Given the domination of the home video and TV markets by various digital formats, connecting a PC to your home theater makes more sense than ever. With the introduction last year of LiquidTV, Nero hoped to provide another good argument to make that connection.
For the last month and a half I’ve been using LiquidTV, and I believe it’s capable of filling a market niche that has been underserved until now. It doesn’t try to be everything to all people. Instead it has a narrow focus on turning your PC into a TiVo.
When I say TiVo I don’t mean it in the generic sense of a DVR. LiquidTV actually uses the TiVo interface, as well as requiring a TiVo subscription. Fortunately a one-year subscription is included with the purchase price.
If you buy the retail box, so is a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-950Q USB capture device. Whether you opt for the retail bundle or just the software (via download), the cost is comparable to other TV recording products like BeyondTV or SageTV. The first year’s TiVo service ends up being free.
Result for: domination
According to the latest figures from Media Create, the Microsoft Xbox 360 has outsold the rival Sony PlayStation 3 in Japan two weeks running, marking a sharp contrast in the country where the 360 has constantly lagged very far behind in sales.
The figures show Microsoft selling 13,777 units for the week ended September 21st with Sony only selling 8,156 units for the same period.
The Nintendo Wii continued its domination of the market though, selling more than the 360 and PS3 combined at 29,921 units for the week.
Handhelds continued to sell well with the ever popular Nintendo DS selling 61,242 units and the Sony PlayStation Portable selling 29,921 units for the week.