LG pitches Blu-ray media streamer ahead of CES
BD, 3D and DLNA all in one
In a bid to beat the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) rush, LG has today announced some of the products it will announce at the show in Las Vegas next month.
Specifically, a couple of 3D-capable home theatre systems and a 3D Blu-ray Disc player.
The 3D BD box is worth a closer look: it has an on-board 250GB hard drive for storing downloaded movies and what LG calls "apps", though they're almost certainly widgets for Facebook, Twitte, Flickr and the like rather than true self-contained programs.
The BD690 also incorporates wired and wireless connectivity, and can send and receive DLNA content streams. Stick in a CD and the BD690 will auto-rip it.
The player also has slimline design, LG said, that gives it good portability.
"Audio files [sic] in most major markets will be able to experience LG’s new 3D AV devices starting in early 2011," LG said. There was no word on pricing. ®
What did you miss?
Are you confused about what DLNA is? Where else are you getting the impression everyone will watch Youtube clips on this?
Yes, now try reading it
DLNA is bugger all to do with DRM. Try reading the article, or even using DLNA equipment and you'll maybe stop being convinced that the world is out to get you. It's an extension of UPnP AV, and many people, myself included, are using it in their homes right now with no DRM.
Plex isn't a Mac port of XBMC... it is a Partially Commerical derivative / fork of XBMC, that just happens to be MAC / iOS only.
XBMC runs fine on Mac as it is, however Plex claim some better OS integration, among other things.
Oh, you mean this?
Seems like yet more DRMed anal treatment.
Aren't these players also going to feature a plex front-end? Plex being a very ncie mac port of XMBC.
This would allow you to run the plex media server on a computer indexing and organising all your "acquired" video and audio media, and then the plex front-end in the LG bluray player (or TV) would be able to access that, show a nice full screen menu with tv episodes, plot synopses, actor lists, fan art etc and then you select something and it'll stream it to the screen for you.
I'm looking forward to seeing how all this works, but it seems quite exciting. if it all works as planned.