Niveus Media has released a mini server to compliment its lineup of robust, and larger, Media Center servers. The Zone retails for $1,400 and is available now from Niveus’ website. Physically, the Zone server is 6x6x2 inches, the smallest server from Niveus to date.
Vudu is expanding on its RIA, or Rich Internet Application, platform by announcing the inclusion of Pandora – a popular online music provider. Pandora joins Picasa, Flickr and other applications that Vudu has incorporated into its set top box service.
The ZvPro 250 is shipping now from ZeeVee. This media streamer uses existing coax wiring to deliver HD video. It features a resolution capacity of 1080i, and includes component video and VGA inputs. It also uses Analog Audio and SPDIF Digital Audio inputs. It's able to encode HD MPEG2 data as well.
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
SageTV launches the latest in HD media streaming gear. The HD200 media streamer replaces its sibling from last year, the STX-HD100. The new product is also called the HD Theater. Best of all, it retails for $199.
Netflix, Inc. has announced it has begun the deployment of Microsoft Silverlight to enhance the instant watching component of the Netflix service and to allow subscribers for the first time to watch movies and TV episodes instantly on their Intel-based Apple Macintosh computers. The deployment, which will initially touch a small percentage of new Netflix subscribers, is the first step in an anticipated roll-out of the new platform to all Netflix subscribers by the end of the year.