Media Player

Iomega ScreenPlay Director HD media players announced

Iomega ScreenPlay Director HD media players announced

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.

Continue Reading

CiragoTV Platinum CMC2000 streams media in HD resolution

CiragoTV Platinum CMC2000 streams media in HD resolution

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.

Continue Reading

Logitech Squeezebox Touch launch gets postponed until February 2010

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".

Qisda touchscreen router with YouTube & radio crosses FCC

Qisda touchscreen router with YouTube & radio crosses FCC

Bless the FCC for giving us sneak previews of upcoming devices; today's unusual product is why we love it so.  Apparently the work of Qisda, this multimedia router has an egg-like casing and a small color touchscreen, along with stereo speakers - in a sort of Sony Rolly arrangement, though with less dancing - and WiFi 802.11n.  Around the back you only get one 10/100 ethernet port alongside the WAN connection, but there's a USB port that lets you plug in a 3G modem and get online via a cellular network instead.

Continue Reading

Boxee Beta announced: faster performance & tweaked GUI

Boxee Beta announced: faster performance & tweaked GUI

Boxee have announced the new beta of their media center software.  Among the changes include a new homepage, with clearer menu options together with a recommendations pane showing suggestions from Twitter and Facebook, improved handling of files with live searching, and filtering by genre and cost.  The new Boxee beta also combines local and streaming files and organises TV series by episode, while third-party developers can now use OAuth authentication to log into web services.

Continue Reading

Tiny CTM1000 CiragoTV Mini USB Media Player has HDMI

Tiny CTM1000 CiragoTV Mini USB Media Player has HDMI

Media Players that can connect to your TV or PC via HDMI are usually not exactly what most would consider tiny. If you are looking for a media player that is tiny Cirago has launched a new device called the CiragoTV Mini that claims to be the smallest media player to come with both HDMI and HD video capability.

Continue Reading

PrimeDTV unveils PHD-HM5 HD media player

PrimeDTV unveils PHD-HM5 HD media player

Media players are popular devices in many homes providing the ability to watch all sorts of digital media on the big screen in the living room. PrimeDTV has announced its latest HD network media player called the PHD-HM5. The device is recognized by Amazon as one of the ten hottest electronics products of 2009.

Continue Reading

BBC relaunch iPlayer as Wii Channel

BBC relaunch iPlayer as Wii Channel

The BBC has announced that it will be "relaunching" the iPlayer streaming TV system on the Nintendo Wii, with the system now present as a dedicated Wii channel.  While iPlayer access on the Wii has been possible since April 2008, the new iPlayer channel will apparently offer a "faster, high quality and improved viewing experience" according to Erik Huggers, direct of Future Media and Technology at the BBC.

Continue Reading

Roku HD-XR and Roku SD join Netflix-streaming lineup

Roku HD-XR and Roku SD join Netflix-streaming lineup

Roku have outed a pair of new Netflix media streamers that go on sale alongside their existing Roku HD.  The Roku HD-XR keeps the same 720p HD playback, optical audio output and HDMI connection as the original model, but upgrades the WiFi to b/g/n.  Meanwhile there's a new entry-level, standard definition model, the Roku SD, which offers basic WiFi and analog connectivity.

Continue Reading

Western Digital WD TV Live media player WDBAAN0000BK-NESN hits Best Buy

Western Digital WD TV Live media player WDBAAN0000BK-NESN hits Best Buy

About this time last year we talked a bit about the first generation Western Digital WD TV Live Media Player. A newer version of the device has now hit the Best Buy website for purchase at $119. The new version of the media player looks much like the old version.

Continue Reading

ST&T HD Media Link system streams video over electrical wires

ST&T HD Media Link system streams video over electrical wires

Home networking gear for computers and other Internet connected devices that use the electrical wires in your home have been around for a while. A company called ST&T Electric Corporation in Taiwan has announced a new media system for the home called the HD Media Link system HDAV 6490 that can send HD video from sources around the home using the exiting wires in the home.

Continue Reading

iLuv gets official with i1166 digital media player

iLuv gets official with i1166 digital media player

Digital media players are big business and there are new devices hitting the market all the time. ILuv has unveiled its latest digital media player called the i1166 that has an iPod interface and a large screen perfect for viewing video on the go.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5 6