With so many broadcast networks making their content available via the Internet, you may find yourself catching up with shows on your PC more often than on your television. But now there's a product that lets you stream that same PC content directly to your TV.
The Neuros Link gives your TV access to sites such as CBS (Disclaimer: CBS is CNET's parent company), Hulu, CNN.com, FanCast, NBC.com, and YouTube. All those channels can be accessed by The Neuros Link via Neuros TV, a free service that lets you organize and watch Internet video on your TV. The Neuros Link connects to the television via HDMI, with a maximum 1,920x1,200-pixel resolution at 1080p. Under the hood, you will find:
- AMD Athlon 1640 processor 2.6 GHz
- ATI Radeon 3200 graphics card
- 1GB of RAM
- 4GB of flash (for booting)
- Gigabit Ethernet
- 802.11g/b Wi-Fi up to 54Mbps
- 6 USB 2.0 ports
Maintaining its tradition of open-source customization, like in the Neuros OSD, the Neuros Link runs on a popular version of Linux, Ubuntu 8.10. Its controlled with the Neuros Keymote, a 2.4GHz keyboard with a trackball mouse built in lets the user wirelessly control the system.
The multiple USB ports allow users to hook up external storage to expand the media library beyond just watching streaming video from the Internet.
This product is in its Gamma phase of launch. That being said, there may be a few bugs that need to be worked out.
But for about $299, you get something at a Netbook price that performs more like a desktop.