We've already seen what's likely to be one of the most popular HD media adapters to end up stateside hit the scenes at CES today, but networking guru ZyXEL Communications is apparently trying to steal a bit of that digital home marketshare by offering up an HD media streamer / adapter of its very own. The forthcoming DMA-1000 is a network device that channels your audio / video files from a networked source or locally connected storage device to your home stereo and television, and like most of the similar alternatives, this unit streams video up to 1080i over Ethernet or 802.11g and delivers the content via HDMI / S-Video. Reportedly housed in a compact form factor, it also boasts an onboard USB 2.0 port for attaching files locally, and is completely self-sufficient, not needing a PC to call the shots. Aside from being UPnP and DLNA-compliant, this box hits at a very reasonable price point if you're willing to sacrifice 1080p streaming, and while no snapshots are currently available, this elusive device will be hitting shelves for $175 during the first quarter of this year.

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ZyXEL intros DMA-1000 HD media streamer / adapter