Iomega presented new ScreenPlay DX HD

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Iomega is going to release its new HD media player in the ScreenPlay multimedia drives line – ScreenPlay DX HD. The player looks similar to ASUS O!Play Air HDP-R3. But unlike it the ScreenPlay DX HD has internal hard drive with maximum capacity 2TB. The rest features are more or less the same as in many networked HD players on the market. Except special remote control with QWERTY keyboard and touchpad. It looks very impressive and will make navigation though online services easier and handier.

No any information about price and ability yet.

Boxee comes to Cyprus

Boxee Box

Stylish HD media player Boxee Box with amazing user interface, rich functionality and original remote control with QWERTY keyboard comes to Cyprus. You can buy it in the NEXUS Computer Systems at €259.00. Not bad, not bad.

XBMC will run on Sigma-based devices


Sigma Designs started port of popular opensource HTPC software XBMC to bring it to their system-on-a-chip devices (i. e. SMP8670). The Sigma is a base for many many media players such Popcorn Hour or WDTV. They expect to have a initial port first-hand at CES this week.

Well, what benefits can we get from that port as users? First of all nice looking, handy and clever user interface which is much much better then any existing one on the media players. Secondly, it’s a possibility to extend core functionality by plugins and customize GUI using different skins. And, of course, this will give a powerful incentive to XBMC development.

Boxee will appear on the Iomega TV NAS

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Boxee partnered with Iomega to bring its excellent HTPC software to Iomega TV NAS. Iomega TV is powered by the Intel Atom processor CE4100 like Boxee Box. So, it’ll make more easy to produce firmware for both devices in the future. To control device the remote control with QWERTY will be used which looks like that Philips remote.

The Iomega TV NAS with Boxee will come with three configurations: diskless – $229, 1Tb – $299 and 2Tb – $349. It’ll be available later this this quarter. And possible we can see it on CES 2011.

Compact but power NetBox-nT330i


Compact, energy-efficient and inexpensive HTPC or media client can be built using Foxconn nettop NetBox-nT330i. It has Intel Atom Dual Core 330 1.60GHZ processor and nVidia Ion graphics which should be enough for 1080p video playback. The nettop includes gigabit Ethernet, HDMI and DVI outputs, 6 USB ports, cardreader and supports 2.5″ HDD and up to 4GB DDR2 RAM.

The price of barebone model NetBox-nT330i is about €160.

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