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Kodak introduces HD media hub

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Jul 2008 2:16 User comments (5)

Kodak introduces HD media hub Kodak has announced today that is has launched a networked media hub dubbed the Theater HD, joining an ever crowding market.
The set-top box will be able to stream music and HD video up to 720p from any computer on the same Wi-Fi network. Just like its competitors, the box can also stream Internet radio, play YouTube videos, listen to podcasts, and view complete photo galleries from Flickr or Kodak Gallery. A few web sites can also be accessed through the TV in "a TV-optimized format."

A more interesting feature is that of "Kodak Picture Mail." A USB port and an SD card in the box allow users to view content right from their cameras as well as upload the pictures to photo websites directly from the box. With built-in Wi-Fi, the Theater HD can stream the photos to nearby Kodak digital photo frames.

Amazon, Best Buy, and Kodak's own online store will begin selling the Theater HD for $300 USD beginning in September.

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5 user comments

113.7.2008 6:50

Look Daddy! Theres another one! Theyre everywhere!

213.7.2008 6:50

accidental doublepost

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 13 Jul 2008 @ 6:51

313.7.2008 12:42

WEBTV all over again. The Suck.

413.7.2008 21:51

Yes, another one. Just get a Media PC, and be done with it. Eventually, it will all just be a computer and a TV without all the proprietary boxes. Maybe even a TV with PC built into it. 720p isn't really anything to brag about either.

514.7.2008 8:52

If Best Buy can sell me a computer that can handle this, has a 200gb HDD, 1 gig of ram and a monitor and printer all for $399, why on earth would you pay $300 for a hyper-gimped version?

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