Friday, April 27, 2007

Ziova CS505 : Better than AppleTV?

This DVD player does a little something that most do not. Not only will it allow you to watch burned Divx movies on DVD, it also will stream it from your computer directly to your TV. No need to burn a DVD beforehand, the ultimate in convenience.

Although the AppleTV and the Ziova CS505 can both stream from your computer to your TV, they're in totally different classes. The AppleTV is for playing back movies and stuff purchased from itunes (unless you encode it). The Ziova is for every other non-Apple format that you what to stream without encoding again.

This thing plays everything.

There's DivX, of course, plus "Windows Media Video 9, XviD, Nero Digital™, MPEG-4, QuickTime MPEG-4, MPEG-2, MPEG-1, DVD and other formats." Audio support isn't taking a nap either, with FLAC, OGG, AAC, MP3, WM9, CD and many others.

It's not as sexy looking, but this may truly be better than the AppleTV.

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