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At Engadget HQ, we take great care not to trumpet the claims of a web survey, as it's always difficult to tell who's actually doing the surveying -- and even if we could, consumer surveys are all about a "what if" that may never actually come to pass. That said, it looks like maybe ABC is conductin...

May 27th 2010 at 8:41pm 0 Comments
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Lost has been one of our favorite shows since it first started airing and a mainstay on more than one HDTV. As the first episode of its final season has just ended on the East coast, we're wondering how your TV habits are affecting how you watch it. So let us know, are you following along with liveb...

February 2nd 2010 at 11:04pm 0 Comments
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It's a bit surprising to see the Disney family of channels mixing it up with the riff raff like YouTube and, potentially, Hulu given so much time spent increasing its online video presence already (ABC.com, ESPN 360, etc.) but here we are. The deal with YouTube will put video clips (with shared adve...

March 31st 2009 at 9:17am 0 Comments
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Just in time to ease worries that your Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or other DLNA-capable device was falling behind the Roku video player in video capability, MediaMall has updated its PlayOn software for Amazon Video On Demand access. Version 2.59.3352 went out earlier today and also enables a beta ver...

March 6th 2009 at 9:01pm 0 Comments
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With the latest announcement from boxee, we are really starting to wonder what's left? Sure we know there is plenty of internet content out there that isn't accessible on boxee, but not much. At the very least with that addition of ABC.com, you can now stream video from every major online video so...

January 22nd 2009 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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ABC.com was a leader out of the gate with its online HD player, and this fall it's adding new features to become more appealing in a suddenly crowded environment. "True full screen viewing", closed captioning, better navigation and search tools, plus the ability to easily send, share and embed vide...

June 5th 2008 at 10:24am 0 Comments
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HD is coming in a lot of forms these days, but ZDNet's George Ou thinks some of them -- like Apple TV, Xbox Live Marketplace, ABC.com streaming and cable VOD -- don't count. Sure all of these sources are HD resolution, but George's argument is that due to overcompression and low bitrates, they don't...

January 19th 2008 at 9:39am 0 Comments
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ABC.com's long awaited free "HD" player is finally available on its website, delivering 720p video at 24 fps. Users with a fast PC and at least a 2 Mbps connection can take a look right now, at one episode each of Lost, Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty or Grey's Anatomy. The streaming technology ad...

July 25th 2007 at 1:31pm 0 Comments
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We knew that free HD from ABC.com was too good to be true, and now ABC's VP of technology spills the beans. In order to deliver streaming HD over the Internet, ABC will be using On2 Technologies' video codec to deliver 720p video at 24 fps, but at a bitrate of between 850 Kbps and 2 Mbps. This real...

May 31st 2007 at 9:09pm 0 Comments
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Here at Engaget HD there is one universal truth; more HD is a good thing. Now we have all seen what could possibly be the best Internet streaming video to date, which is available on ABC.com and while it looks good, it isn't HD. ABC is looking to change that by making real HD available on their sit...

May 16th 2007 at 7:11am 0 Comments