Gear Fetish: Open Source PVR
Departing from the DW/DSS theme, there's some neat hardware coming on the market. I've been looking into building my own Linux-based Tivo clone. Then I found the Telly thanks to this article at Wired News.
Open source. Open hardware. User modifiable. What could be better? The $899 price is a little steep but it saves the effort of buying and integrating a bunch of hardware and software. They get kudos for their home page too: there's a penguin on the Telly!
Gear Fetish 2: A Network-based MP3 Player
The Telly may obviate the need for the SLIMP3. I like the idea of a networked mp3 player that can search through and build playlists out of my collection, and the user interface on this device is clean and simple. It also doesn't require that the TV act as a monitor, since it has the bright LCD display. The only drawback is that it requires a network cable - no Wifi. That's the one thing I like better about the Homepod. The display for the Homepod is pretty lame.
Posted by Mark Tuesday, July 22, 2003 10:53:00 PM |