Dedicated Devices digital player

We would have been massively stoked about this a couple of a years ago when there weren't already a ton of other companies trying to do basically the same thing, but Dedicated Devices has been showing off the Digital Distribution Center, a media hub with a built-in hard drive and 8 Ethernet ports that can stream up to eight audio and four video streams to Digital Player receiver boxes which you can connect to TVs and stereos around the house. The system supports playback of MP3 and WMA audio files and MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4 video files and doubles as a DHCP server (which is handy for remotely accessing your files), but eHomeUpgrade notices the lack of any support for wireless (they're more forgiving about it than we would have been) or the ability to record and playback shows TiVo-style, a couple of features that at $2250 per hub and $299 per receiver, you might feel legitimately entitled to.

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