p2pnet news | Product News:- What’s a ‘media extender’?
It’s the latest marketing buzz-phrase and it means Microsoft and others have figured out a way to sell Home Premium or Ultimate Vista users wireless technology so they can us their TVs to watch movies, TV shows and online video already stored on their computers.
“The cheapest extender, from Cisco Systems Inc.’s Linksys division, will cost $300,” says Associated Press, going on:
“Linksys will have another model with a built-in DVD player for $350, a price matched by D-Link’s model, which lacks a DVD player but includes a USB port for viewing photos and other content stored on flash drives or hard drives.
“Another extender is from Niveus and is aimed at home theater enthusiasts. No price was announced yet, but Microsoft product planner Hakan Olsson said it would be substantially higher than the other models.
All four should be on sale by the holiday season, and will include remote controls, says AP, adding:
“As with some other hardware products in the past, Microsoft has been heavily involved in development of the extenders.”
Associated Press – Microsoft touts new ‘media extenders’, September 27, 2007
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