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Niveus ZONE HTPC: Blu-ray & multi-room from $1.5k

Niveus ZONE HTPC: Blu-ray & multi-room from $1.5k

We've drooled over Niveus' multi-room HD hardware before, but it's only now that the company has released a relatively mainstream product our meager blogger budgets could even hope to afford.  The Niveus ZONE is a Core 2 Duo based small-form-factor media player, capable not only of upscaling DVDs and playing 1080p Blu-ray content, but distributing it to other networked ZONE units around the home.

Video demo after the cut

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CEDIA 2007 – Niveus Media Extender

CEDIA 2007 – Niveus Media Extender

There has been talk around the interweb that Microsoft is bringing back the Windows Media Extender. Currently there are only three companies that they are working with to bring you such devices. One such company is Niveus Media.

CES 2008: CES Unveiled

CES 2008: CES Unveiled

CES Unveiled is a press only event tonight where several vendors will be showing their wares prior to CES. This is great for the press because it allows us to get more coverage of everything that will be at the show and it also allows us to mingle more closely with the vendors without them having to worry about impressing the consumers that get into the show.

New Microsoft MCE Extenders with useful new features

New Microsoft MCE Extenders with useful new features

So, Microsoft, yeah the giants that hide behind Redmond, WA, the very same ones, have finally decided to catch up with everyone else and begin supporting DivX and Xvid in some of their devices. I know, I know, I said “No Wai!” too, but they are really going to do it.

They are partnering with D-Link, Linksys, and Niveus Media to drop some new Media Center Extenders on a new platform called “Extenders for Windows Media Center”. Not only will the new devices finally get Xvid and DivX support, they will also support the new WMV HD and encrypted HD streaming formats as well.

Universal Drops Blu-ray Support

Universal Drops Blu-ray Support

Even more bad news for Sony (these poor guys simply can't catch a break, can they?), as Universal Studios has announced that they will no longer be supporting Sony's Blu-ray DVD format, opting instead for the competing HD-DVD technology. Between the PS3 Europe delay announcement, the Japanese/US PS3 quantity slash, and now Universal's public slamming of their next-generation DVD format has turned this into one bad week for Sony.