HTC whipped out the interesting Media Link device at its unveiling back in September and we were intrigued by the little gadget. The official mouthful of a name for the device is the HTC Media Link Wireless DNLA streaming adapter and it’s a little box that will work with a couple HTC smartphones for streaming media to your TV when that set is missing DLNA support.
If getting a multi-site backup software application wasn't enough, NETGEAR is continuing with their Friday announcement by unveiling new devices for their Ultra series of media streaming devices. The new devices are labeled as the world's fastest home media servers, and come packed with features that will make streaming media in your home easier, and more enjoyable.
Acer's Liquid Metal Android smartphone has been made official, a 3.6-inch metal-clad handset running 2.2 Froyo on the same Qualcomm 800MHz MSM7230 processor as found in the T-Mobile G2. The Liquid Metal packs WiFi b/g/n, 14Mbps-capable HSDPA and a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with face- and smile-detection, image stabilization, a flash and 720p HD video recording.
Western Digital has outed its latest media-streaming set top box, the WD TV Live Hub, a low-profile 1TB drive with Full HD 1080p playback support and Netflix, Blockbuster on Demand, Pandora and YouTube. As you'd expect, there's a fulsome list of supported file types - including MPEG4, Xvid, MKV, H.264 and MOV - while ports include gigabit ethernet, two USB 2.0, HDMI, composite and component video, and optical audio.
Are you ready for Monday Night Football? You may not be if you don't have LG's 72LEX9, its newest and largest commercial 3D LCD TV. It's a king-sized masterpiece (72 representing the TV's size in inches). Don't worry if you're wondering why you don't know where to get your hands on this TV, it's not out in the U.S. yet. But the 72LEX9 would definitely be a crowd pleaser for Sunday or Monday night games.
At tonight's CTIA event, Motorola took some time out of their busy schedule to announce the Motorola Droid Pro. While it may not look like the other Droid-based products that have launched on Verizon, from either Motorola or HTC, it's definitely got the feature set to warrant the title. Featuring a candy-bar style, "BlackBerry-esque" look, along with a capacitive touchscreen atop the full QWERTY keyboard, the Droid Pro will stand out amongst the crowd.
It fell through the cracks a little at HTC's press event earlier - two new uberphones like the Desire HD and Desire Z will have that effect - but we're quietly excited about the upcoming HTC Media Link wireless DLNA streaming adapter. Introduced as part of the company's new Sense evolution, the compact box works with the two new handsets and allows you to stream media to TVs that lack integrated DLNA support.
Netgear has outed their latest HD-capable home media player, the Netgear NeoTV 550, together with a range of new HomePlug AV compliant Powerline adapters delivering up to (a theoretical) 500Mbps connection speeds. The NeoTV 550 (NTV550) has HDMI, component and composite video outputs (together with analog and S/PDIF digital audio outputs) and can play local 1080p HD files on attached USB, eSATA or SD storage or stream from UPnP, DLNA or WMP11 network sources. Meanwhile a second version, the NeoTV 350, swaps the eSATA for another USB port and has a more basic remote.