iSetBox-Home Multimedia Communication Center


iSetBox-Home Multimedia Communication Center is an oddly-shaped set-top box from Bulgarian company Media Systems Ltd. that uses a PixelWorks CPU running Linux. It has a DVD player, accommodates six different types of flash cards, has a PAL and NTSC digital/analog tuner, and it also functions as a networkable PVR if you spring for its optional hard drive. Attempting to cram every possible feature into the same box, it even has an FM radio.

The company says the product will be shipped to service providers and system integrators during Q4 of this year, and it won't be available directly to consumers. It looks bizarre and cheap, and won't fit on most shelves. Plus, if we see one more product whose name begins with i , we're going to have to poke somebody's i out.