Is Myka the future of movie distribution or of movie piracy?

by James

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Bit Torrent has albeit completely taken over the file sharing world, particularly when it comes to movies and first run TV episodes. But users still have to reencode and burn to DVD before they can enjoy their downloads on TV. Users have longed for a killer gadget that can access a bit torrent feed and display downloads directly onto a TV for all to enjoy. Myka, may just be that killer gadget.

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Users can hook up Myka directly via WiFi or LAN cable and then connect to a TV via high defintition HDMI, or even more standard def choices as Composite or S-Video. Myka comes in 80, 160 or 500 gigabytes versions, which can also be expandable via USB. Bit Torrent comes preinstalled and the box is run on pure Linux. The Myka can also be networked with a PC so that users can then transfer videos and burn them onto DVD.

Depending on hard drive size, Myka will sell for between $299 and $459. Myka brags that access to all studio films and TV shows is already available once connected to the Net, but promises that they are “in discussions with major content owners, studios and TV networks.” Which begs the question … is Myka the future of entertainment distribution or the next front in the ongoing war on video piracy?

Hat tip: The Giz

6 reviews or comments

Elliot Comber Says: March 22, 2008 at 3:07 pm

Yaaaaaawn, PS3 can already play any media from the web, why do you need a bittorrent box, when you use it to download any tv show etc on your computer, a PS3 is a great convergence device, wireless, LAN, HDMI, Blu-ray, Linux on it’s internal HD (if you want) all the options are there. What a waste of money this box is…..

Anon Says: March 24, 2008 at 1:49 am

Sorry for the grammar lesson, but the word “albeit” makes no sense whatsoever in the context that you’ve used it. I think you mean “all but taken over.”

Phreqd Says: March 25, 2008 at 1:38 pm

Maybe there are some of us that don’t want a PS3 and this would work perfectly.

Richad Says: March 26, 2008 at 11:55 am

yea, most games on the PS3 aren’t so great so this would be a great alternative for just watching movies and t.v. shows

JR Says: April 1, 2008 at 7:41 am

been doing this for some time with my modded XBOX running XBMC. much cheaper alternitive, even if you dont like games XBMC is best homebrew proggy of all time.

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