Will Google TV 2.0 embrace cord cutting?

Google TV development boxes sent out to a limited number of Android developers spot an interesting feature: an antenna input. This would enable Google TV users to access free OTA HD programming. Does that mean that Google TV’s next iteration will embrace cord cutting?

CinemaView Apple-Geared Monitors Get Refresh Before Release

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I’ve had my eye on CinemaView monitors since they were announced, but was a little put off recently by the lack of any forthcoming news. Now, Collins America, the makers of the upcoming CinemaView Mini DisplayPort compatible monitors that you can actually afford without selling any of your children, are letting us know that they’re not only still in the works, but that they’ve already undergone a refresh.

That probably means that the displays have yet to see a production line, since major changes in product offerings after you’ve already produced a thousand units isn’t generally regarded as a profitable approach. And Collins America’s changes aren’t minor, either. It’s dropped the 19- and 20-inch models entirely and added a new, high-end offering that makes me drool and is actually priced very reasonably, in line with previous offerings. Finally, it’s added an external HD TV tuner, too, so you can use your CinemaView as your television. Read More about CinemaView Apple-Geared Monitors Get Refresh Before Release

Two Things Apple Didn’t Talk About Today

[qi:_newteevee] Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced today that NBC shows will once again be available on iTunes, and HD versions of TV shows will be available for $2.99. But there were two things that, notably, he didn’t talk about: One, what, exactly, prompted the return of peacock programming, and two, whether or not there will ever be TV show rentals.

As Chris Albrecht notes, however, the HD TV shows looked pretty spectacular running on the demo Mac, And the new Nano, with the elongated screen for video, is pretty sweet as well. For the complete report, head over to NewTeeVee.