The first retail product to use Intel’s Media Processor CE 3100 – aka the Canmore SoC – has been announced, the Conceptronic YUIXX, promising streaming media at up to 1080p high-definition resolution, up to 2TB of onboard storage and optional DVB T/C/S TV tuners. The handiwork of Conceptronic and Metrological (who supplied the software), the YUIXX has HDMI 1.3a, composite and component ports, together with two USB 2.0 ports, TOSLINK, an SD/MMC card reader and optional Bluetooth and WiFi draft-n.
Out of the box the YUIXX is configured to stream media over gigabit ethernet from UPnP/DLNA servers, but it can also funnel content over WiFi. Hulu support via an integrated browser with Adobe Flash 9.0 support is present, and outfitted with the right tuners it can record two channels simultaneously. A UMTS/HSUPA radio can even be specified.
Intel and Yahoo widgets will be supported, together with mini-apps like Twitter clients, a YouTube viewer and Shoutcast, and the whole thing turns on immediately rather than having a lengthy boot-up like a traditional HTPC. Expect to see cable and digital TV companies pick up the YUIXX and customize it for video-on-demand, internet access and other functions.