From: Gary Sanders <gls0@ea...> - 2002-12-28 19:02:01
Slightly off topic, but maybe not.......
While googling the net for information on one of my Christmas presents
(Sony Playstation 2), I stumbled across this, and it seems to fit a
niche some of us may have.
A company called Broadq has come out with software called Qcast Tuner,
that allows a Playstation 2 equipped with Sony's network adapter to
become a networked media player, playing files served on a home server
box. Sony even sells an optional IR remote that the software supports,
so it wouldn't have to be controlled by a game controller. The thing
supports a bunch of different music, video and still photo formats.
More specifics on the QCast tuner:
Their site is a little bizarre, but the product looks interesting.
Apparently, they provide a disk that loads the application on the
Playstation, and a Java script that resides on a PC (Windows or Linux)
to allow it to be used as a media server. I wonder if it could be
integrated into MH easily.
This could be an interesting way to get server based media to the home
stereo and big screen TV. (Especially after the kids tire of the
Playstation systems and they can be had for little!).
I also wonder if a custom script could be written to allow control of MH
via the TV.....