Seth Wisely said

September 22, 2010

elecard tries hard with everything-center: HD media, voip, interwebs browsing, bill pay, and makes sandwiches

Filed under: hardwares — Seth Wisely @ 13:45

Elecard iTelec STB 820-10

http://www.elecard.com/products/iptv-solutions/stb-itelec/820-10.php

“hybrid Set-Top Box for IPTV and DVB-T” though the “elegant” claim might be a wee bit of a stretch

Don’t miss the “reach feature set”

(not an endorsement)

problematic is AVC (x264) support constrained to Standard Definition

  • MPEG-2 and AVC/H.264 video support for highest possible video quality
  • AAC audio support for CD quality audio
  • MPEG-2 TS, RTP and RTSP, UDP multicast protocol support
  • Resolution up to SD

Even the lackluster, disappointing waste of $300 popcorn hour C200 claims internet browsing of certain sites in a less than functional way, the elecard claims on tv bill payment via interweb browser.

  • Playback of streams delivered over HTTP makes watching video from YouTube, Facebook, etc. possible

Replace your ATA with the elecard STB?

  • VoIP services (SIP, RJ-11 phone jack) with user-friendly GUI

eech, no.

But if you act now you can have this abiguously hard- software encoder, for free:

http://www.elecard.com/products/iptv-solutions/codecworks/codecworks.php

Seems like software requires rackspace.. hmmm

sandwich not included

Seth Wisely said: even boxee box falls short of the mark

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