Saturday, June 10, 2006

TVersity "Universal" Media Server, NOW with mobile device support!

The TVersity team have just released the 0.9.6 (beta). What is particularly interesting about this beta release, is support for multiple devices on the home network, which now also includes support for portable devices with web access such as the PSP and Nokia 770. Its early days but the new features of TVersity really make it stand out from the crowd of A/V Media Servers.

It great to be able to allow the existing powerful PC in the spare bedroom/office be the true "media centre" without the need for another PC to be in the living room at great additional expense.

Don't believe all the hype you read surrounding Intel, Microsoft's, Apple's versions of how to enjoy your AV Media, Anytime, Anywhere, Anyplace. You might be surprised to find that you can achieve the same "Utopia" already with many of the devices you already own with perhaps a purchase of a relatively cheap and cheerful A/V UPnP Hardware media player.

Remember the Betamax - VHS war about which was the best Video player; it was not won by who provided the best Hardware platform and overall Picture quality, but how, what and who provided the best overall media experience.

I truly believe that the TVersity Media Server (Still Beta) is becoming an excellent enabler in our consumer march towards a great personal A/V media experience wherever we may be.

Off now to throughly test how well latest 0.9.6 beta version of TVersity works with my Philips SL300i and my Nokia 770 in day to day use.

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