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Meedio TV: Cheaper than TiVo,
January 5, 2005; 4:32 p.m.
SnapStream Beyond TV? It's not actually that different, but Meedio TV is $10 cheaper than SnapStream and much cheaper than a long-term TiVo subscription. Also, because it's built on an "extensible platform" and provides a software development kit, third-party developers can write add-ons and plug-ins for the software. Soon, you should be able to customize the Meedio interface to look however you'd like. So far, Meedio TV's features include:
The prospects: Compared to SnapStream, Meedio isn't particularly compelling with its current feature set. But as it adds features promised in future releases and piles on the third-party add-ons, Meedio could become a compelling alternative to TiVo. And paired with Meedio Essentials, we predict it'll be a great choice over Windows Media Center PCs--no need to shell out for a new machine to get some serious functionality.
By Lindsey Turrentine, section editor, CNET Reviews
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