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Media Receiver Feature Comparison
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Product Storage Capacity Operating System WiFi Capabilities Video Formats Audio Formats Other Formats Connections Other features
Sony VAIO XL3 Digital Living System 500GB (2-250GB drives) Windows® Vista Home Premium 802.11a/b/g MPEG-2/4, WMV MP2/3, WMA, WMA-Pro, AAC JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG (1) HDMI Connection Output; (1) DVI-D Connection (through HDMI to DVI-D Adapter); (1) Composite Audio/Video Input; (1) Component Video Output; (1) S-Video Input; (1) RF Connection Input; (2) Front USB 2.0 "A" Ports; (2) Back USB 2.0 "A" Ports; (1) Front i.LINK FireWire Port; (2) Back i.LINK FireWire Ports; (1) Composite Audio Output Left/Right; (1) Composite Audio Input Left/Right; (1) S/PDIF Digital Audio Output; (1) S/PDIF Digital Audio Input; (1) S/PDIF Coaxial Digital Output; (1) 3.5mm Microphone Port; (1) 3.5mm Heaphone/Audio Out Port; (2) IR Output Transmitters; Blue-ray Rewritable Drive;TV Tuner: High Definition digital cable tuner with CableCARD, ATSC and NTSC support
HP MediaSmart Receiver x280n Slots available for HP Pocket Media Drives for additional storage Windows® XP / Vista 802.11a/b/g/n MPEG-1/2/4, WMV JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG MP2, MP3, WMA, WMA-Pro, AAC HDMI, Component video, Ethernet, Optical Audio, Analog Audio, USB 2.0 Compatible with Snapfish, CinemaNow, Live365; WMP11 or UPnP and DLNA-compliant servers
Apple TV 160GB/40GB Mac OS X 10.3.9+ / Windows® XP (SP2) 802.11a/b/g/n MPEG 4 MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF HDMI, Component video, TOSLINK optical audio, Analog RCA stereo audio, 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet, USB 2.0; IR receiver Syncs directly into iTunes library; Includes remote control
Slingbox Solo   — Mac OS X v.10.3.9 / Windows® XP (SP2) / Vista 802.11a/b/g   —   —   — Ethernet, IR controller, composite video, S-Video, cable tuner, HDMI Watch TV in remote location with broadband location including a phone
LinkSys Media Center Extender   — Windows® Vista Home Premium or Ultimate 802.11b/g/n MPEG-1/2 WMA, WMA-Pro, Dolby Digital AC-3 Audio, AAC-LC, MPEG-1/2 JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF (1) Ethernet, (1) HDMI, (1) Component Video, (1) Composite Video, (1) Stereo Composite Audio, (1) S-Video, (1) SPDIF RCA, (3) Antenna Compatible with digital cable, DVD player, DirectTV, Apple TV, Windows Media Center, security cameras, DVR (Tivo, Comcast, ReplayTV, DISH), HD

 


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