AppleTV killer ?

I’m sure that as a good blog reader, and techno fan out there, you cannot have missed the launch of the AppleTV. This is this cool little device sold by the Apple company in hopes to rule over the entertainment center world like the iPod did.
A certain number of competitors like Msft itself, Tivo, … are also competing on the market, and some software providers like Joost are eagerly looking into that space also. So believe me when I say this is a crowded place.
But fortunately, no place is too crowded for opened and standard compliant innovative initiatives. DivX, the company behind the world’s famous video encoding codec, has recently announced the release of the GejBox.
A complete post here on NewTeeVee describes the product, but this basically is a system similar to the AppleTV, but which will use DivX as an encoding system, use Stage6 as the content provider, and provide more standard and HD compatible outputs like HDMI. Connectivity will include WiFi and Ethernet. However no CPU or hard drive will be present on the box (CPU is replaced by a HW DivX stream decoder) which might be a little drawback but will certainly help making it unnoticeable in your living room. Finally the platform should remain opened for extension, living some room for all of you with imaginative minds to come up with some great usages for this platform.

2 thoughts on “AppleTV killer ?”

  1. Speaking of Stage6, you can take look at htttp://www.joox.net. This is a web front-end for Stage6 content. I have tested it (thanks to VTH) and it is really smooth and with really good quality for some videos.

  2. Speaking of Stage6, you can take look at htttp://www.joox.net. This is a web front-end for Stage6 content. I have tested it (thanks to VTH) and it is really smooth and with really good quality for some videos.

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