I didn't see this topic discussed anywhere here and so I thought some
of you might find it interesting. Viewsonichttp://www.viewsonic.com/products/ne...dianetworking/
has announced 2 new products which seem to be exactly what I
personally was looking for.
WMG80 - integrated broadboand router, wireless access point, 4-port
switch, print server, 80GB hard drive, and 2 USB ports
(there is also the WGM120 which is a 120GB version)
WMA100 - 54Mbps 802.11g digital media adapter
It has S-video, composite, component, VGA, and DVI video
outputs along with stereo analog and coaxial S/PDIF
digital audio outputs. The video has "scalable" resolution
to match to the display.
A bundle consisting of both the WMG80 and WMA100 is supposed to
With these products I would not need any computer on all the time.
One can attach additional hard drives to the USB ports of the WMG80.
I called up about this and the person that I talked to said that
the drives were not formatted in some proprietary way but that one
could attach Windows formatted drives to them. I must say though
that I was not fully confident that the person knew what he was talking
about. Unfortunately, there is no specific information about this on the
web site. The items are supposed to be available mid November.
I can't wait until these units come out and more information is
available for them.