Remember that Homezone every kind of media but the kitchen sink
system AT&T is rolling out? Well, we got the scoop on the box from a kind soul with one of their own (who also happened to tip off our pals over at HD Beat
). The 2Wire box (which looks disappointingly similar to their MediaPortal STB
) features a 250GB drive for storage of live DISH
, and Akimbo
programming, dual TV outputs for simultaneous TV playback (more on that after the break), HDMI (presumably with HDCP), two QWERTY remotes (saywha?), Ethernet, and three USB ports. Click on for a bunch more shots!
If it's anything like its older 2Wire sibling, the Homezone box will play back Real audio and video, MPEG-2/4, DRMed WMV 9, AAC, MP3, support up to 1080i, and even have WiFi. Unfortunately we don't have shots of the interface on this baby, which is what we were most worried about (between that and all the services the box is rolling together). The old 2Wire interface wasn't bad though, so we're hoping they didn't mess it up too much; what we do know is that it's got dual television output, meaning you can watch shows on more than one set around the house by way of coax output and a second RF remote. Tres hot. Expect it in July, peeps.
Dual satellite inputs and dual antenna inputs.
Here we've got RF in and UHF out, composite, S-video, component, HDMI, and digital audio outs, Ethernet, dual USB, and (presumably) ADSL-in.
Ah, we've finally found the remote of our dreams.
Ah, sweet love, come to us. Can you tell which is the RF device? No? (It's the one on the right.)