I love Linux. I love it when companies use Linux in their products… especially when the products are cool! Video Without Boundaries has created a Linux-based Media Center.
VWB’s MediaREADY500 features TV Tuning and an Electronic Program Guide, PVR, Broadband Connectivity through PCMCIA Wireless Card and Ethernet support, Web Browsing, Media Jukebox, DVD/CD Player, TV Email, Wireless Keyboard and Mouse and provides connections for 1394, USB and various composite inputs. The Internet Media Players support Real, Flash, Java and other streaming video formats as well.
The MediaREADY 5000 combines a suite of popular TV-centric applications for digital media management and communication with an advanced electronic program guide and the ability to record broadcast media on either the unit’s internal hard drive or DVD recorder.The MediaREADY 5000 lets users customize viewing by recording shows on a built-in computer hard drive or DVD recorder. Users can access digital media files on the unit’s internal drive, any PC or on the same in-home network, connected peripheral devices. In addition, the unit brings On-demand content, E-mail, Internet browser, Games, and MP3/CD/DVD/MPEG-1/MPEG-2/MPEG-4 playback to any connected television.
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)