Sony Enters the Netbox Game

Posted Fri Aug 27, 2010 at 07:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

The as yet unnamed set-top box from Sony streams from Netflix, plays back Divx files and more.

Sony's been showing off some new goodies recently, but perhaps the most interesting is their new netbox. It's one of the first devices of this type we've seen from a major home theater manufacturer, though companies like Logitech and Roku have been selling them like crazy.

The new netbox is slick, offering up to 1080p support and built in 802.11n WiFi capabilities. It's got a USB port for your stored media files and DLNA compatibility for your networked PCs and storage devices. It'll even play back Divx and, thankfully, MKV files.

Sony's Netbox is expected to launch sometime next month at a price of just $130.

Source: Gizmodo

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