Iomega ScreenPlay HD Media Player gets Roxio CinemaNow
Iomega have partnered with Sonic Solutions to introduce a new partnership that enables consumers to buy as well as rent premium entertainment right from the comfort of their living rooms, allowing them to view said entertainment on their own TV sets without having to leave the home. Available in time for the busy holiday season, upcoming U.S. models in Iomega’s award-winning ScreenPlay HD Media Player line will see the incorporation of the Roxio CinemaNow entertainment platform. This platform gives consumers instant access to purchase or rent movies and other premium content as long as they are connected to the Internet, where one can view said content on either standard or high definition TVs. Needless to say, if you’re going to dabble with high definition content, you would do well to make sure you’ve got a speedy Internet line in the first place.
The Roxio CinemaNow entertainment platform is able to dish up a wide range of premium content to what is deemed to be a growing trend- a multi-manufacturer ecosystem of home and mobile electronics that comprises of (but not limited to) PCs, connected TVs, set-top DVRs, Blu-ray Disc players, smart phones and mobile media devices. This platform allows retailers and consumer electronics companies to be part of the lucrative entertainment supply chain, with Roxio CinemaNow-powered stores allowing consumers rent and purchase high-quality entertainment instantly over their device of choice.
All downloaded content will be stored on the ScreenPlay product’s hard drive for future playback, giving you the freedom to purchase a movie in the morning and returning home at night to watch it. Of course, this isn’t a new idea, but it is nice to see more and more companies taking up the challenge and making a name for themselves in this market. Each Iomega ScreenPlay HD Media Player comes with network connectivity, wireless capability via a separate USB Wi-Fi dongle, up to 1TB of onboard storage capacity, high definition video support, USB 2.0 connectivity and support for a wide range of codecs and file types. Expect the new Iomega ScreenPlay HD Media Player range equipped with Roxio CinemaNow to be announced soon.