May 13, 2009

TVBLOB Media Center Does It All


The oddly named TVBLOB Box streams wireless media from PC to TV, acts as a DVB-T tuner, a 300MHz MIPS processor with a 114MB RAM, BitTorrent support, Personal Download Manager, file uploader and USB storage support and playback via two 2.0 ports. HDMI, SCART Composite Video, SPDIF outputs are also included in the package. Add another box and you get control on your PC. A basic TVBLOB will cost you €307.50 (~$419.00.)


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April 30, 2009

Media Cowboy Set-top Box Debuts


Giddy-up! The Media Cowboy DC-MC35ULI set-top box works with a 3.5 SATA hard drive that can play most audio and video formats in 720p. With RCA and USB inputs, and TCA, optical audio and HDMI outputs, view movies, TV shows, YouTube clips, Picasa images or other media stored on the drive. The box also has a handy iPod dock for more fun. Digital Cowboy has plans to release the device in Japan next month at a price of ~$250.00.

Via Digital Cowboy (translated)

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April 16, 2009

Broadband Customers Want Intenet Connected TV


Parks Associates recently conducted a study that concluded that 2.5 million North American broadband households will pay an extra $100.00 on their next TV if it is Internet connected. VOD is the top attraction, while others want on-screen widgets and access to computer content. This is proof positive we are becoming a networking world slowly but surely and companies such as Samsung, who have 3 new lines of connected TVs (such as the one above,) will undoubtedly clean up in the future. Read the entire report via the link.

Via Parks Associates

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February 26, 2009

URC PSX-2 Does More Than Your iPod Can


The Universal Remote Control's PSX-2 is more than your average dock. It has hundreds of IR codes that not only cover every one on your iPod or PMP, but has some that aren't, such as alpha searches and EQ command settings. Connect to a TV and get metadata like cover art, songs, album and artist. Shortcut keys have access to genres, playlists, music videos and podcasts and there are 12 different shuffle options. An HD video output means you can hook it up to your HDTV and it can sync with your computer on a home network. URC also has an optional wireless keypad and touchscreen that can be used en lieu of a television making your house even more connected. The PSX-2 will debut with a $399.00 price, high for a normal dock, but not so bad for a super-system.

Via Ubergizmo

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February 13, 2009

Freakin' Friday! Kodak Theatre HD Player


Stream your PC to your TV with Kodak's
Theatre HD Player
through Ethernet or WiFi by USB connection. View photos, videos, music, podcasts, Internet Radio or other digital content in HD. The company's EasyShare display software makes the device easy to navigate with its oddly curved gyro-based RF remote. With Kodak's Picture Mail you can wirelessly send and receive pictures. The device can also create slideshows with music to bore your family and friends which certainly qualifies it to be our Freakin' Friday pick of the week. Compatible with Windows, it has a price of $199.95.

Via Kodak HD Theatre

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Thanko's SATA HDD Media Player 2


Name an electronic product and Thanko will certainly come up with a cheap an inexpensive one. Their 3.5" SATA HDD Media Player 2 plays files from your PC to your TV. The device is compatible with AVI, DivX, VOB, MPG, MP3 and JPEG files and works with both Windows and Mac, even when your computer is turned off. The player attaches via USB 2.0 and AV cable, comes with remote and has a price of $75.00. A good deal if you already have an HDD, not so much if you don't.

Via Cyber Theater

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