January 31, 2008

EZFetch Media Streamer: Hands On Review


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We have had the EZ-Fetch Networked Media Streamer for almost a month now and we have had time to run it through our paces and see what it had to offer. We tested it out with a variety of different types of media to see what it could handle. We wanted to see if this little streamer had what it took to be ranked with the more seasoned companies and the products that they had produced. Check out what are thoughts are after the jump.

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January 30, 2008

AppleTV Take 2: Pushed back a few weeks


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Well it looks like the folks over in Coopertino couldn't get the final polish on the new movie rental software that is the key part of the the new AppleTV update. Seems like they are pushing it back a week or two so that they can iron out any last kinks. This is a free download for all current AppleTV owners and should come pre-installed with any new AppleTV purchased after the release date. We were very interested to test this out and see how well the movie rental system works. We have tried this out on the Xbox360 and the download speed was so 1996. Hopefully Apple did a better job making sure you can download the whole movie before your rental window expires. As always we will have an update once they actually release it.

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January 29, 2008

HAVA Titanium HD WIFI Unboxing


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We just received our fancy new HAVA Titanium HD WIFI TV streaming device and we couldn't be more excited. We had reviewed the Monsoon Multimedia HAVA Wireless HD awhile back and it truly made us believers in the TV placeshifting idea. We really didn't get the allure of placeshifting until we tried the Hava. We were blown away at how cool it was to not only watch your TV from anywhere, but also control it as well. We have been converts ever since. Well the good people over at Monsoon have just sent us a HAVA Titanium HD to demo. We are very excited to tear threw this one, but as always we want to start out with the fun unboxing photo shoot. So check it out after the break to see it in all its glory.

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January 28, 2008

Super High End Music Streaming System from Bowers and Wilkins


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We came across this article over at engadget talking about the new Liberty Wireless Speaker System from Bowers & Wilkins. This is one of those streaming products that you come across as you scour the web for information and your jaw drops that there is actually a market out there for stuff like this. There is an entire section of the media streaming market that is for the uber rich. Devices costing well in excess of twenty thousand dollars. These systems involve massive servers, well panels and the ability to stream movies and music into all the rooms of the house. These are the ultimate in home media streaming and only the rich can afford to have them installed.
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January 25, 2008

WiDrive: WiFi Media Hard Drive Helps Reduce the Cables in Your Setup


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Here is an interesting device for people that like to keep things nice and tidy. The WiDrive from EDS Lab offers users a WiFi enabled hard drive that will stream their media for them. This seems like a very sweet idea as we are always on the lookout for ways to reduce the size, complexity, and power consumption of our media server. There are two models currently in the works, one that allows transfers via its USB port and the other one that just charges the device over USB. As you would imagine the one device( PX-100 ) that doesn't allow for USB transfers is a nice small 1.8 inch drive wheres the bigger 2.5 inch drive does allow for transfers.

These diminutive little devices pack a nice punch though. Check out the different options you have with them:
  • BitTorrent Client
  • RSS podcast subscription
  • Built in Web Server
  • WebDav
  • UPnP
  • Bonjour
The only major downside to this device is that it mainly connects over 802.11 b/g so we aren't actually sure how one would go about configuring this unless you removed all of the security on your network to allow this to connect and went from there. Maybe something is possible via USB, who knows. Their site doesn't really give any info as to when and where it will be available so we will keep looking and report back if we find any important info out.

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January 24, 2008

PSP 3.80 Firmware Allows Media Streaming From the Palm of Your Hand


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OK so we are slightly late in reporting this, but we just stumbled across it and not actually owning a PSP we really weren't out there looking for info on PSP media streaming. Either way, it looks like a really cool update....if you live in Japan. Here is a list of the new functionality that is in the new update.
  • Streaming Internet Radio player
  • Video scene search
  • RSS now supports OPML and pictures
  • PSP-2000 owners with 1Seg tuners can use an EPG to schedule Japanese mobile
  • Television recordings
  • PlayStation Spot now available at BB Mobile Point (Japan only)
We can guess that some of these features might find their way into their US counterpart, but we doubt that they all will. If we hear of anything about this making its way State side we will be sure to update you at least a month late.

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January 23, 2008

QNAP TS-409: The Only Backup Server You Will Ever Need


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For those wanting a secure way to save all their files and at the same time have a fully robust media server look no further then the QNAP TS-409. This four bay RAID NAS server has all the great qualities that would expect out of a QNAP product. With 4 hard drive bays you can chose from just about any RAID format you want or just go with a JBOD and have one massive disk. This system is a great solution for those wanting to secure their data while at the same time looking for a low power, low noise server for hosting all of their media.

We complain all the time that requiring a PC to be running in order to stream your media is just wrong. We love that there are more and more embedded devices that are coming out that are bundling media streaming software. The TS-409 comes with TwonkyMedia, which is basically the de facto media streaming server out there. The 409 also bundles an iTunes Server as well so no matter what your needs are you are basically covered with this storage unit. Years ago storage units were just storage units. These days companies realize they need to offer more to the consumer to attract them.

We have played with the TS-209 which is their 2 bay offering and we can tell you first hand that it is an amazing product. It couldn't be more simple to set it up and within minutes of turning it on you not only have a secure way to backup your data, but you have a very robust media server. The 409 will stream to just about any device capable of dealing with UPnP including the PS3, Xbox 360, PSP, and the Nokia N95. We're sure there will be more added to this list in time.

If you don't have a good system for backing up your data and/or you need a quiet, low power, secure way to stream your media look no further, you just have seen the holy grail of storage solutions.

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January 22, 2008

DivX Connected: Coming to the States Soon


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We have been reading about the DSM-330 from back when it was called the DivX GejBox. Well now that it has been released in Europe we have read a ton of really high praise for it and we have been drooling. Check out this great review over at tech.co.uk. They point out that while there are some minor flaws, the need for server software for instance, they come to the conclusion that is leagues above the rest of the market. We have been hearing rumors that Q2 of this year we should see this in the States. With the sad state of media streamers on the market currently we can't wait to give this a whirl. We are in the middle of doing our Popcorn Hour Networked Media Tank evaluation and while it seems better then most of the devices we have tried out, and we have reviewed a ton, there are still some basic issues that make us hope that the DSM-330 is all that and a bag of chips.

We'll let you know when we hear of a firm date for the DSM-330's launch, but I'm sure you could just keep your window open and listen for our screams of excitement.
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January 21, 2008

New Media Streamer From MvixUSA: The MX780HD


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After many months of silence it looks like MvixUSA will be releasing their new HD streamer, the 780HD. This is a nice upgrade to their 760HD which has garnered a lot of praise from us over the past year.[here and here] The 780 is set to fix the few problems that the 760 had. For starters they have upgraded the Sigma CPU to the EM8621L which can decode H.264 and that will make a lot of people happy since we have heard a lot of people saying they won't buy a media streamer that can't do H.264. Also added to the new device is a HDMI port which again had a lot of 760HD owners upset. We personally love Component video since you aren't subjected to the same DRM restrictions and since most experts agree that few people can really tell the difference between a movie shown via Component and one shown via HDMI. But non the less people love it so it has been added.

They have also thrown a few other new things into this device. There is an eMule client so you can download straight to the box, no need to transfer anything. There isn't much else different, the same case design although this time it is in black. The same connectors on the back with the addition of HDMI. We have spoken with the guys over at MvixUSA and we are going to be getting us a demo unit so you can be sure that we will have all the details for you soon. For those of you that held off on the Mvix 760HD for whatever reason, this could be the update you have been looking for. For those that have yet to buy a digital media center the guys from Mvix have the best multi-function media streamer on the market. So stay tuned for when we get our hands on this sucker.
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January 18, 2008

Popcorn Hour Networked Media Tank Unboxing


We have been waiting for the opportunity to get our hands on the Networked Media Tank for a long time and today it finally arrived. This is from a company called Popcorn Hour and they have been getting great reviews. Before we dive into the meat of the product ( we don't want to be too hasty ) we thought we would do the obligatory unboxing photo shoot for you. We have just started testing it out and we can already say that it is living up to the hype that we had been reading about. OK enough of that, lets get to the photos.

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The box, the glorious box


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January 17, 2008

Airfoil 3: Sync All of Your Airport Express' and Make Your Home Come Alive


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The Airport Express was one of the first mainstream audio streamers that we came across. At the time it was released there was no simpler full featured audio streamer on the market. We have loved ours and before we really got into audio streaming we used it all the time to stream music to our main stereo system. As we got got more into streaming we found better devices to be our full time audio streamer and our Airport Express just became a wireless extender and nothing else. Well we may have found another use for ours, actually we may want to buy a couple more while we're at it.

With Airfoil 3 from Rogue Amoeba you can now have multiple units hooked up throughout your house and stream the same music to all of them. The software will keep the music in sync by doing some upfront buffering so that while it is actually playing it can make sure that each Express unit is playing at the exact same spot. This makes for some interesting audio options as you can place these tiny units all over the house and create a whole home audio system on the cheap.

Another piece to this really cool software is the Airfoil Speakers add on which will turn any Mac on your network into another 'speaker' for the main Airfoil software. So you can walk around with a laptop that is synced with the rest of the Airport Expresses in your house. There is even an Airfoil Video player program that will let you play video on your Mac and sync it with your Airport Express as well.

For only $25 this really is a steal. You can pick up an Airport Express on ebay for around $50. So if you are looking to create a whole home audio system, but you don't want to break the bank this could be a great solution. If anyone has this already setup in their house we would love to hear about it.
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January 16, 2008

AppleTV Take 2: Maybe the Second Time Apple Gets it Right


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We reported about the AppleTV last year and we had mixed feelings about it. We loved the ease of use and the fact that unlike so many other devices on the market it just worked. One of our biggest pet peeves is that for this sector to take off devices need to just work. Not everyone likes to hack up little scripts to get their device to auto NFS mount their media server. Most people just want to plug the device in and start using it. This is were the AppleTV has crushed everyone else. We have not see a simpler setup and an easier way to get a device to find all your media then the way Apple has done it. It is in this ease that our main complaint lies.

We are not fans of being forced to use iTunes for all of our media. Call us commitment phobic, but we don't like being tied down to one technology. We have a large collection of DVDs ripped to .ISO as well as a bunch of other random formats. Having to use iTunes means that we need to covert all of our media to fit the model that Apple wants us to follow. This is probably fine for like 90 percent of the users, it just bothers us.

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January 15, 2008

Drobo Share: Finally Network Connectivity for the Drobo


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We had reviewed the Drobo NAS device awhile ago and found that while it was a pretty cool device, the fact that there was no network hookup was very disappointing. Well now they have released the Drobo Share, a base unit for your Drobo that will allow it to become a true NAS server. This base unit plugs into any existing Drobo unit and will add the ability to plug a network cable in and share it to anyone on your network. One of the cool things that this offers is that you can switch between using it as network attached storage and directly connecting it to your computer via USB. No extra steps are required, just unplug the ethernet cable and plug it into your computer via USB and it will adjust.

While the DroboShare is only $199 the actual Drobo unit itself is $499 without discs so this isn't a cheap solution, but the system truly makes backing up your data and keeping it safe about as simple as you can imagine. There are countless people on the web saying how amazing these devices are and if we hadn't already plunked down a bunch of cash on our existing backup strategy we would surely be picking this unit up. Check after the break for the full press release.
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January 14, 2008

Media Server Overkill: Introducing the Envive TheaterStation


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We thought we had seen it all with the onslaught of media devices shown off at CES this year, but we just came across an article about the Envive TheaterStation and we still can not figure out who in the hell this product is aimed at. We understand that the future of movie rentals will be via a download service to authorized hardware that you will own. We actually love this idea as it frees the consumer from having to deal with the media and most of the technology that goes along with setting up a home media streaming solution. There are many different ways to go about providing customers with this 'on demand' type of service. You could stream the movie to the box from a central location, but this would rely on the end user having a fast Internet connection. You could have them download the entire movie in advance and only make it good for 2 days from when they started watching it. The list could go on, actually if I could come up with like 3 more I should probably be working for a different company :). Anyway, back to the point. Envive thinks they have come up with a great product for this second market and to be honest the details that have been released don't make much sense to us.

Their product involves a fancy carousel style movie viewer, similar to Cover Flow, and a big hard drive to store movies on. While this all sounds normal there is a strange piece that just doesn't add up. The price for their basic system is $2,495.99!! We aren't sure what they could be possible offering in this device to warrant that kind of price tag. From what we could tell from the press release you are just storing movies on the internal hard drive for playback later. While we applaud them for trying to make the process of viewing movies a more seamless process for the end user,they have totally missed the mark if they think they will see any sort of mass adoption of this device. We will try and find out more information about what this is all about and if we come up with anything we will let you know.

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January 12, 2008

Apple to Announce Major Update for AppleTV at MacWorld 2008


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Well it looks like the good people over at AppleInsider have learned that Apple plans to to announce a major update to their media streamer, the AppleTV. Apple can not be happy with how the AppleTV sold in 2007 and we would guess is looking for ways to boosts its sales and get its foot more firmly in the media streaming market. There has been a lot of rumors floating around that iTunes will be updated as well to allow for HD movie rentals so a new AppleTV that can take advantage of this online rental option would make perfect sense.

As with most rumors there is very little in the way of concrete information, but with Macworld just a few days away you can be sure that this rumor will be answered soon, so stay tuned.
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January 11, 2008

iRiver UNIT-2: The All in One Kitchen Sink Media Player/Streamer


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We have fallen in love with iRiver since they just make the coolest devices around. We bought the iRiver clix2 awhile back and have been in love with it, it does so many things right and makes us forget all about our nasty iPod. They really have spent a lot of time thinking not only about design, but about functionality and have really pushed the innovation of portable music. Well they were at it again at CES with their UNIT-2 announcement. They really have put everything they could think of into this new device. It is hard to fully describe it since it is so many different things in one. It is a standalone boombox with a built in CD/DVD player with two decent sized speakers and a nice 7-inch screen. This will play video and music back from a variety of sources including the CD/DVD drive, the internal 30GB hard drive, Internet radio stations or streamed from a connected computer on your network.

As if this wasn't enough iRiver is claiming that they will have VoIP phone capabilities, with video mind you, as well as the ability to surf the web so it can become the center of so many different areas of your life. Since there has been no actual release date or price set for this we have no idea the time table iRiver is looking at and if they will be able to get all of this functionality crammed into this device for a reasonable price. Time will tell, but if their track record is anything to go by then you should be getting very excited about the coming year for iRiver.

Oh did we mention that the 7" inch screen on the device detaches and can be carried around while you watch streaming movies or surf the web, yeah sorry about that :) Trust us we will scouring the web looking for any more concrete info about this and we'll let you know the minute we have more information.

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January 10, 2008

Griffin Adds to its Line Up of Wireless Speakers


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More news out of CES, this time around more cool wireless speakers to help you enjoy your music anywhere you damn well please. Griffin has been hammering away at the iPod market for a long time now and they have continually released very cool and innovative products that have help iPod owners expand the use of their MP3 players. We had reviewed one of their cool wireless speaker systems for iPods awhile back and thought it was a very cool way to free your music. Portable cube speakers that go where you go. Well they have added onto that cool idea with their latest release, the Evolve iPod Speaker Doc.

With this system you can add on to your existing Evolve speaker system. These add-on speakers just hook into your current setup and add more speakers for you to put wherever you please. With a built-in lithium-ion battery capable of 10 hours of playtime you can be sure that they won't run out of juice in the middle of the party. They also come with charging bases so if you do actually outlast the charge you can set them down on their dock and keep playing music while their batteries charge. This system is perfect for people that want to be able to position speakers around their house depending on the situation and don't want to permanently mount speakers onto the wall.
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January 9, 2008

Logitech Doesn't Let Us Down: Squeezebox Duet Announced


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Logitech recently acquired one of our favorite companies, SlimDevices, and we weren't sure what their fate would be. We actually like Logitech a lot, just when a small company that is committed to making top of the line audio streaming gear gets bought by a big company we tend to fear the worst. We waited the better part of year, waiting for Slimdevices to release their first new product under the Logitech umbrella. Well man were we pleasantly surprised when we saw the Squeezebox Duet.

We had wondered where SlimDevices would go after the Squeezebox 3,a near flawless audio streamer. Well they didn't let us down with the announcement of the Duet. This product seems squarely aimed at competing with the Sonos products. We always felt that Sonos had the leg up in the overall wizbang look and feel. The Sonos remote is very cool and the fact that you can see album art and song information on a nice PDA like remote is very cool. We assumed that Logitech would just release another Harmony remote that added some of this functionality, we never guessed they would build a direct competitor to Sonos.

The Duet has a very simple and yet elegant design. There is the cool looking remote sporting a 2.4 inch color screen to display album art along with song information. A scroll wheel to move through your music collection and a myriad of other buttons for other functionality like jumping to the home screen or adding a song to a playlist. The base unit is a very low profile black rectangle that hooks into your stereo via the standard digital or analog ports. Everything communicates over a 802.11g wireless network. Even the remote uses WiFi allowing you to control your music from anywhere and removing the notion that your remote has to be able to 'see' your base unit.
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You can purchase additional base units and hook them up around your house and they can also stream music from the same source. You can configure them to play different songs or all sync up and play the same song. Another new feature that they have rolled into this release is the concept of not needing your computer to be on and running the server software in order to listen to your music. You can either hook directly up to the SqueezeNetwork and listen to Internet Radio stations like Pandora or Rhapsody or you can store music online in a "MP3Tune music locker".

We can't wait to get our geeky hands on this sweet little product. No actual release date has been announced, but they have said that it is going to retail for $399. We will keep you posted when this is actually available and also expect a more in depth review once we get one in house.
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January 8, 2008

Hauppauge Shows Off WinTV-HVR-950Q USB Tuner


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Hauppauge has shown off yet another great little product over at CES. This little guy is your standard USB TV tuner that can do NTSC, ATSC and Clear-QAM. It will work with their MPEG-2 encoding software, SoftPVR and SoftMCE. There is an included remote control allowing you to navigate the on screen software from across the room. Once you store the info on the device you can take it with you and watch your favorite programs sans your TV. Makes a great companion for those that travel a lot and want to watch their favorite shows on the road. This is slated to ship this month for the low low price of $99.

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Wireless HD: Panasonic Unveils it at CES


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Panasonic has demoed what we have been talking about for awhile now, wireless HD streaming. It looks like a camera type device beams the content across the room to a receiver that is hooked up to the TV. The signal seems to be robust enough not to get cut off if someone walks in front of it. We love the idea of streaming content without wires as it can really transform the setup of your entertainment center and frees you of having to think of where to run the cables in your house. Cables are so 2007. We can't wait till the day that nothing has cables, not even for power...ahh we can dream can't we. Who knows when this will hit for consumers, we just hope it actually hits.
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Nullriver Shows Love for the Mac, Creates Connect 360 like App for the PS3


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Some cool news out of CES for all you PS3 owners is that it looks like Nullriver, the company behind the hugely successful product Connect 360 is setting its aim on the PS3. Connect 360 allowed Mac users to seamlessly stream their content to their Xbox 360 with a simple and intuitive interface. Well now it looks like they are giving the PS3 some love. Called MediaLink, they aim to make the same simple app transform streaming media to your PS3 a simple affair. If you poke around the forums you will find that a lot of people are having difficulty streaming media to their PS3. For whatever the reason, it just doesn't seem to be an easy process for some. Nullriver brings their vast experience at making console streaming a trivial matter. We will try this out as soon as we can and report back how it seems to work for us. We just got a PS3 in the office( purely for research of course ) so you can bet we will be taking this new software for a whirl. Check out after the jump all the formats it supports.
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January 7, 2008

HD Radio: Sony Announces Two New HD Radio Products at CES


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The two new products are labled the always easy to understand, XDR-F1HD Tuner and XDR-S10HDiP HD Radio. Both devices will have access to roughly 1500 different digital stations. They both fill different areas in the HD radio market. The Tuner is more of your straight up HD radio with an LCD screen and remote. Nothing to earth shattering there. Where it gets cool is with the XDR-S10HDiP Radio. This one comes with an iPod dock and also allows you to tag songs as you hear them over the radio. Using this info you can later go to the iTunes store and buy them. Very cool integration of web services that hint at the future of HD radio. The XDR-F1HD Tuner will be for sale in March for $100 while the XDR-S10HDiP will be for sale this summer for $180. So all you HD radio nuts get ready. I'm sure there will be more news out of CES before the end of the week about other HD radio products. Stay tuned.

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D-Link DSM-330: Finally Coming to the States


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We had reported on the GejBox awhile ago and it has since launched in the UK, but word out of CES is that it will be coming to the States in the first half of this year. From everything we have read this looks to be a very impressive device that can handle just about any file you can throw at it and we can't wait to get our hands on one. We have been so disappointed with most of the media streamers we have demoed so far. We have high hopes for this one though. You can be sure that the minute it is for sale in the US we will snatch one up.
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CES 2008: Let the fun begin


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Another year has past and another January geek festival is about to begin. CES starts today and we couldn't be happier. We have been blogging about streaming devices for almost a year now and have been playing with them for far longer. We really feel that this is the year that CES has a heavy dose of quality network streaming products. The concept of streaming media made a lot of headway into the average persons home in 2007 and it looks like 2008 is shaping up to be the big break out year.

We will do our best to sift through the tons of information that will be pouring out of Vegas and present you with all the cool new products that make our streaming lives that much better. If there is something in particular that you would like some info on let us know and we will do our best to get you answers. We do have a brave soul on the floor and he will be updating us with any new info that he gets. So stay tuned and lets keep our fingers crossed that this year will not disappoint.
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January 4, 2008

LaCie LaCinema Premmier USB HDD Media Streamer


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LaCie has been making great external hard drives for a long time now and have always produced quality products. It looks like they got tired of just making storage hard drives and have decided to add another media streaming hard drive to the market.

The great thing about getting one of these media streaming hard drives these days is the storage capacity. The LaCinema comes in 3 different sizes( 500GB, 750GB, 1TB ). With the size of movies being around 4GB and up this will allow you to store a lot of movies on one of these suckers. There are hook ups in the back to output in Component, Composite and S-Video. No HDMI for you HDTV HDMI freaks, but it does have 1080i upscaling so you do have that. It can output audio over Optical and Coax.
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Pinnacle Video Transfer Device Records Video to USB


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Here is a very cool product that can make one of the processes of the digital media world a lot easier. With all the devices that can now playback videos you end up having to convert your library to a bunch of different formats or sizes so you can fit them on anything from an iPod to a full on media streamer. Well Pinnacle has helped solve part of the problem by converting any analog video input and transfer it to a USB device using H.264. They will allow you to chose the desired quality so you can save on space if you don't mind a little reduction in quality. Here is the list of supported devives:
  • PSP
  • PSP Slim
  • USB flash drives
  • USB hard drives
  • iPod video
  • iPod nano third-gen
  • iPod classic
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January 3, 2008

Belkin FlyWire Streams HD Video Without Wires


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Now that CES is getting closer we are seeing more articles come out revealing some of what we can expect. One that caught our eye is this FlyWire Wireless HD Streaming device from Belkin. This will let you attach up to 6 different HDMI sources to it and it will stream them to the receiver box that is attached to your HDTV. We have been seeing a lot of products lately that have freed the TV from the entertainment center and it looks like a trend that will only continue in 2008. We love the idea of being able to put the TV anywhere we want and not having to worry about fitting it around where we have our entertainment center. We don't have a lot of info just yet, but with CES creeping closer expect Belkin to let some info trickle out.

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January 2, 2008

EZFetch HD Networked Media Streaming Device Unboxing


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Just the box


Our EZFetch Media Streamer showed up today and we were very excited to tear into it. Before we ripped it apart and put it through our testing we made sure to take some unboxing photos for you so you had something to look at while we test.
So with out further ado here are the pics of the device. A full review will be coming next week.

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A look at the back of the box


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The first look inside


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A litter further into the box


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Everything that was in the box. They provide a lot of cables which is nice


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Front of the EZFetch, notice the free 128MB USB stick they provide


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A rather nice assortment of video outputs. The only thing missing in our opinion is Component out.


So there you have it. Our unboxing of the EZMedia HD Media Streamer. Stay tuned for our full review.
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January 1, 2008

December 2007 Monthly Round Up for Networking Audio Video

Well it has been another month and the amount of new products in the media streaming space seems to be growing. Over the year we have seen more companies jumping into this new space and releasing an ever increasing amount of new devices. We can't wait for all the new products that we will hear about in a few weeks at CES. Until then check out what we reviewed this past month.

Video Streaming
EZFetch HD Networked Media Streaming Device
Hands on with the GMG TVisto Pro 3500 Media Streamer
Honeywell's New Product Allows Us to Transmit HDMI Over Cat5
Orb to Now Stream to Your iPhone and iPod
Archos TV+ Nearing Launch
iViewer TV Streamer Removes the Wires from Your Home
Solwise DMP-1120w Media Streamer Review
GMG TVisto Pro 3500 Media Streaming Device Unboxing
Sansa TakeTV 4 and 8 GB Video Player Review
DSM-750 Wireless N HD Media Center Extender From D-Link Review

Audio Streaming
Sony VAIO VGF-WA1/W Wireless Digital Music Streamer
NuVo NV-M3 Expensive Multi-Room Audio Server

Internet Radio
OXX ALTO Media Streaming Alarm Clock

News
Your Vote for the Best Streaming Product of the Year
So What Did Saint Nick Bring Everyone
New PSP Firmware Adds DVR Functionality
Microsoft Positioning Itself to be the Center of Your Media Streaming World
Belkin Solves Your Lack of HDMI Ports with a HDMI Switch
New Chip From Intel to Give a Large Boost to HD Streaming

Media Streaming Hard Drives
Asus WL-HDD Media Streaming Hard Drive Review

PS3 Streaming
PS3 Media Streaming Guide

Xbox 360 Streaming
First Hand Account of Xbox Media Streaming Experience

Steals and Deals
Free Overnight Shipping From Sonos
Sonos ZoneBridge BR100 Shipping

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