Update 2 (09-13-2011) : Xtreamer pushed back the release date to Oct 5 for their Xtreamer Prodigy. Some specs were also updated like 3D support now listed as available and any Netflix mention removed without a trace. The pre-order price was also increased to aroud $200 Euro + shipping. Still interested?
Update: Based on some insider info we got, Xtreamer Prodigy anticipated release date should be sometime mid to end August, bar any production problems and will contain Xtreamer firmware release 3.
Let’s be honest, there are soooo many media streamers on the market but so few that are worthy of your attention. Among them, Boxee Box, WD TV Live Plus and several others. Xtreamer is certainly a big player in Europe, but not that much in US. Let’s hope this will change as the latest media player / streamer box to arrive from the company called Xtreamer Prodigy seems to deliver big time.
Beside support for USB 3.0, a first for any media streamer to date, Gigabit Ethernet, 7.1 channels audio bit-streaming supporting Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD master audio, Xtreamer Prodigy also features Apple AirPlay support streaming music, videos and photos to compatible devices around your house, Opera web browser, a Flash user interface (and Adobe Flash support as well), a SQL-Lite database for storing media info and a search function, DDns (Dynamic DNS for accessing the device from anywhere on the web), native keyboard / mouse support, DVD backup and so on, the device sounds more like a wishlist than a normal media streamer, and all this is promised for a rather low price of €119. We’ll see when it is released (about four days from now) if it lives up to its promises and we also promise to release a comprehensive review as soon as we can get our hands on one unit.
Online services are not left out of the equation either, Xtreamer Prodigy brings support for Last.fm, MLB.TV, Pandora, Yahoo Finance, YouTube XL, Facebook, SHOUTcast radio, Sky.FM, Flickr, Picasa, Wikipedia, Google Search and, very very interesting, Netflix support (altough the details are sketchy about this).
Hardware wise, Xtreamer prodigy is built around RTH Chipset 1185 which promises excellent support for 1080p MKV files and pretty much everything else under the sun.
Check after the break for a photo gallery and a video demonstrating the box in all its splendor. Read More…