Thanks to the launch of the Windows Media Center in October last year, our living rooms are gradually becoming the hub of all entertainment in our homes
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– not only traditional entertainment content, such as movies, music and radio; but also the stuff we’ve traditionally
reserved for our PCs, for example, our digital photos and MP3s.
That’s why the Buffalo LinkTheatre (the PC-P3LWG/DVD) should prove to be an extremely affordable method of aggregating and controlling all your media content. This high-definition wireless media player with progressive scan DVD seamlessly intelgrates your wireless network with your home entertainment centre – and all in high-definition format. So that means you can stream any multimedia content from your PCs and LinkStations to your home theatre setup in HD. You can gather your friends and family around for a viewing of the holiday snaps from your digital camera and view the videos stored on your PC.
And the best part is that, thanks to the integrated 802.11g technology, all this happens in the blink of an eye, keeping lags and go-slows to a minimum. Buffalo claims the LinkTheatre is capable of streaming data at speeds of up to 54Mbps. You can also use the front-mounted USB port to achieve instant playback of your stuff, whether it’s stored on a USB hard drive or memory stick.
Buffalo has even thrown in an integrated progressive scan DVD player, which can play DVD/SVCD and data formats.
A variety of formats are supported, so there’s a good chance you’ll be able to enjoy whatever it is that happens to be stored on your PC or LinkStation – WMV and WMV HD, DivX, DivX HD, Xvid, MP3 and WMA are all capable of being enjoyed on this device.
Security is another feature. The AirStation One-Touch Secure System (AOSS) comes as standard, providing one-touch wireless network security. So that means that, while you may want to share all your family photos and movies with others, you can also ensure that the wrong people don’t get to see them.