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Belkin @TV Plus streams to remote devices, app records

updated 11:59 am EDT, Fri June 22, 2012

IR blaster and in-app channel guide help with channel surfing

Belkin is bringing out the @TV Plus, a media streaming box supporting 3G and Wi-Fi. The device pulls audio and video from set-top boxes and streams it to devices running an accompanying app, similarly to a Slingbox, except that the @TV adds mobile recording of live television.

Primarily using component cables for video input instead of the more common HDMI standard, the @TV streams 1080i video to typically free Mac, PC, Android and iOS apps, though tablet versions of the software cost $13. The apps are capable of recording whatever is being received from the @TV for later viewing. An IR Blaster allows for set-top box control from the apps, which also have a built-in channel guide.

The Belkin @TV Plus will be out in mid-July for $150, and the associated apps are due earlier in the month.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. PJL500

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    To make this a really attractive buy...

    why not throw in a buggy whip?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    except

    The reason they use component video is because of HDMI's restrictions on recording and the like. Bypass city, this is.

  1. facebook_Chris

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    Joined: Jun 2012

    0

    Really incomplete reporting...

    This needs to stop on ALL blogs.

    1. Primarily using component cables for video input instead of the more common HDMI standard

    More Common? More Current Maybe. But as mentioned above, can't be done with HDMI due to HDCP. Why not tell the real story?

    2. the @TV streams 1080i video to typically free Mac, PC, Android and iOS apps, though tablet versions of the software cost $13. The apps are capable of recording whatever is being received from the @TV for later viewing. An IR Blaster allows for set-top box control from the apps, which also have a built-in channel guide.


    Which Apps are commonly free? Seems like s stretch to make a meaningless point? Only 2 out of 5 I see in the App Store are free. Apps are capable of recording? Not all apps from what I see. What has a built in channel guide? The App? The Set Top Box? Please make your stories complete and accurate.

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