D-Link which has been very quiet in the Consumer market of late now believes it can take on Apple TV with the announcement that DivX and D-Link have signed an agreement that will bring the first DivX Connected device to consumers.
According to Afterdawn the new player is almost identical to the Apple TV in its ability to stream music, movies and other content from a PC to the TV. The one significant difference is that the new player will allow for HD-quality content to be streamed while the Apple TV does not.
The system, the DSM-330 DivX Connected HD Media Player is expected to be released in countries around Europe in the upcoming months.
“The device allows users to directly control their media via a remote control and deliver high-definition videos, photos, music and Internet services directly to the TV,” says Dailytech.
DivX recently had beta testing on its GejBox media device, and the box featured “HDMI, S-video, composite, SCART, optical and coxial digital audio outputs with Ethernet and wireless connectivity.” The new device is the next evolvement of the GejBox.
“The availability of low cost wireless networks for the home combined with the proliferation of digital devices has made the digital home a reality for many families. The DSM-330 DivX Connected HD Media Player will make it easy for everyone to share their digital content via their home’s most established entertainment centre – the television,” said Andrew Mulholland, D-Link Marketing Manager.