Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Gear Eye: MSN TV 2 - Engadget - www.engadget.com

Gear Eye: MSN TV 2 - Engadget - www.engadget.com "We’re operating on a couple of assumptions here being that you’re reading Engadget: first is that overdrive-ease-of-use probably isn’t your number one priority, and second is that you’re probably not reading from a TV-based browser. That said, the MSN TV 2 a pretty well equipped, very easy to use TV-set top with a solid foundation of multimedia playing capabilities. About this much we can’t complain. So if you’re thinking about getting it for GM+GP [grandma + grandpa], no worries, it’s a pretty dead-lock. If they can learn some rudimentary concepts, this may be easier for them than a Mac.
But if you’re thinking about getting this for yourself for the networked multimedia capabilities, move straight on and put your money into something more like Viewsonic’s new WMx series. If you want a decent all-around internet-capable machine and you don’t want to have to plunk down to buy a proper box (which, admittedly, would only be about $200 more for something pretty decent) then the MSN TV 2 may be for you; just don’t get your hopes up, web on the TV isn’t due to get really good until we’re all running HDTV and have hefty pipes from the Net to the home."

Via Watching Microsoft Like a Hawk

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