I Want My Web TV!

I Want My Web TV!

Joel Pirela
Jan 14, 2011

With Google launching relaunching Google TV anytime now, they are ready to join the party with Apple TV and the great Boxee Box. Seriously, you may re consider dumping your cable box and relying on NetFlix Instant Play and the whole wide web for your entertainment. These are some great and proven options of what we have available now.

Apple TV
The device itself is a tiny one. Almost the size of a cocktail coaster, 80% smaller than the silver version. Tailor made for streaming, more than storing, it has access to HD material. Unless you jailbreak the device, you won't be able to browse the Internet with Safari, but you can still see YouTube videos, Picasa pictures and other services via their own app installed. Also, you can stream anything you have on your iTunes library. One great advantage, is the fact of being able to use the iPhone or iPod touch as a remote. Maximum resolution is 720p and it's powered by the same processor as the one housed on a new iPhone or iPad.

The Boxee Box is something in between a media center PC and a media streamer. Powered by Intel's 1.2 GHz Atom CE4100 processor, this is the first device using this chip specially designed for Internet TV applications. This is the same chip that will be used on the new Sony Google TV. The Boxee allows you to stream media from your PC or Mac and also full Internet browsing via the QWERTY remote keyboard. You can check email, view sites and watch videos from any site. Featuring full 1080p resolution and a HDMI connection direct to your TV. It automatically updates its software and the remote has a tiny trackpad for easy navigation

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