updated 11:35 am EST, Tue January 30, 2007
Interact-TV MyTellyHD Hub
Interact-TV this morning revealed the MyTellyHD media hub. As the latest upgrade to its HTPC line, the HD edition is able to play native 720p video through its component output and will upscale any non-native content to the higher resolution. The updated hub also has the option of encoding video directly to MPEG-2 format -- a new feature that lets it encode DVDs and store as many as 32 movies on the 160GB hard drive without sacrificing image quality, according to the system builder. Music, and photo functions are also part of the hub, which can additionally stream files from across the network through gigabit Ethernet. Its Linux nature also gives it a free PVR function that can schedule TV recording without a subscription, the company says. The MyTellyHD is due today for $899 and can be upgraded up to 400GB of storage for an unlisted price.