There are many different set-top boxes that allow consumers to get media from the Internet into their home theater with some manufacturers even baking the functionality right into their televisions. While we’ve heard a great deal about things like Google TV and the Apple TV, a new set-top box is shiping today that we havent’ heard too much bout dubbed the iGUGU InterneTV.
Working a bit primitively than similar products, the InterneTV doesn’t do much more than allow you to stream content from a connected computer to your television. One of the biggest selling points here seems to be that instead of limiting consumers to services like Netflix, Hulu or YouTube they are instead given free reign to consume any content they want provided it’s available on the Internet.
If this sounds like something that insterests you, iGUGU has said that the standard InterneTV is available now for $129 while the wireless version will clock it at $249.
More info in the press release after the break.
iGUGU Begins Shipping InterneTV
The PC-Based iGUGU InterneTV Gives Consumers the Ability to Search, Access and Watch Most Free and Subscription-Based Internet Content on their Televisions Using a Simple, Handheld Remote Control
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – iGUGU®, a global manufacturer of innovative entertainment technology products for consumers and businesses, today announced it has begun shipping the long-anticipated InterneTV system, an easy-to-use, affordable solution that enables consumers to “cut the cord” from paid television programming and stream the majority of all PC- and Internet-based content to the television.
iGUGU InterneTV, which includes both wired and wireless versions, is the industry’s most feature-rich video content streaming solution enabling consumers to use an existing PC as the set-top box turning the television into an Internet TV that can stream virtually any computer- or Internet-based video content.
“The content available through YouTube, Hulu and Netflix represents less than four percent of the video content available on the Internet,” explained Isaac Calderon, president of iGUGU. “InterneTV enables users to easily find and watch the other 96 percent of the content that is available through the Internet.”
Available through the iGUGU website (www.igugu.com) at MSRPs of $129 (basic) and $249 (wireless), InterneTV provides intuitive, easy access to Internet videos with a compact, feature-rich handheld RF remote control that incorporates the functions of a full QWERTY keyboard and mouse and even integrates an LCD display for ease of data entry.
At the core of InterneTV is a powerful software application that aggregates both subscription-based and free content from hundreds of websites, making it easy and intuitive to search, access and view video content.
“A content streaming solution is only as good as the type and amount of content that it can actually stream,” explained Calderon. “Since InterneTV is PC-based, our solution can stream ANY content that can be viewed on the computer. With the vast array of content available on the Internet, including full episodes of current programs from all of the major broadcast and cable networks, our solution gives consumers the ability to enjoy current TV programs without having to pay hefty cable subscription fees.”
The iGUGU InterneTV systems are available now at $129 USD for the basic version and $249 for the wireless version via iGUGU’s website and are backed by a 12-month warranty and 24/7 technical support. For more information, visit www.igugu.com or follow iGUGU USA on Facebook and Twitter.
About iGUGU InterneTV
iGUGU InterneTV turns the PC into a powerful entertainment center by enabling users to access and play stored video content from the PC or streaming content from the Internet on a television or home entertainment center. The iGUGU InterneTV system consists of an innovative, compact handheld wireless remote control, wireless or cable-based options to connect the PC to the television, and an easy-to-use, powerful, software application that aggregates free and subscription-based content on the Internet, giving users the ability to search, catalog and play more content than any other solution on the market.
The PC-to-TV interface manages all content between the computer and the television. Connecting the PC to the television is made easy through two connectivity options which include both wired and wireless solutions to deliver video at up to 30 frames per second.
iGUGU InterneTV Basic provides connectivity via a six-foot VGA or HDMI cable and utilizes a wireless USB which is connected to the PC to communicate with the wireless remote.
iGUGU InterneTV Wireless provides wireless connectivity between the television and a Wi-Fi enabled PC at a distance of up to 400 feet utilizing an 802.11g-compliant adapter that provides both VGA and HDMI video outputs and stereo audio output connections.
InterneTV, which is compatible with the Windows operating system, supports 480p and 720p, and delivers resolutions of 640 x 480, 800 x 600, and 1024 x 768.
iGUGU is a subsidiary of San Diego, Calif., based VNA Group, a conglomerate of companies that include transportation vehicles, fitness equipment, entertainment technology, and consumer products.
The VNA Group delivers to consumers and businesses around the world a diverse array of innovative products and services that enhance and improve the way that people work and play.
iGUGU designs and manufactures innovative entertainment technology solutions that enable consumers to enhance their lifestyles and businesses to take advantage of new revenue streams made possible through the convergence of the Internet and entertainment industries. iGUGU’s business philosophy is simple: to dedicate their talent and technologies to creating superior products and services that contribute to a better global society.
iGUGU is headquartered in San Diego, Calif. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.igugu.com.
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