Sweet! More competition! Maybe they will do it right. Screw you, TiVo.
AT&T’s Homezone caught!: “Filed under: HDTV, Home Entertainment
Remember that Homezone every kind of media but the kitchen sink system AT&T is rolling out? Well, we got the scoop on the box from a kind soul with one of their own (who also happened to tip off our pals over at HD Beat). The 2Wire box (which looks disappointingly similar to their MediaPortal STB) features a 250GB drive for storage of live DISH, MovieLink, and Akimbo programming, dual TV outputs for simultaneous TV playback (more on that after the break), HDMI (presumably with HDCP), two QWERTY remotes (saywha?), Ethernet, and three USB ports. Click on for a bunch more shots!
If it’s anything like its older 2Wire sibling, the Homezone box will play back Real audio and video, MPEG-2/4, DRMed WMV 9, AAC, MP3, support up to 1080i, and even have WiFi. Unfortunately we don’t have shots of the interface on this baby, which is what we were most worried about (between that and all the services the box is rolling together). The old 2Wire interface wasn’t bad though, so we’re hoping “