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Iomega has announced the new Iomega TV with Boxee, a line of multimedia network devices using Boxee’s innovative software to bring the web to your TV. Two versions of the new Iomega TV with Boxee will be available worldwide in February: one that includes 1TB or 2TB of onboard storage, and another model without an integrated hard drive.

Iomega, an EMC company, has announced the new Iomega TV with Boxee, a line of easy-to-use multimedia network devices using Boxee’s innovative software to bring the web to your TV, including thousands of your favourite television shows, movies and other digital entertainment. Michelle Kasselman, Key Account Manager of Iomega South Africa, says Iomega TV with Boxee is also a powerful network device that transforms your TV into a media centre for all of the video, pictures and music stored anywhere on your home network. ‚The new Iomega TV with Boxee means you never have to leave your TV to enjoy the Internet and your home network,‚ she says. Two versions of the new Iomega TV with Boxee will be available worldwide in February: one that includes 1TB1 or 2TB of onboard storage, and another model without an integrated hard drive. Either way, the new Iomega TV with Boxee makes your laptop or desktop a thing of the past for enjoying the web as well as your own videos, photos and music. ‚Iomega TV with Boxee is the only media player device with built-in networking capabilities, making it a breeze to enjoy all your favourite web-based content as well as everything on your home network right from your TV,‚ says Jonathan Huberman, president of Iomega. ‚With Boxee’s amazing software inside, Iomega TV lets you experience thousands of TV shows and movies on your own schedule, as well as over 150 apps from the comfort of your couch and your TV. Once you experience Iomega TV with Boxee, you’ll never go back to the computer to enjoy your digital entertainment or streamed content.‚ Iomega unveiled the new Iomega TV with Boxee product line between 6 and 9 January 2011 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. What is Iomega TV with Boxee? It’s the best way to store and play your favourite videos from your personal collection or the Internet. Iomega’s new networked Internet home entertainment solution with built-in wireless connectivity makes the most of your HDTV by making it easy to choose, play, store and share all kinds of content from the web using a library of popular applications, including VUDU, Crackle, Pandora, mainstream broadcast media, cable outlets and more. Users can relax in front of their TV, interacting with the Web as well as everything on their home network thanks to a stylish QWERTY remote control rather than a bulky keyboard, totally changing the way we experience digital entertainment. Practically everything you own on your home network and everything you pull from the Internet is now accessible on your TV with Iomega TV with Boxee. Boxee technology gives users of Iomega TV access to thousands of TV shows by easily browsing for episodes from numerous sources. You can stream practically any content that strikes your fancy, including thousands of movies from VUDU and others, as well as music galore, all without ever leaving your TV. All of your favourite online content can be enjoyed in crystal clear quality with 1080p HD video playback (where applicable) when your HDTV is paired with Iomega TV with Boxee.

Wait! There’s Your Home Network, Too! Iomega TV with Boxee is also a fully-featured network storage solution featuring EMC’s innovative LifeLine operating system, a suite of applications that provides advanced storage and security technologies for home users. EMC LifeLine software supports Windows-, Mac- and Linux- based computers, giving users of Iomega TV with Boxee the luxury of accessing every connected device on their home network from their television.

Freedom of Choice: Iomega TV with Boxee With or Without Storage Iomega will launch the new Iomega TV with Boxee in two different versions: Iomega TV with Boxee, which has no onboard hard drive, and a second model, Iomega TV with Boxee + Storage, which includes either a 1TB or 2TB hard drive for storing content. Both models feature Boxee’s easy-to-use software along with network storage functionality. Iomega TV with Boxee easily connects to a television by HDMI or composite video and optical audio outputs. Users can also connect all of the computers on their home network, making it easy to store, access and share videos, photos and music across the home network or store all the files in one convenient location. Both models of Iomega TV with Boxee are compatible with DLNA devices on your home network, as well as Wi-Fi ready (802.11n) for flexibility in placing the unit next to your TV. Both models feature two USB ports for additional storage, making Iomega TV with Boxee a networked media centre as well as a centralised storage solution for the home. With full 1080p high definition playback, Iomega TV with Boxee supports virtually all of today’s popular CODECs and file types, including H.264, WMV, MKV, and plenty of others. Socialise with Iomega TV with BoxeeIomega TV with Boxee also empowers users to socialise with their friends by making it easy to share their favourite movies, TV shows, and web video from the Internet or their own home network. Users can also quickly connect Iomega TV with Boxee to their social life using social networks including Twitter, Facebook and Google Buzz. Fees? What Fees? Best of all, there are absolutely no recurring fees with Iomega TV with Boxee2. ‚If online content is available for free on the Internet, then we do our best to make it free with Iomega TV with Boxee,‚ Kasselman says. Powered by Intel The new Iomega TV with Boxee is powered by the Intel¬Æ Atom‚Ñ¢ processor CE4100, bringing the high performance needed to support both Internet and broadcast applications. The CE4100 has the processing power and audio/video capabilities that enable support for the rich media applications available on the new Iomega TV with Boxee. Supporting Quotes ‚As we take Boxee’s platform into a variety of living room devices, Iomega TV with Boxee has a unique appeal for many of our users as an all-in-one home for entertainment and storage,‚ says Avner Ronen, Boxee CEO & co-founder. ‚Additionally, given Iomega’s worldwide footprint and brand recognition, we’re excited to be working with them to bring the Boxee experience to new users worldwide.‚ Wilfred Martis, General Manager, Retail CE, Intel Digital Home Group, says: ‚Iomega TV with Boxee delivers a unique and exciting smart TV experience, offering access to a wide range of Internet content and applications through the TV. The new experience requires advanced processing performance, as well as outstanding audio/visual capabilities, and we’re proud that Iomega has selected the Intel Atom processor CE4100 to power this revolutionary product.‚ Iomega TV with Boxee products include a 3-year limited warranty (with registration). To view the Iomega TV with Boxee website, please go to: http://iomega.com/iomegatv-media-center/

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