Philips tentative answer to AppleTV’s streaming media

Jun 14, 2007
Philips tentative answer to AppleTV’s streaming media

I'm not going to make the obvious "borrowing of industrial design" comment, but Philips partially-unveiled answer to the AppleTV looks to be sticking a little too closely to established media streamer form for my liking.  Inside the brushed-aluminium box is a 40GB hard-drive, while you can plug in larger hard-drives round the back, as well HDMI, optical audio and a WiFi connection hidden inside.

Philips media streamer 

All well and good, but why 40GB?  I know these streamers are intended to bring media from elsewhere in the network (or online) to your TV, but with even the most basic of PVRs these days having 80GB+ drives tucked inside it just seems a waste of potential. 

TrustedReviews are waiting to get their hands on the interface and check out the media formats supported, though it's fair to assume that it'll be a little more open than AppleTV is (pre-hacking, anyway).  Price-wise you can similarly expect it in the same ballpark as the Apple product.

TrustedReviews [via Krunker]

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