Those of you who do the home theater thing from
your PC and are for some reason unhappy with the free streaming service offered by Orb now have a new way of "slinging" your content to a remote computer with
SageTV's Placeshifter add-on. The $30 software, which requires the $80 SageTV media center package, offers remote
access to videos, music, photos, and if you have a TV tuner card or USB device, both live and recorded programming.
Cnet got a "first look" at Placeshifter in action, and reports spotty but acceptable performance, with the
delays and artifact-infested video we've come to
expect accept from these remote streaming services.
While we're pretty happy with our free Windows Media Center and Orb setup, if you already own SageTV, the one-time fee
might be worth it to free your content with the knowledge that someone's there to troubleshoot the inevitable
[Via PVR Wire]