Windows 8 might be powering your next set top box and take over your TV experience. This set-top box combines multiples boxes in one. Cool stuff.
Whiteman Technology Unveils Windows 8 Based Set Top Box Prototype
When we talk about Windows 8, we think of personal user gadgets like smartphones and Ultrabooks. However, one technology company is working on a way to introduce Windows 8 to your living room.
Whiteman Technologies is working on a Windows 8 based set top box that can do more than just display cable TV. It can also play 3D games for the PC. This is a start up company that has big plans for your living room entertainment. The set top box is called the Delta and it’s a DVR (Digital Video Recorder) that was unveiled at the DEMO Spring 2012 conference held in Santa Clara, Calif.
Players like Sony and Microsoft have delayed their offerings till at least next year. Nintendo is bringing out the Wii U at the end of this year for the holidays. So the company intends to launch this system that essentially makes it possible to combine several different boxes used in most homes in to one powerful device.
This DVR is capable of recording six different channels at the same time, says Ryan Whiteman — the President and Co-Founder of the company. It will also be able to access cable card programming and store a huge amount of TV shows and other things on its massive 3TB hard drive. 1TB (Terabyte) is a 1000GB (Gigabyte) — just to put things in to perspective. So you can store a large number of movies, pictures, music and videos. It will also support voice recognition and gesture control as input.
The company is small, with only five employees and is self funded. So it is going to difficult, admit Ryan. But if it does, it will be quite a great box to have connected to your TV and cable. Additionally, it will have a Blu-Ray playback drive and support for Android apps through the compatibility later called Blue Stacks for Windows 8. Take that TiVo!