I am definitely going to need more HD inputs on my TV


I have been drooling over this for that last few weeks…

inner monologue: it doesn’t do anything that I really need, and if I ever get around to hooking my current music system up with something better than S-Video, I could probably replicate its functionality in a pretty short period of time….
but, it sure looks cool, and that has added it to an overly long list of ‘things I would buy if I had the $$ to order them and the time to use them’.

It seems like a slightly more efficient idea to pay the $120 for a VGA-Component adapter for my music system (so that it displays at 720 progressive, instead of 480 interlaced) and then build photo-viewing/slideshow support into it, but gadget-love isn’t about efficiency.

We (the content strategist team at MSDN) are heading down to Fry’s en masse on Tuesday, which should be a wonderful display of technology lust and perhaps even acquisition (although not by me, I’ve sated my gadget lust for a few months with that DVI-equipped DVD player)… yup, should be a fun time for all.

Comments (1)

  1. Kartal Guner says:

    I would stick with your pc based solution it is ultimately more flexible. Take a look at myHTPC at http://myhtpc.net. Version 2 should be out in the next few months. It doesn’t look like the Roku provides pvr functionality. Also it only mentions mp3. I have all of my cd’s ripped to my hard drive in monkey’s audio (APE) format. Hard drive space is pretty cheap, so why not use lossless to guarantee no quality loss?