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For Our Samsung 3D Customers

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NEW to Samsung TVs and Blurays- The new app has now made its way to capable Smart 3D TVs in the United States, complete with “dozens of pieces of free 3D content,” including trailers, music videos and educational content. What’s more, while it’s limited to free content right now, Samsung says that it will expand into paid content “later this year,” and offer feature films from some as yet unnamed major studios (no word on pricing just yet). The app should be available from Samsung’s SmartHub right now.

Source: EngadgetHD

AirPlay for Windows Media Center does exactly what you’re thinking it does

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This isn’t the first time Windows has been invited to the AirPlay party, but Thomas Pleasance’s AirPlay for Windows Media Center addin seems to already be one of the smoother combinations we’ve seen and it’s still in beta. Unsurprisingly, it does what the name says, so after installing Apple’s Bonjour service and the free client on your Media Center PC you should be able to stream video or pictures to it (there’s no support for music yet) from an iPad or iPhone with a simple click. The Digital Lifestyle has already gotten a quick hands-on with the app and got it working seamlessly as seen above, check that out for more details or hit the source link to download the necessary software to make it all work.
Source: ThomasPleasance.com

Clay Aiken puts his North Carolina home, complete with home theater, up for sale.

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Season 2 American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken has his semi-rural Cary, North Carolina, mansion on the market for $2.7 million.

With six bedrooms, including one decorated in an African theme, there is plenty of space for electronics.

Flat panels are located above one of the fireplaces, as well as in the bedrooms and spare rooms. Some of the TVs are surrounded by large windows that might cause too much ambient light. What do you guys think?

While the property is free of a tennis court or pool, the home boasts a tiered-level home theater. When Aiken occupied the house, the front rows were filled with bean bags for additional seating.

Spanning more than 9,000 square feet, Aiken’s pad also features a professional kitchen adorned with blue and silver accents. During an interview with Fox-affiliate WRAL, the singer noted the room doesn’t get much use these days.

Slideshow here

Source: AVS Forum

Netflix loads up on TV shows and adjusts its website for easier browsing

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This morning a slew of new of TV shows — many from the recent ABC / Disney deal like Scrubs, Reaper and FlashForward, others like The Sarah Connor Chronicles from Fox, along with BBC shows like Men Behaving Badly and kids/family content from Barney to The Wind in the Willows — became available for Watch Instantly streaming on Netflix. Beyond the new content, there was another recent change as Netflix continues to makeover its website, as many TV series now list all the seasons under one entry, instead of breaking them out separately by season. Eventually, the change should make it easier to browse the multiple seasons of content Netflix has been able to acquire but with things in flux, it could be somewhat disconcerting to find oneself browsing through an uninterrupted 16-disc set of Psych until the new listings are all straightened out.

Sourse: Engadget HD

Finally- 2 way Netflix Watch Instantly interface showing up on Samsung HDTVs

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First it was the PlayStation 3, then it was the Google TV and now it appears Samsung Apps compatible HDTVs feature the new look of Netflix’s Watch Instantly interface. According to our reader Bruce, the new UI popped up after he upgraded the firmware on his UN46C6500 LCD HDTV and, like on the other platforms, it adds the ability to search through Netflix’s catalog right on the device — no adding DVDs to your queue though, that’s still PC or mobile only. Of course, after our experience with the PS3’s multiple UI madness we know how much Netflix likes to test multiple versions of its app at once, so we wouldn’t be surprised if everyone isn’t seeing this immediately, just keep an eye out if your app suddenly asks to be reactivated again and you should be in for the new version.

Source: Engadget