A lot has changed in the TV widget world since we first caught wind
of Intel's CE 3100 processor and Gigabyte's connected box that took advantage of it. Mainly, a metric ton of new players have emerged, and many companies are simply shoving the widget functionality
within the HDTV and bypassing the extra set-top-box altogether. Nevertheless, Gigabyte
had its Yahoo! Widgets
box (the MD300) on hand this year at CeBIT
, so we sashayed over to snap a few shots. At this point, it's tough to say just how viable this thing is. On one hand, it'll be nice to give existing HDTV owners the option of adding access to widgets; on the other, Gigabyte has to know that the appeal is limited now that almost every HDTV hitting the market has this functionality baked right in
. Have a peek below, won't you?
CE 3100-powered Gigabyte / Yahoo! widgets box eyes-on