Yesterday Apple unveiled the new Apple TV that doesn’t suck nearly as much as the original. The new device is much more of a direct competitor to the Boxee Box that is due for an update this November. Boxee has commented on the new Apple TV and defends its coming update and the roughly $100 more expensive price point.
Sitting right next to your big computer, or your big screen HDTV, you'll probably already find some ridiculously small gadget. After all, even our memory is getting smaller. And while there may already be options out there for you to purchase in the whole HD media player market, this new one from Amex Digital definitely aches to take the "smallest" title. Its measurements are noteworthy in of themselves, but the features speak for themselves, just as loudly.
WD has been in the business of making external storage solutions about as long as external storage has been around. The company has also been wrapping its storage tech into products like media players for a while now.
Buffalo Japan has outed its latest networked media player, the Buffalo LinkTheater LT-V100, now capable of 1080p Full HD playback. The LT-V100 has HMDI and composite video outputs, together with analog and optical-digital audio outputs, and a 10/100 ethernet port for network streaming.
It's been almost a full year since we reported on Brite-View's CinemaTube media player, and that means it's just about perfect timing to get an upgraded, new model, right? Well lucky you, because Brite-View agrees with that sentiment. They've just pulled the cover off their CinemaGo BV-5005HD Mini CG HD media player -- and yes, that may be the longest title for a gadget we've seen in awhile.
Back during CES, the Syabas PopBox media player was spied. The device was expected to ship this weekend after turning up for pre-order in April on Amazon. If you pre-ordered the device and were looking forward to some media watching action over the holiday weekend you are out of luck.
Boxee's on-again, off-again love affair with Hulu has been one of the more frustrating elements of the otherwise excellent media player, and while we pondered out loud last month that paywall propositions from both companies might lead to a more amicable arrangement, it seems the entertainment industry knives are still out. Earlier this week, Jeff Zucker, President and CEO of NBC, accused Boxee of "illegally taking" Hulu content and that NBC would be "open to negotiations" with the software firm; Boxee have responded by denying that they have done anything illegal, and pointed at the content providers, not Hulu, for insisting on the block.
Iomega has announced their latest digital media devices, the Iomega ScreenPlay Director HD, ScreenPlay Plus HD and the ScreenPlay TV Link Director, each of which promise to funnel your video, audio and image content onto your HDTV. The top-spec ScreenPlay Director HD Media Player has 1TB of onboard storage together with an ethernet connection for DLNA streaming playback across a network; there are also three USB 2.0 ports, for plugging in external storage, a USB WiFi adapter or cameras for direct playback.
It supports up to 1080p HD 24fps video playback in H.264, WMV and MKV formats (among others) in addition to streaming YouTube, Shoutcast radio, RSS feeds and podcasts. The Iomega ScreenPlay Director HD will arrive in the US later in January 2010, priced at $249.
Many people consume significant amounts of digital media today. Our music is digital, our videos are digital, and even our books are going digital. This means that many homes now need a device that can organize and stream all the digital media available across a home network.
The retail launch of Logitech's Squeezebox Touch has been delayed, with the touchscreen media streamer initially expected to go on sale in time for the holidays but now, according to the company themselves, not predicted to land until February 2010. No specific reason for the change has been given, beyond "an unexpected product delay".