YouTube on your telly
...and films, music, pictures
Watching YouTube funnies on a PC or a phone isn’t always ideal. So a set-top box has been launched to bring the web’s entire collection of... ahem... outstanding video content directly into your living room.
VuNow: web video on your TV
VuNow works by accessing web-based videos via an Ethernet or 802.11b/g Wi-Fi connection and your broadband link. It then zaps them onto your TV down either an s-video or HDMI connection, depending on which model you opt for.
The unit is about the size of two ciggie packets and will let you search for videos using keywords.
Spot the difference between the HD model (top) and SD model (bottom)
VuNow’s also connected to a movie download service – CinemaNow – so you’ll be able to watch Hollywood blockbusters without leaving the house, a service that Blockbuster’s just launched too. The box also provides BitTorrent access.
Both the SD and HD versions of VuNow have twin USB ports so you’ll even be able to slot in a Flash drive and display yet more videos, or music and still images, on your telly.
VuNow will be available on 15 December. Prices start at $99.
I'll stick to a good old VGA from the TV to a laptop. Why limit yourself to YouTube? You can watch the whole Interwebs!
still not as cheap as the vga and audio cables I bought to hook my PC and laptop up to the telly, thus allowing me to see any web content i want on the TV.
Surely an oxymoron - you've already wasted your cash if you've bought a PS3???
Loads of products already do this.... but none are a single box to do specifically that, and none are anywhere near as cheap! With feature length films coming to YouTube, some folks may want this....
Cheaper than alternatives...
Is it getting UK release?
Why waste your cash on this, PS3 already does all this...