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PCWorld: Hands On: Prismiq Brings PC Media to the TV

Feb 10, 2003, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Spring)

"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 simpler.

"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 couch...:

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