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VideoBoxTV Now Supports Multiple Rokus

You’ve got more than one room in your house, right? Well, why not put a Roku in each of them, then you can enjoy hot VideoBox action wherever you are in your house! VideoBox now gives you the ability to link an unlimited number of Rokus in your house to your VideoBox account.

Here’s how it works:

The first Roku you link to your VideoBox account is considered your “primary” Roku. This step is no different if you’re linking 1 Roku or 10 Rokus. Once you’ve linked a Roku to your account, setting up any number of additional Rokus is easy. When you start the VideoBoxTV Roku Channel, you’ll see this screen:



Simply click “Link this Roku to my existing account” and you’re all set! Your additional Roku will work precisely like your primary Roku, with the same feeds, Stash and Parental Control. If you unlink your primary Roku from your VideoBox account, it will unlink all your Rokus.

Enjoy!

Roku: VideoBoxTV Now Available Worldwide!

Hi all, just a quick note for all our loyal foreign users: The VideoBoxTV Roku channel, previously only available in the United States, is now available Worldwide! Traveling abroad and don’t want to be without your beloved VideoBoxTV account? Don’t want to pay those ridiculous hotel movie rates? Take your Roku with you! With the VideoBoxTV Roku channel, you’ll never fly solo again.

Roku: Parental Controls + Hiding Your Channel

Hey everyone, it’s been a whirlwind of activity in Roku land ever since we launched the latest iteration of our Roku channel; we’ve received an avalanche of support for the new channel, which I couldn’t be happier about. It’s just more motivation for us to keep at it and make sure we consistently provide the best IPTV porn experience for the lowest price, hands down.

The most-mentioned feature request we’ve received (by a wide margin) is parental controls. No kidding, right? You’ve got an intense amount of pornographic material at your fingertips, piped into your TV for all to get their hands on. Well fear not, VideoBox has your back. Here’s how to protect yourself from prying eyes:

Enable an access control pin. From your “My Account” page, once you’ve synced your Roku to your VB account, under the “Roku Settings” heading, you’ll see a entry field called “Access control pin (4-digit)”. Simply enter a 4-digit (numeric) pin there, and you’ll be required to enter that pin each time you enter the channel. Here’s a screenshot of what the access control screen looks like:

Using an access control pin will prevent unwanted visitors in your channel, but it won’t prevent people from seeing the channel on your Roku home screen. For that, you can install this alternative channel: https://owner.roku.com/add/vbdiscreet. The channel itself is identical to our flagship videobox channel, but the logo and messaging that appear on the roku home screen are different, such that anyone seeing them won’t think they’re associated with an adult-oriented channel. You’ll never get busted again!

Enjoy!

VideoBox Roku Giveaway + New Roku App Launched

Hi everyone! We’ve begun rolling out the new roku app, so give a try and let us know what you think! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to pass them along toΒ support@videobox.com. To reiterate some of the new features:

  • Discreet Parental Controls
  • Browse/Search our entire catalogue of over 13,000 titles
  • Access to your Entire DVD and scene stash
  • Image galleries

We’ve also wrapped up the first Roku Giveaway. Congratulations to: Murder, Un0ne2, larvalbuddy, gary444 and teddebare. Thanks to everyone who participated, and check back often because we’re going to be doing another giveaway really soon!

Enter to Win a FREE ROKU XS + New Roku App Preview

Hi Everyone! I’m really excited to announce the imminent release of the new roku app! It’s been a little over a year since we released the first roku app, and I’ve received a lot of positive feedback, as well as a myriad of bug reports and feature requests. Β I’ve done what I can to make this the best app possible. A few new features include:

  • Parental Controls
  • Search Capabilities
  • Access to your DVD and scene stash
  • Image galleries
  • Plus more!

The new improvements are too numerous to list here, but pictures say a thousand words, so check out the screenshots I’ve attached below.

 

I will begin rolling it out to existing users over the next several days. So stay tuned, and check your roku for the update!

 

In the meantime, we’ve decided to give away some free rokus! I’ll be giving out ROKU2 XS streaming players to 5 lucky members. This is the top-of-the-line roku with gaming functionality, 1080p video and advanced wifi and ethernet (check out the specs here).

 

To enter, from VB click on MY ACCOUNT, then in the “Win a roku” section, click “send confirmation”. This will send a confirmation email to your account email address. When you receive it, just click the link in the email and you’re all set! I will announce the winners on May 27.

 

Below are some “sneak preview” screen grabs from the new roku app:

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vbtv_scene_player vbtv_scene_stash vbtv_quick_player
vbtv_main vbtv_access_control vbtv_grid_top
vbtv_grid_channel_scenes vbtv_dvd_stash












VB Roku Update — HD on your TV!

Hi everyone, thanks for all the great feedback everyone has provided so far about the roku app we’re working on. In the week since I announced the alpha version of the app, we got over 300 testers who installed it on their roku! In the spirit of yesterday’s fantastic news that daily HD updates have finally come to VB, I added an “HD Scenes” channel to the roku app. For those of you who already installed the VB Roku app, don’t worry, the HD channel will simply show up in your interface, no need to re-install. And for those of you who haven’t, now’s the time! πŸ™‚ All the same “don’t blame me, this is alpha” disclaimers apply, but please feel free to give it a shot and let me know what you think. And while you’re at it, let me know how the HD content looks on your big screen TVs. — zapp@videobox.com

Announcing Alpha Testing for VB Roku App

Roku ImageGreetings, fellow lovers of porn. As a side project, I put together a roku private channel for Videobox. I’d like to invite you or anyone you may know who’s got a roku to try it out and let me know what you think. In its current form, using your roku.com account you can add the channel to your roku (it can take up to 24 hours to actually show up on your roku), then you can browse new and popular straight content, and you can link your roku to your VB account. If you do this, all your favorite scenes will show up in the player interface as well as your recommended scenes, so you’ll be able to watch your favorite scenes on your TV!

To add the private channel to your roku, simply visit this url: https://owner.roku.com/add/videobox , sign in with your roku.com credentials, and click “Yes, Add Channel”. Then, to link your account, on the home screen of the app (where it says “SCENES”), click the info button your remote (it’s the one with the asterisk on it). If you don’t have an info button (the older remotes don’t), you can also hit the play/pause button. Then just follow the instructions on the screen. After you link your account, you’ll need to exit the app (ie. hit the “home” button on your remote) and re-enter it.

Again, and I can’t stress this enough, this is in alpha testing mode, so I apologize in advance for any issues you may encounter. This is still a work in progress; I’ve been hacking away at it in my free time as a labor of love, but if you guys like it, we could dedicate more resources to it. So please, don’t be shy, and let me know what you think πŸ™‚ — zapp@videobox.com

VB At CES: 3D on Parade

One of the most featured technologies at CES this year was 3D video. All the major manufacturers had their best stuff on display for demoing. Panasonic was showing off their first-to-market consumer-level 3D camcorder (see below for specific details). Here’s a video showing the demo they had set up. In the background, you can here the Panasonic rep describe the basic technology. In summary, the camera simultaneously records two images from slightly different perspectives, then interlaces them in a way that can be deciphered by the glasses, and displayed to the appropriate eye.



Needless to say, seeing this sort of thing already on the market and at such an attractive price point has very interesting implications for video watching in general, but more specifically, adult video. The question becomes, if you had the ability to download a file off the internet that could give you an immersive 3d experience but required special glasses, would you do it? Is existing 3D technology good enough to give you that extra *umph* in your video watching experience? Perhaps time will tell.

Incidentally, we’ve purchased one of these cameras for the Videobox Lab, and will be able to offer a much more comprehensive demo in the coming weeks πŸ˜‰

Vendor: Panasonic
Model: HDC-SDT750K
URL: [_]
MSRP: $1400
Available: Q4 2010 (currently)

As cool as that is, I was blown away by LG’s 3D TVs. They really hit the ball out of the park this year, and had me reeling from the dealing. Their glasses-based 3d tech was by a wide margin the best I’ve seen outside an IMAX theater, and they had an actual working demo of a 3D TV that didn’t require glasses of any kind!

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Even in this picture, you can almost see Garfield yearning to break free from his rectangular bounds. Now replace Garfield with Shyla Stylez, and you’ve got yourself a marketable product πŸ˜‰

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Here are some people looking at what LG is calling the largest 3D TV on the market. At a whopping 84 inches with a 480Hz refresh rate, this 3D TV will set the standard for high-end TVs in the coming year.

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This picture shows about 1% of the TV’s LG had at CES, and LG’s close attenton to detail in the fine art of booth babes.

Intel Unveils New DRM at CES — Should Porn Users be Worried?

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One of the big announcements at CES this year was Intel’s official release of the Sandy Bridge architecture. Anticipation for this has been thick in the tech space for a couple weeks now, partly because of the architectural changes, focusing more on an integrated chip design, lowering price and increasing performance, but largely because of Intel’s bow to Hollywood with the agreement to implement DRM software directly into their chips. The idea is this will make it easier for movie-makers to protect movies they distribute digitally.

Intel calls this new technology “Intel Insider”. On their blog they describe it as “an armoured truck carrying the movie from the Internet to your display, it keeps the data safe from pirates, but still lets you enjoy your legally acquired movie in the best possible quality.” Priceless.

So what does this mean to the average video user?

This will only have an impact on new content delivered digitally with special data injected to support Intel Insider. If you have content without this data, you will still be able to play it, regardless of if your computer has this technology or not. It’s unclear how much content will be available with this technology implemented. Presumably the target market will be supplementary digital copies of movies that come with the blu-ray, but this could definitely also include paid-for downloads. If you have one of these files and don’t have the latest tech from Intel, you won’t be able to play the file.

Videobox does not implement any DRM in our video files.