Pioneering their new ZvBox, ZeeVee intends on bringing consumers the ability to create their own private hi-def television channel of everything they own on their computer and the internet. The set-up process sounds fairly simple; by simply connecting to the monitor output of the computer, ZvBox turns the computer screen into a new high-definition TV channel called Zv, which it then "localcasts" across the existing coaxial cable wiring to all the HDTVs in the home.
Of course, you could just buy a PS3 and turn it into a streaming box, but who doesn't like options?
ZvBox's major advantages over competing solutions include:
* ZvBox is a great value since one unit drives every HDTV in the home.
* ZvBox delivers everything that you can access through your computer without any additional fees.
* ZvBox is easy to use, since consumers tune into the Zv channel as they would any other cable TV channel.
* ZvBox localcasts everything your computer is doing in HD quality.
* Since it uses the video/monitor output of the computer, ZvBox has the most extensive compatibility with all forms of Internet content and local media, without adding any additional processing load on the computer.
* In addition to video content, ZvBox extends any computer application to the home's HDTVs, including email, web browsing, photos and music.
* Because ZvBox is installed at the computer and uses the HDTV's embedded tuner, there is no set-top-box or wiring clutter in the living room.
* ZvBox uses the home's existing coaxial cable, so there are no wireless network problems related to setup, interference or video quality.
The ZvBox should be available at all major retailers in a month with the MSRP at $499.