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Toshiba Media Guide

While on the surface, Toshiba appears to be simply offering a supply of content apps to its connected TVs, the company’s smart TV concept goes beyond that and does something that no other TV company is currently trying to do—tie together your whole entertainment system. It’s doing this by offering a free tablet app that will not only control a Toshiba TV, but also will control other home theater gear attached to it. The other gear get its commands via IR blasters (the TVs ship with two, but you can add more). Even more, the use of a new MediaGuide app (powered by Rovi) will make it easier for users to find programs or even content on streaming sites.

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