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Friday May 2, 2008 2:52 pm

ZeeVee ZvBox Streams HD from Computer

ZvBoxStart-up company ZeeVee has a device that allows high-def web video and other content from your computer to be transmitted to any HDTV. Hook ZvBox to your monitor and it will broadcast to channel ZV, then goes through your cable. The company calls it “localcasting.”

CEO and co-founder Vic Odryna said, “...since ZvBox provides a duplication of what you see on your monitor, anything you can do on your computer you can now do on your HDTVs.”

The privilege doesn’t come inexpensively. Available in June, you can pre-order at Amazon for $499.99. At that price, it should turn any TV into HD.

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Well, I am in favor of streaming video from my computer to my HDTV, and this seems to be a solid option, but I am having trouble seeing why someone would choose this, which is a lot more expensive, over a typical media center extender such as an Xbox 360 (which I currently use to stream video)

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