iZak Portable Multimedia Center: TorrentPal for HDTV

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The iZak Portable Multimedia Center by Unibrain lets you copy music, video or photos from your Mac or PC via USB 2.0 and then plug that content into the TV via SVideo, component, or composite. Hey, it's sneakernet on a grand scale! The company says it'll handle 1080i or 720p HDTV through an optional $23 component cable. Too bad, though, there's no HDMI port—no 1080p for you—but there is an SPDIF port for digital audio.

So you take the player over to your HDTV, sit back and enjoy the benefits of your BitTorrenting without the need for a computer. Neat. If you're a stickler for all that legal stuff, you can always buy video on demand from DivX. It even lets you customize your own user interface, and watch DVDs without the disc by playing back an .iso DVD image file. Pricing starts at $229 for the 40GB unit, up to $389 for 120GB, and then they nickel and dime you for cables, adapters and a remote.


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