Monday, March 7, 2011
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 09:00 PM
"Xtreamer is announcing their latest media streamer, the Xtreamer Prodigy, which can also double as a home and remote server courtesy of its NFS and DDnS functionality. The new Xtreamer Prodigy makes use of Realtek's 1185 chipset, which allows the device to support full 1080p HD video with 7.1 channel DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD passthrough surround sound. Prodigy provides 512MB of DDR3 memory, USB 3.0 connectivity, Gigabit Ethernet (optional Wi-Fi 802.11n dongle available), support for up to a 3TB hard drive, memory card slot, SPDIF, HDMI, and other nice goodies."
Network Media Players are a dime a dozen, but every so often one comes up that combines powerful video support with a great UI, and that product stands out from the rest (Boxee Box). The UI on this device looks better than most, and it certainly provides a lot of bang for the buck if the $69 price point is to be believed!