The TVPRO Turns Any Television into a Smart TV

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The Smart TV revolution, if you can call it that, is something that snuck up on me. Here I was, using a plain old HDTV like a sucker, thinking I was ahead of the curve as my friends languished in standard definition purgatory. Smart TVs play a big role in this new cord-cutting world that we live in, but they’re not exactly cheap. Reshape, a company that connects people to health professionals through the TV, understands the potential in this technology and has created TVPRO, a media player designed to turn your TV into a Smart TV.

Sam and Beau Haginas, the founders of Reshape, think that having a live interaction over a smartphone or even a tablet doesn’t have the same feeling as doing so over an actual television and that served as their motivation behind the TVPRO. The device is equipped with a quad-core processor and full 1080p HD webcam. It’s powered by Android 4.2.2 and users can access the Google Play Store and all the movies, shows, music, and apps contained within using the dual-sided, full QWERTY keyboard air mouse.

TVPRO is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. At the time of this writing, they’re at $13,213 of their $150,000 goal with about a month to go. Those interested can get one of the first TVPRO units for pledging $139. There are different packages available, as well as t-shirts and beta testing opportunities, all available on the Kickstarter page. You can check out the full press release below.

Full Press Release »

Miami, FL– May 28, 2014 – Reshape, an innovative online video training company that connects people with top health and wellness professionals live through the TV, is introducing a new state-of-the-art device that transforms any TV into a Beyond Smart TV with a 1080p HD webcam.

TVPRO is the first intelligent interactive media player designed to bring the same intuitive features you experience on your computer and smartphone to any TV. Developed by the founders of Reshape Sam Haginas and Beau Haginas, both former athletes and entrepreneurs in technology and digital media, TVPRO was created for the Reshape Platform as a means to bring a personalized and interactive training experience to your home, live through your TV.

“When we came up with the concept for Reshape, we wanted the entire platform to be utilized through the TV, because having a live interaction with someone on a small tablet or phone really doesn’t have that live feel,” said Beau Haginas.

“We quickly realized that there was not an efficient solution that was capable of bringing live video communications to the TV. TVPRO truly makes any TV Beyond Smart with live HD video conferencing and an open Android platform providing full web browsing and limitless entertainment options.” said Sam Haginas.

TVPRO is equipped with a quad-core processor and full 1080p HD webcam, delivering an uncompromised video communications experience. Powered by Android 4.2.2, TVPRO offers all the latest content from the Google play store, providing access to over 1 million apps, music, movies and TV shows, which includes the Reshape platform application. The dual-sided, full QWERTY keyboard air mouse remote allows you to control your TV just like your computer. With TVPRO, users can now Skype with family, Hangout with friends or Reshape with professionals all on the big screen in the comfort of their home, forever changing the landscape of the living room. Any TV can now become an interactive portal to entertain and communicate with the world.

TVPRO Features

Full 1080p HD webcam with a wide 90 degree viewing angle
Quad Core Processor powered by Android 4.2.2
Dual noise-cancelling microphones for improved sound quality
Integrated speakers deliver independent audio solution
Google Voice Search
1080p HD streaming
Micro SD storage up to 32GB
Bluetooth enabled for wireless keyboards, headset, or wearables
Wi-Fi and LAN Ethernet connections
Miracast, DLNA and XMBC support to wirelessly send photos, videos and other media from compatible devices
TVPRO is now available to purchase on Kickstarter for $169. The first 500 backers of the Kickstarter campaign will receive the TVPRO for $139 including shipping. For additional information on TVPRO visit TVPRO.us.

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Dylan Duarte is a freelance writer who's covered film, television, videogames, and of course tech! He's also an aspiring screenwriter and likes that watching movies is considered "work" because of it. You can follow him on twitter @dylanduarte, but be warned that it's mostly the nonsensical ramblings of a potty-mouth.

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