Another spiffy geeky appliance - IPTV!
[Sigma Designs and Celrun] say their respective products can stream compressed high-definition video wirelessly over an extended range. Non-line-of-sight applications are said to be possible, thanks to “Intelligent Array Radio” (IAR) technology.
The SMP8634 shipped about a year ago, billed as the first SoC for HD-DVD players and set-top boxes to integrate hardware media decoders for “all major formats,” including H.264, WMV9/VC1, and MPEG-2. In addition to Linux, the chip is available with Windows CE support.