Friday, April 22, 2005

Gadget of the Day: Buffalo LinkTheater Hi-Def Wireless DVD Player

"Buffalo Technology's media player has most of the right features for a streaming media player. First of all, it is wireless. 802.11g and 802.11b are supported. You can also use a wired connection if necessary. It connects to your computer which runs special server software. Or you can connect an external USB hard drive to it. It will search the drive for videos, music, and photos. The easy user interface and remote control provides a simple way to watch or listen to your multimedia. And that can even be hi-def. It will upscale if required your video source to 720p or 1080i. There is also a progressive scan dvd player if you just want to watch a quick movie. This is perfect for the home theater rack. What I really like is that it will play both DivX and WMV-HD."

(thanks to
for the info)

I've seen these things before. the thing that bugs me is you have to have your pc on. this device is interesting in that this allows you to connect a USB drive. so with the wireless access, could this player also share that drive - act as a server in other words? that would be sweet, 'cause I could do file transfers as needed from PC to USB drive, but keep the two machine independent.