MediaReady 5000 Linux Powered Digital Media Center STB

Posted on 29 June 2005 by

Video Without Boundaries is making a linux Media Center/DVR STB with all the trimmings called the MediaReady 5000 Advanced Digital Media Center ( PDF spec sheet)

The MediaREADY™ 5000 combines a suite of popular TV-centric applications for digital media management and communication with an advanced electronic program guide and the ability to record broadcast media on either the unit’s internal hard drive or DVD recorder.

The MediaREADY™ 5000 lets users customize viewing by recording shows on a built-in computer hard drive or DVD recorder. Users can access digital media files on the unit’s internal drive, any PC or on the same in-home network, connected peripheral devices. In addition, the unit brings On-demand content, E-mail, Internet browser, Games, and MP3/CD/DVD/MPEG-1/MPEG-2/MPEG-4 playback to any connected television.

I’ve been anxiously awaiting SageTV 3.0’s prebuilt linux systems, but if the MediaReady 5000 is available soon…. I’m gonna have to increase the byopvr review budget by a LOT! 🙂

hat tip to the up and coming PVR blog PVR Spot & eHomeUpgrade