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Old 04-01-2014, 11:57 PM   #1
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Amazon Press Event - 02 Apr

Amazon is having a press event tomorrow on their "video business". Expect live blogs from the various gadget sites.

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Amazon sent out invites for a press event for this Wednesday, and all signs point to this being the release of the long-rumored Amazon streaming video device.

There has been speculation of an Amazon streaming device since about a year ago, but the recent flood of rumors seems to indicate that it may finally be on its way. Here's a roundup of all the rumors regarding Amazon's mystery device.
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:20 AM   #2
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I heard a rumor of free ad-supported streaming. I wonder if that will come to pass.
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http://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-plan...ted-video-too/
I'm pretty sure I read it in the Wall Street Journal too.
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Old 04-02-2014, 10:50 AM   #4
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We'll find out today. Amazon has denied that they are planning a free video streaming service: http://time.com/41449/amazon-denies-...ing-next-week/
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:02 AM   #5
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CNET is live blogging the event now. No live video feed from Amazon, but there is live video of CNET's techies giving a blow-by-blow account.

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Old 04-02-2014, 11:12 AM   #6
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Amazon Fire TV
  • SOC: Snapdragon 8064
  • CPU: Krait 300, quad core, 1.7 GHz
  • GPU: Adreno 320
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Storage: 8 GB
  • Video: 1080p
  • WiFi: dual-band, dual-antenna, MIMO, a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: 4.0
  • HDMI: full size
  • Audio: optical (TOSLINK)
  • Ethernet: 10/100
  • USB: 2.0, x1
  • Power: DC power adapter incl
  • Remote: dual-mics, voice search, Bluetooth 2.1, batteries (2x AAA)
  • Price: $99

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Nothing to entice me yet. I have a Roku..........
Unless they are going to cut their channel from the Roku?
Now if it were free with Prime?? YES!!!
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:27 AM   #8
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Nothing to entice me yet. I have a Roku..........
Unless they are going to cut their channel from the Roku?
Now if it were free with Prime?? YES!!!
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Yeah, I'm waiting to see if there is any type of Prime tie in.

The remote has a mic.
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:39 AM   #9
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The remote has a mic.
Mic won't sell me, but games might sell my son......
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:41 AM   #10
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Game controller for $40 with 1,000 free Amazon Coins ($10 value).
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:52 AM   #11
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$99 is a non-premium price???
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:53 AM   #12
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$99 plus controller at $40 = more than I will be paying since I already own a Roku!
If you don't own a Roku, then yeah, I could see it.
My son is really really excited about the Steam game console. I think that is where our money will go when it comes out!
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Old 04-02-2014, 12:05 PM   #13
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So this is a competitor to Apple TV, Roku, etc. It looks interesting.
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Old 04-02-2014, 12:09 PM   #14
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Gotta pass on this device. Already have Roku and Chromecast.

The hardware is beefier compared to the others and I like the looks of it better.

No special Prime incentives.

HBO Go is missing.

Amazon Fire TV -- $99 -- in stock
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Old 04-02-2014, 12:19 PM   #15
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Based on Amazon Video being so expensive, I don't see why I would want this device at all. Very few titles are free, even for Prime members, and to get HD quality you have to pay even more. A big one finger salute to Amazon.
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