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By Sascha Segan  |  Posted 2003-06-30 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Sony RoomLink is a slender box that sits on top of your television set, serving up music, video, and photo slide shows from a Sony VAIO.

The Sony RoomLink is a slender box that sits on top of your television set, serving up music, video, and photo slide shows from a Sony VAIO. Setup is easy: Plug it into your home network and television (an Ethernet network or 802.11a/Ethernet converter is required to serve video). In testing, MP3s sounded excellent on our 20-inch Sony WEGA television, and the RoomLink can play MP3 soundtracks behind slide shows. As a PVR, though, the RoomLink falls short. You cant pause live TV, change the channels on a digital cable or satellite box, or access the program guide from the television. Also, to view your existing video clips, you need to convert them into Sonys proprietary Giga Pocket format.


 
 
 
 
Sascha Segan is PC Magazine's Lead Analyst for mobile phones and PDAs. He is responsible for testing, benchmarking and evaluating mobile phones and other handheld devices. Sascha joined the magazine in 2004 after covering consumer electronics for technology, travel and lifestyle publications, and editing the now hard-to-find book, 'I Just Got a Cell Phone, Now What?' He once helped cover an election in Africa using only a PalmPilot Professional with a modem and attachable keyboard as his traveling gear.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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