updated 01:05 pm EST, Mon December 18, 2006
Evesham Ships iPlayer
Evesham has just begun shipping its multi-role iPlayer media center. Based on a Freeview digital tuner, the iPlayer plays and records over-the-air digital broadcasts on an 80GB hard drive that can store as much as 70 hours of video. The hub is also future-proof and can play IPTV obtained through a built-in web browser alongside external USB storage or nearby Windows Media Connect hosts. All content is automatically formatted to the TV, Evesham says: a built-in upscaler converts all video to as high as 1080i in standard or widescreen ratios, and an HDMI output connects the recorder directly to newer HDTVs. Evesham delivers the iPlayer as of today for £300 ($583).