"Ever tried piping video and audio files from your PC to your TV
and stereo? Then you know that the process involves hassles and
headaches, and requires plenty of patience. But a new class of
gizmos aims to make marrying the PC and home entertainment center
"In a matter of months, a bevy of these so-called convergence
devices will hit the market. One of the first is MediaPlayer, from
Prismiq. Available today, the device is one of the first entries to
unlock your PC's digital media vault for living room playback.
"The $249 device is about the size of a hardcover book and plugs
into a TV or VCR and stereo. It links to a PC by an ethernet cable,
or wirelessly over an 802.11b network. It handles all your PC's
music, video, and image files, and lets you surf the Net and chat
on America Online's Instant Messenger from the comfort of your
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