NeoDigits Launches HD Network Media Players at

Go Back   DV Info Net > The DV Info Network > Digital Video Industry News

Digital Video Industry News
Events, press releases, bulletins and dispatches from the DV world at large.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 22nd, 2006, 04:35 PM   #1
Regular Crew
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: San Diego, Ca
Posts: 36
NeoDigits Launches HD Network Media Players
Sina Basy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2006, 10:28 PM   #2
Major Player
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Golden, CO
Posts: 681
Well, if either one of those models will allow for streaming of the DVD being played as well as a local HD source (input via component and/or HDMI) to other players across the network, then I'll be all over these things. :)

...If not, and if they only stream what's available from the server PC, then what would be the advantage of these things (other than maybe cost) vs. placing one of the new Roku units or an XBox 360 to stream from a server? Unless it can transcode and stream a local video source and video from the disc in its drive, then this thing offers less functionality than an Xbox 360 (with the exception of 1080p support and a few other resolutions). 1080p support is somewhat moot anyway on these things if they're not going to integrate an HD-DVD or BluRay drive. I'm not going to install a 20TB RAID in my house to serve up a library of HD movies when I can buy an HD-DVD player (or PS3/BluRay player) for a couple rooms for about the same price as these Helios boxes and keep my discs in a central location. Maybe I'm a glass is half empty kind of guy, but based on the vague info thus far and the anticipated prices posted in the blogs and forums, I fail to see just what the market appeal of these units is.
- Jeff Kilgroe
- Applied Visual Technologies | DarkScience
Jeff Kilgroe is offline   Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

Omega Broadcast
(512) 251-7778
Austin, TX

(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

(800) 238-8480
Glendale, CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The DV Info Network > Digital Video Industry News

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:11 AM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2015 The Digital Video Information Network