Saturday, May 22, 2010

Digital media players reaching out, sending content to your TV

Hard-drive companies are on a new mission to do more than just back up your data. Now they want to bring you and your digital content into the living room.

To expand beyond the basic drive, top manufacturers Seagate, Western Digital and Iomega have quietly introduced a new product category: the digital media player. The device is a vehicle for moving digital content from the computer to the living room; some of them don't even have a storage feature.

Meanwhile, the basic hard-drive business has "bounced back dramatically," said Kurt Scherf, an analyst at Parks & Associates.

From the article, "Digital media players reaching out, sending content to your TV" by Jefferson Graham

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