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AverLife Extreme Vision Brings Digital Content to Family Room

Techstination feature for Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bringing the connected digital world into the family room. I'm Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. Just about all of the new TVs and Blu-ray players being sold today have some sort of Internet connection. And for models without that capability, there are lots of alternatives...from game consoles to add on boxes. The latest model from AverMedia is the AverLife ExtremeVision. VP for sales and marketing Stephen Dix...

"Essentially it is an HD, 1080p media player and it's connectable to the Internet via wireless or via wired Ethernet and allows you to browse all of your devices on your network at home."

The ExtremeVision also has a browser, USB and eSata ports for a keyboard, mouse and storage. The box, which sells for about two hundred dollars, plays a wide variety of formats, but its browser does not support Java and Flash. And there's no built in support for streaming movies from Netflix. You can find us with archives, interviews and more at I'm Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Consumer Electronics | Gadgets | Computers