- WD TV HD media player - I saw this at Best Buy and it got me thinking about using it for HD streaming or digital signage. It is designed to work with external storage such as WD's "My Passport" external hard drives but will work with any external hard drive or USB flash drive. It boasts HD up to 1080p and has HDMI connectivity with Digital Audio as well as composite video and stereo outputs. The menu looks slick too. The down sides? Well, there is now Ethernet so you can't steam anything or manage it remotely. Beyond that it's not bad for $130 and is even available at Best Buy.
- SlingCatcher - I know SlingBox has been around for a while but they didn't impress me too much. I was looking for HD and the SlingCatcher only provides 640 x 480 resolution at this time which is weird because the PC client supports 1024 x 768. It is packaged nicely in a shiny black enclosure. Seams over priced for $300.
- Hava Platinum HD - Not bad for $150. It provides much of what a SlingBox would do plus it also has DVR features if you add an external hard drive. The downsides are that they don't have a device like the SlingCatcher to receive streams. You can only send to phones and other computers at this time.
I'll let you know what I think of ZeeVee if we get one!
If any of you are sending HD to lobby TVs, post some comments! I would love to hear!