Looks like there is a new contender in the retail channel. Meedio is lowing the price of their Meedio Essentials Media Center Application to $49.95. You’ll be able to get Meedio from Amazon.com, J & R Music World, and a few additional outlets.
From the press release:
“Meedio Essentials turns an existing PC into a powerful media center by letting users organize and access their digital media with a television and remote control. Meedio Essentials is completely customizable, with access to more than 200 add-ins from the Meedio Add-In Directory and through Meedio’s attractive television interface.”
I looked at some of the screen shots and it looks pretty slick. May be worth looking at for those of you that are planning on trying to build a PVR based on WindowXP or Windows2000.
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Meedio enters retail channel with new lower price
Leading developer of digital home software announces the retail availability of its award-winning Meedio Essentials media center application.
Houston, TX – June 16, 2005 – Meedio (http://www.meedio.com) announced today that it is building on the success of its popular Meedio Essentials media center software by making it available through national retailers and lowering its price to only $49.99. Meedio Essentials will be available from Amazon.com, J&R Music and Computer World, and through Navarre Corporation, with additional retailers and distributors to be announced in the coming weeks.
Meedio Essentials turns an existing PC into a powerful media center by letting users organize and access their digital media with a television and remote control. Meedio Essentials is completely customizable, with access to more than 200 add-ins from the Meedio Add-In Directory and through Meedios attractive television interface.
Meedio partnered with software publisher WSKA Software (http://www.gowska.com) to produce Meedio Essentials for the U.S. retail market. Since 1991, WSKA has been an established brand in Europe and has expanded into North America from its headquarters in Stoughton, MA. European offices are located in France and Germany.
WSKA will also be publishing Meedio HouseBot, a home automation server that allows users to monitor and control their lights, appliances, A/V equipment, and other devices using customizable graphic interfaces. Meedio HouseBot is available today from Meedios website and supports a growing list of popular interfaces including X10, Z-Wave, IR, and RS232.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Meedio develops innovative software for digital home entertainment and automation systems. Meedio provides a robust middleware platform, a suite of plug-in applications, a customizable user interface, and an extensible media library. Meedios software is enjoyed by users in 41 countries and is licensed to resellers, OEMs, and ISVs worldwide.