Oregon Networks announces Onyx HD set-top box coming to UK

A company called Oregan Networks has announced a new digital set-top box that is coming to the UK dubbed the Onyx STB. The device will be built by Korean consumer electronic manufacturer Digital Streams. The STB will allows consumers in the UK to stream all sorts of web video and music.

Other capabilities include being able to access photo sharing and social networking sites directly on TVs. The STB will use an animated user interface that is easy to use. The interface will offer access to catch up TV service, movie rental services, youtube, BBC iPlayer, and various podcasts.

The device is DLNA compliant for home networking devices and has a remote control that allows users to search the web. Other features include a media player with support for HTML and Flash content and the STB uses adaptive bit rate streaming for uninterrupted streaming during peak usage times. Inside the device is the latest dual-core STB chipset from Broadcom. The device should be in stores in October for under £90.