Acoustic Research Digital MediaBridge

Acoustic Research Digital MediaBridge

Acoustic Research has entered the fray of home media streaming products, with their aptly named MediaBridge. The Digital MediaBridge receiver plugs into your home’s network (wired or wireless (802.11b/g)) and streams media from up to 3 computers to your home entertainment system. The MediaBridge is set to compete with the Philips Streamium and the Sonos Digital Music System. The receiver is UPnP compatible to ensure connectivity with a wide range of PCs and consumer electronic devices. The receiver connects to the TV or A/V receiver using standard interfaces and incorporates high-definition YPrPB component video, DVI with HDCP and S-Video outputs, as well as digital audio coax and digital optical audio connections.

The streaming software runs on Windows 2000/XP. What’s kinda cool too is that since some of the code is based on Linux, the source code is freely available from Acoustic Research, so you can hack away at the system to improve it to your heart’s content. The MediaBridge supports resolution up to 720p and supported codecs include MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, XviD, and WMV 9.0.

Price: $350.00
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)