Philips has recently launched a media player for HDTVs, the HMP2000. The latest media streamer can add internet connectivity to any television. The media streamer has a USB port for local media playback too. It is equipped with preloaded apps that allow users to connect to YouTube, Netflix and BBC iPlayer in the UK. It allows full HD YouTube and Netflix streaming over Wi-Fi and even features a dedicated Netflix button on the remote control for a one-click access to the new movie streaming service. It also has a dedicated button for YouTube so that you can get a one-click access to your favorite videos.
The box has a dimension of 90 x 50 x 100 mm and is outfitted with a USB port so that you can connect the memory stick and play your videos. It supports MPEG 1/2/4 (MPEG 4 Part 2), VC-1, H.264, H.263, VP6 (640 x 480), DivX 3/4/5/6, DivX Plus HD, Xvid, RMVB 8/9/10, WMV (V9), RM, AVI, M2TS, TRP, TS, TP, ISO, DAT, VOB, MPEG, MP4, MPG, MOV (MPEG 4, H.264), FLV (640 x 480), ASF, MKV and M4V video formats. The image formats supported by it include BMP, GIF, PNG, TIF, TIFF, JPG, JPEG, M-JPEG and HD JPEG. So, you can easily view and enjoy your photos directly on your wide TV screen.
The box is available in the UK markets for a price of around 50 pounds or 79 USD. At first sight, the set top box may appear to be really cheap, but the £5.99 monthly fee for Netflix should be kept in mind as without Netflix membership, many of the features are not accessible.