Short Bits: Blu-MCX, Lighting Control
Sigma Designs, providers of SoC based solutions for Blu-ray
player (and Media Center Extenders) expects that “Blu-ray players from China and Taiwan will
be in stores at prices near $200 in time for Christmas.” These Blu-ray players will likely be based off
of Sigma’s SMP8630 which
I’ve talked before. I’m really
interested to see what this same processor could bring to Extenders, or better
yet Blu-ray/Extender combos.
I wrote an article
for Missing Remote’s HTPC Tip of Day, and today I covered
basic X10 lighting control for your theater. For under $40 you can control a few lamps in
your theater from the couch. Check out
the article for more.