Cable box at Walmart

The War for Your Living Room Just Got Real
September 2, 2017 – 09:37 pm
Google Chromecast - Walmart

Everybody wants to hang out in your living room. Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon — they all want to be there. Some already are. All of them are already on your other screens — the tiny one in your pocket, the medium-sized one in your bag, the big one on your desktop. But the biggest prize, the huge screen in your living room, is still very much up for grabs.

Still, it ain’t a full-scale war just yet. Google TV has utterly failed to catch on. Microsoft’s newly revamped Xbox Video is, well, newly revamped. Amazon Instant Video is still geared more towards tablets and apps than televisions and entertainment centers. And for now, at least, Apple TV remains a hobby, if a “beloved” one. But an announcement from Boxee — until now a minor player, at best, in this market — is a signal that the living room wars are on.

Walmart is going to carry Boxee TV this holiday season. And not just carry it. Walmart is going to push it, heavily, with in-store promotions and marketing mailers, according to Bloomberg. This means the retail giant has decided that internet television, and, more broadly, cord-cutting, is a thing it needs to pay attention to.

Boxee TV is a combination cable box, cloud-based dual-tuner DVR with unlimited storage (that for now is limited to a handful of cities), and internet video delivery service. It even comes with an antenna so people can watch HD shows over the air. You don’t have to choose between getting shows from the internet or through traditional means. Boxee TV lets you do both.

In essence, it’s a transitional device. Much like Google TV, it allows you to get traditional signal and apps all in one place. That makes it easy to transition back and forth from Internet to broadcast TV. But even more intriguing, from a transition standpoint, is the included antenna. If you decide to fully cut the cable, you can still easily get a live high-definition television signal from the major networks and even record it to the DVR.

It’s an interesting device, to be sure. But the bigger deal is distribution. Walmart gives Boxee instant legitimacy. This is the biggest retailer in the world, which means Boxee is going to be everywhere — it hits some 3, 000 stores in November.

HDMI Cables 6 FT - 2.0 HDMI Cable 4K Ultra-High Speed ( 2 PACK, 6 FEET Each ) Supports Ethernet Audio Return ( ARC ) 4K Ultra HD 2160p / Bandwidth up to 18Gbps / 3D HD 2 X 1080p Ready - 6ft Braided Nylon Cord with Gold Tip Connector
  • HDMI cables 2.0 - Newest standards of HDMI version 2.0b - Significant upgrades to allow 4K resolution at 60 frames per second (fps) with dynamic synchronization...
  • 2.0 HDMI cable 4k ultra-high speed upgrades include - 4K resolution at 60 Hz - Increased bandwidth to 18Gbps - Up to 32 audio channels for a multi-dimensional immersive...
  • Other features of HDMI 2.0 include the Rec. 2020 color space, 4:2:0 chroma subsampling, 25 fps 3D formats, 21:9 aspect ratio, the HE-AAC and DRA audio standards...
  • Full metal connector, 28 AWG, Triple Shielding, and Gold-Plated Connectors with Braided nylon sleeving - Available in multibale Lengths, 1.5ft, 3ft, 10ft, 15ft...
  • HDMI Cable - Compatible with Blu-ray players, Xbox 360, PS3 and any device with a standard HDMI port
Gator Cable 6 feet Red HDMI 2.0 cable with durable and rugged aluminum housing case and Ultra High Speed bidirectional HDMI cord V2.0 for high definition HD 4k LCD LED TV television radio receiver
Speakers (Gator Cable LLC)
  • Male to Male (A to A) with Gold Plated Connectors 24K and oxygen free copper conductor for low loss higher bandwidth, maximum conductivity and reliability. Nitrogen...
  • High Speed V2.0 with Ethernet Channel, audio return channel, and 3D over HDMI TV Refresh Rate of 240 MHz and X.V. enchanced color space
  • Ultra Definition dual stream , 2160P 4K x 2K , auto lip sync , backward compatible with HDMI versions 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4
  • Aluminum alloy housing shell provides extra durability and protection. All cables are flexiblity tested and checked for defects at the factory to minimize product...
  • Flexible exterior PVC jacket simplifies installation. High density aluminum braiding guarantees EMI free transmission. High density triple shielding provides the...
Parts Express 75 to 300 Ohm UHF/VHF Matching Transformer
CE (Parts Express)
  • Adapts 75 ohm coax to 300 ohm twin lead (or vice-versa) at antenna or television
  • 5-900 MHz UHF/VHF/FM
  • 3 capacitor PC board type
1byone 45~60 Miles Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna for UHF/VHF/FM, Included Power Supply, 10 Feet High Performance Cable, Handsome Thin Flat Panel Design, Black Color Fits Your Home Decor
Speakers (1Byone Products Inc.)
  • Never Pay Your Cable or Satellite For Television Again! 1byone antenna can pull in all of your local news, weather, sitcoms, kids and sports programming absolutely...
  • Built-in high gain and low noise amplifier. If you cannot receive any channels, please remove the power adapter and try again. The built-in amplifier need power...
  • 10-foot coaxial cable makes it easier for you to place it at the best position in your house to get the best reception, especially for customers whose televisions...
  • Channel reception will vary depending on what s being broadcast in your area, how far away you are from broadcast towers, and your surroundings (i.e. obstructions...
  • BUYER GUARANTEE - We stand behind our antenna 100% with one year warranty. We do offer a 30 day money back guarantee on all new items in order for you to test the...
Roku Roku 1 Streaming Player (Black) (Roku 2710R)
Home Theater (Roku)
  • 2,+ entertainment channels. Choose from the widest variety of streaming entertainment, including movies, TV shows, music, sports, news, and more.
  • Stunning HD video quality. Immerse yourself in the action with rich, vibrant video streaming up to 1080p HD.
  • Quick and easy setup. Sets up wirelessly in minutes with just a few simple steps.
  • Channel shortcut buttons. Jump straight to favorites with one push of the remote.
  • One-stop search. Find your favorite movies and shows in a flash from top channels like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, VUDU, and MGo.
Related Posts