I think what we may see is a souped up Show Center 200...
http://www.pinnaclesys.com/PublicSite/u ... er+200.htm
that's what I guess for early 2007
Show Center 200 Hardware
Inputs and outputs:
ShowCenter 200 provides outputs equivalent to a premium-quality DVD player, thus ensuring optimum video and audio quality.
SCART 21-pin connector (Europe-only, also known as Peritel connector or Euroconnector) with composite, Y/C, RGB, stereo audio
Component video output (YPbPr, 3 x RCA)
Composite video output (1 x RCA)
Y/C ("S-Video") video output (1 x Hosiden)
Stereo audio outputs ("Line-Out" - 2 x RCA)
Additional stereo audio output (for separate connection to audio system - 2 x RCA)
Digital audio outputs, both optical (1 x Toslink) and electrical (S/PDIF 1 x RCA)
Further inputs and outputs:
Ethernet 100BASE-T (1 x RJ-45) with associated connection/data LEDs
Integrated Wi-Fi 802.11g, interface with built-in antenna
Power cable connector
NEW! USB Connector on front panel
Power button on front panel
LED for standby or power on mode
LED on front of ShowCenter which signals that a newly imported media file is ready for playback
Supported File Formats
Music: MP3, MPEG-1 layer 2 (MPA), PCM WAV, WMA, Incompatible audio files (such as WMA lossless, WMA Pro) will be converted to MP3 at 192 kbit/s.
Video: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-2 VOB, MPEG-4 AVI, Xvid, WMV9.
HD Video: WM9 HD up to 1080i, WM9 HD up to 1080i with DRM, MPEG-2 HD up to 720p, MPEG-4 HD AVI up to 720p Incompatible video files (such as DV) will be converted to a ShowCenter compatible format as set by the user.
Images: JPEG, BMP, PNG and GIF All â€œportraitâ€ oriented image files are rotated by 90Â° as defined in the ShowCenter 200 database. The pictures are optimised on the fly for TV screen display and stored as a copy in JPEG format, preserving the original image file. A software colour correction and flicker filter is selectable from the ShowCenter 200 player.
Minimum System Requirements:
IntelÂ® PentiumÂ® III. 1.0 GHz or equivalent AMDÂ® AthlonÂ® CPU or CeleronÂ®/Duron 1.2 GHz
256 MB RAM
EIDE hard disk with minimum 10 GB free space
DirectXÂ® 8 or higher compatible graphics controllers
DirectX 9 or higher compatible sound controller
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
802.11b/g for wireless connection or 10/100BASE-T for wired Ethernet connection
WindowsÂ® XP Professional or Home edition, or Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 or higher
Recommended System Requirements:
Intel Pentium 4, 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1800
512 MB RAM
UDMA hard drive with 80 GB or more disk space
DirectX 9 (or higher) compatible graphic card and soundcard
CD or DVD-Recorder
802.11g for wireless connection or 100BASE-T for wired Ethernet connection
Windows XP Professional or Home edition
Roku3 and Roku HD1000 [Rev B] on a Samsung HLP5674W DLP in the living room; a Roku2 and two Roku XS and a few SoundBridges.Win7; Kubuntu and XP via RT-N66U, E2000 and a switch or two. I own stock in Roku, it's just all in the form of hardware.Viva la Roku