known in the company's product line as the Netflix Player Allows you to stream movies from Netflix and Amazon Video On Demand NUMBER OF DEVICES SOLD Uptated on December 08, 2010 ROKU Apple Google TV BOXEE Logitech 250K Expected devices sold by end of 2010 (source: Roku) Number sold as of October 2010 (source: Apple) Number sold to date, too early to know Microsoft IS ABOUT TO JUMP BACK INTO THE TV GAME The new Microsoft service may arrive in 12 months. December 2011 The software powerhouse has held talks with TV networks to create a new subscription-based TV services M T WTFS 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 on its Xbox gaming console that would rival efforts by Google, Apple and Netflix. Microsoft is also exploring the possibility of creating programing packages for customers and it could sell more individual channels, such as HBO or Showtime.,,,,, nfographic LABS

The Web TV Battle

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