HAVA maker, Monsoon Multimedia, is still in the gadget game and in particular, the multimedia multi-function types located right at the heart of your AV rig. At CES, they announced and demoed their latest device, the Volcano, which does a slew of things. Sling should be prying this open soon with a microscope close behind.
The sleek-looking Volcano is an HD device that placeshifts (a la the Slingbox) your live TV or other prerecorded video over the Internet, a DVR, Internet TV (YouTube and CinemaNow for now, but think Boxee and Netflix in future), Apps like Facebook and Twitter, can act as a home media streamer, and can pull videos for export to external media.
There will be 2 models available in March – the 4GB Flash memory version for $200 and a 250GB hard drive model for $300. Of course, this is what people want – more integration and consolidation and fewer boxes, and at those prices, the Slings, Rokus, Tivos, etc of the world better look out.