Iomega TV with Boxee blends STB with NAS

Jan 4, 2011
Iomega TV with Boxee blends STB with NAS

Boxee has announced its second hardware partner, Iomega, who will be following the Boxee Box by D-Link with the Iomega TV with Boxee. Unlike the D-Link version, the Iomega TV will have an optional integrated hard-drive; Boxee describes the STB as "a NAS running the Boxee software."

As with the D-Link, the Iomega TV will be powered by Intel' Atom CE4100, which means 1080P HD video support along with Adobe Flash 10.1. Three hardware SKUs will be on offer, either diskless ($229) or with a 1TB ($299) or 2TB ($349) drive pre-installed. Ports include HDMI and a digital audio output.

Of course, you can also access cloud-based storage, as well as use the Iomega TV as a NAS on your network with either wired or WiFi b/g/n connections and DLNA streaming. A dual-sided remote control with a QWERTY keyboard is also included, and Boxee expect the Iomega TV to hit retail in February 2011.

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