One Box to Rule Them All
A new set-top box grabs content from broadcast channels, cable stations, and the Web, making it easy to watch anything, anytime, from any source, on a home television. The system–which also requires a subscription service–suggests shows to users, drawing on stated preferences and past viewing habits to guide recommendations.
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Cost: $299 for the system; $4.99 or $19.99 per month for service
Availability: Now in Los Angeles; spring 2010 in other parts of the United States
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