Thursday, June 30, 2005

Personal Technology -- Device Lets You Watch Shows on a Home TV, TiVo From Elsewhere

Personal Technology -- Device Lets You Watch Shows on a Home TV, TiVo From Elsewhere: "Unlike time shifting, which has been around for decades, place shifting is just getting going. A few portable video players are available, but they can't play live TV, only shows recorded on special TiVo models or relatively expensive TV-capable 'Media Center' PCs. And they are clumsy to use.
Today, however, place shifting of TV shows takes a big leap forward. A Silicon Valley start-up company called Sling Media is introducing a $250 gadget it calls a 'personal broadcaster.' This small device, named the Slingbox, can beam any live TV show coming into your home to an Internet-connected Windows PC anywhere in the world. It also allows you to remotely watch shows you have recorded at home on a TiVo or other digital video recorder."
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