Samsung announces HomeSync, dual-core Android-powered TV box

By Shawn Knight
Feb 25, 2013
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  1. Samsung introduced a new Android-powered set-top box during Mobile World Congress this week. It’s an unlikely event to showcase a television box but that didn’t stop the Korean electronics giant from unveiling the HomeSync box.

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  2. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,129   +187

    Sell at 100$ and I'm in. :)

    it will probably sell at the sweet spot of 179$-199$
  3. penn919

    penn919 TS Booster Posts: 174   +17

    I agree, especially since the Ouya will release in a few months and that thing packs a tegra 3 (quad-core), runs XMBC out the box, and doubles as an indie game console with controller included. It'll only cost $100.
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    Pricing might be higher with these features $299. Buzz words dual core CPU, like a small HTPC, or something in that sorts.
  5. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 792   +87

    Unless it can stream from DLNA and network shares from other OS's, and can only stream from Galaxy devices, I'd say this is a novelty device and will sell pretty cheap. $149 max.
  6. likedamaster

    likedamaster TS Enthusiast Posts: 84   +12

    Can it stream Crysis though? lol. Jk.

    I would like to know if it can stream MKV though. And whether it has cinavia. <-- deal breaker. My 2 cents.
    spydercanopus likes this.
  7. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    SONY SNP-N100 and N200 does OS shares pretty good I use that here over the network. N200 is better because it handle media formats that N100 didn't. The cost of these boxes are under $50 on peak sales and off peak sales $60 to $70. I got them in every room, kitchen and outdoor patio. This one from Samsung is based on Cloud tech and I don't see high hopes for that one. I rather host my own files from my end then let someone else to it on their end.
  8. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 792   +87

    I would imagine they include Cinavia DRM since they're Sony products, however.

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