Apple and Sony aren’t the only ones with media extenders launching in the $200 – $300 range later this year. My employer (Sling Media) will release the SlingCatcher in the second half of 2007. Our initial features will be the ability receive a Slingbox video feed on a television (without any sort of computer in the mix) and the ability to push any sort of multimedia from PC to TV.
While there’s nothing new to (publicly) report at this time, I’ve had numerous interesting discussions with folks at work, with press, with analysts, and with my peers in the blogosphere. For Dave-the-consumer, being able to control and watch my primary DVR from another set (within or outside of my apartment) is quite compelling, whereas watching YouTube or home video (I don’t have kids) on the TV doesn’t really interest me. However amongst those I’ve chatted with, people are pretty much evenly split on which feature is more appealing/important. Guess it’s a good thing we’ll be offering both. :)