Media Extenders archive

  • Popcorn Hour A-400 review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Popcorn Hour A-400 review

    By 16 May 2013

    There was a time when the Popcorn Hour was THE media player to have. Not only did it do everything, it also managed to produce excellent quality pictures and sound. In recent years though, things have become much more competitive in this media playing...

  • Popcorn Hour A-400 pictures and hands-on
    Home Cinema

    Popcorn Hour A-400 pictures and hands-on

    By 25 January 2013

    By way of an introduction, if you haven't heard of it before the Popcorn Hour range of media streamers aims to offer a way of playing back pretty much any kind of video and audio. When Syabas started making the A100 - the first-generation device - there...

  • Popcorn Hour C-300 review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Popcorn Hour C-300 review

    By 22 March 2012

    Accessing the video on your home network, or playing files from USB devices is one of the growth areas for home cinema. And no device offers more options than the Popcorn Hour C-300, with incredible video format support and outstanding upgrade options,...

  • Roku 2 XS review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Roku 2 XS review

    By 16 March 2012

    TV is changing, and it's happening quickly. As recently as 10 years ago, the idea of TV being delivered over the internet was a pipe dream. Now, we can watch near-broadcast quality video, streamed to us over the internet with a wait of just a few seconds....

  • Onkyo Microsoft team-up suggests media streamers on the way
    Home Cinema

    Onkyo Microsoft team-up suggests media streamers on the way

    By 21 March 2008

    Microsoft and Hi-Fi specialist Onkyo have announced that they will be teaming up, suggesting we are likely to see media streaming devices in the near future. The agreement, announced on Friday, will see the two companies share a broad patent cross-licensing...

  • Polaroid launches Freescape digital media system
    Audio

    Polaroid launches Freescape digital media system

    By 14 January 2008

    Polaroid has launched a new line of "instant entertainment products" that they say will help consumers unlock their digital media. The Freescape line of digital media-sharing products enable consumers to enjoy their digital photos, songs and videos away...

  • 2007: A year in review, September
    Phones

    2007: A year in review, September

    By 30 December 2007

    The month started off with two major announcements from Apple with good news for iPod enthusiasts. Apple renamed its flagship iPod calling it the iPod classic giving it a large 160GB drive, and then launched a newer model to take the flagship spot in...

  • Blurry Belkin spy shot said to show wireless HD streamer
    Home Cinema

    Blurry Belkin spy shot said to show wireless HD streamer

    By 27 November 2007

    A Belkin-connected deep throat has leaked this pic to American blog Gizmodo with the following message: "Found this new device, taken straight from within Belkin Skunk works (booyah!). Don't know much about it, but it's a wireless HD product - supposedly...

  • Pinnacle to launch ShowCenter 250HD media extender
    Home Cinema

    Pinnacle to launch ShowCenter 250HD media extender

    By 19 November 2007

    Pinnacle has announced the Pinnacle ShowCenter 250HD that they describe as "an innovative content distribution solution" more commonly known as a media extender, or adaptor, or streamer, even. Pinnacle ShowCenter 250HD is a plug-and-play digital device...

  • Microsoft Windows Media Center Internet TV launches in beta
    Home Cinema

    Microsoft Windows Media Center Internet TV launches in beta

    By 27 September 2007

    Microsoft has launched a beta test of Windows Media Center Internet TV, which will offer 100 hours plus of ad-supported entertainment from MSN Video. As of September 28th, US users of Windows Vista Home Premium edition and Windows Vista Ultimate edition...

  • Media Extenders for Vista due before Christmas in the US
    Home Cinema

    Media Extenders for Vista due before Christmas in the US

    By 27 September 2007

    More info has been revealed about Microsoft's new Media Extenders for Windows Vista. Extenders allow users to stream content from Microsoft Windows Media Center to their televisions, in the same way that Apple TV does for Macs. Linksys revealed two products...

  • Microsoft to launch Extenders for Windows Media Center
    Home Cinema

    Microsoft to launch Extenders for Windows Media Center

    By 7 September 2007

    At the CEDIA EXPO, Microsoft has announced it is revamping its Media Center Extenders concept - this time round for Windows Vista. The new Extenders for Windows Media Center platform will come to consumers in the form of hardware from, initially, Cisco's...