Set top box maker Topfield is set to release a brand new Linux media centre that will deliver content management via a new interactive software offering. However the box has been stalled due to issues over Freeview.
The new device will come with a Broadcom chipset and allow consumers to not only store their favourite TV programmes but access and store content from the Internet. It will have a minimum of 500GB of storage and include a new version of Ice TV an EPG program that will allow users to manage TV content as well as downloaded Internet content.
Australia which has been a test market for the device is set to be the first market in the world to get the new player which has currently been put on hold while Topfield sorts out issues associated with the release of Freeview in Australia.
"We have been testing this device for several months however we have delayed the launch due to issues associated with Freeview and current economic conditions" said Topfield Country Manager Yung Kim the Country Manager for Topfield which is a Korean Company.
There are also rumours that the new device will also including ripping software that will allow users to copy their DVD collections to extended storage that can be linked to the new media centre or direct to the hard drive in the device.