Philips STREAMIUM Network Player (CD-i 2?)

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Philips STREAMIUM Network Player (CD-i 2?)

Post by Bas » Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:45 pm

Hot property! A true follow-up for your CD-i (!)

A Multimedia machine offering a varied range of features:
Highlights & Benefits

* Instantly transform your TV into a connected multimedia entertainment system.
* Use your remote control to access music, videos and photos from your PC.
* Stream audio, video and photos directly from the Internet.
* Easily access services from Philips' exclusive entertainment partners.
* Hear your digital music on your home entertainment system... not just on your PC.
* View photo slide shows on your TV.
* Play games on your TV during commercials.
* Automatically upgrade to add new multimedia entertainment and compatibility.

As with Cd-i, not aimed to be a games machine, but it's one of the possibilities!

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Philips today launched the network player for all sorts of online content. One of this is a new division called Philips Games.
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The services are hosted via the Streamium Network, which Philips set up as a download service. Here, you can download the new Philips games, on your TV.


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Post by Devin » Fri Jan 06, 2006 1:10 am

:roll: hmmm this sounds familiar... the streamium, couldn't they think up something better than that!!
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Post by cdifan » Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:04 am

Bas, most of the latter pictures in your article show up as "Tom's hardware guide"; this is probably a bug somewhere?

The streamium is supposed to play Java games (or so I think), but I'm hard pressed to find info about programmability or even capability (CPU, MHz, MB, etc). Also, on various forums around the buyers seem somewhat disappointed with Philips' support and such.

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Post by Bas » Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:08 pm

At home they worked fine, but here I notice the same thing. They probably disabled external linking...

It's like a Media Center... You can do the same sort of things. Ofcourse the Games aren't really something special, but the overall picture looked pretty nice to me.

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Post by Merijn » Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:40 pm

Yeah Nice piece of kit.. Philips is really getting back in shape I think, they have a host of interesting innovative products lately..

- Ambilight LCD TV's
- Streamiums that play games
- Entertaible
- Home audio streamers
- Clothes with moving/changing lights in them..

Hope they keep it up...

I wouldnt call this CD-i 2 though..

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Post by cdifan » Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:59 pm

At one time there was some talk of a DVD-i, but it never happened... shame!

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Post by Bas » Wed Jan 11, 2006 8:05 am

I wonder (and doubt) if they ever produced prototypes of those. I've also read about a cd-i compatibility in (the first) Philips DVD players. Probably this was only a plan...Or they wanted this to be the video function of the CD-i 2...

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