19 December 2008 @ 11:23Neuros LINK Open Source Media PC
The Neuros LINK can be called a Home Theater PC (HTPC) or a Media PC, but no matter what you call it, it is one small box with big aspirations. The Neuros LINK can play streaming content from NBC’s Hulu and other services, as well as play audio and video files on external drives (not included) using the built-in media player software (MPlayer, VLC, Xine).
The Neuros LINK also works with Pandora and Last.FM to stream music, and Picasa and Flickr for photo sharing.
Listen up, geeks. Neuros actually encourages you to tweak the LINK hardware and software, and they won’t void your warranty simply because you chose to add features to the LINK that weren’t included out of the box. As a matter of fact, Neuros is offering some prize money to developers who add important features to the LINK. Check their “bounties” page for more details.
The Neuros LINK is $299.99 and comes with a 4-month “no questions asked” return policy. That sounds to me that Neuros feels pretty confident that customers will like the LINK.
- Open Source Media PC connects to your HDTV via HDMI and streams Internet based TV for your viewing enjoyment.
- Works with Hulu, NBC and most other streaming video sources
- Pre-installed Bit Torrent Client (requires external hard drive to store downloaded movies, not included.)
- Seamless integration with Neuros.TV, a free service that lets you organize and watch Internet TV on your TV
- Runs Neuros distribution of Ubuntu 8.10
- Pre-installed Open-source video players (MPlayer, VLC, Xine)
- Support for streaming audio services like Pandora and Last.FM
- Use Photo sharing sites such as Picasa and Flickr
- Full Widescreen 1080p Support
- 1080p H.264 video playback
- HDMI (max resolution 1920×1200, 1080p) output
- Includes 2.4 GHz wireless keyboard/trackball controller
- High-definition 6-channel Audio output
- Optical S/PDIF audio output
- Gigabit Ethernet
- 802.11 g/b WiFi, up to 54Mbps
- 6 external USB 2.0 High-speed Ports
- Dimensions: 300mm x 90mm x 326mm (11.8″ x 3.5″ x 12.8″)
- Noise: under 27dB