The D-Link DPG-1200 PC-on-TV is now shipping.
This gadgets connects to your TV (via VGA, composite or component cables) and then to your PC via Wi-Fi. Using a remote control you can then access media on your PC from the TV as well as go online to view videos on places like youtube and Google Video.
A useful gadget for people who don’t have a media center PC. The retail price is $239.99.
(press release after the jump)
D-Link Now Shipping PC-on-TV Player to Bring Entire PC Experience to the Television
Consumers Can View Streaming Internet Video, Favorite Videos, Movies and Photos on Their Big Screen TV as If They Were Sitting at Their PC
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA–(Marketwire – April 21, 2008) – D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumer and business, today began shipping a new kind of media player, D-LinkÂ® PC-on-TV, which enables users to bring their entire PC experience to their television. PC-on-TV (DPG-1200) is ideally suited for watching popular Web-based content available on their PC from a TV.
D-Link PC-on-TV, the newest member of the MediaLoungeÂ® family of media players, connects directly to the television with VGA, component or included composite cables and then connects via Wi-Fi to a computer on the home network. The user can then control the connected computer using the PC-on-TV remote control. The trackball remote control includes buttons for all common navigation functions.
D-Link PC-on-TV lets users go to the Internet and stream Web-based content, such as YouTube videos, Google Video, Veoh Networks’ content and more, directly from their PCs via the web pages. They can watch virtually any local video content, and use existing media player programs, such as iTunes, Nero, Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, etc. directly on their digital television*. This capability eliminates the time and cost to burn DVDs and play the videos from a DVD player.
D-Link PC-on-TV works both with TVs and projectors and supports photo viewing at 1024×768 screen resolution and streaming video at 640×480 resolution at up to 30 frames per second. It allows consumers to easily browse all their PC content with a mouse-like trackball remote control, effectively giving them control over the host PC.
The D-Link DPG-1200 player will also include a portal landing page on the TV with links to VeohTV and active-TV ONLINE applications, each offering a single interface to search, browse and view nearly all video on the Internet. These services allow users quick links to find videos and much more on screens designed to fit their television screen and be viewed from their couch. VeohTV offers programming from media companies, as well as independently produced content available on sites such as YouTube, Google Video, Veoh.com, MySpace and BitTorrent.
“The D-Link PC-on-TV is an elegant solution for extending the PC experience to a television in the other room,” said Chris Wong, director of product management, multimedia for D-Link Systems, Inc. “We’ve developed a simple way for our customers to leverage their big screen television for accessing and enjoying applications traditionally reserved for the computer. Users can now share virtually any movie, song or Internet video with others from the comfort of their family room, with only the click of a few buttons.”
D-Link PC-on-TV also allows users to control their computer remotely from the television, including navigating the Internet via a standard web browser, playing many online games and more.
Other features that make the PC-on-TV device easy to use for the consumer are: 10/100 Ethernet wired and 802.11g wireless network interface, composite, component and VGA video outputs for plugging into the television.
Price and Availability
The D-Link PC-on-TV Player (DPG-1200) is now available from D-Link’s network of retail outlets, value-added resellers, distributors and www.dlinkshop.com. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) is $239.99.
D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company is an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice, data and video communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D-Link Systems, Inc. headquarters are located at 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, Calif., 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet www.dlink.com.
D-Link, MediaLounge, the PC-on-TV logo and the D-Link logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Copyright Â© 2008. D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
* This product does not currently support DirectXÂ® applications, thus not all content available on your computer is viewable on your TV.