KiSS DP-600Linksys is the next to jump headfirst into the living room, with this networked DVD player (DVD? that's so old school), but wait, it's got next gen features with this old-gen tech. It will connect to the internet for it's program guide, streaming media, video on demand and other content besides playing DVD's and WMV.

No word on DRM, will this work with Viiv, Media Center, HANA or any of the other alphabet soup of technologies shooting our way this year? No word yet, but this will probably still be a cheaper source of high definition content than HD-DVD or Blu-ray players will be this year. No word either on price, although it is shipping "soon".
Features:

  • 1920x1080 playback
  • Playback in Windows Media Video 9 HD, DivX HD, Nero Digital, XviD, MPEG-1, 2 and 4, WMA, WMA Pro, MP3, and Ogg Vorbis
  • Built-in WLAN 802.11g connection for cable-free access to the Internet or home PC
  • Ethernet 10/100 technology
  • HDMI connection
  • Online Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
  • WebRadio 3 with more than 3,000 radio stations
  • Online weather forecasts for any continent, country or town
  • StockView where you can check and convert currency values
  • Online games
  • Video-on-Demand - availability depending on the area

Alienware's VIIV-based 3550 Media Center PC