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New York Times: The Battle of the Boxes: PC vs. TV (WebTV's Founder Builds a Linux-based Media Box)

Jan 08, 2002, 09:40 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Markoff)
"The Moxi Media Center connects to standard or high-definition TV's and to satellite, cable and D.S.L. networks. It will play DVD's and CD's and has hardware connectors that will make it possible to store digital video and photo data.

The box, which uses the Linux operating system and Macromedia (news/quote )'s Flash graphics system, will also have a slot for adding a home wireless network using the new 802.11A standard, which supports data rates above 54 megabits.

The wireless network will make it possible to connect the Media Center set-top box to remote televisions with the purchase of a $36 Media Center Extension. The remote television will share all of the capabilities of the base station, like recording programs, watching live shows and listening to CD's. Although it is technically possible to play DVD's remotely, because of intellectual property restrictions that function is not included in the system."

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