AVerMedia Launches the ‘HD HomeFree Duet’ Network DVB-T Tuner

Looks like SiliconDust's HDHomeRun has some new competition. AVerMedia earlier this month added a new tuner that provides two simultaneous TV broadcast connections over your home network from a DVB-T source [diagram]. The AVerMedia HD HomeFree Duet can support up to 1080i HD video playback on a Windows XP/Vista or Windows 7 32/64-bit system. No [...]

Western Digital Now Does Networking Gear, Intros the 200Mbps WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit

Looks like Western Digital is treading in new waters. The company has just introduced the WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit (MSRP $139.99) based on HomePlug AV, a first for the company. The device allows users to connect their network capable TVs, Blu-ray players, game consoles, media streamers, etc. to a 4-port Ethernet adapter which [...]

D-Link Intros the 8-port, Wireless-N DIR-632 Router with USB SharePort Technology

If you haven't upgraded your main router to 802.11n yet, you may want to take a look at D-Link's latest entry. The DIR-632 offers 802.11n Wi-Fi, eight 10/100 Ethernet ports (four ports is standard on most routers these days), a built-in QoS engine, push-button encryption activation, and USB printer / storage file sharing over your local [...]

Pogoplug Goes Wireless

Pogoplug, in a generous move, has just announced that they will begin giving away a free wireless 802.11n extender to all current Pogoplug owners to celebrate the introduction of its newly enabled feature, as well as to just say thanks for everyone's early support. Details for the promo will be posted on the company's facebook [...]

Seagate Expands GoFlex Line of Networked Home Storage Products

Earlier this year Seagate introduced the Pogoplug-powered FreeAgent GoFlex Net Media Sharing Device, featuring a unique dual dock design for pairing with GoFlex ultra-portable drives (MSRP $99 - Ethernet connectivity only). Now Seagate is introducing a slightly different package that may entice the average PC/Mac user once again. The company's new GoFlex Home Network Storage System [...]

netTALK Debuts the DUO PC-Free VoIP Adapter with USB Connectivity Thrown in for Kicks

Step aside MagicJack, lookout Vonage.... netTALK today is introducing a dual-mode VoIP adapter that can work via an Ethernet connection directly to your home router (no PC required) or through your Internet connected PC via USB. Just attach a traditional cord/cordless phone to its phone jack and you're golden. The new netTALK DUO retails for [...]

HDBaseT Spec Finalized – Promises Transmission of A/V, Networking, and Power via a Single Cord Solution

Wow, it's hard to believe we already have a HDMI killer in our hands. A fairly new technology called HDBaseT created by the HDBaseT Alliance, based on Cat5e/6, has just finalized its 1.0 spec to deliver a one cable solution for transmission of audio/video (in full 1080p @ 10.2Gbps - can scale to 20Gbps), networking [...]

D-Link’s Xteme N DIR-685 All-In-One Router Gets DLNA Certification and Some Nifty New Features

Today D-Link is releasing a new firmware update to its $299.99 D-Link Xteme N DIR-685 All-In-One Router (previous coverage) that will provide users with DLNA certified Digital Media Server, Digital Media Controller, and Digital Media Rendering capabilities. Below is an explanation of what each of the new functions does, which is actually fairly impressive. I'm [...]