Are you trying to decide which hardware option is best for you for adding internet capability to your TV? Do you go with the new Apple TV or Google TV? What about the Popcorn Hour or Seagate FreeAgent TV HD Media Player? All of these solutions have their good and bad points, but all of them have one thing in common. They restrict what you can and can’t access on the net. For example, none of them allow you to access Hulu (without some hacking). That’s why I’ve been considering the purchase of the new Mac mini. It’s a full blown computer with HDMI out and with it, I can pretty much view anything I like on my 55″ Samsung LED TV. The only ‘problem’ is the price – $700. Ouchy. But now I’ve learned of yet another potential solution. It’s The Wave. It’s a WiFi enabled 8×10 inch box that is powered by Linux and can be controlled by your iPad, iPhone, and other wireless remote controllers. The price starts at $349, but there are some gotchas. It isn’t compatible with Netflix or iTunes and it doesn’t have an HDMI port. Hmmm, the Mac mini keeps looking better and better. What do you guys think?
The Wave – Is it your ticket to surfing the net on your TV?6 comments
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