Kodak will be launching the Kodak Home Theatre HD player in the UK in the first half of 2009 Pocket-lint has learnt.

The small box that offers users the chance to view images, watch video or play music from their PC on their television will retail for around £180 and become a direct competitor to the Apple TV.

Kodak is hoping though that the wireless b/g/n enabled box of tricks, which also offers users to chance to save images to their PC from the SD card slot, will appeal to users looking for their TV to do more than just let them watch programmes.

"For us it's all about accessing your content rather than getting access to other content", a spokesperson told us on the show stand at Photokina in Cologne.

The software interface, which is controlled via an RF enabled wireless remote that you swing in the air like the Wii Remote, will also allow you to view images on a Kodak Easy Share Gallery account as well as Flickr.

Other features include the ability to access Podcasts, the weather and play games.