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Engadget Giveaway: win a Cowon S9 PMP! (Engadget)

Feb 2nd 2009 1:00AM Please.

The grouch ;)

SageTV launches HD Theater (HD200) media streamer (Engadget)

Dec 1st 2008 5:52PM Sigh... The files are not transcoded it works just like the HD100 which streams the content and plays back the original format.

And I wasn't the one comparing the Xbox with XBMC (not XBMC itself) to this device. I was responding to someone who was trying to do that....

I think XBMC on the proper hardware is very good, but if you're comparing software I doubt you'll find a code or video format that it plays and SageTV doesn't. Regardless this is about a hardware extender not the software.

SageTV launches HD Theater (HD200) media streamer (Engadget)

Dec 1st 2008 2:36PM That was my point. This box does just that - plug it in, it can automatically search for media on your network and then play any of it directly without any transcoding at all. Software is built-in and upgradable via firmware updates and if you ever decide to go further with it you can install SageTV software on a XP, Vista, WHS, MAC or Linux computer and it can act as a fully-functional extender with LiveTV and recorded TV as well.

I know the Xbox and XBMC and it has a nice interface, but this thing is way above the old XBox capabilities.

SageTV launches HD Theater (HD200) media streamer (Engadget)

Dec 1st 2008 12:55PM TavisJohn,
You are streaming ANYTHING that goes across a network - its not reencoding the files - its just playing them so yes it is playing them directly. I think you're confusing something like Divx Connected or AppleTV that requires files to be re-encoded on the fly to play back non-supported file types. This box does NOT require you to do that.....

SageTV launches HD Theater (HD200) media streamer (Engadget)

Dec 1st 2008 11:42AM Audio Codecs I've seen confirmed in the devicee manual
MPEG Audio
AAC
AC3
WMA
FLAC
DTS passthrough

Video Formats:
AVI
ASF
Mpeg
MKV
QuickTime
MP4

Video Codecs:
Mpeg-1/2
Mpeg 4
ASP
H.264
WMV9
VC1

SageTV launches HD Theater (HD200) media streamer (Engadget)

Dec 1st 2008 11:33AM If you prefer AppleTV that's certainly your choice, but seriously the AppleTV isn't even close to being capable of doing what the SageTV HD100 or this new HD200 can do.

SageTV launches HD Theater (HD200) media streamer (Engadget)

Dec 1st 2008 11:28AM Yes, this box does 1080p

SageTV launches HD Theater (HD200) media streamer (Engadget)

Dec 1st 2008 9:48AM Whats the matter Flashpoint, not enough flashing lights for ya ;)

The form factor is very small, silent and should fit into just about any Livingroom or bedroom environment with a HDTV. Still, I think the point of the device is function, not necessarily form.

BlackBerry Storm review (Engadget)

Nov 20th 2008 1:28AM I'd say its two different reviewers. For a totally different perspective from another iPhone user who actually loved the Storm, check out www.jkontherun.com - lots of videos of it in action and he actually shows you how it works.

Engadget Podcast 117 - 11.07.2008: Zune giveaway edition (Engadget)

Nov 14th 2008 11:27PM I'd love to pick up a zune to add to my iPod collection. I think the zune has really stepped up the features in the most recent versions. Thanks for the opportunity and for bringing back the podcast!

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