Cable set-top boxes are, for the most part, a pretty standard piece of hardware for anyone with a television. Even though they provide a huge amount of content, the boxes themselves are quite dull. Aside from a few minor tweaks, one is pretty much like the other.
When people hear about a handheld television, they often think of those small antennae ridden devices that were good for watching a static filled version of whatever ball game was on, but very little else. Qualcomm is hoping to change the image by offering the FLO TV, a handheld touchscreen LCD that allows the viewing of live and time-shifted content from a variety of providers.
Motorola’s one of those companies that’s just so hard to get a grasp on. Their set-top boxes are regularly unimpressive, but up until they released the Droid, so were their phones. As one of the largest providers of set-tops in the US, this move has come as a surprise to industry analysts.
The increasing demand for networking capability from all consumer electronics has prompted Motorola to release the new DCX700 set-top box. Currently available to cable operators, the DCX700 is an inexpensive set-top that provides plenty of room for expansion.
Set-top box manufacturer Pace has taken a pretty large step forward with its new content sharing DVRs. By using one central Network Attached Storage device (NAS), the new solution from Pace allows users to stream up to nine streams throughout the home simultaneously.