D-Link has that in mind and announced at CES 2011 HD media routers that it claims offer much better audio and video streaming, even when dealing with huge files of 1080p content.
The new HD Media Router family includes:
•HD Media Router 1000 (DIR-657): A single-band 300Mbps Wireless-N router with a USB 2.0 SharePort Plus port.
•HD Media Router 2000 (DIR-827): A true dual-band Wireless-N router with USB 3.0 that offers up to 2Gbps transfer rates.
•HD Media Router 3000 (DIR-857): This is the top, uncompromising, true dual-band router that has all that the DIR-827 has, plus offering up to 450Mbps on the 5GHz band, similar to the WNDR4000 from Netgear.
The D-Link HD Media Routers feature a sharing platform made available through a partnership with miiiCasa. MiiiCasa enables household members to freely organise, play and share their content among IP-connected device. MiiiCasa completely eliminates the need for configuring storage settings, using FTP servers, disk mounting or tweaking user access controls. It is embedded in D-Link HD Media routers and it integrates with D-Link storage services.
D-Link says that its new HD media routers will provide the best possible video quality for wireless streaming across set-top boxes (like TiVo, Slingbox, and Boxee Box by D-Link), as well as for network storage devices and PC-to-PC traffic. Consumers can expect a consistent streaming experience in the home.
The DIR-657 is slated to be available during the first quarter of the year and will cost less than $140. The other two models, DIR-827 and DIR-857, will be available during the second and third quarter, respectively. Currently their prices are to be determined.
Tags: Boxee, DIR-857, Media Router