Ziova intros ClearStream CS615 HD media streamer
media streamer, but its ClearStream CS615 looks pretty promising. Interestingly, this one doesn't feature any built-in wireless capabilities nor a DVD drive, but it seems as if the firm's CEO is aiming this unit at folks who didn't want to go cordless, anyway. You will, however, find USB 2.0 and 10 / 100 Ethernet ports along with a caddy for an internal 3.5-inch HDD, and the support for WAV, H.264, FLAC, OGG, LPCM, WMA, AAC, AC3, DTS, MPEG1/2/3/4, WMV9, QuickTime, JPG, BMP, GIF and PNG files (just to name a few) ain't too shabby, either. Furthermore, there's HDMI (HDCP-compliant), S-Video, composite and component video jacks, support for SMB / FTP and a front-mounted LCD to dish out ID3 tags and other pertinent information. The CS615 is slated to land stateside in March for $329, while Europeans and Aussies can expect it to head their way shortly thereafter.
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