Multimedia

Boxee Box Review

For many, the Internet has become a preferred source of entertainment. With offerings like Netflix, VUDU, Hulu and digital downloads, even once loyal cable television subscribers are abandoning their service for online content.

Up until last year, delivering local media and web content to the living room has been a do-it-yourself Home Theater PC (HTPC) project requiring a long list of PC hardware components and software tinkering. Only recently have we seen a flux of low-profile, inexpensive, media extension devices pop-up on the market.

In this review we're going to take a look at once such device, the Boxee Box by D-Link. Designed to deliver Internet TV, movies, music, web browsing, photos and other local media to the television, this Linux based set-top device will free you from the confined of your computer and bring you back to the epitome of comfort, your couch!


Neuros OSD Review

The Neuros OSD promises a lot - it claims to be the first open source Linux-based embedded media center and it "records video and links your PC, portables and entertainment center". Bold claims, but can it live up to them?


PlexWriter 16/10/40A Review

Boasting a staggering speed of 16x, the PlexWriter PX-W1610TA is a far cry from yo momma's first generation 2X CD-RW optical devices. Plextor has once again regained its crown of "king of the hill" by having the fastest ATAPI CD-RW drive on the market to date (review written 03/07/01).