Those Swedes are a crafty bunch -- what would come next in the progression of Volvo, IKEA, and a commercial darknet, Relakks
? Logically this would have to be the LyngBox, the ultimate satellite reciever box. Set to debut at the IBC show in Amsterdam
this Friday, the LyngBox will be any satellite geek's dream device. As the company's site explains, a conventional satellite receiver is static and it's often difficult to add new channels, but the LyngBox, using an internet connection, will update itself to install and subsequently update all available channels (including free-to-air channels) through the authoritative LyngSat website. It will receive DVB-S2 and well as terrestrial DVB-T signals, and supports HDTV
(720p and 1080i), H.264/MPEG-4 AVC and MPEG-2, 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios. You can even hook up an external DVD player to the LyngBox, or perhaps throw on an additional pay-TV card to suit your fancies. Oh yeah, and the LyngBox's got a 160GB drive to turn this puppy into a PVR as well. No word on pricing or availability date as of yet, but perhaps you Euros can get some more details at IBC for us?
[Via Really Rocket Science
, thanks Tushko